Internet Connectivity

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    All Along The File-Sharing Front: Will New York Affect The Rest of America?

    Good news, New York file sharers! Verizon has apparently decided to protect your privacy, despite demands that the internet service provider ID subscribers suspected of copyright infringement. And the company's decision -- as well as other recent developments intellectual property realm -- might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Microsoft: Safe Haven for BitTorrent Pirates?

    Just a few days ago, reports revealed that Microsoft is the top petitioner to Google for the removal of links to allegedly pirated media. This comes shortly after news broke that Microsoft had censored The Pirate Bay and backed "BitTorrent-poisoning startups." Now, however, reports reveal that a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    IP Address Does Not Even ID a State, Judge Decides in Landmark BitTorrent Lawsuit

    Just a few weeks after a New York judge decided that an internet protocol address is not enough evidence for lawsuits against accused illegal file-sharers, a California judge has ruled that an IP address can't even pinpoint one's state. As detailed by CNET, the judge tossed out lawsuits against 15 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    New York's Broadband Infrastructure Will Suck for The Next Eight Years (UPDATE)

    Yesterday, the Voice reported on New York's tech industry, said to be the fastest growing in the U.S., according to a just released study. Now with some good news came some bad news. Sure, the recession didn't prevent 486 tech companies from starting here since 2007, nor has it slowed the flow of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    The Pirate Bay: Soon To Be Banned?

    The Pirate Bay has taken some hard hits in the past few months. Though the file-sharing site announced in February that it would delate torrents and move entirely to magnet links, law enforcement has continued to mobilize against the operation. In March, for instance, a leaked doc suggested Swed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SOPA: Has It Returned?

    In what's being called a "SOPA-style blackout," an Indian court has demanded that the subcontinent's internet service providers ban 104 websites said to feature "unauthorized" media -- bolstering similar efforts in the U.S. and the rest of the world. Chris Dodd, chair and CEO of the Motion Pictur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    RapidShare Slows Downloads to Prevent Piracy

    After Megaupload got busted by an anti-terror squad in January and another 16 domains got slammed by the feds in February, several file sharing sites decided to scale back or shut down their operations to prevent similar downfalls. Remember that BitTorrent behemoth BTjunkie signed off the web perma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    RettighedsAlliancen's Maria Fredenslund Pressures Danish Court to Ban Grooveshark

    A Danish court just decided that Grooveshark violates copyrights and is ordering an Internet service provider to block the American music-streamer, marking a huge victory for a cohort of record-industry insiders -- and a major blow to Web-freedom advocates. The group of entertainment companies, Ret ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    The Government May Soon Track Everything You Do Online

    ​While most of Washington was bickering about the debt ceiling late last week, a bill made it through committee that, if passed by Congress, could affect your life much more than anything related to the deficit default. A House panel approved the Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2011

    Anthony Weiner's Use Of TweetDeck: What Does It Mean For The Hacking Alibi?

    ​The Daily is semi-dropping bombs today in an article about Anthony Weiner's potentially incriminating use of TweetDeck. They obtained data from, which compiles all congressional tweets, and found that the third-party Twitter app was used for all of Weiner's tweets the night ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    Sad Gay Reality: You Can't Get Picked Up in a Bar Anymore

    It's true, queens! No one in a bar is cruising these days! (And I don't just mean they're not cruising ME.) The reason for this hideous turn of events is quite simple: They already got laid 80 times that day thanks to Internet hookups! And they know that when they get home, they can pile 80 more gon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2008

    Hooray For Clay! Why His Fatherhood Might Be OK!

    I was so stunned by the news that Clay Aiken is set to be a daddy that I spit out my Ambien cocktail and forgot to even comment about it. But now that I've had some time to pick myself off the floor and regroup on the subject, I must say this development makes perfect sense. After all, gay men are h ... More >>

  • News

    July 27, 2004

    Real American Zero

    Twenty bucks a month for dial-up is too much, but $10 is just too cheap

  • News

    February 13, 2001

    Verizon Gets Earful

    Customers Squawk Back Over DSL Service

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    The Incredible Shrinking Internet

    When Cable Monopolies Rule the Web, Everyone Loses

  • News

    October 26, 1999

    Death of a Child Prodigy

    Old-school Online Service Pulls the Plug

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Freedom Fighters

    Will Groundbreaking New Privacy Software Restore Anonymity to the Net?

  • News

    June 8, 1999

    Europe Unplugged

    The Global Village Protests Its Connection Fees

  • News

    May 25, 1999

    Language Barrier

    On the Net, Talk Is Cheap but It Isn't Free

  • News

    February 2, 1999

    Adventures in Hi-Fi

    Digital Kills the Radio Star

  • News

    November 24, 1998

    Crashing the Messengers

    When the dirtiest part of child porn is politics