Anonymous, the Internet-based hacker and protest group, did it with a distributed denial of service attack, here's how they did it.
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. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
The Internet Society has announced that it's gotten many of the world's major Websites, Internet service providers, and home networking equipment manufacturers are committing to delivering IPv6 Internet services by June 6, 2012.
UPDATED: On January 18th, Wikipedia, Reddit, Imgur and numerous other Web sites will be going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA). Others, like Google, will be protesting in other ways. Here's who's shutting down and why.
According to a prominent U.S. Congressman, SOPA will not come up for a vote and is, thus, effectively dead, but PIPA remains active in the Senate.
Google is now taking your Google+ relationships and information into consideration when you do searches. Here's how it works and how to use it.
But, to really make an impact on Congress, other major Web sites must follow Reddit's lead to stop the Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP laws from being passed.
Broadcom introduces the first 802.11ac chipsets at CES and networking may never be the same.
Mozilla will be releasing an Extended Support Release version of its Firefox Web browser for its business and government users.
Maybe blacking out their Web sites would be over-kill, but the Internet giants could use other joint tactics to kill Stop Online Piracy Act off.
The newest Firefox is faster, better, and its parent group is well financed, but is it this version, Firefox 9.01, good enough to win back fickle Web browser users?