Unintended Consequences of Brexit: Internet Edition

Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016. Before the vote, various experts warned of unintended consequences. Professor Michael Dougan warned of legal complexity. Bertie Aherne, former Irish Taoiseach, warned that Brexit may result in new borders. And unintended consequences will also affect both the UK and the EU’s IT industry, and the way UK […]

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Master Google Docs By Lunch With This Infographic

About a year back, the Boston Globe wrote a piece on the history of word processing machines with the assistance of Matthew Kirschenbaum, a professor who currently teaches English at the University of Maryland. The focus of their discussion was on how a computer, generally seen as something cold and impersonal, could actually improve the […]

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What Does Donald Trump Think About Net Neutrality?

Despite his use of Twitter, Donald Trump is not a big internet user. He “very rarely” emails anyone, according to a 2013 testimony, and dictates his tweets to his aides. He’s referred to the internet as “the cyber” during the 2016 presidential debates, suggesting that he isn’t completely au fait with the modern web and related […]

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15 Big E-commerce Problems and Fixes

Setting up an online store is expensive. As a result, you have an extra incentive to make it a success. And that means converting visitors into customers. But it isn’t always clear how to do that. Remember that customers aren’t just looking for the right products at the right price. They are looking for a […]

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Know Your Privacy Rights at the Border

With the rise of terrorism and other law-breaking (eg, human trafficking), there has been a great increase in border checks — and the power that governments exercise at their borders. This has resulted in law-abiding citizens seeing their privacy rights erode. What was once a simple validation of a passport and quick look at the […]

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Which Browser is Most Secure?

With increasing numbers of malware attacks and other threats trying to steal your personal data, protecting yourself online is vitally important. Threats such as credit card scams, phishing, and computer viruses should make internet security a priority for everyone. This starts with good browsing practices. Take care when you open email attachments. Make sure your antivirus software […]

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Should I Build an App or a Website?

The difference between an app and a website can be fuzzy, and the semantics can be confusing. At times, it feels like the choice between taking the freeway or a toll road. There other times where there are some clear advantages to using one or the other. Are you unsure whether you should build an […]

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The World's Most Creative (and Bizarre) Datacenters

The World’s Most Creative (and Bizarre) Data Centers

When we think of data centers, we tend to think of large, open rooms full of featureless racks. But many data centers break the mold and utilize truly creative designs, layouts, and locations. These unusual data centers are not vanity projects, but creative responses to some of the challenges that technology has presented. As concerns […]

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How to Plan and Execute Your Band's World Tour -- No Record Deal Required

The Internet Makes Your Band’s World Tour Much Easier

Many musicians dream of going on a world tour. But they’re put off by the huge costs and complicated visa laws. Some assume these things put world touring out of their reach — at least without the support and deep pockets of a major label. This is not true. Record Companies Aren’t as Important Now Right […]

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Trailblazing Failures of the Dot-Com Bubble

You’ve probably heard of the term “economic bubble.” One occurs when a part of the economy grows very fast and then abruptly crashes. Most commonly, we think of housing bubbles like the US housing bubble that burst at the beginning of 2007. But bubbles can happen to anything that’s bought and sold. In fact, one […]

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Now 16,318+ British Cops, Suits & Spooks Can See Every Website You Visit

Last Updated: March 25, 2017 The Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) is a new law that makes mass surveillance legal in the United Kingdom. All citizens’ mobile phone and internet use will now be logged, and the law also allows the government to secretly bypass encryption, among other things. The Act specifies a number of job […]

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Everything You Need to Know on Tor & the Deep Web

The internet has, in its storied history, been compared to many things: a river; a superhighway; and, perhaps most famously, a series of tubes. But as it turns out, the most apt comparison of all just might be an iceberg. Like the mighty floes that break off from glaciers, only 10% of the network we […]

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Internet Censorship Around the Globe

Depending on where you live, free and open access to the information and entertainment found on the internet might seem like more of a right than a privilege. But for folks who live in some of the world’s more restrictive societies, some or even most of the internet remains tantalizingly out of reach, blocked by […]

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Update on the Cloudflare Data Breach

As you may have heard, a coding error at Cloudflare exposed information of users of potentially millions of websites. This is being referred to as “Cloudbleed.” Although WhoIsHostingThis.com does use Cloudflare, there is a minuscule chance that this will affect any of our users. In a general sense, WhoIsHostingThis.com is relatively safe from such attacks […]

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Cybersquatting Won’t Save the World

Last November, according to Reuters, after Donald Trump won the presidential election, the editor-in-chief of the far-right Breitbart News Network announced that the outlet would expand into Germany and France, hoping to “monetize the anger and anti-immigrant sentiment unleashed by Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign.” Some on the left in France are not keen to […]

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