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13 hours 28 min ago

The U.S. Senate today passed legislation placing a permanent ban on states' taxing Internet access, sending the measure to President Obama for signing into law. Richard Cowan reports in Reuters: "By a vote of 75-20, the Senate gave final approval to a bill toughening enforcement of U.S. duties on foreign...

23 hours 40 sec ago

On Tuesday, Twitter announced the creation of the Trust and Safety Council, a body comprising 40 organisations and individuals from civil society and academia, tasked with "ensur[ing] that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter". The move is clearly a response to specific criticism of...

1 day 13 hours ago

Marketers and advertisers across the world pay close attention to Super Bowl ads, for good reason.

At a cost of up to $5 million for a 30-second spot, Super Bowl ads represent the world's biggest stage for high-reach, large-impact marketing. The best practices seen on Sunday will set the standard across the industry and influence marketing behavior around the world.

The...

1 day 14 hours ago

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) released a letter today stating "companies and organizations that run the Internet's domain name system shouldn't be in the business of policing the contents of websites, or enforcing laws that can impinge on free speech." The statement was released in...

2 days 14 hours ago

U.S. President Barack Obama speaking during a meeting with members of the national security team and cybersecurity advisors on new actions to enhance the national cybersecurity, including those outlined in the 2017 Budget proposal at the White House.

President Obama is seeking a 35 percent increase in cybersecurity funding in his final budget to boost the capability of the federal...

2 days 21 hours ago

A hot topic in telecoms at the moment is 'software-defined networking' (SDN). This term covers a range of technologies that put networks under the control of centralised management software. But what if SDN misses the point of why broadband networks exist in the first place?

Network equipment vendors are busy pushing operator CTOs to adopt a 'software telco' approach. A small army...

3 days 3 min ago

Today the world is marking Safer Internet Day, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness on the safe and responsible use of Internet and technology, especially among children and young people. The event, which started around 12 years ago in Europe, is now celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide.

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3 days 17 hours ago

As promised at an end-of-the-year (2015) announcement, the U.S. Copyright Office has now launched a comment submission process about the "safe harbor provisions" of the ...

3 days 20 hours ago

EURid, who run the .eu registry, have finally been delegated .ею (Cyrillic for .eu). Punycode xn--e1a4c.

One of the things that EURid is chartered to do under its contract to the European Commission was to get the extension in scripts other than Latin.

EURid used ICANN's IDN ccTLD "Fast Track" process, though whether the process is truly "fast" or not is debatable, as it...

3 days 22 hours ago

Göran Marby Named as ICANN President and CEO starting May 2016The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today released the much anticipated news regarding its new President and CEO. Göran Marby, currently Director-General of the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS), has been named ICANN's next President and CEO. Marby will succeed current President...