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  • Looking for Alternative Domain Registration Resources - NOT Register.com (Vanity)

    02/22/2018 7:36:13 PM PST · by tang-soo · 15 replies
    Register.com ^ | 2/22/2018 | Me
    Looking for recommendations for an alternative to register.com for registering my website domain. I've used register.com for many years. Last few years the price was $38 per year. They've added a service fee of $11, which is irritating but not my main beef. I'm pretty convinced their process to choose services and pay is intentionally deceptive. Deselecting items do not trigger a refresh of the total price and when one assumes the appropriate amount is being charged, that is not the case. There was no price reflected during the checkout process and they charged my credit card the full amount,...
  • Accelerating the mobile web: 'Vroom' software could double its speed

    08/22/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies
    phys.org ^ | August 22, 2017 | Provided by: University of Michigan
    Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average—an eternity in today's connected world. A team of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web. Their new Vroom software prototype works by optimizing the end-to-end interaction between mobile devices and web servers. They tested the software on 100 popular news and sports websites, and they found that Vroom cut in half the median load time...
  • Two dozen Catholic pages blocked from Facebook without explanation

    07/19/2017 1:27:34 PM PDT · by johnk · 7 replies
    http://www.catholicnewsagency.com ^ | Jul 18, 2017 / 05:09 pm | By Mary Rezac
    Denver, Colo., Jul 18, 2017 / 05:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the last 24 hours more than twenty Catholic pages, some with millions of followers, have been blocked by Facebook for unknown reasons. Of the known affected pages, 21 are based in Brazil, and four are English-language pages, with administrators in the U.S. and Africa. Most of the blocked pages had significant followings - between hundreds of thousands and up to 6 million followers each. One of the blocked English-language fanpages was “Jesus and Mary”, which had 1.7 million followers. The page’s main cover photo was of the sacred hearts...
  • Any Version, Except King James, Bible Discussion

    04/08/2017 8:07:59 AM PDT · by madison10 · 126 replies
    Self | 4/8/2017 | madison10
    The King James Version was the Bible I memorized as a child, but as an adult I find it unreadable for anything EXCEPT the passages I already know.
  • Are Ad-Blockers Saving Internet Users, or Ruining the Internet?

    01/13/2017 1:49:00 PM PST · by qam1 · 81 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 1/13/2017 | Meredith Rutland Bauer
    Ad-blockers may seem like an answer to an internet user’s prayers. No annoying pop-ups, no promos before videos and no concerns about accidentally clicking on a virus. But for ad-driven websites, they’re a revenue leech that needs to be pried off. This is becoming one of the internet's biggest debates. More countries are cracking down on ad-blockers—the EU’s European Commission even proposed a rule this week that would allow media companies to ban users who use ad-blockers. The debate is no longer on the fringes with tech’s biggest names, including Facebook, weighing in. “Ads support our mission of giving people...
  • Saudi Claims He Invented e-Commerce, Intends to Sue Firms Which Use It

    05/28/2016 11:38:33 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 27 May 2016
    A Saudi man who claims he invented the concept of e-commerce during the early days of the internet says that he is talks with big firms who wish to avoid litigation for stealing his world-changing idea. “There are now undergoing negotiations with big companies inside [the kingdom] and abroad to find a solution without opting to head to international judiciary,” Faisal bin Fahd al-Osaimi told the local Saudi daily Okaz. Osaimi said he presented the concept of e-commerce to the late King Fahd in 1991, the same year the internet was born. The late king reportedly referred him to the...
  • A Job for Rubio-Cruz: Save the Web (stop BHO plan to internationally censor US open internet)

    05/23/2016 6:54:24 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 22, 2016 | GORDON Crovitz
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, back from the campaign trail, have something productive to do in Washington. They’ve taken the lead against President Obama’s plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet. The Obama administration announced in 2014 it would end U.S. oversight by canceling the Commerce Department’s long-standing contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or Icann. Despite enormous effort over the past two years by the multi-stakeholder community of network engineers and developers, no one found an alternative to U.S. stewardship that would protect the global Internet from censorship by authoritarian regimes. The...
  • The death of ‘Internet’

    04/04/2016 8:54:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | April 3, 2016 | by Henry Pickavet
    The folks responsible for the entries in the Associated Press Stylebook have announced that the word “Internet” will no longer be uppercased, thus breaking my heart and making some of our writers very happy. We will lowercase internet effective June 1, when the 2016 Stylebook launches. #ACES2016 pic.twitter.com/nGz63zc5YP— AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 2, 2016 The AP Stylebook, which many newspapers and websites (one word? really?) use to guide their style efforts, defines Internet as “a decentralized, worldwide network of computers that can communicate with each other.” It’s a pretty big definition and has warranted the glory of a capital I. But...
  • It’s Not Just The Church That Is Being Sovietized

    10/12/2015 2:30:48 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 3 replies
    The Deus Ex Machina Blog ^ | 10/10/15 | S. Armaticus
    Today we go big picture and present a re-blog of a post that appeared on the Zero Hedge website. The post is a brief summary of an interview that Alex Jones did with Matt Drudge. The reason that I am bringing it to your attention is that it represents another bad omen for His creation, i.e. the FAITHFUL. (see original ZH post here and Jones interview below) Now that you have seen the interview, I am bringing this issue to your attention to illustrate the sheer SCOPE of the CLAMPDOWN that is PRESENTLY taking place with respect to the DISSEMINATION...
  • "It's Over For Me" Matt Drudge Warns Public "You're A Pawn In The 'Ghetto-isation'" Of The Web

