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Barack Obama. File photo.

Obama Statement On Net Neutrality – Transcript

Statement by US President Barack Obama An open Internet is essential to the American economy, and increasingly to our very way of life. By lowering the cost of launching a new idea, igniting new political movements, and bringing communities closer together, it has been one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever […]


Iran To Launch More Selective Internet Censorship

The Ministry of Communications announced on Sunday November 9 that within six months it will implement “smart filtering” on the internet. Communications Minister Mahmoud Vaezi announced that the first step of this “smart filtering” will be implemented within a month. Smart filtering is supposed to be a more targeted form of censorship that blocks certain […]

Asia-Pacific region
Asia-Pacific region

Bold Action Required On Renewal Of International Technology Agreement During APEC Summit – Analysis

One of the most-watched issues at next week’s Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Beijing will be whether China and the U.S. can overcome longstanding differences and strike a deal to update and extend the nearly two-decade-old Information Technology Agreement, a 78-economy pact that eliminates tariffs on such high-tech products as semiconductors, computers and telecommunication […]


Cybersecurity Experts Discover Lapses In Heartbleed Bug Fix

A detailed analysis by cybersecurity experts from the University of Maryland found that website administrators nationwide tasked with patching security holes exploited by the Heartbleed bug may not have done enough. First disclosed in April 2014, Heartbleed presents a serious vulnerability to the popular OpenSSL (Secure Sockets Layer) software, allowing anyone on the Internet to […]


Ant Behavior Might Shed Insight On Problems Facing Electronics Design

The National Science Foundation has awarded Michael Hsiao, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech, a grant of $418,345 to improve the accuracy in electronics design, using algorithms he designed that simulate ant behavior. Michael Hsiao plans to harness swarm intelligence based on the efficient behavior of ants. Why would this matter? Ant […]

Google Mountain View campus garden
Google Mountain View campus garden

Google Data Collection Worries Americans More Than NSA

Americans may not like the fact that the National Security Agency is collecting data on their phone calls and emails, but it turns out they are even more concerned over another surveillance threat: Google. In a survey conducted by the consumer feedback service Survata, the company asked internet users just how angry they would be […]