Archive for the ‘Internet’ Category

Web-Based Anonymizer Discontinued

July 19, 2007

With no fanfare, and apparently no outcry from the privacy community, Anonymizer Inc. discontinued its web-based Private Surfing service effective June 20, 2007. No reason was given, either on the Anonymizer web site or on founder Lance Cottrell’s privacy blog. Private Surfing customers are now required to download a anonymizing client that handles all TCP traffic, but the program is Windows-only (with Vista support still a work-in-progress). And of course it’s closed-source, which means it has few advantages over several other alternatives.”


Watch TV In Your Browser

June 1, 2007

Fox, Sci-Fi, CNBC, NBC News, Music, you name it.

More Internet Over Power Lines News

May 2, 2007

Driving the worldwide acceptance of high-speed networking over power lines, the HomePlug® Powerline Alliance today announced that its member companies have now shipped over nine million powerline communications devices on six continents. Building on this momentum, Intel® Corporation recently disclosed at its Developer Forum in Beijing, that the company plans to include HomePlug AV technology as an optional feature on select 2008 desktop platforms.

“With the emergence of Internet-delivered video, improvements in home networking and standards such as HomePlug A/V, are vital to ensuring that high-definition digital entertainment can seamlessly get inside and move between devices in the home,” said Eric Kim, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Digital Home Group. “Intel has been evaluating the performance of HomePlug AV and has found the technology to be a robust and viable solution for the home.””

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New Internet Data Speeds Set

April 25, 2007

“A group of researchers testing out the so called Internet2 network said it had broken speed records by first sending data at 7.67 gigabits per second, and breaking it the next day with a data transfer rate of 9.08Gbps.”

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