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FCC imposed a $600,000 fine to Marriott for blocking guests Wi-Fi to sell theirs

Marriott International Inc. has decided to pay a $600,000 civil penalty after it blocked Wi-Fi hotspots at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center. A federal complaint was raised against the hotel which is one of the largest convention centers in the United States. Marriott, which owns a chain of luxury hotels worldwide agreed to settle the complaint on Friday ...

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The FireChat App Helps Protesters in Hong Kong to Reach Each Other

Hong Kong is going through a rough patch and people have come out on streets in favor of protest. The situation is worsening each day and at such times, the protesters have come out with an app that will help them connect with each other even in times of network breakdown. The FireChat app is an instant hit among the Hong Kong people. ...

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What makes Shellshock extremely dangerous?

While some people are still recovering from the losses incurred due to Heartbleed, the internet world faces another crisis named Shellshock. Shellshock is the latest threat that the online world is facing and it has ‘shocked’ quite a few already. The scenario with Shellshock is very much similar to that of Heartbleed. The technicalities involved is such that it explains ...

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EU privacy watchdogs warn Google over privacy policy

European Union privacy regulators on Thursday urged Google to simplify the company’s privacy policies in compliance with the EU law. The authorities also released a “list of possible compliance measures” for the company. The list was provided to Google by Article 29 Working Party (WP29), a watchdog group for EU Data protection authorities. Though WP29 has limited powers, its members ...

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MVNO Karma launches LTE version of mobile hotspot

Karma’s mobile hotspot service has been already utilized by more than 100,000 people around the globe. Now, Karma targeted more customers for its mobile broadband services and want to become a main source of internet access.  Stevan van Wel, CEO and co-founder of Karma reported in an interview, “Karma no longer wants to be merely a mobile internet provider; it ...

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AT&T’s new $39 a month Internet Plan offers HBO and free Amazon Prime

AT&T and Amazon have come up with a surprise for their fans by partnering together. Now, AT&T’s new Broadband Bundle offer will give you HBO and Amazon Prime for $39 a month. Amazon has already included a video streaming service to Amazon Prime. The Amazon service has been quite popular among the masses and the USP (Unique Selling Proposition) of it ...

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Senators in favor of the FCC backing off from the Net Neutrality Rules

Net Neutrality had been the center of attention in the last few months and the U.S. Federal Commission was strapping a shackle effectively on most search engines. However, the Republican Senators and advocates have stated on Wednesday that the Net Neutrality rules will hurt the investors and employment of broadband in most regions. There are few problems in the Net ...

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