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Watch: Vint Cerf on inventing the Internet, defending Al Gore

In this far-ranging interview from 2001, "Father of the Internet" Vinton Cerf recalls having to "shove TCP down people's throats" and lobby for government permission to commercialize the 'Net.

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Conservative group takes credit for anti-net neutrality comments

A conservative group took credit for a barrage of anti-net neutrality comments posted on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's website this week, but it denied generating fake activism

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Uber offers taxi service, not software as a service, says EU court official

The Advocate General's opinion, if followed by the court, could mean disruption for Uber and companies like it across Europe

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Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality

The comments in support of the FCC plan to gut net neutrality rules don't appear to be the work of real people

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FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality -- again

The agency's website slowed to a crawl late Sunday and early Monday

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Congress joins the FCC to kill net neutrality

The campaign of misinformation heats up, and Verizon explains this week how it’s a huge fan of the open internet

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Why online etiquette matters -- and why IT leaders should care

High-tech analyst and author Scott Steinberg offers ideas for navigating social media networks with grace and discusses the crucial role CIOs play in promoting -- and enforcing -- good behavior online

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Microsoft to cut update ties between Edge and Windows 10

Report asserts Edge will receive feature updates via the Windows Store starting this fall, another move in the company's campaign to rescue browser from shrinking share

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Should you dump Chrome for Firefox?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux.com reviews Endless OS, and a Microsoft employee combines Linux and surfing.

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US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return

The bill introduced by some US senators tries to give permanence to moves already initiated by the FCC

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Appeals court won't rehear a challenge to net neutrality rules

A U.S. appeals court has denied a request by broadband trade groups to rehear its decision last June to uphold the Federal Communications Commission's controversial 2015 net neutrality rules.

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FCC chief guts net neutrality under the banner of 'freedom'

FCC head Ajit Pai spins a tale where net neutrality rules ruined the internet, and he's the savior who will set it free

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AI, Amazon, Uber: 10 tech predictions for 2022

In the next five years, half of the crazy new stuff you've heard about will arrive. The other half will have to wait

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Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

The powering on of Google caching servers follows a deal signed last year

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German court upholds WhatsApp-Facebook data transfer ban

But the court overturned the privacy regulator's order that the companies delete data they had already transferred

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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The FCC will begin a process to repeal the agency's 2015 regulations in May

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FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

Pai is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday

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7 advanced Google Chrome tips and tweaks that save you time

If you spend most of your workday with Google's browser, you'll want to put these Chrome tips to work, so you can get more done in less time

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