Smart phones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans
Your monthly cell phone bill is way too expensive. No, it's not the fees or taxes or even text messages that are leaching your wallet. It's your voice plan.
Patch for flaw in key Internet protocol
Researchers test new 'space Internet' system on International Space Station
The University of Colorado at Boulder is working with NASA to develop a new communications technology now being tested on the International Space Station, which will extend Earth's Internet into outer space ...
How can we protect our information in the era of cloud computing?
Private information would be much more secure if individuals moved away from cloud-based storage towards peer-to-peer systems, where data is stored in a variety of ways and across a variety of sites, argues ...
BitTorrent unveils NSA-proof online calling and messaging software
BitTorrent Inc., the San Francisco company behind the most popular technology for sharing files online, is branching out into a new arena: snoop-proof calling and texting.
Internet transition to speedier IPv6 accelerating
The transition to the next-generation Internet protocol IPv6 is set to speed up this year as web addresses under the previous system IPv4 run out, a senior industry figure said at a meeting about the future ...
Peculiar traffic routes suggest hijacking headaches
US eyes phase-out of old telephone network
America's plain old telephone network is rapidly being overtaken by new technology, putting US regulators in a quandary over how to manage the final stages of transformation.
Researchers discover the 'anternet'
(Phys.org)—On the surface, ants and the Internet don't seem to have much in common. But two Stanford researchers have discovered that a species of harvester ants determine how many foragers to send out ...
'Do not track' browser push at odds with online advertisers
When Microsoft unveils a new version of its Web browser, users will be able to traverse the Web like always but with one significant difference: The company plans to make "do not track" the default setting.
Skype tells surveillance alarm-raisers they got it all wrong
New Internet standard gives global network room to grow (Update)
A new Internet standard giving the global network more room to grow came into effect Wednesday, a move that users probably won't notice.
Next-generation Internet addresses tested
A worldwide test was under way on Wednesday of the next generation of Internet addresses designed to replace the dwindling pool of 4.3 billion unique identifiers in the original system.
US Justice Department wants Internet, cell records held longer
The US Justice Department wants Internet service providers and cell phone companies to be required to hold on to records for longer to help with criminal prosecutions.