Happy Thanksgiving Slingonians!

  It is almost that time again. Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we are all hurrying to get to our families for this special day. Thanksgiving was originated to give thanks for the harvest from the preceding year, and its safe to assume most of us know that. However, we are not the only […]

Internet Availability by Country

The Internet has arguably had the biggest impact of all modern inventions. But though many can access it with the touch of a button, for others it is a luxury that few can afford. Using data from the Internet Live Stats, SoftwareInsider visualized the percentage of Internet users by country, or Internet penetration, as of […]

Brazil to Boost Internet Speed Through Europe

Brazil will boost its Internet communications to reduce dependence on U.S. hubs and be able to host global data centers for heavy users like YouTube and Netflix, Jorge Bittar, head of state-run telecoms company Telebras, said in an interview. At present, all submarine fiber-optic cables connect Brazil to the Internet through the United States. That’s […]

Level3 suffering major outages; effects are felt worldwide

  You may wonder what Level3 is, but it is a major backbone of the Internet based in the US. Many services and even ISPs rely on it to ensure major parts of the world are connected; in fact everything from Yahoo Mail, PSN, Xbox Live, Outlook, BT, Twitch, HBO Go, Craigslist, and other networks […]

North Korean Internet Goes Down

North Korea’s Internet went down twice in the past 12 hours as Pyongyang talks about going to war with South Korea. Dyn Research reported the Internet outages, but it is not clear whether they were intentional or not. Kim Jong Un on Friday ordered troops to enter a “wartime state” and warned the South to […]

David Cameron’s proposed encryption ban would ‘destroy the internet’

  A highly respected cryptographer and security expert is warning that David Cameron’s proposed ban on strong encryption threatens to “destroy the internet.” Last week, the British Prime Minister told Parliament that he wants to “ensure that terrorists do not have a safe space in which to communicate.” Strong encryption refers to the act of […]

India’s stand on Internet governance gets US backing

  The US has backed India’s stand on Internet governance, saying both countries share a common vision of ensuring every global citizen has a say in decision-making on the subject. “I heard about your very well-received remark at the ICANN meeting in Argentina. As democracies, India and the United States share a joint vision for […]

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Hunting for Hackers, N.S.A. Secretly Expands Internet Spying at U.S. Border

WASHINGTON — Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency‘s warrant-less surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents. In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, […]

In 5 years, 80 percent of the whole Internet will be online video

Already, we know that Netflix accounts for one-third of Internet traffic at peak hours. Toss in YouTube, and that figure rises to roughly half of all bandwidth consumed. But even that’s small potatoes compared with what’s coming. In five years, 80 percent of the entire world’s Internet consumption will be dominated by video. That number […]

German spies curb Internet snooping for US NSA: Media

BERLIN: Germany has halted its internet surveillance for the US National Security Agency (NSA) in response to a row over the BND intelligence agency’s cooperation with Washington, German media reported on Thursday. Allegations that the BND has helped the NSA spy on European officials and firms has put strains on Angela Merkel’s governing coalition with […]

Cinco de Mayo Events in Broward and Palm Beach 2015

  It’s time to break out the tequila and celebrate Cinco de Mayo once again, so we put together a list of a few fiesta’s that are taking place around Broward and Palm Beach County. Unleash your Mexican spirit and come out to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the defeat of the French in the […]

Cinco de Mayo Events in Miami 2015

  It’s time to break out the tequila and celebrate Cinco de Mayo once again, so we put together a list of a few fiesta’s that are taking place around town. Unleash your Mexican spirit and come out to celebrate the 152nd anniversary of the defeat of the French in the Battle of Puebla at […]

Most Internet Traffic Will Soon be Encrypted

  A tectonic shift for the Internet’s crypto landscape is coming. The current share of encrypted traffic on the web is largely due to Google GOOG -0.47% , Facebook FB 0.09% , and Twitter TWTR -2.57% , which have all by now adopted HTTPS by default. They mostly account for the red portion in chart […]

Chinese oppose US ‘cyber retaliation’ strategy

China’s Defence Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says the United States is worsening tensions over cyber-security with its updated cyber-strategy – whereby the US military is now able to retaliate against hackers with cyber-weapons. Reuters reports Geng saying: “This will further exacerbate contradictions and up the ante on the Internet arms race. We are concerned and […]

Top 5 Tech Inspired Gift Ideas for Mom

Did you know there are over 85 million mothers in the United States? With so many moms, how do make each feel special? Check out our top 5 ways to make mom happier, the tech-savvy way. 1. Teach mom how to use the internet Here at Sling Broadband, we strongly believe in the freedom the […]

USTelecom Continues its Legal Fight Against FCC on Net Neutrality

The telecommunications trade group has filed a supplemental petition with the courts so it can keep its legal standing in the fight against recent net neutrality rules changes made by the FCC. In March, USTelecom, a Washington-based telecommunications trade group that is battling the FCC over recent net neutrality changes made by the agency, filed […]

USTelecom Files Suit Against Government’s New Internet Rules

NEW YORK – A legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission’s new Internet traffic rules has begun. The rules were voted on in February and uphold the principle of net neutrality — that online content be allowed to load at the same speed. They forbid paid fast lanes favoring some content and say broadband providers […]

The mysterious internet mishap that sent data for the UK’s nuclear program to Ukraine

The information superhighway got diverted last week when a Ukrainian internet service provider hijacked routes used by data heading for websites in the United Kingdom, according to a company that monitors and optimizes internet performance. The action could be a mere glitch—or something more sinister in an era of geopolitical cyber conflicts. The issue at […]

Why Netflix is entering Cuba even though the internet barely works there

  Netflix just launched in the unlikeliest of locales: Cuba, where less than 5% of the population has internet access and the streaming media company’s subscription cost—$8 a month—is almost half of the average salary. The move was made possible by the recent deal to normalize relations with the United States, which included a promise […]