A new school year year is about to begin, but for those households who can not afford to avail of wireless service, at least for their members who are studying in high school, it is going to be extra tough for their kids to complete school work that requires Internet research. Thankfully, the fourth biggest wireless carrier in the United States is doing something about it.
US Mobile’s new Unlimited WiFi plan may well be considered the biggest of its kind in the world, in terms of providing WiFi coverage. For a price of just $10 a month, the offering gives mobile users access to more than 60 million hotspots in over 120 countries around the planet, as well as more than 35 million hotspots in the United States alone.
About a week ago, Facebook had announced that it was finally beginning to launch its Wi-Fi locator tool to all users around the world. Officially designated as Find Wi-Fi, the new feature basically allows users of the biggest social media platform in the planet to search for business establishments within the vicinity that offer public Wi-Fi service, free of charge.
Over 300,000 computers in more than a hundred countries around the world have been affected by the WannaCry cyberattack. For those not familiar with WannaCry, it works by exploiting outdated versions of Windows, especially those that never got updated with relatively recently rolled out security patches from Microsoft.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) believes that the problems its official website had experienced late in the weekend and until Monday were caused by Distributed Denial of Service (DDos) attacks, and not because of John Oliver, the comedian who urged the public on his HBO Show “Last Week Tonight” to go to the agency’s website, and then express their sentiments regarding the FCC’s move to roll back net neutrality rules.
It seems that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be rolling back its previous stand regarding Net Neutrality, which could have a significant impact on how people (and business establishments) consume the Internet.
It is almost a universal truth that parents nowadays worry about their kids spending too much connected to the Internet. Well, it turns out, the inverse may also be true -- children are also expressing some concern especially if they feel their mom and dad is too engaged with the information superhighway.
According to Common Sense Media, teenage kids these days spend an average of six and a half hours every day busy with their mobile devices. Furthermore, teens apparently spend nearly nine hours daily devouring all types of media (internet, movies, music, and video games), and that does not account for media consumption related to school or for homework.
Over 170 groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), wrote a letter this week and sent it to Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and also Senators John Thune and Bill Nelson, in order to ask them to honor the net neutrality rules
This week, Google has started deploying an update to Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), now allowing users to view, copy, and even share the publisher’s own links, instead of the AMP URL. Apparently, some publishers have complained to Google that their traffic was reduced because of the changing of their own URLs to those that had Google in the name when being optimized for easier viewing on mobile devices.