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Canadian gov't announces funding for northern Internet loop

The Government of Canada, the Government of Yukon and Northwestel, a local exchange and long distance carrier in the North, have announced total investments of "up to $79 million" to build a fibre line to connect Yukon and the Northwest Territories.

Web security upgrade delayed over fears 60m could lose connection

A major security upgrade to infrastructure that supports the entire Internet has been delayed over fears it could knock 60 million people offline. ICANN was preparing to change cryptographic keys to boost security but has put the plans on hold until 2018.

VPN usage is soaring, but alone they won't keep your privacy safe

In the wake of the U.S. Congress' landmark vote to repeal the FCC's broadband privacy rules, web users are turning to VPNs in an attempt to keep their browsing private. The apps route your data through a third-party service but can introduce more issues.

Five things to know about the ISP privacy decision in the Senate

Earlier this week, Senate Republicans struck down Obama-era regulations against Internet Service Providers (ISPs) selling customer information. This has big implications for U.S. Internet users.

Bug at BT forwards every sent email to one man's email account

BT, the UK's largest broadband provider, has admitted a "testing" error resulted in every email sent across its network being forwarded to a single account for a brief period this week. A "Steve Webb" received every email sent by BT users.

Time Warner Cable: Up to 320,000 email passwords possibly stolen

Time Warner Cable Inc. reported Wednesday that email passwords for up to 320,000 customers may have been stolen. The company also said it hasn't determined how the information was harvested, but there no indications of a breach at Time Warner Cable.

FCC rejects industry groups' attempt to stall public protections

Broadband industry lobbyist groups are at it again. Five industry trade groups asked the FCC to immediately halt the reclassification of internet service providers. Unsurprisingly, the FCC tossed the request aside.

FCC fields 1.2 million comments on Net neutrality

Firms across America, consumer groups and net citizens have submitted 1.2 million comments to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), raising protest and anger on the issue of net neutrality as the first deadline to submit a comment passed on Friday.

Slingshot offers a VPN just for people who want streaming video

A virtual private network (VPN) is nothing new to those who follow technology. However the New Zealand internet service provider has set one up just so people in nearby countries can watch streaming video services such as Netflix.

Op-Ed: Netflix rats out ISP throttling

Netflix is now telling people when an ISP is impairing their service with a handy announcement. This likely comes after some troublesome negotiations between the companies.

UK MPs told: If you want to edit your Wiki entry, do it at home

London - British Members of Parliament are being told: if you need to edit your Wikipedia entry, better to do it at home rather than be caught in the act.

'Stop Cyber Spying Week' — counter-attack on CISPA

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (or CISPA for short) is once again in the news, but this time a major counter-attack is being planned to fight it.

New cable services to counter Net-connected TV Special

Toronto - Toronto-based Rogers Communications acknowledges loss of monopoly status as it beefs up content and services to fend off new services from TV set makers

11 February 2012 declared day of action against ACTA

SOPA and PIPA are dead ... and may they stay that way forever... 13 million of us protested against them in one way or another, big websites went black for a day to protest, including Wikipedia and Reddit, and the bills were scrapped (for now).

Comcast introduces inexpensive Internet for low-income families

Comcast will be offering an inexpensive package for low-income families in the United States, dubbed Internet Essentials. Costing $10, the package is only available if the customer fits certain criteria.

WikiLeaks servers are in 007-style underground nuclear bunker

Stockholm - Several sources report, with accompanying photographs, that the Swedish ISP and broadband provider hosting WikiLeaks has moved its servers into an underground location first blasted from solid rock in the 1960s, yet recently refurbished and upgraded.

Internet Service Provider found not guilty in file sharing

The attention of movie studios, record companies and online pirates around the globe is this morning focused on an Australian court ruling on whether internet service providers should prevent their customers sharing files.

UK Group Proposes Internet Ban on Illegal Downloaders

If you think you're saving money, downloading your favourite television shows and movies, be prepared to start paying up one way or the other.

Father of The Internet Sounds Alarm For Net Users

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the Web, has lashed out at commercial companies and ISPs which are seeking to monitor usage data of customers. He strongly cautions surfers to beware against giving out personal information on the Net.

Can ISP's continue to throttle Bit Torrent?

An official Bit Torrent video store is getting set to launch. Many ISP's are throttling bandwidth due to bittorrent. Who will win the batle?

Internet service provider (ISP) employee deletes customer accounts after being fired

"Ryan Fisher, Vernal, Utah, caused 170 customers of SBT Internet and another carrier to lose their wireless Internet connections for up to three weeks."

Canada ISPs Unite Against Child Abuse

Canada's biggest Internet Service Providers have joined up with, the country's child sexual exploitation tipline, to launch a new initiative to help in the battle against online child sexual abuse.

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Internet Co. Files For Protection

ASHBURN, Va. — Internet communications provider PSINet Inc. filed for protection from creditors under Chapter 11 of the federal bankruptcy laws, citing liabilities that were nearly double its assets. PSINet had said in April that it was likely to f..

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