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September 1, 2013
12:37 // 7 months ago
August 29, 2013
I’ve never seen the internet in person. I was locked up in 1997. CDs were a big deal. I knew the internet was called the information superhighway for a reason, but I had no idea how connected society really is through the internet. … If you had asked me what a URL was, I would have just looked at you. —Tommy Winfrey, 35, serving 25 years to life; entered prison in 1997
The Internet Explained By Prisoners Who Have Never Seen It - BuzzFeed (via brooklynmutt)

What seems essential to so many people outside is a purely abstract thing inside.

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14:00 // 7 months ago
August 16, 2013
18 years ago today, Internet Explorer first saw the light of day. Here’s version 1.0 of the app everyone used to surf the internet by default for way too long. Click to see the evolution.

18 years ago today, Internet Explorer first saw the light of day. Here’s version 1.0 of the app everyone used to surf the internet by default for way too long. Click to see the evolution.

12:15 // 8 months ago
May 9, 2013
Everything you need to know about the changing nature of the internet, in two corresponding graphs comparing the subscriber counts of AOL and Netflix. (via SplatF)

Everything you need to know about the changing nature of the internet, in two corresponding graphs comparing the subscriber counts of AOL and Netflix. (via SplatF)

12:49 // 11 months ago
April 16, 2013

Targeted cyberattacks rise, while spam declines

  • 42%increase in targeted cyberattacks last year according to Symantec, an average of about 116 per day, facilitating a rise in data theft at the expense of small businesses. Spam, however, is on the decline, with a 6% drop from 2011 to 2012, though it still accounts for a whopping 69% of all email sent. source
20:44 // 1 year ago
March 26, 2013

Here’s what the internet looked like in 1995, according to an episode of the PBS show Computer Chronicles. You don’t even have to watch the whole thing if you don’t want. It’s worth it to see the still-active host, Stewart Cheifet, talk about logging on to “your favorite newsgroups” while sitting in a coffee shop with a giant desktop computer in front of him. At least he knew what he was talking about, unlike Bryant Gumbel(ht Mental Floss)

22:31 // 1 year ago
February 28, 2013
18:54 // 1 year ago
February 4, 2013
Unsurprisingly, major telecom providers like AT&T and Verizon aren’t big on having to compete with the government for customers who don’t actually need the overpriced services being offered by their companies. Some GOP members have suggested that it would be more fiscally responsible for the FCC to sell the broadcast spectrum, allowing the government to raise billions in new revenue. What say you, dear reader? source

Unsurprisingly, major telecom providers like AT&T and Verizon aren’t big on having to compete with the government for customers who don’t actually need the overpriced services being offered by their companies. Some GOP members have suggested that it would be more fiscally responsible for the FCC to sell the broadcast spectrum, allowing the government to raise billions in new revenue. What say you, dear reader? source

17:02 // 1 year ago
February 2, 2013
17:33 // 1 year ago
January 18, 2013
"Was the prosecution of Mr. Swartz in any way retaliation for his exercise of his rights as a citizen under the Freedom of Information Act?" Republican Senator John Cornyn has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with some lengthy questions surrounding the lead up to Aaron Swartz’s death. Cornyn asks whether it was “the intention of the U.S. Attorney and/or her subordinates to ‘make an example’ of Mr. Swartz by prosecuting him,” and requests details as to what, if any, reviews the US attorney’s office carried out prior to Swartz’s prosecution. Whether anything will come of this is impossible to say, but it’s nice that someone in power is asking these questions (Photo credit: AP). source 

"Was the prosecution of Mr. Swartz in any way retaliation for his exercise of his rights as a citizen under the Freedom of Information Act?" Republican Senator John Cornyn has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with some lengthy questions surrounding the lead up to Aaron Swartz’s death. Cornyn asks whether it was “the intention of the U.S. Attorney and/or her subordinates to ‘make an example’ of Mr. Swartz by prosecuting him,” and requests details as to what, if any, reviews the US attorney’s office carried out prior to Swartz’s prosecution. Whether anything will come of this is impossible to say, but it’s nice that someone in power is asking these questions (Photo credit: AP)source 

18:41 // 1 year ago