Karl Bode

Hacking

Researchers Demonstrate How U.S. Emergency Alert System Can Be Hijacked and Weaponized

With a pirate cell tower, it's easy to send fake emergency alerts warning of a terrorist attack, nuclear bomb, or other disaster.
Karl Bode
4 hours ago
DIY

A DIY Internet Network Has Drastically Expanded Its Coverage in NYC

With the installation of "Supernode 3," NYC Mesh now covers large swaths of both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Karl Bode
21 hours ago
Internet

Kentucky Deploying 'Armored' Internet Fiber to Fend Off Hungry Squirrels

But squirrels are only one small part of the state’s quest for better broadband.
Karl Bode
6.20.19
tech-internet

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely

5G is not magic, and experts say the wireless technology is not likely to revolutionize hospitals.
Karl Bode
6.14.19
AI

The Military Wants AI to Manage America's Airwaves

Using a massive simulator dubbed the Colosseum, DARPA is experimenting with AI that manages radio spectrum.
Karl Bode
6.11.19
Broadband

Google Stadia Will Reveal How Stupid Internet Data Caps Are

Streaming products like Stadia, Microsoft's xCloud, and Bethesda's Orion are incompatible with America's ISPs.
Karl Bode
6.10.19
Internet

Better Broadband Lowers Unemployment Rates, Study Says

Chattanooga’s community owned and operated fiber network resulted in significant gains in local employment, data suggests.
Karl Bode
6.6.19
Wireless

American Cell Phone Carriers Are Terrible and 5G Isn't Magically Going to Save Us

The US lost the race to fast, affordable 4G. The wireless industry now wants the public to believe that 5G will be a silver bullet.
Karl Bode
6.5.19
tech-internet

The Google Outage Highlights the Perils of a Centralized Internet

Google so far has no answers as to why its massive cloud outage downed everything from Snapchat to 'Rocket League' servers.
Karl Bode
6.3.19
Chrome

Google Struggles to Justify Why It's Restricting Ad Blockers in Chrome

Google says the changes will improve performance and security. Ad block developers and consumer advocates say Google is simply protecting its ad dominance.
Karl Bode
5.31.19
FCC

American ISPs Are Better Than Ever, FCC Proclaims in Study Based on Flawed Data

Ajit Pai's FCC says more Americans than ever have access to fast internet connections, but critics say the study is "fundamentally at odds with reality."
Karl Bode
5.30.19
tech-power

75% of FTC Officials Worked for Corporations It’s Supposed to Be Regulating

A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.
Karl Bode
5.23.19
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