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Google sees record increase in government takedown requests

Google sees record increase in government takedown requests

Google released its seventh transparency report today, which highlights the number of takedown requests that Google receives on a bi-yearly basis. This time around, Google received 2,285 government requests to remove 24,179 pieces of content off of Google's search engine between July 2012 and December 2012, which is a record high.

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New legislation aims for subsidized broadband in low-income homes

New legislation aims for subsidized broadband in low-income homes

In an effort to update the FCC's long-running Lifeline program that helps put telephone access in low-income homes, a new piece of legislation has been introduced to the House of Representatives that would aim to give low-income homes the opportunity for unsubsidized broadband internet access.

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Google introduces Inactive Account Manager for when you’re deceased

Google introduces Inactive Account Manager for when you’re deceased

Many of us probably wonder what will happen to our online accounts and information once we pass away one day. Then again, since we'll be dead, we won't really care, right? In any case, Google has launched what they're calling the Inactive Account Manager, which allows you to control what happens to your Google accounts after you pass away.

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Google Fiber officially confirmed for Austin, Texas

Google Fiber officially confirmed for Austin, Texas

It was almost two years ago when Google announced Google Fiber, and it began to roll out in various neighborhoods across Kansas City last year. For the first time, though, Google is expanding the service and will be bringing Google Fiber to Austin, Texas. The company officially announced the news today after a leaked press release made its way out yesterday.

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Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

Qualcomm bringing WiFi improvements to MLB stadiums

The 2013 MLB season is officially in full swing (pun intended), and thousands upon thousands of spectators will flock to MLB stadiums all around the country every day for the next few months. However, these spectators will be wielding smartphones, so providing a great WiFi experience is a priority for stadiums across the country, and Qualcomm is partnering up with the MLB to make such improvements.

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Vine introduces web embeds, still not available for Android

Vine introduces web embeds, still not available for Android

Vine has been all the rage lately. We honestly never thought 6-second looping videos could be so amazing, but here we are witnessing such a thing. And now, you can experience Vine clips on any website that supports them, thanks to a new feature that allows you to embed Vine clips onto your blog or website.

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Experts say Spamhaus attack is first of many to come

Experts say Spamhaus attack is first of many to come

Earlier today, we reported on a cyber-battle between two groups that ended up dragging the entire internet along with it. The week-long battle between Spamhaus, an anti-spam group, and Cyberbunker, a web host known for hosting spam sites, led to a "global internet slowdown", and it looks like the battle is long from being over. Spamhaus has no intention to stop until Cyberbunker is brought down.

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Internet slows as historically unprecedented cyber-battle ensues

Internet slows as historically unprecedented cyber-battle ensues

This week you may well have thought your connection to the internet was slowing down - in fact you would be right, and it's not just you! According to security specialists Spamhaus, a multi-national group based in both London and Geneva, there's a war going on outside no one is safe from. The beastly battle between Spamhaus and a supposed nefarious web host by the name of Cyberbunker have resulted in what the former says is a global internet slowdown.

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JetBlue names its WiFi service “Fly-Fi”, coming later this year

JetBlue names its WiFi service “Fly-Fi”, coming later this year

JetBlue first announced that it would be bringing in-flight WiFi to its fleet of aircrafts back in 2011, but we have yet to see anything from the airline at this point, although they announced back in September that free in-flight WiFi would be available soon. The project is still making progress, though, as the company has announced the name of their WiFi service, as well as a few other details.

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Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Gmail Offline and mobile web app get refreshed UI

Google released a new version of Gmail on iOS back in December, bringing with it a new redesign that gave the app a more modern feel. Other features like improved search and integration with Google Calendar were also a big hit. However, the company never bothered to offer the same features in the Gmail mobile web app or in offline mode, until now.

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FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

FreedomPop Hub Burst now available for $89, offers 1GB/month for free

Back in December, we told you about the new Hub Burst wireless router from FreedomPop, which costs $89 up front, but it gives you 1GB of data per month for free, with $10/month getting you 10GB. The router is available now, and it's meant to support a household of usage, but as long as you're not streaming movies if you want to keep the free plan.

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Six-strike Copyright Alert System goes into effect today

Six-strike Copyright Alert System goes into effect today

As mentioned previously, the Copyright Alert System goes into effect starting today, which gives internet service providers the power to issue six strikes to it users before throttling your internet. It sounds pretty intense and lenient at the same time, since six strikes is quite a few times to screw up before the ISP calls it enough.

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