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Jun 14, 2016

Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

Posted by in category: internet

Hmmm; wonder what the fallout will be as a result of this if other appellate courts, etc. rule the same.


An appeals court panel affirmed the Federal Communications Commission’s rules about net neutrality, clearing the way for stricter oversight of broadband providers.

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Jun 13, 2016

New Device Sold on the Dark Web Can Clone Up to 15 Contactless Cards per Second

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, quantum physics

The things you learn on the DarkWeb. Wonder what will happen when more and more countries and folks onboard to the Quantum Internet, etc. Could we see one last massive apocalyptic raid on accounts, etc.?


X5 simplifies the process of stealing details from contactless debit cards, cloning fake debit cards.

A criminal group going under the name of The CC Buddies is selling a hi-tech device on the Dark Web that’s capable of copying details from contactless debit cards if held as close as eight centimeters away from a victim’s card.

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Jun 13, 2016

Nokia to build China Mobile’s cloud network

Posted by in category: internet

Could there be a sweet revenge iin store for a particular large tech co. n the end?


HELSINKI: Nokia has signed a USD 1.53 billion frame agreement with China Mobile to create a “cloud network” for the Chinese operator, the Finnish telecom equipment giant said today.

The deal would entail “seamless connectivity that will more efficiently meet the ever-growing data demands of its subscriber base,” Nokia said in a statement.

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Jun 11, 2016

Singapore is turning off the internet in drastic plan to bolster cybersecurity

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, government, internet, quantum physics, satellites

Wow and just in time for China’s Quantum Satellite launch next month.


News about this “extreme” decision has drawn ire from many Singaporeans who have criticised the government’s decision on social media.

But, in a surprise move, the Singaporean government has resorted to limiting the Internet access for government work stations for over a year for security reasons. The system of “No internet” for public servants should be more clear-cut, experts say.

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Jun 10, 2016

Why everything will be gone in a century and how to save it

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The “Father of the Internet AL Gore” — (just joking)

Vint Cerfis (known as the real Father of the Internet) is worried about the Digital Age disappearing.


Vint Cerf worries we’ll be no more than an “enigma.”

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Jun 10, 2016

Bluetooth 5 will be announced next week with four times the speed and double the range

Posted by in categories: energy, internet

The next version of the Bluetooth standard is called Bluetooth 5, and will be formally announced next week, Bluetooth Special Interest Group executive director Mark Powell has revealed. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade over the current version of the wireless standard, offering double the range and four times the speed of current low-energy Bluetooth transmissions, but the Bluetooth SIG says it will also offer much more support for connectionless services — things like beacons that can help people navigate inside buildings or out in the open.

The roadmap for the next version of Bluetooth was sketched out last year, but the SIG — which has tech giants like Apple, Intel, and Microsoft as backers — will officially lift the lid on Bluetooth 5 on June 16th in London. The group explains that it chose the name to simplify its marketing and make the wireless standard easier to understand for users. That change should be beneficial as our homes get smarter and more connected, with many Internet-of-Things devices relying on Bluetooth to connect to your control devices, and each other.

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Jun 9, 2016

Digital Currency Tech Will as Be Transformative as the Internet

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, bitcoin, business, computing, cryptocurrencies, finance, health, internet

Exponential Finance celebrates the incredible opportunity at the intersection of technology and finance. Watch live as hundreds of the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs and innovators gather in New York to define the future of the way we do business.

In Bitcoin’s early years computer scientists and early adopters were running the show. Now, a new community of academics, entrepreneurs, and economists, are working with cryptocurrencies and blockchain to bring the technology to a new set of diverse applications.

From building peer-to-peer networks for secure data computation and storage to decentralized content management systems that give patients access to health-care records across hospital databases, blockchain and digital currencies are starting to rewrite the rules of the 21st century transaction.

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Jun 9, 2016

Big Government Courts Small Startups

Posted by in categories: government, health, internet

Silicon Valley is trying a new approach in get new tech into the US government (states, counties, and cities/ towns) hands.


I think most of us can agree that the internet poses some unique and wide-scale risks to our privacy.

Our every move online can be — and often is — tracked. In the past, it might have been hard for companies or the government to know your interests, political leanings, religious affiliation or health problems. But they can glean all that and more by simply watching what you do on the internet.

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Jun 8, 2016

Future humans: Immortal, jobless and genius

Posted by in categories: augmented reality, biotech/medical, computing, cyborgs, drones, internet, life extension, mobile phones, virtual reality

What will we do when money has no meaning? And if everyone gets life extension what will today’s mega rich think and/or do about it?


May you live in interesting times – A curse, origin unknown

One of the ‘curses’ usually attributed to ancient China, but frequently thrown around in today’s society is ‘May you live in interesting times’, suggesting that living in turbulent times, no matter the cause, is somehow a bad thing.

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Jun 8, 2016

Do We Really Hate Trump and Clinton So Much?

Posted by in categories: education, employment, internet

My new Vice Motherboard article on increased social media use, trolling and what psychologically it might be doing to us:


The internet has turned us into belligerent critics.

The amount of growth Facebook has experienced in active users from 2012 to 2016 is staggering. An extra 650 million members joined worldwide in that election cycle. In the same years, Twitter—the ultimate blow-your-top-outlet-without-thinking—has grown from 340 million tweets a day to over 500 million (or 200 billion a year). In fact, many politicians and similar public personalities weren’t even on Twitter in 2012. Snapchat didn’t even exist until September of 2011.

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