Internet News
Federal Communications Commission set to reverse net neutrality rules12/14/2017 2:44:40 PMWASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is expected on Thursday to rescind net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.Three U.S. men plead guilty to crimes tied to 2016 botnet attacks12/14/2017 12:14:10 AM - A former Rutgers University student and two other men pleaded guilty to computer crimes related to the creation, sale and use of the Mirai botnet, a network of infected electronics equipment used to knock major websites offline in massive 2016 cyber attacks.In major shift, Rakuten plots to become Japan's No. 4 wireless carrier12/14/2017 12:18:47 PMTOKYO - Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc said it would apply for a 4G mobile license, aiming to become the country's fourth major wireless carrier in a strategic shift that had analysts warning of an uphill battle to gain customers.Dutch-Belgian supermarket to battle Amazon on two fronts12/14/2017 1:55:18 AMZAANDAM, Netherlands - Unlike investors who sold off rival food retail stocks in response to Amazon's plan to buy Whole Foods, Ahold Delhaize boss Dick Boer took the news in stride.Trump administration calls for government IT to adopt cloud services12/13/2017 10:56:39 PMWASHINGTON - The White House said Wednesday the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of information technology systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.Mexican authorities warn cryptocurrency offerings could be a crime12/14/2017 3:49:12 AMMEXICO CITY - Mexico's finance ministry and central bank warned on Wednesday that cryptocurrencies were risky investments and said fundraising programs known as initial coin offerings (ICOs) could potentially violate Mexican financial law.France proposes age-of-consent rule for Facebook users12/13/2017 11:09:42 PMPARIS - All French children under the age of 16 will have to seek parental approval to open an account on Facebook or any other social network under draft legislation presented on Wednesday.Deutsche Telekom, EWE to invest 2 billion euros in German fiber buildout12/13/2017 3:11:38 PMBERLIN - Deutsche Telekom is partnering with EWE AG [LANDWE.UL] to invest 2 billion euros ($2.4 billion) in building out a superfast glass-fiber broadband network in northwestern Germany, the companies said on Wednesday.AT&T begins testing high-speed internet over power lines12/13/2017 8:42:04 AMNEW YORK - AT&T Inc has started trials in Georgia state and a non-U.S. location to deliver high-speed internet over power lines, the No. 2 wireless carrier said on Wednesday, marking its latest push to offer faster broadband service to more customers.South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as regulators grapple with 'speculative mania'12/13/2017 3:23:03 PMSEOUL - South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worried about a bubble, with Australia's central bank chief warning of a 'speculative mania" that has seen the digital asset making rip-roaring gains.