Karl Bode

Internet Archive

This Senator Is Seemingly Obsessed With Threatening the Internet Archive

While the country deals with a pandemic and mass protests, Sen. Thom Tillis has repeatedly sent letters to the Internet Archive that warn its projects may be illegal.
Karl Bode
6.17.20
Tech news

Jailed DirecTV Execs Accused of Destabilizing the Economy in Venezuela

Caught between the Trump and Maduro regimes, DirecTV cut service in Venezuela during a pandemic, leading to protests and the arrest of three executives who now stand accused of fraud and efforts to destabilize the economy.
Karl Bode
6.10.20
Internet

Trump's Deranged Antifa Tweet and OANN Are the Result of Failed Media Policy

Decades of media policy failures have culminated in unhinged misinformation masquerading as news, and many experts don’t see a clear path forward.
Karl Bode
6.9.20
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
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