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Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

Weekend Open Forum: Online since...?

The world wide web turned 20 this week. Though I haven’t been online for that long, it got me reminiscing about the first time I heard my computer make that choreographed sequence of noises that allowed it to piggyback on…
McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

McAfee patents anti-piracy filter

A recent patent published by McAfee describes what amounts to an anti-piracy system. Titled "Detect and prevent illegal consumption of content on the internet", McAfee's approach would employ a centralized blocklist-style system to issue warnings for -- or entirely block…
Majority of webpages can be connected in just 19 clicks

Majority of webpages can be connected in just 19 clicks

A new report published in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society says that most websites are connected in 19 clicks or less. Hungarian physicist Albert-László Barabási says the “close” connections are possible thanks to search engines, large aggregators and…