12 July 2010 ~ 21 Comments

There’s no such thing as a free lunch – online, we pay for free content with our time

I ran across an interesting article in the New York Times this weekend that revealed something you probably already knew, yet may not have thought about much. Internet users jump through a surprising number of hoops each day to find their favorite TV show, sort out the best news reports, find coupons, cheap airfare… the [...]

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02 April 2010 ~ 75 Comments

The Internet We Imagined?

How did we picture the Internet in 1969? Apparently online shopping, electronic billing and email correspondence…
Check out the video below to see how we imagined the Internet in 1969, courtesy of the Huffington Post.

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21 January 2010 ~ 268 Comments

Secretary Clinton Gives Address Promoting Internet Freedom

Today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave an address on internet freedom and declared unrestricted access to the internet a foreign policy priority. At the Newseum in Washington, D.C., an institution that embodies free speech, Clinton outlined five freedoms of the internet age:

Freedom of speech online
Freedom of worship online
Freedom to connect to the [...]

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17 January 2010 ~ 37 Comments

The New York Times Appears Ready to Charge for Online Content

In a story out today from New York Magazine, sources close to the decision makers, it appears that The New York Times is close to announcing a pay model for its online content. Also of note, is that the announcement may be set to coincide with the announcement of Apple’s tablet computer. From [...]

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06 January 2010 ~ 235 Comments

FTC to investigate consumer privacy and cloud computing

In some interesting news that broke earlier this week, it turns out the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is conducting an inquiry into the privacy and security components of cloud computing. There is an enormous amount of personal data currently being stored remotely, however, this is not a new development and has some expressing skepticism. [...]

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02 January 2010 ~ 1 Comment

The browser wars heat up, Google’s Chrome moves ahead of Apple’s Safari

As advances continue to be made in the internet browser market and competition heats up, it is exciting to see major changes over short periods of time. Mashable.com reports on Google Chrome’s recent climb:

Google’s Chrome browser overtook Apple’s Safari in the final month of 2009 to become the 3rd place browser behind Internet Explorer [...]

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01 January 2010 ~ 36 Comments

Chinese efforts to censor internet are falling short

Since the internet came to China over a decade ago, the government has attempted to limit access to content, with greater censorshipefforts more recently. However as The Wall Street Journal reports, the government is not succeeding in its efforts:

In 2009, Beijing lost a big battle, too, in the so-called Green Dam episode. It was [...]

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