Come Monday somewhere between 200,000 and 500,000 computers won't be able to get onto the Interwebs because of some complicated expiration of FBI protection of DNS malware. Don't let that be you.
When looking for a way to digital detox most of us — besides the likes of Woody Allen — aren't going to pay people to do our Internetting for us.
The news last week The WELL, what many consider the first ever online social network, faces impending doom, has inspired Mike Barthel to write a history of Internet politics over at The Awl, explaining the conflicts modern social networks, like Facebook, face today.
As a reaction to SOPA and other complex legislative efforts to regulate the Internet, online activists have created a Declaration of Internet Freedom, which consists of five very broad principles to keep the Internet free and open. And yet, at fewer than 100 words, the declaration remains frustratingly unclear.
Unlike most Internet destinations, official movie websites are useful for a brief moment in time—making them a perfect capsule of a specific moment in Internet history.
Jen Doll's post on Internet niceness was sure to bring out the haters.
A worrisome trend is underfoot, creeping like a viral fungus. The trend is niceness.
Don't let the cats distract from the eerie and impressive parts of Google's latest research.
Discovered: Antibacterials are making us sick in a different way, thinspiration is scientific, do you e-mail a lot? You might be depressed, and a case for mom blogs.
ICANN, the organization that runs the world's domain names, today released a first round list of applications for new domain name extensions, some of which will become a regular part of our Internet lexicon and some of which will fade away into oblivion.
After hearing about the multiple child rapes that happened on Skout, an online people-meeting app that links up with Facebook, we're convinced this so-called kids on the Internet debate needs to come to an end.
You know the "Miami Zombie," right? He's the drug-addled man who was killed by police after he was found eating another man's face on some sort of bridge. It's a wild story, to be sure. But when we start making this insanely awful thing into an internet meme, then we've gone too far.
On the Internet, there are certain principles that remain the same, regardless of the breaks you take or long weekends that are thrust upon you without your approval. One of those things is anger.
That ultra-Orthodox rally in New York this weekend all about the evils of the Internet used the Internet in so many ways.
We've all thought it, right? We've thrown up our hands, despite the carpal tunnel; we've set our laptops to sleep; we've vowed to take a day off, to stop looking at the little screen, to ignore the beeps and groans and vibratory sensations emanating from our technological friends.
Dissatisfied with this afternoon's inductees into the Internet Hall of Fame, Gizmodo has posted an alternate list of people it says "made the Internet worth coming to in the first place, and kept us clicking."
This weekend, we got the latest in a recent spate of articles arguing how technology and social media has led humanity to lead lonelier, shallower lives with a diatribe from MIT's Sherry Turkle in The New York Times, who believes today's youth, growing up in an Internet controlled world, don't know how to have a real-life, deep conversation.
What we are about to say is a matter of much controversy, but it must be asked nonetheless: Are corgis even that cute?
Imagine an Internet on which haters didn't hate.
By one study's measure, slightly more than half of all the Internet's traffic comes from computers not being used by fleshy humans that might actually purchase products.
On the morning of March 7, Mario Lurig, a 32-year-old "author, web developer, and chocolatier" who resides in the Greater Denver area, was on the Internet, catching up on the latest happenings involving Rush Limbaugh, the word "slut," and a woman named Sandra Fluke.
For a respite from the usual way North America's biggest rivalry plays out, today we learn which nation, the United States or Canada, goes on the Internet most.
There are about 150 million good reasons (read: $) why everybody's talking about Kickstarter lately.
On Thursday, the White House pulled back the curtain on its "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," a presidential attempt to clamp down on the misuse of online user data.
In easy irony news of the day, an Australian woman was in court on Thursday facing charges of "unknowingly" stealing more than $30,000 from Nigerian scam artists.
The Internet has had quite a run of PC-police work lately, from the outcry against the ultimately fired ESPN writer behind that awful "chink in the armor" headline about Jeremy Lin to the backlash piled on Foster Friess shaming him into apologizing for his lame birth control joke.
Foster Friess can agree with President Obama on at least one thing: website design.
According to a recent survey from Zynga of more than 118,000 players of the game, Words With Friends is good for scoring "both on and off the board."
We're deep in the countdown to the most dreaded day of the year: Valentine's Day. Here are some suggestions for what to do on the big day. (Or not.)
It took Lana Del Rey a month to go from a "wack-a-doodle chick" to the "perfect antidote" to other pop stars according to a profile in T: The New York Times Style Magazine by Jacob Brown, which described the singer as "a skinnier Adele, a more stable Amy Winehouse."
Well, that was fast. Last week the New York Times reported that 41-year-old Republican Marc Cenedella, who founded the job-search Web site TheLadders.com and happened to be angling for Kirsten Gillibrand's New York Senate seat, had a blog with some tasteless posts in his name. Now he's not running.
The first time you look at Lana Del Rey's face, you can can't help but feel sort of bad for her.
It was bound to happen some time soon, but it appears that 2012 is the year that web-based television -- webivision? -- will go mainstream.
Vint Cerf is ruffling nerds' feathers with his Thursday op-ed in The New York Times that claims in almost trollish fashion: "Internet Is Not a Human Right."
The latest plan concocted by hactivist types to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) is pretty weird.
As technology and Internet bandwidth has made video-chatting a regular part of communication, it has proven a great way to get out of otherwise painful obligations.
For all that debate over whether Europe's diverse nations should even be united under one fiscal union, here's an eye-popping statistic: Nearly one quarter of European Union citizens have never used the internet.
Now that the legislation favors Amazon, in a total turnaround from earlier this year, today Amazon came out and said it "strongly supports" the Internet sales tax.
A collective gasp echoed throughout the ranks of data addicts when multiple networks experienced widespread outages across the United States on Monday morning.
The secret to AOL's 3.5 million dial-up subscribers: they're not paying for dial-up.
When Google launched its Facebook doppleganger, Google+, it became clear that the two were in an war to win the Internet.
You aren't the only one using search engines to diagnose your symptoms when you get sick (or have a bout of hypochondria).
Though the company hemorrhaged some 800,000 customers last quarter after hiking its prices, Netflix still takes up a huge portion of the country's Internet bandwidth.
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