• YouTube stars rank tops in U.S. youth survey

    YouTube stars rank tops in U.S. youth survey

    A survey commissioned by Variety magazine and published in the latest issue found that among teenagers in the United States, the five most influential figures they list are all YouTube favorites rather than mainstream celebrities. Even Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogan failed to make the top five. The highest-ranking figures, according to Variety, were Smosh
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  • Is Net Neutrality in jeopardy because of Google and Netflix?

    Is Net Neutrality in jeopardy because of Google and Netflix?

    The general feeling among most of the Internet using public that pays attention to such things is that the neutrality of the Internet (aka Net Neutrality) is hinged on access providers, such as ISPs and mobile phone companies, keeping the access to bandwidth fair and even for everyone. This is the gist of what most
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  • The DNS root zone will leave U.S. control, says the Dept of Commerce

    The DNS root zone will leave U.S. control, says the Dept of Commerce

    On Friday, the United States Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) decided to give up control of the authoritative root zone file, which contains all names and addresses and other information for all top-level domain names. This domain name system (DNS) has been under the direct and total control of the government
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  • Globalise the internet, says EU

    Globalise the internet, says EU

    The executive body of the European Union (EU) plans to globalise how the World Wide Web is governed in order to lessen the influence of the US government, which has implemented a massive spying program known as PRISM. On February 12, the European Commission will file a policy paper that proposes the adoption of “concrete
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  • Spain’s police use social media to catch criminals

    Spain’s police use social media to catch criminals

    Spain’s National Police have 680,000 followers on Twitter, making it the second most followed law enforcement agency after the FBI.

  • Twitter ‘secretly’ files IPO, finally makes official public announcement

    Twitter ‘secretly’ files IPO, finally makes official public announcement

    Headlines on Thursday afternoon and Friday morning said all kinds of things about how Twitter was somehow going under the radar with its initial public offering (IPO) filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The ideas of some kind of clandestine, supersecret filing came from Twitter’s own tweet on the announcement, which said they’d
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