U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 “net neutrality” order and disclosed the agency may withdraw “bright line” rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving “fast lanes” to some websites. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, named by Trump in January, disclosed his… Read More U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules

Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Google‘s servers in Cuba went live on Wednesday, making the internet giant the first foreign internet company to host content within the long cut-off country. The servers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, called GGC nodes, the servers work by storing popular content — like a viral YouTube video — on a… Read More Google just became the first foreign internet company to launch in Cuba

Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a “bad idea” recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption. “I know that if you’re trying to catch terrorists it’s really tempting to demand to be able to break all that encryption,” Berners-Lee told the BBC. “But if you break that… Read More Tim Berners-Lee Slams UK, US Calls to Weaken Encryption

Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

After a few years of allowing cross-platform game developers use Play Games Services tools, Google in a blog post said that support for iOS will be dropped due to low usage. The Google Play Games Services provides tools to help developers analyse and optimise their games for users on Android, iOS, and the Web. Removing… Read More Google Play Games Services Dropping Support for iOS; Removes Gifts, Requests and More on Android

Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

Microsoft has launched yet another app for iOS users called Sprinkles. The camera app predicts captions depending on the photo taken, and also suggests stickers to elevate the cool-quotient of your ordinary photo. It appears to be Microsoft’s turn to try to combat Snapchat competition (the new trend among tech companies nowadays), and is available… Read More Microsoft Sprinkles App for iOS Suggests Captions for Your Selfies

YouTube to Live Stream Coachella 2017 for Free

    Video-sharing website YouTube is set to live-stream the first weekend of Coachella 2017. From April 14-16, Coachella’s YouTube channel will carry performances live available for free, reported Variety. The lineup for the music fest this year includes Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead, Lorde, Bon Iver, the xx, Future, ScHoolboy Q, Two Door Cinema… Read More YouTube to Live Stream Coachella 2017 for Free

Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

While some reports from earlier this year indicated that Samsung is looking to launch a foldable smartphone by as early as Q3 this year, a report cites Samsung Display’s principal engineer Kim Tae-woong to say such smartphones may not be commercialised until 2019. As per Kim Tae-woong, the bezel-less display by the company already sells… Read More Samsung Display Reportedly Expects Foldable Smartphones to Be Commercialised in 2019

Trump signs repeal of broadband internet privacy rules

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates. Republicans in Congress last week narrowly passed the repeal of the privacy rules with no Democratic support and over the strong objections of privacy advocates.… Read More Trump signs repeal of broadband internet privacy rules

Donald Trump signs bill that lets internet companies sell people’s browsing history

Donald trump  has signed a law allowing internet companies to sell people’s browsing histories. The new bill scraps a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that let customers control what internet companies do with information on what websites they have visited. Supporters of the change have argued that keeping browsing information private would stop innovation and… Read More Donald Trump signs bill that lets internet companies sell people’s browsing history