Commentary: I hid my pregnancy from the internet so I know: Online privacy is nearly impossible | Nation

More than 2.5 million unintended pregnancies were reported in the US between 2014 and 2019. Many of those women probably read pregnancy articles online, browsed Planned Parenthood’s website, triple-checked their period tracker or confided in their best friend over Facebook Messenger. If Roe v. Wade is struck down this summer, as the leaked draft opinion … Read more

Janet Peischel’s The Internet Marketer: Left behind by technology: Does this sound like anyone you know? | Business

Janet Peischel Sandy’s a landscape designer. She started her own business 12 years ago after she got divorced. He provided some flexibility while she cared for her two young boys. She had always struggled with her marketing and relied on great word of mouth to grow her business. It got her through the recession and … Read more

There’s apparently been a Rogers internet outage in Ontario for three days

If you’re one of the millions of Ontario residents who gets their internet from Rogers, you may be encountering some serious issues with the service in recent days, as many customers have been reporting complete outages for multiple days in a row now. @RogersHelps My Internet is down for the 4th day and it hasn’t … Read more

‘Internet for All’ Initiative implemented by Department of Commerce | Northwest & National News

WASHINGTON DC – Senator Patty Murray and the Department of Commerce launched her the new “Internet for All” initiative on Monday which will invest $65 million to provide high-speed to everyone in the United States by the end of the decade. The initiative will be implemented by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information … Read more

Kenosha Public Library works to boost access to internet | Local News

TERRY FLORES The Kenosha Public Library is connecting the community with greater access to technology than ever. Earlier, the public library received more than $260,000 in federal funding through two separate federal emergency connectivity fund grants last fall and this spring to improve internet access for residents. The funding paid for 178 Wi-Fi hotspot kits … Read more

How to Test Your Wi-Fi Speed

You really should run an internet speed test to check your Wi-Fi connection. Knowing a few key data points, like your download speed and upload speed, will help you understand fluctuations in connectivity and see if your internet service provider is holding up their end of the bargain. If you are especially concerned about accessing … Read more

Why America Should Suddenly Prepare For A Billion-Dollar ‘Internet Apocalypse’ Caused By The Sun

The Sun is entering a more active part of its 11-year solar cycle. AFP via Getty Images Our Sun is waking up—and it could have devastating consequences for the Internet, particularly in North America, if a “black swan event” like a solar superstorm occurs. As reported by SpaceWeather.com, a “solar tsunami” occurred on the surface … Read more

A Bad Solar Storm Could Cause an ‘Internet Apocalypse’

Undersea internet cables are potentially susceptible to solar storm damage for a few reasons. To shepherd data across oceans intact, cables are fitted with repeaters at intervals of roughly 50 to 150 kilometers depending on the cable. These devices amplify the optical signal, making sure that nothing gets lost in transit, like a relay throw … Read more

America as an Internet Aesthetic

A phone camera weaves through the aisles of an Asian market. Perhaps it’s a Japanese, Chinese, or Korean grocery store, but the video’s creator, a non-Asian person, doesn’t specify. She zooms in briefly on a succession of food products: Pocky sticks, red-bean buns, frozen dumplings, various forms of Taiwanese bubble tea. She narrates the tour … Read more

Log4j: Serious software bug has put the entire internet at risk

A flaw in a commonly used piece of software has left millions of web servers vulnerable to exploitation by hackers Technology December 13, 2021 By Matthew Sparkes Hackers could use the Log4j bug to access secure data Shutterstock / Tammy54 A major security flaw has been discovered in a piece of software called Log4j, which … Read more