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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.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
Frontier

American Phone Companies Are Literally Letting Their Networks Fall Apart

Limited oversight, no competition, and state corruption aren’t a recipe for broadband success.
Karl Bode
1.10.19
networks

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.
Karl Bode
10.29.18
graph theory

How to Hide Within a Social Network

New graph theory research offers good news for privacy advocates, bad news for the FBI.
Michael Byrne
1.30.18
Skynet

Energy Neutral Drone Swarms Can Spy on You Without Taking a Break

Researchers imagine a self-sufficient internet of drones.
Michael Byrne
1.17.18
history

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.
Ernie Smith
11.13.17
Signal to Noise

Study Pins Fake News Plague on Limited Attention Spans, Information Overload

As social networks grow louder, picking quality memes grows harder.
Michael Byrne
6.26.17
wearables

Engineers Turn Human Body Into Bioacoustic Communications Channel

When a handshake is much more than a handshake.
Michael Byrne
2.20.17
networks

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.
Ben Sullivan
2.17.17
Internet

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.
Michael Byrne
1.23.17
Internet

5G Survives a Critical Test: The Backcountry

Engineers take millimeter-wave wireless into the wilds of southern Virginia.
Michael Byrne
11.11.16
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?
VICE Staff
10.14.16
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