    10/10/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by blam · 54 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 10-10-2015 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 10/09/2015 The very foundation of the free Internet is under severe threat from copyright laws that could ban independent media outlets, according to Matt Drudge. "I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said Drudge, warning web users that they were being pushed "pawn-like" into the cyber "ghettos" of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. As DCClothesline.com reports, During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. “I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me it’s over for me,” said...
  • Clintons’ Convict Friend: Ken Starr Made Me A Better Person

    06/12/2015 9:15:13 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 8 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | 06.11.15 | Patrick Howley
    Bill and Hillary Clintons’ convict crony Webster Hubbell said that Ken Starr’s investigation into his wrongdoing “made me a better person.” Hubbell, 67, told The Daily Caller that he has no bitterness toward independent prosecutor Starr, whose extensive investigation of the Clintons snared Hubbell for overbilling his clients at Arkansas’ Rose Law Firm — where he worked alongside Hillary Clinton. Hubbell served about a year and a half in prison. “You always have regrets,” Hubbell said. “I don’t have any bitterness toward anyone, even Ken Starr. He was doing his job. It made me a better person. It gave me...
  • More than 10,000 websites 'blackout' Congress in protest of NSA surveillance laws

    05/29/2015 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 29 May 2015 12.31 EDT | Alan Yuhas
    More than 10,000 websites blocked users from computers in Congress on Friday, in a demonstration against any possible re-authorization of NSA surveillance powers. “This is a blackout,” read the site to which computers from congressional IP addresses were redirected. “We are blocking your access until you end mass surveillance laws.” “Right now the code affects only visitors from Congress, we’re willing to keep it up,” said Holmes Wilson, a co-founder of Fight for the Future, the group which wrote the code and is leading the online protest. The redirect site also includes semi-nude, sometimes explicit photos submitted by people, under...
  • More Java holes found in Google App Engine

    05/18/2015 10:20:07 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 2 replies
    iTnews AUS ^ | May 18, 2015 12:15 PM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Google slow to respond. A Polish security firm has discovered more vulnerabilities in the Java coding platform used on Google's App Engine (GAE) cloud computing service, which could allow users to get access beyond their own virtual machines. The Security Explorations team, which has made a name for itself by unearthing large numbers of security holes in Oracle's Java framework over the past few years, said it had reported seven vulnerabilities to Google, along with proof of concept code. Three of the flaws allow complete bypass of the GAE Java security sandbox. Such a bypass could be used by attackers...
  • Why The Internet's Balkanization Of News & Culture Is A Good Thing

    05/13/2015 5:50:12 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 13,2015 | John Nolte
    We keep hearing about how awful it is that with the rise of the Internet people now flock to news sites that fit their worldview. We keep hearing about how awful it will be if the 500 channel cable television bonanza is lost to people jumping into their own personal warren holes of specialized subscription channels made available by the new frontier of streaming.
  • Preview: 'Fox News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web'(LIVE thread for the FOX special tonight)

    04/24/2015 5:01:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 177 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Fox News
  • Russia just made a ton of Internet memes illegal

    04/11/2015 2:30:51 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 10 | Caitlin Dewey
    In post-Soviet Russia, you don’t make memes. Memes make (or unmake?) you. That is, at least, the only conclusion we can draw from an announcement made this week by Russia’s three-year-old media agency/Internet censor Roskomnadzor, which made it illegal to publish any Internet meme that depicts a public figure in a way that has nothing to do with his “personality.” Sad Keanu? Nope. Sad Putin? Absolutely not. “These ways of using [celebrities’ images] violate the laws governing personal data and harm the honor, dignity and business of public figures,” reads the policy announcement from Roskomnadzor. To be clear, this isn’t...
  • Taylor Swift buys .porn and .adult web domain names

    03/23/2015 8:40:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/23/15
    Taylor Swift has bought the web domain names TaylorSwift.porn and TaylorSwift.adult. The addresses are part of a public sale by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). The web domain names go on sale to the public on 1 June but some stars and companies are being given the opportunity to buy them ahead of then.
  • Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"

    01/22/2015 11:35:13 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 60 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 22, 2015 | Georg Szalai
    Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it. At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the Web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
  • FCC chief: Obama didn't dictate Web rules

    02/26/2015 2:08:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/26/15 | Julian Hattem
    Federal regulators did not need President Obama to arrive at the net neutrality rules that it voted to issue on Thursday, according to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler. After the agency on Thursday voted to issue tough new rules that fell largely in line with those the president wanted, Wheeler countered Republican concerns that the White House put any undue pressure on the legally independent agency. “I’m quite comfortable that we made this decision with independence and wisdom and based on the record,” he told reporters after the vote. Wheeler has previously said that he began to think...
  • FBI Arrests SpaceX Employee, Alleging He Ran The 'Deep Web' Drug Marketplace Silk Road 2.0

    11/06/2014 10:30:03 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    BI ^ | 11-6-2014 | James Cook
    James Cook November 6, 2014 The FBI and Europol have conducted a joint operation to take down the internet's thriving "deep web" drug marketplaces. The official FBI New York Twitter account just confirmed the seizure of Silk Road 2.0, saying that the site's alleged operator, Blake Benthall, was arrested in San Francisco on Wednesday. He now potentially faces life in prison, the FBI says. Benthall appears to be an employee of SpaceX, Elon Musk's private rocket company. (snip)