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Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Internet
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New tool makes online personal data more transparent

The web can be an opaque black box: it leverages our personal information without our knowledge or control. When, for instance, a user sees an ad about depression online, she may not realize that she is seeing it because ...

dateAug 18, 2014 in Internet
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OpenStreetMap adds A to B directions

(Phys.org)—The people who run OpenStreetMap.org (the foundation) have announced that A to B directions have been added to the open source web site. While acknowledging that adding directions has been d ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Internet report
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HTML5 reaches 'Recommendation' status

W3C stands for World Wide Web Consortium, and the W3C HTML Working Group is responsible for this specification's progress. As the title suggests, they have a far-reaching job of watching out for the progress ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Internet weblog
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So, who owns the Internet?

A clash over who should decide which information flows through Internet networks—and at what price—is now before a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court in a landmark case that could grant Internet ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Internet
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