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The precarious cybersecurity balancing act
The Globe and Mail
When British Prime Minister David Cameron publicly called on the world’s biggest technology firms to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking digital encryption, he became the latest politician to assert that it is possible to balance Internet security and surveillance. Whether that balance actually exists, however, is the subject of intense debate.
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How Internet.org aims to connect the world's poor
CTV News
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was in Colombia to launch a project to boost web access globally, something he said can be a force for peace. Facebook is a founding partner of Internet.org, which aims to provide Internet access to two thirds of the world's population who are not online, and are mostly living in poorer nations.
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What you need to know about SEO going into 2015
The Next Web
Any good marketer or business owner trying to leverage the Web to connect with more prospective customers knows that SEO is always changing. As the new year approaches, it’s a good idea to to study up on current and future marketing, advertising, and SEO trends.
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Can the Internet withstand climate change?
Slate
Last Monday, thousands of Perth, Australia, residents discovered that the Internet had melted. Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet service provider, iiNet, had crumbled under soaring temperatures of up to 112 degrees—Perth’s third hottest January day on record. A company statement blamed the outage of its Perth data center on the partial failure of both the main and backup air-conditioning systems. Exacerbating the problem was the heat, which caused iiNet to shut down some of its servers as a precautionary measure.
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The precarious cybersecurity balancing act
The Globe and Mail
When British Prime Minister David Cameron publicly called on the world’s biggest technology firms to assist law enforcement agencies in breaking digital encryption, he became the latest politician to assert that it is possible to balance Internet security and surveillance. Whether that balance actually exists, however, is the subject of intense debate.

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10 Web design trends you can expect to see in 2015
The Next Web
Every year, Web design grows and so many awesome things are being published daily. I can only imagine that the best is yet to come in 2015, including many of the trends we predicted for 2014.

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New copyright law is already being abused to threaten Canadian Internet users with ridiculous penalties for downloading
Vancouver Observer
Less than a week after new copyright rules went into effect in Canada, ISPs are already receiving notices from Big Media giants that contain misleading and threatening statements, according to top copyright expert Professor Michael Geist. In a blog this morning, Geist included a copy of one such notice that was forwarded to him by a Canadian ISP, according to an OpenMedia press release.

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Importance of SEO and SEM software for small businesses growth
Business 2 Community
Search engine optimization (SEO). Search engine marketing (SEM). Is there a difference? And do real people really market to search engines? If you’ve been in the SEO/SEM industry for any amount of time, you may have already rolled your eyes at the “market to search engines” question. Then again, it’s a valid question, particularly if coming from somebody who is new to the space.
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Steering a quantum path to improved internet security
Asian Scientist Magazine
Research conducted at Griffith University may lead to greatly improved security of information transfer over the internet. In a paper published in Nature Communications, physicists from Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics demonstrate the potential for “quantum steering” to be used to enhance data security over long distances, discourage hackers and eavesdroppers and resolve issues of trust with communication devices.
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How regulations from the rotary-phone era could impact the internet
Quartz
In the midst of the gonzo traffic of back-flipping mini-drones, driverless cars and football fields of mobile internet fueled innovation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week—FCC chairman Tom Wheeler sounded downright presidential. While typically a compliment, in this instance it sparked cause for concern. For months, chairman Wheeler has led a thoughtful and informed debate on the thorny issue of network neutrality, carving a careful path down the center by making clear that to foster innovation, openness, and competition, regulation must be the last resort.
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Report: NSA broke Into North Korea's internet before Sony hack
International Business Times
The National Security Agency -- also known as the NSA -- tapped into North Korea’s computer network in 2010, long before the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment in November, the New York Times reported exclusively. The U.S. was able to pinpoint North Korea as the culprit responsible for the Sony hack since it was familiar with the DPRK’s Internet operation. But the U.S. didn’t break into the computer system of Kim Jong Un’s government without help.
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Inside the Chinese boot camp treating Internet addiction
The Telegraph
There are 632 million internet users in China – and 24 million of its children are thought to be hooked. The Telegraph visits a controversial military-style boot camp where desperate parents send their offspring in the hope of weaning them off the web.
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China's first Internet bank announces soft opening
CNTV
China's first Internet-based bank has announced its soft opening. During the soft operation, WeBank will invite target customer groups on a limited basis and will increase the number of invites gradually. There are no physical branches for WeBank. All services will be conducted online. The privately funded bank has a registered capital of 3 billion RMB or nearly half a billion US dollars.
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