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‘Homeless Hotspots’ Ignite Heated Debate

The annual SXSW interactive conference in Austin is sometimes plagued with snail-slow internet speeds (when you can connect at all). But this year it’s been a little easier to find a wifi hotspot: just look for a homeless person. Yes, homeless people are now being used as wifi spots.

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Source:  hdzimmermann via flickr
Source: hdzimmermann via flickr
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Support For A “No Track System” Grows On The Internet

Privacy has been a concern with the internet since it began.  The Proliferation of social media sites and search engines has accelerated peoples fears about their web browsing history being stored and used without their knowledge

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Source:  Cdigest via flickr
Source: Cdigest via flickr
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Google Glasses Are Coming

You knew it had to be on someone's drawing board;  Just like the Bluetooth technology that allowed hands-fee cell phone use, the design team at Google is planning eyeglasses that allow you hands-free internet search capabilities

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Source:  Mediajon via flickr
Source: Mediajon via flickr
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No Cloud For You: Internet Cloud Is Running Out Of Bandwidth

After rolling out as the "next best thing" - with claims that it would allow unlimited storage and access, the cloud-technology is taking a hit;  There's simply not as much space as advertised.
The supply of wireless data in the United States -- the stuff that lets us use the internet on our smartphones and tablets -- is fast disappearing, as reported by CNN Money, which found the crisis pressing enough to warrant a week of dedicated coverage

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Source:  Warrantedarrest via flickr
Source: Warrantedarrest via flickr
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Google Is Tracking You

A change in privacy policy now has the Google search engine tracking your web visits.
Google is changing its privacy policy to allow it to track users across services.

The company says beginning March 1, it is turning its more than 60 different privacy policies into one policy that will cover multiple products and features to a create a “simple and intuitive” experience

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Shocked Newborn Is Born for Internet Stardom [VIDEO]

A new dad completely confounds his adorable newborn by making motorboat sounds with his mouth. Enjoy it while you can, dad, because something tells us your baby girl won’t always be this easy to impress.

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Looking Glass, Flickr
Looking Glass, Flickr
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Wondering What Most Use the Internet for? Well, It’s Not That Exciting — Survey of the Day

Why did the average American go online? For no particular reason (Ba-dum-bum).

Although this may not become the newest joke anytime soon, it’s actually a true statement. According to a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, 53 percent of 18- to 29-year-old Americans go online just for fun or to waste time. With 2,260 participating adults, it turns out that 58 percent of all adults go online for the same reason.

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(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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Obama Proposes Government Censorship Of The Internet

Freedom of speech - right?  How 'bout the President shutting down or limiting what's on the internet?
“The President ... may declare a cyber security emergency and order the limitation or shutdown of Internet traffic to and from any compromised Federal Government or United States Critical infrastructure information system or network,” is the clause buried deep in the bowels of the Cybersecurity Act of 2010 now before the Congress which has had one debate already in the Senate

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‘Do a Barrel Roll’ and Other Fun Google Easter Eggs [IMAGES]

Did you know that internet mainstay Google, the search engine that gets 1 billion visitors each month, contains several carefully-hidden easter eggs? It’s true.

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(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DATG)
(Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for DATG)
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Online Plans For One Life To Live And All My Children Get A Launch Date

Now that they've both aired their final episodes on broadcast television, cancelled soaps All My Children and One Life To Live are getting ready for their future on the internet.
The Prospect Park media company on Tuesday announced a name and tentative launch date for the online network that will host new epsiodes of ABC’s axed All My Children and One Life to Live

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TooFarNorth, Flickr
TooFarNorth, Flickr
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Study Finds Webpages are Read By People in an F-Shaped Pattern

A new study by usability expert Jakob Nielsen reveals that when webpages are read, we read and scan the text in an F-shape.

Using eyetracking software, he found the first paragraph gets the most attention, making the top horizontal line of the F. The next paragraph only gets half the attention of the first, tracing the second shorter horizontal line of the F. And finally, we skim down the rest of the article vertically.

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What Happens on the Internet Every Minute of Every Day? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The brains at web development and design company Go-Globe created a stunning infographic that breaks down the internet activity happening every minute of the day on sites like Twitter, Google, Facebook, and Skype. And it’s kind of amazing.

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