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Aaron Swartz, left, has a working lunch outside in Cambridge, Mass. in 2007.

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Aaron Swartz, left, has a working lunch outside in Cambridge, Mass. in 2007.

Berners-Lee Calls Aaron Swartz’s Prosecution ‘Travesty of Justice’

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, said today that the prosecution of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who killed himself while facing computer-fraud charges, was a “travesty of justice.” Berners-Lee made the remarks in an interview after a...

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

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Online research for personal medical issues may be a healthy practice.

How Reliable Is Health Information Online? Pew Study Sheds Light

Looking up your health symptoms on the Internet can be a traumatizing experience. Some websites are riddled with incomplete or inaccurate guidance, leaving you feeling like death is around the corner. Meanwhile, drug companies pitch you with online ads for...

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World Conference on Internet Telecommunications in Dubai — Proportion of posts (Opinion Analysis) from 12/1/12 to 12/12/12

World Conference on Internet Telecommunications in Dubai — Proportion of posts (Opinion Analysis) from 12/1/12 to 12/12/12

UN Internet Conference: The SOPA That Wasn’t

When it comes to Internet outrage, this was no SOPA. For the past couple of weeks, Google and other Internet companies have protested a United Nations conference over concerns that a new treaty will lead to censorship of the Web....

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The U.S. government has vowed to fight efforts by Russia and China to empower the U.N. to regulate the Internet.

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The U.S. government has vowed to fight efforts by Russia and China to empower the U.N. to regulate the Internet.

U.S. vs. China, Russia in Battle for Control Over the Internet

This could be a crucial week for the future of the Internet and who controls it. At a conference in Dubai that ends on Friday, the United Nations could emerge with significant authority over key parts of the Internet. And as...

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More than 6 percent of households own more than 15 connected devices, according to the study.

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More than 6 percent of households own more than 15 connected devices, according to the study.

Average Household Has 5 Connected Devices, While Some Have 15-Plus

Good luck unplugging: The average U.S. household owns five devices connected to the Internet via Wi-Fi, wired or cellular networks, according to new research from consultant Chetan Sharma. The survey of more than 1,000 people also revealed this shocker: more...

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C-3PO is fluent in more than 6 million forms of communication.

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C-3PO is fluent in more than 6 million forms of communication.

As CAPTCHAs Go Audio, Robots And Humans May be Blocked

Listen up, Web surfers: The next time you comment on a blog or check e-mail, you just might get an earful to determine if you’re a human. That’s because CAPTCHAs, those tests where users must identify distorted letters in order...

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

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Indonesia had the slowest average loading speed on desktop computers, clocking in at 20.3 seconds.

Who’s Fastest? Google Measures Web Speeds Around the World

If you feel the need for online speed, log on in the Slovak Republic or South Korea. Earlier this month, Google measured Web page load speeds on desktop computers and mobile devices in 50 countries with the fastest Internet connections....

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