Communications overload

Jose Huitron had just hit the digital wall. Toggling between Facebook, Google, Twitter and a handful of other online communities, he found it hard to keep up with a constant barrage of tweets, texts and instant messages.

FCC to use phone subsidy fund to pay for broadband

(AP) -- Government regulators are planning to overhaul the $8 billion federal program that subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural areas in order to pay for high-speed Internet connections.

Detecting pathogens in waterways: An improved approach

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have come up with a way to detect pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella bacteria in waterways at lower levels than any previous method. Similar methods have been developed ...

Chicago's high-tech cameras spark privacy fears

A vast network of high-tech surveillance cameras that allows Chicago police to zoom in on a crime in progress and track suspects across the city is raising privacy concerns.

Namibia gets undersea Internet cable

Namibia's undersea telecoms fibre-optic cable laid along the West African coast went live on Tuesday, allowing high bandwidth connectivity for the country and its neighbours, officials said.

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