All dot-com Web sites get security upgrade with DNSSEC

Domain Name System Security Extensions (DNSSEC) were switched on for .com domain names late last week, in a final stage of one of the biggest security upgrades the Internet has seen. DNSSEC extends

Published on: April 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamers

Last February there was a bit of a stir among my Canadian gamer friends when the Canadian Radio-Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved new data caps of a mere 25 GB/month (down from 200 GB/month).

Published on: March 29th, 2011 Peter Smith

Small businesses join revolt over usage-based billing

From music downloads to streaming videos, data backups to online classes and video conferences, usage based billing (UBB) has the potential for skyrocketing the cost of Internet service for individual and business users,

Published on: February 2nd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Whatever happened to these once mighty five Websites?

The Internet generation is stunningly disloyal. Brands mean very little to us. Our parents might never have bought anything other than a Ford car, or a Westinghouse refrigerator, but we switch online services

Published on: November 26th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Google backpedals in battle against China

Google Inc. may not be throwing in the towel in its battle with the Chinese government, but it certainly took a step back this week.Google announced late Monday that it will no longer

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

Hackers deface hundreds of ISP’s customers’ Web sites

Hackers have managed to deface several hundred Web sites hosted by Network Solutions, the company said Tuesday.In a blog posting, the Internet service provider described the incident as a "limited attack on websites

Published on: January 21st, 2010 Robert MacMillan and Gregg Keizer

Web hosting firms fined $32 million for supporting copyright violation

In what's being called a landmark decision, a federal jury in California has found two Web hosting companies and their owner liable for contributing to trademark and copyright infringement for hosting sites selling

Published on: September 3rd, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Lawsuit demands banks divulge information about hack attacks

Anti-spam company Unspam Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit on Wednesday aimed, in a somewhat roundabout way, at forcing banks to divulge any information they might have about hacking activities affecting their customer accounts.The

Published on: August 25th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Canadian ISPs, artist groups butt heads over new media funding proposal

A Canadian Radio, Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) proposal that more Canadian programming for the Web be funded by taxing ISP profits has sparked a heated debate – with ISPs and members of

Published on: February 20th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Some ISPs make big bucks by intercepting traffic from non-existent sites

The interception of Internet traffic to snoop on phone calls or track surfers' behavior is a hot topic -- but what's keeping members of an international Internet security body up at night is

Published on: June 25th, 2008 Peter Sayer