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Coronavirus Fuels P2P Connectivity: Crypto-Driven Meshnet Gives Rural Towns Internet

</header> <strong>While the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the economy across the U.S., a number of the 1,737 residents from Clatskanie, Oregon can’t obtain an internet service provider (ISP). The situation has motivated the town to adopt a decentralized meshnet ISP called Althea and the network’s users are paid in cryptocurrency for relaying.</strong> Also read: Film …

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UK internet providers will lift data caps during COVID-19 pandemic

Sponsored Links CristinaNixau via Getty Images The UK is echoing others in lifting internet restrictions to keep people online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Major telecoms like BT/EE, Openreach and Virgin Media have struck an agreement that will remove “all” data caps on current landline broadband services. Mobile and fixed providers also have to offer “generous” …

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Comcast suspends data caps, makes Xfinity WiFi free for 60 days

Sponsored Links Comcast Cable / Xfinity service van driving on the street. Comcast is the largest home internet service provider in the United States. Andrei Stanescu via Getty Images Yesterday Comcast and AT&T were among ISPs announced some relaxed policies to help people suddenly stuck at home due to countermeasures taken in the fight against …

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Australia orders ISPs to block sites hosting Christchurch shooting video

Sponsored Links Mick Tsikas/AAP Image via AP Australia isn’t waiting for new laws to block access to sites with content it deems horrific. The government’s e-safety commissioner Julie Inman has ordered internet service providers in the country to block eight websites hosting the Christchurch terrorist’s video, preventing Australians from visiting the sites unless they use …

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Maine passes bill requiring ISPs to ask permission before selling data

Sponsored Links coleong via Getty Images The current federal government might not be keen on privacy rules for internet providers, but Maine certainly is. The state’s Senate has passed a bill that requires consent before ISPs can sell or offer access to their customers’ private data, paralleling an earlier approval in the state House. It …

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Governments Exploit Christchurch Tragedy to Enforce Censorship and Thought Policing

<strong>No sooner had the victims of the Christchurch attack fallen than governments were clamoring to mine the tragedy for political capital. Despite the shooting having been live streamed on Facebook, antipodean officials have directed their ire against fringe websites in a desperate bid to control the narrative and criminalize curious civilians.</strong> Also read: Bitcoin Cash …

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