Deutsche Telekom fault affects 900,000 customers

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Deutsche Telekom has confirmed up to 900,000 customers have had their broadband service cut off following a possible hack of its hardware.  Internet access, phone connections and TV reception for those with a certain router have been affected. Source: BBC Technology News Date: November 29th, 2016 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38130352 Discussion 1) Is there anything you could do if you… Read more »

Distributed Denial of Service Attacks (DDoS) explained

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A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is an attempt to take a website offline by overwhelming it with internet traffic. The tactic is often used in protest against companies and organisations to make their websites unavailable. Source: BBC Technology News Date: September 22nd, 2016 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35731734 Discussion 1) Have you seen a completely non-tech version… Read more »

4 Bad Things Internet Companies Can’t Do Anymore — If the FCC Gets its Way

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Description: If the FCC approves those new net neutrality rules, you’ll enjoy some extra protections. Source: CNN Money Date: February 6, 2015 Sure, there’s disagreement about how to best ensure net neutrality — an Internet where the cable owners don’t discriminate between the traffic on their networks. But one thing is certain: Internet providers have played dirty… Read more »

U.S. Netflix In Canada Could Be History If Copyright Holders Have Their Way

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Description: Here in Canada, Netflix is about to face the CRTC, adhere to Canadian broadcasting regulations, and pay into the CanCon Media fund. Source: Huffington Post Date: September 18, 2014 Major media companies are beginning to lobby Netflix and other streaming services to prevent users from accessing content available in other countries. Currently, about a third of Canadians… Read more »

Global glitch bruises RIM

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Global glitch bruises RIM Description: A major technical glitch affected BlackBerry service across much of the globe Wednesday, delaying e-mails and messages for an estimated 30 to 40 million users – about half of RIM’s customer base of 70 million. Source: CNN.com & Globe and Mail.com Date: Oct 13, 2011 The problems, which began earlier… Read more »