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Hollywood gets Piracy app Popcorn Time blocked in the UK

Piracy app Popcorn Time blocked in the UK

The UK High Court has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block Popcorn Time, a piracy app that's as easy to use as Netflix.

FCC net neutrality proposals tackle internet fast lane - why no one is happy


The latest proposal by the FCC for rules governing the internet leave the door open to an internet "fast lane." In essence, the battle over net neutrality comes down to who has legal authority over the internet, and whether ISPs can do, well, whatever they want.

Canadian ISPs 'boomerang routing' traffic through the snoopy US

Canadian ISPs 'boomerang routing' traffic through the snoopy US

A new report on carriers and transparency found that the country's internet lords aren't being upfront about shuffling intra-Canadian traffic through the US, which means that data resides where the NSA can get its hands on it and Canadian privacy laws don't pertain.

Will web censorship plans make your kids safer? [POLL]


Do you think that ISPs and search engines are doing enough to keep your children safe online? The UK government doesn't and so yesterday they went out to bat for the kids. Tell us if you think what they're proposing will help.

The Pirate Bay gives thumbs-down on Anonymous DDoS attack on Virgin Media


File-sharing site The Pirate Bay has denounced an Anonymous DDoS campaign that took down Virgin Media, calling it an "ugly" method that's no better than the UK court order for ISPs to block users from getting to The Pirate Bay.

#EPICFAIL Pirate Bay block backfires with work-around published online

Pirate Bay logo

UK Courts have forced big ISPs to block access to Pirate Bay, but the effort seems to have backfired spectacularly: the file-sharing site enjoyed "12 million more visitors than it has ever had" yesterday. Find out why...

Stopping the zombies: introducing the new FCC anti-botnet code


A new voluntary code of conduct for ISPs in the US creates new measures for addressing botnets. Does it go far enough?

Activists creating decentralized mesh networks that can't be blocked, filtered or silenced

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In the face of an internet that can be controlled all too easily by corporations and regimes, activists are building alternative mesh networks that can never be blocked, filtered or shut down.