World Wide Web

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
happy birthday, world wide web

Tim Berners-Lee: Monopolies and Lack of Public Infrastructure Are Ruining the Web

The world wide web, the information space we all use to connect on the internet, is 29 years old. Its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, wants the world to come together to close the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.12.18
World Wide Web

Long Live Gopher: The Techies Keeping the Text-Driven Internet Alive

The Gopher protocol isn’t supported by the modern web basically at all, but despite this, it lingers on, a quarter century from its peak. Here’s how.
Ernie Smith
8.1.17
It's Easy Being Green

Forget the Dot Com Era, It’s Time for Dot Eco

The '.eco' top-level domain is here, and its creators say they will funnel proceeds to environmental projects.
Ben Dickson
4.27.17
Spamalot

Google Is Battling a Russian Spammer Over the Use of the Letter 'G'

Vitaly Popov wants to keep control of his domain that looks nearly identical to Google.com.
Joseph Cox
1.31.17
Internet

Why French Search Engine Qwant Thinks It Can Beat Google

Search engines like Qwant show you don't need to hand over reams of private data for a pleasant experience.
Nadja Sayej
1.19.17
Internet

Just How Big Has the Internet Become?

It's not getting any smaller, that's for sure.
Eric Brantner
11.24.16
Donald Trump

Trump Backs Cruz’s Plan to Sabotage the US Internet Transition

The GOP candidate has jumped on the fear-mongering bandwagon.
Sam Gustin
9.22.16
short circuit

After Yahoo Deal, Verizon Faces Uphill Battle Against Google, Facebook

Verizon isn’t going to become an online advertising titan overnight.
Sam Gustin
7.25.16
short circuit

Here’s How You Can Avoid Star Wars Spoilers Online

A handful of Chrome extensions and Twitter jiu-jitsu will help you avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers.
Nicholas Deleon
12.18.15
Internet

‘Our Own Little Kingdom’: Dot-Brands Are Staking a Claim on Their Bit of the Web

Two years since the first new top-level domains, brands are starting to make the switch from dot-com.
Victoria Turk
11.4.15
short circuit

AdBlock Plus Wants to Host Peace Talks Between Internet Users and Advertisers

What happens to the web when all ads are blocked?
Nicholas Deleon
9.14.15
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