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Comcast Sued for Using Home Routers as Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Comcast certainly wants its users to share their Wi-Fi networks with each other, but not everybody is happy with this idea. SF Gate in San Francisco reports that two people have sued Comcast for turning their residential wireless router into a public Wi-Fi hotspot, which not only inflates their electricity bill but also threatens their Read More

Major Game Publishers Hacked by DerpTrolling

On Friday, a hacking group calling themselves “DerpTrolling” posted on their Twitter that they had been the culprits behind many of the year’s biggest gaming-related server hacks, including PlayStation Network, Windows Live, and Blizzard Entertainment. To prove it, Derp posted a glut of username/password combinations on Pastebin, many of which were stolen from another game Read More

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Verizon Launches Sponsored Tech Site…With a Catch

Earlier this week, reporter Patrick Howell O’Neill of The Daily Dot posted a story about Verizon’s newest online venture: SugarString.com, which will serve as a technology news website and aggregator targeted at any users who only enjoy reading their content after its been passed through with the fine-toothed comb of corporate influence and government-level redaction Read More

ISPs Violates Net Neutrality To Block Encryption, Says Filing

Activists fended off efforts in the 1990s to put an end to Internet encryption or give the US government ways around it, but a bigger battle is brewing now: net neutrality. ISPs have been violating net neutrality rules over the years, but there has been minimal to no evidence against them. In the comments submitted Read More

Comcast Allegedly Asking Customers to Stop Using Tor

Comcast, the company whose name incites anger in many people in the US has seemingly begun banning customers using Tor, the encrypted browser. There have been reports that agents from Comcast have warned Tor users and asked them to stop using the browser or their services will be terminated. One customer posted on Reddit to Read More

Lizard Squad Only Raises More Questions in Reddit AMA

The hacker group Lizard Squad that gained attention earlier this week for their alleged involvement in the Playstation hack, held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit this Thursday. The purpose of the exercise was to invite users and let them ask questions about their latest hacking activities that grabbed the headlines. Earlier this Read More

The Push For Fair Access To Fiber Optic Internet In The US

A silent battle is going on between telecom giants and the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga (EPB) over fair access to high speed Internet in rural areas of northwestern Georgia and southeastern Tennessee. For reducing power outages, EPB created a fiber optic network that allows it to deliver more reliable energy as well as cable, Read More

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FCC Asks for Public Opinion, Net Neutrality Advocates Respond

July 15 was supposed to be the last day for the public to comment on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal, before a mandated deadline extension. The FCC is acting in a difficult context, with its last two attempts at establishing rules for net neutrality failing in court. Industries with the most at stake in Read More

FCC May Backtrack on Net Neutrality Ruling

Following the public outcry over the FCC’s proposed new ruling that would allow ISPs to create slow and fast lanes for Internet traffic, Tom Wheeler is expected to backtrack on the plans somewhat. According to the Wall Street Journal, Wheeler’s new draft will stick to the same basic principle but scrutinize companies that put user Read More

Netflix to Oppose Comcast/TWC Merger

Netflix has finally taken a stance in the Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) merger, which has been threatening fairness and competition for ISPs and customers. In a letter to investors, Netflix stated that it would prefer a diverse market of multiple ISPs offering high speed Internet. The merger of the top and second place Read More

PureVPN Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. The setup sequence for PureVPN was a breeze, and although we did have a few issues specifying the exact server we Read More

HideMyAss Pro VPN Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. As we all expected, some of the best results we’ve seen so far were from HideMyAss Pro, the gold standard when Read More

Private Internet Access Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. Out of the options we’ve tested, Private Internet Access was far and away the most reliable, easiest to use, and garnered the fastest Read More

BolehVPN Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. BolehVPN has a long held reputation as one of the safest and most secure options available, with dozens of different ways Read More

ExpressVPN Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications,  routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. ExpressVPN is the perfect solution if you are travelling, because although we did see a slight dip in the results when Read More

IPVanish Speed Test

These tests were done on a 102.11bg Wireless connection, using a TP-Link FFC875 router. Our base connection was through Comcast Cable Communications, routed via the OpenVPN TCP/PPTP protocol, using a server located in Berkeley, California. I was surprised with the results from IPVanish, as they regularly advertise themselves as one of the “fastest options around”. Although Read More