Karl Bode

amazon

TV Stations Broke Law by Airing Amazon Propaganda as News, Experts Say

Rampant industry consolidation has gutted quality local media, replacing it with fluff and nonsense to the detriment of everyone.
Karl Bode
5.29.20
Internet

Why North Dakota Has the Best Internet in the United States

Local communities fought cooperatively against telecom monopoly domination in the 90s. Now rural North Dakotans have better, faster broadband than many U.S. cities.
Karl Bode
5.6.20
O.R.G.

The .Org Domain Will No Longer Be Sold to Private Equity Vultures

ICANN scraps the sale of .org in a 'stunning' win for activists and the internet.
Karl Bode
5.1.20
piracy

Movie and TV Piracy Sees an 'Unprecedented' Spike During Quarantine

Torrenting and illegal streaming sites have seen a huge increase in traffic as people look for something to do while they're stuck inside.
Karl Bode
4.27.20
Coronavirus

YouTube, Netflix Begin Slowing Services to Handle Coronavirus Strain

The internet should generally hold up under the load of a pandemic. But content providers say they’re taking extra precautions just to make sure.
Karl Bode
3.25.20
Internet

Libraries Want to Turn Bookmobiles Into Free WiFi Trucks During Coronavirus Lockdown

The FCC says it’s ok for libraries to leave their hotspots on, but ignores questions about whether they can extend broadband access to the broader community.
Karl Bode
3.24.20
diy internet

DIY Internet Provider Sees Demand Spike Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

NYC Mesh's leaders hope the disaster highlights the need for better, universal broadband free of monopoly domination.
Karl Bode
3.24.20
Coronavirus

Experts Say the Internet Will Mostly Stay Online During Coronavirus Pandemic

Home users may see problems due to neglected U.S. infrastructure, but the internet overall should be able to weather the storm, experts suggest.
Karl Bode
3.19.20
Coronavirus

COVID-19 Forces Hollywood to Finally Abandon Pointless Film Release Windows

Hollywood has spent decades resisting a change to the speed at which movies are released to home viewers. It took a major pandemic to finally force adaptation.
Karl Bode
3.18.20

COVID-19 Could Provide Cover for Domestic Surveillance Expansion

The use of location data to help track and manage the pandemic should come with meaningful safeguards and expiration dates, privacy experts say.
Karl Bode
3.16.20
Coronavirus

Working From Home? Zoom Tells Your Boss If You're Not Paying Attention

If you're working from home and using Zoom, you probably want to read this.
Karl Bode
3.16.20
comcast

Comcast Suspends Data Caps In Wake of Coronavirus

Comcast is the third major US ISP to suspend controversial usage caps in the wake of COVID-19.
Karl Bode
3.13.20
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