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Why is the FCC considering a new system for phone number portability? No good reason

Commentary: After years of delay, the FCC seems poised to switch vendors for the local telephone number portability database. That could be a big mistake.

By January 5, 2015


New York becomes first U.S. city to get unique Web domain

Casting .com, .net, and .org aside, New Yorkers will soon be able to get .nyc for their top-level domain names.

By July 2, 2013


Leahy scuttles his warrantless e-mail surveillance bill

After public criticism of proposal that lets government agencies warrantlessly access Americans' e-mail, Sen. Patrick Leahy says he will "not support" such an idea at next week's vote.

By November 20, 2012


Amazon.com's domain power play: We want to control them all

The e-commerce giant is applying for 76 new top-level domains -- and you won't be able to register any of them. What exactly does it have up its sleeve?

By June 21, 2012


Post-hack, companies fire back with their own attacks

According to a new report, some companies that have fallen victim to hacking attacks have gone as far as hiring security firms to hack back.

By June 18, 2012


Hollywood hasn't given up on Web rentals or Netflix

That was the message we got this week from some of the big studios at CES. Netflix left the UltraViolet consortium but there's little the two offered each other anyway.

By January 12, 2012


Facebook detour through China: Accident or not?

Expert says re-route was not an accident but rather a "route hijacking."

By March 24, 2011


FCC takes steps to free up wireless spectrum

The FCC took important steps this week to open up white space spectrum and also reallocate satellite spectrum for terrestrial use.

By January 27, 2011


Report: China hijacked U.S. Internet data

China has been able to redirect data flow and is behind incidents that have caused U.S. traffic to be sent to Chinese Web servers, congressional commission finds.

By October 22, 2010


Web traffic redirected to China still a mystery

Two instances where Web traffic was "hijacked" to servers in China have Internet watchers still scratching their heads.

By October 8, 2010