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Internet providers will soon need permission to share your web browsing history

In a win for privacy advocates, the FCC voted this morning to place new restrictions on internet providers that limit the information they can share about their subscribers. When the rules go into place, likely sometime early next year, internet providers will be required to get explicit permission from subscribers before sharing “sensitive” information about […]

Last week’s record-breaking Internet attack came from 100,000 enslaved Web devices

Last Friday’s cyberattack, which took down Twitter, Netflix, Reddit, and other popular websites for hours across the country, originated from 100,000 Web-enabled devices harnessed together by a malicious software program. That’s the conclusion of Dyn, the New Hampshire company that manages a significant portion of the Internet’s infrastructure and was the target of the attack. “This […]

Android Pay is coming to the mobile web ‘soon,’ available first on Chrome

Android Pay will be up and running on the mobile web “soon,” says Google, letting users pay for their online shopping with their stored credit cards. Taking the payment system beyond something you use on your phone in stores has been on the cards for a while now (with new API support added in the most […]

Happy 25th birthday to the World Wide Web

Internauts, today we celebrate this glorious technology that brings us all together! On August 23, 1991 — 25 years ago today — the public gained access for the first time to the World Wide Web, designed and deployed by computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in Switzerland. It gave rise to the internet as we […]