How can the Internet have too many routes and not enough addresses?

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 20th, 2014 As IPv4 runs out of space, attempts to get around the problem could make things even more complicated. The depletion of Internet addresses would seem to spell relief for aged routers that are struggling to deal with the Internet’s growth, but the complicated interplay between…

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

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By Joab Jackson, The IDG News Service | August 4th, 2014 The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery, though also may put more strain on Web servers as a result. When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing…

Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | July 18th, 2014 Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private. Plans to favor some Internet packets over others threaten consumers’ hard-won right to use encryption, a digital privacy advocate says. Activists and tech companies fended off efforts in the…

AAISP Pledges to Protect UK Users from Government Internet Snoops

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | July 16th, 2014 As the controversial Data Retention and Investigation Powers Bill (DRIP) slips its way through the House of Commons and into the House of Lords, the outspoken boss of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has promised to use “all practical legal means” in order…

Zuckerberg says basic Internet should be as universal as 911 service

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IDG News Service | July 7th, 2014 Mark Zuckerberg sees the Internet as a vital service that should be made available to everyone across the world — a service that can be as vital as, say, the ability to call for emergency help on a telephone. In an editorial published Monday in The Wall Street…

World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready

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World IPv6 Day Results: New Internet Protocol Proves It’s Ready | NetworkWorld By Scott Hogg on Wed, 06/08/11 – 10:37pm. Today was a significant day in the development of IPv6. Today is IPv6’s Bar Mitzvah, Baha’i, Shinbyu ceremony, Genpuku ceremony and Quinceanera all rolled into one. It was a day where IPv6 could prove to…

Facebook: The Internet did not break

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Jun 08, 2011 05:59 pm | Computerworld World’s largest social network reports no problems on World IPv6 Day by Sharon Gaudin With only a few hours left to go on World IPv6 Day, Facebook, the world’s largest social network, reported that it hasn’t had any trouble. The 24-hour worldwide test of the Internet’s new communications…

IPv4 finale ‘one of the most important days of the Internet’

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Feb 03, 2011 12:50 pm | Network World by Carolyn Duffy Marsan Internet policymakers officially handed out the last five blocks of IPv4 address space to each of the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) at a ceremony held in Miami Thursday morning. BACKGROUND: IPv4 exhaustion predicted The ceremony marked the depletion of the free pool of…