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- Zuckerberg Flabbergasted at India's Decision to Shut Down His Free Internet Service
Mark Zuckerberg penned an open letter to India's telecom regulatory body, a letter that skewers its leaders for daring to shut down a free Internet access plan (called Free Basics) provided by Facebook. The whole controversy started last week, when before Christmas, India's telecommunications regulatory body asked Reliance, Facebook's Internet.org partner in India, to shut down its Free Basics offering. Government officials said they would evaluate net neutrality in Indi...
- Linux Foundation Will Build a Standard Blockchain, Bitcoin's Core Technology
Together with twenty other corporations, The Linux Foundation has announced a research effort to unify and further develop blockchain technology, the core of many of today's cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin. At the start of 2014, in a New York Times article, Marc Andreessen, one of Silicon Valley's top investors, listed Bitcoin and its underlying technology, its blockchain, as one the
- The Pirate Bay Loses a Bunch of Domain Names
Following intensive pressure from a conglomerate of copyright holders, 1api/Hexonet, a US-based domain reseller, has taken down multiple Pirate Bay domain names. Back in May, when a Swedish court ruled that The Pirate Bay should hand over its piratebay.se domain name, the company behind the site quickly went out and registered a dozen alternatives. After the .GS (South Georgia) extension was shut down within a week, now most of the domains acquired to be an alternative t...
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