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Pirate Bay, Decentralised P2P-DNS, ICANN and the law of Unintended Consequences

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The recent kerfuffle over Pirate Bay is too well known to require detailed recounting here. What is really interesting though is where it might just eventually take us in terms of internet freedom.

Big Brother on the Internet?

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  • Big Brother on the Internet? (week in review)
  • FCC seeks to dismiss challenges to Internet rules
  • How the Internet went out in Egypt
  • "Plan D" - How To Disrupt the U.S.A.'s Internet
  • Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Legislation Back in Play attack

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Web Yesterday our vigilant operations guys detected a targeted attack against some of our developer infrastructure. The attack resulted in an exploit of several servers, and we have proactively shut down a handful of developer centric services to safeguard data and protect the majority of our services.

My first look at DIASPORA*

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Web I've always been ambiguous about Facebook. The centralized control and lack of privacy bother me, and, like many people involved with free software, I'm there mainly because so many of my colleagues are. Consequently, when I finally got around to getting to getting an account for the DIASPORA* alpha, what I mainly noticed was the difference in the privacy policy and interface

There's No Such Thing As Web Standards

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  • The Truth Comes Out: There's No Such Thing As Web Standards
  • HTML Versioning Eliminated

GNOME 3 website now live, tries a bit too hard to be cool, looks like Unity

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Web New, clean-and-simple HTML5 websites are obviously in this week: GNOME, one of the most popular desktop environments for Linux, has just released a new website to celebrate the features of version 3, which will be released in April.

10 Websites With Fun Tests To Gauge Your IQ

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Web Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is a term that’s related to the wattage of your brain; in short intelligence and reasoning skills measured across a few standardized tests. To rub our egos the right way, you might take a few serious approved tests and arrive at your IQ.

Internet 2010 in numbers

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Web What happened with the Internet in 2010? How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post will answer all of those questions and many, many more. If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place.

The Web is the biggest open source success of all

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Web Perhaps the most famous example is the LAMP stack that lies behind so many websites, i.e. Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. But there’s so much more when you think about it. Here are some of the open source projects that make the Web tick.

Today will define the Internet

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Web THE IRONICALLY TITLED LAND OF THE FREE today will decide if people and companies with money should have better and faster access to the worldwide web.

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KDE: Kdenlive, Kubuntu, Elisa, KDE Connect

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