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UK Conservatives Pledge To Create Government-Controlled Internet

Martin S. writes: Theresa May, the leader of the UK Conservative Party has pledged to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government on re-election. An early lead in the polls appears to be slipping but not slowly enough to.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

You could do so much better than those Sonic the Hedgehog shoes

To celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog's 26th birthday this summer, Anippon teamed up with Sega to create some Sonic-inspired shoes for all the fans who took one look at Sonic's classic red and white shoes and thought, "I need those." The shoes cost about $.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

These early reviews of "Harry Potter" will make you grin

In case this article is the first thing you're seeing on the internet today, it's been 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was released. As the book (and subsequent books) grew in popularity, you'd be hard-pressed to find a negative review for.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Ex-technician convicted of (possibly drunken) attack on smart water meter system

Sentenced to a year in prison for disabling networks, he changed a password to "f***you." (credit: Alan Stanton) The Internet of Things' "security through obscurity" has been proven once again to not be terribly secure thanks to an angry and p.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News1 hr. 51 min. ago

Court Hands Internet Textbook Pirates Suspended Sentences

Three men have received conditional jail sentences for selling online access to pirate textbooks. The trio, aged between 26 and 71-years-old, scanned and made available at least 198 books without copyright holder permission in exchange for a $45 per.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

Delhi government makes Aadhaar compulsory for those seeking subsidy on e-rickshaw registration

The registered owners of e-rickshaws in Delhi will be considered for a subsidy of Rs 30,000 after providing their Aadhaar card details. The post Delhi government makes Aadhaar compulsory for those seeking subsidy on e-rickshaw registration appeared f.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News2 hr. 11 min. ago

COAI opposes mandatory testing of telecom products as it may act as a technical barrier to trade

The proposal will act as a "direct deterrent" to the Make in India initiative of the government, the association claimed. The post COAI opposes mandatory testing of telecom products as it may act as a technical barrier to trade appeared first on Tec.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related News2 hr. 11 min. ago

How to create viral content: Try, try again

Benjamin Hardy was the #1 writer on Medium.com in 2016.  He has grown his email subscriber base from zero to over 200,000 people in the past two years.He attributes much of his success from a single idea he learned from Tim Ferriss: Rather than.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 11 min. ago

After nine launches in 2017, it’s tough to be an honest critic of SpaceX

Can't fly often enough? Elon Musk is a government swindler? Hardly. SpaceX Elon Musk and SpaceX had one hell of a weekend. While much of the country celebrat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News4 hr. 11 min. ago

SpaceX has answered a lot of its critics this year

Can't fly often enough? Elon Musk is a government swindler? Hardly. SpaceX Elon Musk and SpaceX had one hell of a weekend. While much of the country celebrat.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 19 min. ago

How 7 words unfit for TV fostered an open Internet 20 years ago today

"When we decided to bring the case, none of us had been online." Comedian George Carlin's monologue, "Seven words you can never say on television," opened the door for the American Civil Liberties Union to convince the US Supreme Court t.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 51 min. ago

Gmail to end ad-targeting email scans

Privacy groups cautiously welcome Google's pledge to end scans of Gmail messages to personalise ads......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated News7 hr. 27 min. ago

Foxconn Group to make large investment in Kunshan

The Foxconn Group has signed with the government of Kunshan City, eastern China, for its member companies to set up factories in the city, with total investment estimated at CNY25 billion (US$3.7 billion), according to China-based media reports......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News10 hr. 19 min. ago

Get the Amazon Echo voice-controlled speaker for $50 off, today only

Today only, you can take $50 off the Amazon Echo smart speaker, which brings it down to just $130. The Echo features Alexa voice control, streaming capability, and a 360-degree speaker that fills your room with sound. The post Get the Amazon Echo voi.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News11 hr. 27 min. ago

Ohio Government Websites Hacked With Pro-Islamic State Messages

An anonymous reader quotes Bloomberg: The websites of Ohio Governor John Kasich and other state government agencies were hacked on Sunday with a posting professing love for the jihadist group Islamic State. Ten state websites and two servers were aff.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 59 min. ago

Australian Officials Want Encryption Laws To Fight "Terrorist Messaging"

An anonymous reader quotes Ars Technica: Two top Australian government officials said Sunday that they will push for "thwarting the encryption of terrorist messaging" during an upcoming meeting next week of the so-called "Five Eyes" group of English-.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News19 hr. 19 min. ago

Reports suggest Tesla may be planning to set up shop in China

Tesla could be going to China. In a promising move for the car company as it seeks to expand globally, new reports suggest that Tesla is working alongside the government in Shanghai to explore local manufacturing. The post Reports suggest Tesla may.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Does Driving While High Create More Crashes?

In states looking to legalize pot, police and politicians often grapple with the same hard question: How will that affect road safety? The topic has dominated discussions in legislative committee rooms from California to Massachusetts and also on fr.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

FCC approves OneWeb"s low-latency internet satellite network for remote areas

The Federal Communications Commission approved a plan by OneWeb to put satellites closer than ever to the Earth's surface, which will result in much faster communications than older networks at higher orbits. The post FCC approves OneWeb's low-l.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

FCC Grants OneWeb Approval To Launch Over 700 Satellites For "Space Internet"

OneWeb has been granted approval from the FCC to launch a network of internet-beaming satellites into orbit. FCC chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement: "Humans have long sought inspiration from the stars, from the ancient Egyptians orienting the pyra.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJun 24th, 2017

Western Europe Consumer Internet Access Forecast, 2017–2021

This IDC Market Forecast provides an updated view of the consumer internet access market in Western Europe with an outlook until 2021. It provides connection and spending data by technology, user type, and country."The internet access market in Weste.....»»

Category: consumerSource:  idcRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017