Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband
Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
American Phone Companies Are Literally Letting Their Networks Fall Apart
Limited oversight, no competition, and state corruption aren’t a recipe for broadband success.
FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'
In reality, the real threat posed by community broadband is to big telecom’s monopoly revenues.
How to Hide Within a Social Network
New graph theory research offers good news for privacy advocates, bad news for the FBI.
Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break
Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
The Greatest Computer Network You’ve Never Heard Of
How the PLATO system, a pre-internet online platform that first came to life at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the 1960s, quietly fostered some of the first digital natives.
Signal to Noise
Study Pins Fake News Plague on Limited Attention Spans, Information Overload
As social networks grow louder, picking quality memes grows harder.
Engineers Turn Human Body Into Bioacoustic Communications Channel
When a handshake is much more than a handshake.
If Cell Service Goes Down in a Disaster, This App Will Keep You Connected
The Weather Channel app is rolling out mesh networking capabilities for users in developing countries hit by climate change and natural disasters.
Why It Takes So Damn Long to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
Researchers offer an explanation for and solution to that annoying wait for an access point to actually connect.
5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry
Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Some People Were Pretty Pissed They Had to Hear the Word 'Pussy' on TV Last Weekend
Most of the complaints came from concerned parents, since the FCC is obviously to blame in this situation, right?