Internet News

Here’s to the Internet of Beers

Collecting data about assembly lines, trucks, and mining gear and then sending it to humans to help improve the performance of that equipment is pretty well accepted by now. But the Internet of things— the billions of Internet-connected devices used by businesses and consumers—is also permeating the fine art of beer making. This week, business software makers Informatica and Zoomdata ... Read More »

When the Internet is Angry

I’ve been reading articles, blog posts, and tweets by Zeynep Tufekci, a Turkish-born scholar who works at the North Carolina School of Information and Library Science and is a long-time Berkman Center figure, for some time, enjoying her commentary on digital platforms and on political happenings around the world. I was excited to learn she had a book coming out ... Read More »

Opera 45 goes social with sidebars for Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Telegram

The Opera browser is reborn thanks to the power of messaging. Opera (the company) recently announced that the latest version of its browser is adopting some messaging features from Neon, an experimental version of Opera. The new features include built-in support for Facebook Messenger, Telegram, and WhatsApp in Opera 45. There’s nothing particularly special about Opera’s versions of the messaging ... Read More »

Facebook Ramps Up Push For Greater Internet Availability in India

Facebook’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg interacts with students in a town hall-style meeting at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Photograph by Shirish Shete — AP Facebook’s project to spread the Internet throughout India is getting some help by a big Indian telecommunications company. The social networking giant said Thursday that it has partnered ... Read More »

Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

NEW YORK (AP) — Internet companies are readying for a showdown with telecoms and a Republican-controlled government over a policy near and dear to their hearts: net neutrality. Net neutrality basically prevents broadband providers from playing favorites or steering users toward (or away from) particular internet sites. Under rules enacted during the Obama administration, the likes of Comcast and Verizon ... Read More »

Here are 4 top internet stock picks from Morgan Stanley into year-end

Morgan Stanley shared its favorite internet stock picks for the rest of the year. “We continue to focus on revisions and areas where the market’s ‘narrative’ can change,” internet analyst Brian Nowak wrote in a report to clients Sunday entitled “Who will outperform from here through the year of investment?” Here are four companies that Morgan Stanley recommended and their ... Read More »

Loan searches on the internet ‘may affect credit rating’

Individuals have been urged to take care over the effect on their credit rating when searching for loans. High Street bank TSB said some loan providers make a “hard mark” on credit files when someone asks for a loan price or quote. Personalised pricing means that, in effect, these people are seen to be applying for a loan. A series ... Read More »

Cyware: Helping to Secure Human Endpoints

Humans are always considered as the weakest link of cybersecurity. Take any data breach or internet fraud incident, you will find that humans, due to lack of awareness, either click on third-party links or download attachments which they’re not supposed to. Such negligence gives rise to cyberattacks. Hackers continue to exploit the weakest link of cybersecurity with sneaky tactics till ... Read More »

House Republicans finalise controversial internet privacy law letting US companies sell browsing history

Internet users in the US could soon see their browsing history, geo-localisation data, health information and the content of their communications being sold to third parties without their consent. The US House of Representatives has repealed a law which forced internet service providers to ask users permission before sharing sensitive and personal information with advertisers. The internet privacy law was passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ... Read More »

Internet Companies Urge FCC to Save Net Neutrality Rules

The trade association representing major Internet companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon said that they continue to have “vigorous support” for the existing net neutrality rules, after meeting with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai earlier this week. Michael Beckerman, the president and CEO of the Internet Association, and Abigail Slater, its general counsel, met with Pai on Tuesday. Pai reportedly is considering ... Read More »