Internet

sex work

Sex Workers Pioneered the Early Internet—and It Screwed Them Over

Sex workers were placing ads and organizing far before the internet as we know it even existed.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
10.3.18
new neutrality

ISPs Engage In Last Gasp Bid to Derail California’s Net Neutrality Law

Employees are being urged to demand a veto by California Governor Jerry Brown.
Karl Bode
9.7.18
Internet

Social Media Is a Weapon of War. How We Use It Is Up to Us

"'Win' the internet, [and] you can win silly feuds, elections, and deadly serious battles."
David Axe
9.4.18
Google

Google Blames Users For Renaming Senate Office Building After John McCain

The Russell Senate Office Building appeared as the McCain Senate Office Building on Google Maps Wednesday.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.29.18
I will never log off

Cowards and Trolls Log Off: Dril's New Book Is Awesome

It doesn't matter whether Dril's book contains any new content. What matters is that it exists.
Rachel Pick
8.28.18
Broadband

A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.
Karl Bode
8.14.18
net neutrality

California’s Net Neutrality Bill Is Back from the Dead, with the Help of Its Biggest Detractor

State assembly member Miguel Santiago helped gut the bill last time, but this time he’s a cosponsor.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.10.18
big telecom

Study Shows How Bad Most of the Country Is Getting Ripped Off By Their ISPs

Most Americans pay roughly the same price for their internet connection, even if their service is painfully slow.
Karl Bode
8.7.18
Internet History

These 'Ghost Characters' Don't Mean Anything But You Can Type Them Anyway

Forty years ago, a handful of fake Japanese characters ended up in Unicode by mistake.
Paul McCann
8.2.18
digital divide

School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead

But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.18
big telecom

Why New York Kicked the Country's Second-Biggest Cable Company Out of the State

New York State regulators say they are fed up by Charter Spectrum Cable's empty promises, poor service, and misleading claims.
Karl Bode
7.31.18
climate change

Sea Level Rise Will Flood Key Internet Infrastructure Within 15 Years

NYC, Miami, and Seattle are among the metropolitan regions most vulnerable to internet infrastructure damage due to climate change.
Becky Ferreira
7.16.18