ICANN President and CEO Rod Beckstrom unveiled nearly 2,000 proposed new "top-level" domain names during a press conference in London Wednesday.
June 14, 2012 The corporation that regulates the Internet plans to increase the number of "top level" domains from the current 22 to 1,000 domains starting in early 2013. The proposed domains offer a cross-section of the Internet — what we use it for, and where the money is.
June 6, 2012 A new Internet protocol system launched Wednesday, adding trillions upon trillions of new Internet addresses that can now connect almost everything you own to the Web. Here's what you need to know about all that extra digital real estate.
Former Vice President Al Gore.
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April 25, 2012 For being "a key proponent of sponsoring legislation that funded the expansion of and greater public access to the Internet," the former vice president is among the first honorees.
April 10, 2012 Iran isn't ready to cut off the Internet, its communications ministry says. Iranian officials are rebutting stories about the nation turning off access to the Internet — in part by suggesting that the original story, which came out April 1, was a hoax.
March 20, 2012 "I want the Iranian people to know that America seeks a dialogue to hear your views and understand your aspirations," he says in video marking Nowruz.
Getting a teenager online may sometimes be the healthy thing to do.
March 1, 2012 Online cognitive behavioral therapy worked much better than office visits for teenagers with chronic fatigue syndrome, according to a new study. The convenience of online behavioral therapy may be one big reason why.
Who's watching you?
February 10, 2012 Who's watching you? Commentator Dave Pell says just about everyone — at least if, by everyone, you mean businesses looking to sell you something. Should you be worried?
This is what a Tumblr news feed looks like today.
November 16, 2011 Google, Facebook, Twitter, AOL and eBay are among those urging Congress to ditch a piece of legislation they say will cause great harm to the Internet. The legislation, the companies argued, amounts to censorship.
November 7, 2011 As an alternative to vaccinations, a Tennessee woman offered lollipops smeared with chickenpox virus. Health officials said that the chickenpox vaccine is much safer, and that mailing pathogens is both illegal and dangerous.
Those who search for drug information online may be "drowned out in a sea of rogue results."
August 12, 2011 People searching online for information on prescription drugs have a 1 in 3 chance in being secretly hijacked to an online pharmacy instead, according to new research. Legitimate health information sites are being crowded out of search results by these search-redirection attacks.
August 5, 2011 Cable and Internet provider Comcast is launching a new initiative aimed at bridging the digital divide, offering discounted web access and home computers to families that meet income requirements.
July 13, 2011 The Internet, as you may have noticed, just seems to keep on growing. But not in China — in fact, Chinese officials said that the country had 41 percent fewer sites at the end of 2010 than existed one year earlier — mostly the result of government restrictions.
June 20, 2011 Companies, cities, countries and others with deep pockets will be able to add unique suffixes to their Web addresses. They can also be in non-Latin script.
Joanne Fraill, who has been sentenced to eight months in jail for contempt of court. She contacted a defendant on the Web.
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June 16, 2011 In the first case of its kind in the U.K., a woman was convicted of contempt of court because she reached out to one of the defendants on Facebook. The clash between social media and the courtroom continues.
May 13, 2011 Eighty percent of adults who use the Internet have looked online for health info. Two-thirds have looked up a specific disease or medical problem. More than half have checked for info on a particular treatment, drug or procedure.
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