Internet News

The FCC must protect the open internet — millions of Americans agree

Since its creation, the internet has operated under a simple principle: All traffic, regardless of its content, should be treated equally. It’s this idea that allowed the internet to change the world, the way we communicate, and the way we do business. It’s what allowed college students to develop two of the world’s biggest companies, presidential candidates to upend the ... Read More »

Kaspersky Lab CEO Offers Up Source Code for US Government Scrutiny

HIGHLIGHTS Kaspersky CEO agrees to hand his company’s source code to US govt It will help Kaspersky come out clean in the ongoing probe by FBI Kaspersky’s been suspected by FBI to be connected with Russian hackers The chief executive of Russia’s Kaspersky Lab says he’s ready to have his company’s source code examined by US government officials to help dispel long-lingering suspicions ... Read More »

A strange new kind of ransomware is sweeping the internet

This is called ransomware, a relatively new form of malware that scrambles a victim’s files and then demands a payment to unscramble them. Attacks like this have become an increasingly common problem online. Last month, thousands of computers were infected with ransomware that experts dubbed WannaCry, causing disruptions for hospitals in the United Kingdom. Ars Technica’s Dan Goodin describes the carnage the software has ... Read More »

Google News Redesigned, Gets Material Design Cards to Improve Readability and Navigation

HIGHLIGHTS Google News updated with Material Design aesthetic Each news piece gets its own story card Fact Check box is limited to the US edition, for now Google has unveiled a new look for the desktop version of its news reader platform, Google News, in an effort to improve readability, navigation, and include different perspectives. The update has also brought ... Read More »

YouTube Is Down, It’s Not Just You

If you are wondering why YouTube is down for you, you are not alone, the world’s biggest video-sharing website is suffering an unknown outage currently and the users are unable to access the website. The users who visit the website can see a 500 error along with a message saying, “500 Internal Server Error Sorry, something went wrong. A team ... Read More »

Amazon to Face Tough Wal-Mart Test This Back-to-School Season: JPD

Wal-Mart Stores Inc’s online sales is likely to grow double than Amazon.com Inc during the back-to-school season, helped by the Jet.com acquisition and competitive price offerings, industry research body NPD said. An aggressive pricing and marketing strategy, coupled with the fact that Amazon’s business has reached maturity in back-to-school sales, will see Wal-Mart winning the online retail tussle this back-to-school ... Read More »

Amazon’s FDI Proposal in Food Retail to Be Cleared ‘Soon’: Badal

HIGHLIGHTS Amazon had proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products Govt had received investment proposals from Amazon, Grofers & Big Basket Amazon’s proposal will now be vetted by the DIPP under Commerce Ministry The government will soon clear the US retail giant Amazon’s proposed $500 million investment in retail of food products in India, Food Processing Minister Harsimrat ... Read More »

Google My Business Website Builder Now Launched for SMEs in India

HIGHLIGHTS Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder It will help SME in building a mobile optimised website instantly Google My Business can be used to build websites in 10 languages In a move to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leverage the power of Internet, Google on Tuesday rolled out “Google My Business” website builder, a ... Read More »

The Internet is changing civil wars. Watch out for these five trends.

South Sudanese refugees shelter from the rain at the Imvepi reception center in northern Uganda on June 6. (Ben Curtis/AP) There’s a new trend in civil wars. After declining in the 1990s, the number of active civil wars has significantly increased since 2003. Over the past 13 years, large-scale civil wars have broken out in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Chad, ... Read More »

India Ranked 89th Globally in Terms of Average Internet Speed: Akamai

HIGHLIGHTS Average Internet speed rose 87 percent year-on-year in India during Q1 South Korea global leader with average speed of 28.6Mbps The adoption of faster broadband services increased globally Just like it does every quarter, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies has published its State of the Internet Connectivity report for first quarter of 2017. The report provides key ... Read More »