For Some Reason, Twitter and Facebook Aren’t Publicizing Their New Petition

Twenty-two organizations, including Twitter, Facebook and Google, are sponsoring a new petition to “save crypto.” The treatise, which was posted online yesterday, urges President Barack Obama to advocate a strong, secure Internet with no back doors. Congress, the FBI and world leaders want access to encrypted information so as to prevent terrorist attacks. But major […]

Cuba Opens Wi-Fi Hotspots Across Country

  Cuba has opened 35 Wi-Fi access points nationwide, offering unprecedented online access in a country that until now has restricted use of the Internet to an elite few. Before the Wi-Fi signals became available on Wednesday, broadband Internet access had been limited to largely to desktops at state Internet parlours and pricey hotels. “It […]

Cuba is expanding Wi-Fi access, cutting costs

HAVANA -Cuba says it’s expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The announcement published in Thursday’s edition of the newspaper Juventud Rebelde is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President Barack Obama […]

New bill would invalidate FCC’s net neutrality rules

A group of Republican lawmakers has introduced a bill that would invalidate the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s recently passed net neutrality rules. The legislation, introduced by Representative Doug Collins, a Georgia Republican, is called a resolution of disapproval, a move that allows Congress to review new federal regulations from government agencies, using an expedited legislative […]

GOP says Obama aides meddled in net neutrality

WASHINGTON -Congressional Republicans on Tuesday accused independent regulators of bowing to White House pressure on net neutrality, citing thousands of emails and other documents that show close coordination between the Federal Communications Commission and senior aides to President Barack Obama. The political sparring on Capitol Hill was unlikely to affect a decision by the FCC […]

Soapbox: Government Internet control ‘enemy of freedom’

The Internet has always been a free and open environment in which human communication can thrive and new businesses can grow. It is now one of our most important tools for economic growth and innovation, and this advancement happened with very little government interference. However, storm clouds are gathering. President Barack Obama has instructed the […]

Obama turns focus to Internet security, privacy

  President Barack Obama will highlight plans next week to protect American consumers and businesses from cyber threats, a month after the most high-profile hacking attack on a U.S. company. Internet security became a national focus after a cyberattack on Sony Pictures that Washington blamed on North Korea. The attack and subsequent threats of violence […]