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June 6, 2000 By Jimjams

Absolutely On-line

This small, effective, and easy to use utility will keep your ISP (Internet Service Provider) connection active. Many ISP's disconnect...

November 19, 2010 by

BBC plans ISP net neutrality warning system for iPlayer

The BBC is working on software to alert users if their ISP degrades the quality of iPlayer, the corporation's future media and technology chief, Erik Huggers, said on Wednesday.Speaking at the FT World Telecoms Conference, Huggers said the software would use a traffic-light-style red, amber and green system to tell users if their service providers are "behaving appropriately", according to a report in the Financial Times.

November 19, 2008 by

I really don't want to use Windows anymore

Every week, more and more bits of malware seem to be making their way past commercial anti-virus, firewall anti-virus, and ISP anti-virus software. New patches and downloads abound, and I've still re-imaged 3 computers in the last 2 weeks due to massive infestations.

November 12, 2008 by

Host suspected of serving spam, child porn cut off from Net

The Internet has at least partially disconnected itself from McColo, an ISP suspected of providing hosting services to criminals serving kiddie porn and selling Viagra and fake security software. According to PC World, Hurricane Electric, which had been peering with McColo disconnected Tuesday night.

July 21, 2006 by

Dell blog discusses shovelware

Many of us spend the first few hours with a new PC removing a ton of trial software, ISP offers, and unwanted applications that are pre-installed by OEMs. In the interest of not running afoul of the FCC, I refer to this as shovelware. Others are less polite (or afraid that blogs will become the next revenue stream for the FCC).

October 25, 2004 by

Telstra BigPond dampens help-desk load

Telstra's BigPond ISP has moved to moderate the growth in help-desk calls -- driven largely by rising broadband demand -- by releasing an online tool that monitors the status of customers' connections.BigPond managing director, Justin Milne, said the BigPond Assist tool -- developed in partnership with an Australian software company -- had been trialled at the Launceston eLab before being made available for wide distribution.

June 17, 2003 by

ISP software tracks down spammers

New SpamSquelcher software from the ePrivacy Group helps Internet service providers determine where spam's coming from--and then slow its connection speed to a crawl.

June 4, 2003 by

EarthLink: Block ads if you will

EarthLink, the No. 3 Internet service provider (ISP), on Wednesday introduced a new version of its anti-pop-up advertising software that includes the ability to avoid "rich media" ads, or those with animations, video or audio.

April 8, 2002 by

Vivendi sues ISP over online games

Media conglomerate Vivendi Universal has sued a St. Louis Internet service provider, claiming online gaming software distributed by the company infringes on copyrights for Vivendi games. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, claims that ISP Internet Gateway and company founder Tim Jung violated copyrights held by Blizzard Entertainment, a Vivendi subsidiary. The charges center on "bnetd," free software Jung helped develop and distribute to allow individuals to run servers for hosting online versions of popular Blizzard games such as "Diablo II" and "StarCraft." Blizzard runs its own online service,, for those games, but many people have claimed the service is erratic, buggy, and riddled with players who cheat. Vivendi demanded in February that Internet Gateway stop offering the bnetd software, saying the program violated the company's rights under the controversial Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The suit makes no mention of the DMCA, instead relying on the 57-year-old Lanham Act, one of the bulwarks of U.S. copyright law. The suit alleges that the bnetd name infringes on the trademark and accuses bnetd creators of illegally copying portions of the code for Blizzard software to create the tool. --David Becker, Special to ZDNet News

February 14, 2002 by

Sony to launch PS2 broadband service in Japan

Sony Computer Entertainment unveiled its PlayStation 2 broadband service, PlayStationBB. The service will commence this April in Japan, and will allow users to download games, movies, music, webcasts, and digital publications. The service will also provide connections to the Internet and cellular phones using the Broadband Navigator software, which will be provided by the user's ISP. The service will include a PlayStation emulator/PlayStation 2 player that allows users to play PS or PS2 software downloaded from the network onto the hard drive. It also features e-mail and instant messenger programs that allow for communication among registered users and a PlayStation Jukebox that lets users play music files downloaded from the network onto the hard drive. Sony noted that the software will also support streaming media using RealPlayer software provided by Real Networks. --GameSpotVG


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