In 2012, the Library of Congress ruled that you couldn't unlock your cell phone from your carrier without their permission. Congress has finally passed a law that will make it legal again.
All things network from Web browsers to wireless networking to IPv6 with your host, and long-time networking hand, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).
Level 3 had its say on how Verizon was slowing Netflix videos, and now Verizon is firing back. At the same time, Netflix lashed out at ISPs for slowing its traffic.
Level 3 accuses Verizon of admitting to deliberately slowing down Netflix traffic.
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Aereo has concocted a new legal plan to try to bring its internet TV service back to life.
What started as Microsoft warring against botnets ended with Microsoft quietly surrendering as the company drops its case against the dynamic DNS company No-IP.
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Want a small office/home office cloud to call your own? OwnCloud may be all the cloud you need.
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Controversial Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has left the open-source Web company, but its path forward remains unclear and the clock is ticking.
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