Russia’s own internet? Legislators plan to protect the country's web from foreign interference

Russian lawmakers have introduced legislation designed to reduce the country’s internet resources’ dependence on foreign infrastructure. The bill also envisions emergency measures in case the nation gets cut off the worldwide web. The legislation, submitted to the State Duma on Tuesday, has been drafted in the wake of the “aggressive nature of US cyber security […]

The ‘father of the internet’ says that Google employee backlash to its defense work was just ‘a lot of misunderstanding’ (GOOGL)

Troy Wolverton/Business Insider Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet, this week defended Google’s work on Project Maven — its controversial pilot program with the Pentagon.  Employee objections to the work, which involved developing artificial-intelligence technologies for use by the Defense Department, were based on a misunderstanding of the nature of the work, […]

Who Lost the Internet Wars?

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs are considered the Rockefellers, Fords and Carnegies of the Information Age. But once upon a time, there was another vision of the Internet — a radical one from a little-known contender who lost the Internet wars. Even if you tweet, snap and poke, you’ve probably never heard of […]

The internet war on sex is here

During the Great Internet Sex War, that began in the United States during its Facebook Era, people were forced to stockpile their porn. Lube was bought by the drum and hidden in bunkers, alongside vibrators and air-gapped computers holding valuable troves of accurate, non judgemental sex information. Gimp suits were stored upright, oiled, and ready […]

All hail the AI overlord: Smart cities and the AI Internet of Things

Enlarge / Shanghai. (credit: Dong Wenjie / Getty Images) Welcome to Ars UNITE, our week-long virtual conference on the ways that innovation brings unusual pairings together. Each day this week from Wednesday through Friday, we’re bringing you a pair of stories about facing the future. Today’s focus is on AI in the city—get ready for […]

AT&T makes it more expensive to cancel DirecTV or Internet service

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Aurich) AT&T will start charging customers for the full month after they cancel TV or Internet service, ending its customer-friendly practice of providing a prorated credit for the final month. Even if you cancel on the first day of a new billing period, you’ll be charged for the full month […]

Daily Podcast: Spider-Man, Cowboy Bebop, Handmaid’s Tale, Creed, Candyman, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, YouTube, Ralph Breaks The Internet

On the November 28, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest tv and film news, including Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Cowboy Bebop, Handmaid’s Tale, Sylvester Stallone, Candyman, To All The Boys I’ve Loved […]