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Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries, hack denied

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service in HipChat and Tinder as well

North Carolina could be next in Google Fiber roll-out

Reported launch would be first in a big expansion planned for this year


Republicans call on FCC to release Net neutrality proposal before voting

Three top Republican lawmakers say they want the FCC process to be more transparent

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How has Time Warner failed users? Let us count the ways

On the heels of Net neutrality and municipal broadband, a new complaint against Time Warner could put the kibosh on its merger with Comcast

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

Republican Net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

The draft legislation would prohibit the FCC from reclassifying broadband and take away the agency's rulemaking authority

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Think local: The struggle for municipal broadband

Who wants to legislate bans on municipal broadband? The big ISPs and the politicians they bankroll

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Keeping the Internet free means letting go of ICANN

For the sake of a truly open Internet, the U.S. Department of Commerce needs to move ahead with its plan to transfer control of ICANN to an independent governance structure.

Intel-backed OIC advances in fast-moving IoT standards race

Open-source software for implementing its standard is out as a preview and products are expected to ship this year

Obama opposes state limits on municipal broadband

The president's new broadband proposal will encourage the FCC to move against limits on city-financed projects

US lawmakers push bill to permanently ban Internet access taxes

Sponsors say it will promote the U.S. digital economy

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Every geek is Charlie

Internet and technology professionals must speak up and play a key role in shaping the response to the murders in Paris

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New year brings new hope for Net neutrality supporters

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler reverses course, makes a strong statement in support of Title II regulation and against fast lanes

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The fog of cyber warfare: Hacked if you do, hacked if you don't

Get used to the new doctrine of state-backed, weapon-grade cyber assaults: You hit us, we hit ... somebody. You've been warned

Netflix: We're not using Internet fast lanes

Netflix's use of traffic connection deals simply allows the service to get beyond congestion, the company says

FCC to vote on Net neutrality rules in February

It's not clear yet what form the proposal from agency Chairman Tom Wheeler will take

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2015: The year the battle for Net neutrality ends

One way or another, the Internet will change in 2015; let's hope it's for the better

Experts: FCC will adopt Net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

Rackspace DNS recovers after DDoS brings system down

Some users felt customer serivce was lacking and called for more detailed and frequent updates about the outage

Frequently asked questions about the North Korean Internet incident

Questions abound, but speculation is emerging

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