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June 9, 2021 | Via Sky News

Fastly Explains what Took Down Major Websites Worldwide

US tech company Fastly has revealed that a software bug triggered a global internet outage which took several major websites offline on Tuesday. For around an hour, sites such as The New York Times, Evening Standard, Bloomberg and Le Monde, as well as self-proclaimed front page of the internet Reddit, shopping site eBay, and streaming platform Twitch, were all down.

June 8, 2021 | Via NBC News

Massive Outage Takes Websites, Including Amazon and Major News Sites, Offline

Websites around the world, including major news sites, Amazon and the United Kingdom’s government page, were temporarily down during a massive outage early Tuesday. It was not immediately clear what caused the massive outage. Multiple news outlets were taken offline, including BBC, Bloomberg News, CNN, The Financial Times, The Guardian, The New York Times and The Verge.

May 17, 2018 | Via CNN

Senate Votes to Protect Net Neutrality

The US Senate voted on Wednesday to save net neutrality after attempts by the Federal Communications Commission to reverse neutrality rules put into place by the Obama administration. The bipartisan resolution got approved issuing rebukes to the Trump administration’s support of reversing net neutrality. It is unclear what fate may await the measure in the House.

July 18, 2018 | Via Independent

Rising Sea Levels Will Compromise US Internet Access

A new study shows that underground internet cables across the US will be inundated with sea water as sea levels rise in the next 15 years. If thousands of miles of cable were flooded due to rising sea levels, it could impact Internet reliability for millions of Americans in major cities.

July 5, 2018 | Via NBC News

Megaupload Founder to Be Extradited to US to Face Criminal Charges

The New Zealand Court of Appeal ruled Thursday that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the US to face racketeering and criminal copyright charges. The decision comes six years after the US shutdown megaupload.com for collecting at least $175 million from people using it to illegally download songs, television shows, and movies.

June 22, 2018 | Via NBC News

Supreme Court Ruling Gives States Tax Control Over Online Retailers

The Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that states can compel retailers to collect sales taxes even if they are not physically located in the state, reversing a 1992 ruling. Justice Anthony Kennedy said the internet has changed ‘the dynamics of the national economy.’ Retail analysts call the ruling ‘bad news’ for online retailers.

January 17, 2018 | Via CNN

More Than 20 States Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality Repeal

The first major lawsuits to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules were filed, Tuesday, by twenty-one states, the District of Columbia, and various other groups. The states’ suit leader called the repeal ‘arbitrary and capricious.’ Filing occurred a day after Senate Democrats announced progress on legislation to overturn the repeal.

January 8, 2018 | Via Reuters

Internet Association Joins Fight Against FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

The Internet Association, a group representing the biggest technology companies in America announced, Friday, their plan to join the fight against the Federal Communications Commission and its repeal of net neutrality. Companies including Facebook, Google, and Netflix are prepared to use their reputation and financial standing to aid in the challenge.

December 13, 2017 | Via NY Times

Senators Call for Net Neutrality Repeal to Be Abandoned

With FCC Chairman, Ajit Pai, and two Republican commissioners expected to vote to repeal net neutrality rules on Thursday, 37 Senate Democrats sent a letter to Pai requesting the proposal be abandoned, saying, ‘the future of the internet hangs in the balance.’ Eighty-three percent of Americans, including 3 out of 4 Republicans, disapprove the proposal.

May 15, 2017 | Via NY Times

Ransomware Cyber Attack Targets Over 150 Countries

On Friday computer networks of over 150 countries were targeted in a ransomware cyber attack called “WannaCry” that prevents access to data and systems. The attack is considered one of the biggest cybersecurity attacks in the recent history. The main victim, Britain’s healthcare system saw 48 of 248 NHS organizations disrupted by it, “the biggest ransomware attack ever.” The attack caused operations to be canceled and caused widespread disruptions in medical procedures. Many are getting notices to pay a ransom for a decryption key or risk having their files erased. A number of Chinese universities have also been under attack, leaving many unable to access their university theses.

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