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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

    A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet. Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Massive Cyber Attack?

    Update: Dyn reports that as of about 9:30 a.m., service has been restored and affected sites and services should start returning to normal. Read on to see what happened and how big it was. Original story: Users of dozens of popular sites and services — including Spotify, Twitter, Github...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Couple Sues Company Behind IP Database That Sent The Entire Internet To Their Front Door

    Back in April, we shared the story of a couple who rented a farm not knowing that 600 million phantom roommates also lived there. Over the years, law enforcement, paramedics, private investigators, and other random strangers have showed up at their doorstep, looking for everyone from suicidal...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    55 Awesome Facts You Never Knew About Google

    Is there a company whose name is more synonymous with the Internet than Google? The company’s name has actually become a verb in most people’s vocabulary. Need to find something online? You don’t search for it; you Google it. You probably use Google all the time, but how much do you know about...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    AT&T Launches Its Own $10 Internet Access Program For Low-Income Households

    AT&T is today making good on a promise it had to make to the FCC last year, announcing their new program to connect more poor Americans to the internet and bridge that infamous digital divide. The FCC has a history of making ISPs provide inexpensive connections to low-income families as a...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Even Anonymous Users Can Be Identified With Only Two Pieces Of Data From Social Media Apps

    If you think you’re evading the constantly tracking eye of the Internet by using throw-away email addresses and obscure screen names to register your social media accounts and other apps, you’re probably wrong. A new study demonstrates how simple it can be to correctly identify someone using...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Got An Older Kindle? Update Your Device By March 22 Or It Won’t Connect To The Internet

    Unless you’re happy reading the material that’s on your older Kindle right now forever and ever, you’ll want to heed Amazon’s advice, and quick: some e-readers will need to be updated by March 22, or they’ll lose the ability to connect to the Internet. Amazon has been emailing Kindle users to...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    BleepingComputer under free speech attack as SpyHunter makers sue over bad review

    BleepingComputer is a valuable asset to the Internet, in my opinion, as it is often one of the first sites to warn of newly reported ransomware; volunteer security professionals also regularly provide answers to any number of other computer questions. Yet BleepingComputer is seriously under fire...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Comcast will roll out its gigabit internet offering to five new cities this year

    After testing its gigabit internet service with one user in Philadelphia back in December, Comcast is nearly ready to rollout the service on a much wider scale. Comcast will make the 1Gbps service available in Nashville and Atlanta early this year, with Chicago, Detroit, and Miami to follow...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft working on new service to provide Wi-Fi for users everywhere

    Clearly making users more productive means providing internet access no matter where they go. According toVentureBeat, the software company is currently developing a cross-platform service that will offer "hassle-free" Wi-Fi around the world. The new service, called Microsoft WiFi, was first...
  11. shortordercook

    Internet Faster in Kansas City- for some!

    In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/09/390392782/in-kansas-city-superfast-internet-and-a-digital-divide ....... " Deacon runs KC Digital Drive, a group set up to make the most out ultra-high speed Internet available in the...
  12. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Most Terrifying Pictures the Internet Has Ever Seen

    You know those horrifying images you see one time and spend the rest of your life trying to forget? Thanks to the Internet, those pictures will live on forever and continually haunt you for the rest of your digital life. If you're brave enough to venture forward, we've put together the most...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The insane process of connecting the world through undersea Internet cables

    We’ve oohed and ahhed over interactive maps that detail the world’s mysterious network of undersea Internet cables, but a new report over at Builtvisible is taking things to an entirely new depth. The exhaustive account looks at the entire history of the process, ranging from experiments in the...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    The Creepiest Internet Tracking Tool Yet Is ‘Virtually Impossible’ To Block

    Internet users who are actively trying to make sure their online activity isn’t tracked by websites or government agencies should know there’s an even creepier tracking tool out there used by a variety of websites, “from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn,” as ProPublica puts it, that’s almost impossible...