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Coalition plans mandatory net filter, backflips

The cybersafety policy published yesterday by the Coalition included plans to implement a mandatory opt-out internet filter.

By September 5, 2013


Google-backed tool detects Net filtering, blocking

A new open platform from Google, the New America Foundation, and PlanetLab allows consumers to monitor their broadband connection for Internet provider interference.

By January 28, 2009


Porn filter blocks website of MP who campaigned for it

Conservative MP Claire Perry has found her website has been blocked by the very porn filter she campaigned for.

By December 28, 2013


Sky porn filter updated after wrongly blocking filesharing news site

Sky broadband customers can once again access torrentfreak.com after it was caught in Sky's 'porn filter.'

By January 8, 2014


Google tests broader bookmarking service called Stars

Browser bookmarks are no longer so central to using the Web, but Google looks interested in freshening up the idea and extending beyond Web pages.

By May 6, 2014


Follow March Madness with simple, useful Liveschedules.net

A clean design and links to live streams highlight this useful online schedule for the NCAA basketball tournament.

By March 25, 2014


CNET FAQ: Net neutrality demystified

Clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about technologies and products making news.

By September 13, 2010


NSA swept up thousands of U.S. e-mails as part of illegal program, ruling reveals

Newly released 2011 ruling by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court found NSA e-mail and data-collection program illegal and decried government's "substantial misrepresentation" of scope of NSA activities.

By August 21, 2013


Verizon Wireless wants to 'edit' your Internet access

commentary Here's a novel idea: Claim the First Amendment gives a carrier the right to pick and choose what you connect to via the Internet.

By July 11, 2012


Coming soon: Sync Chrome extension settings

Enabling Chrome extension settings to march in lockstep should help different installations of the browser work similarly--handy for the Web-app world Google likes.

By September 26, 2011