ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+: Extreme Kaveri treatment

ASRock FM2A88X EXTREME6+: Extreme Kaveri treatment

The moment AMD presented its new APU (Kaveri), which made a significant step forward in iGPU performances, it was to be expected that soon enough there will be loads of motherboards that can support i...

In Win Desert Fox Commander III 800W

In Win Desert Fox Commander III 800W

Right from the start In Win company wants to leave a good impression. This manufacturer is very famous in the eastern markets for their power supplies and chassis, even though they have lots of other ...

ASUS DSL-N66U and RT-N14U: Routers for every WAN situation

ASUS DSL-N66U and RT-N14U: Routers for every WAN situation

We all know that internet service providers often provide free wireless routers, in order to increase the value of their offer. We also know that, in most cases, that equipment is, for the lack of bet...

Noctua NF-L9i: A miniature HTPC is trending

Noctua NF-L9i: A miniature HTPC is trending

Noctua gained its fame in coolers world by working very hard to adapt their products to their customers’ needs. In the era of APU computers (Kaveri, for example), or rather, processors with low consum...

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II: Double identity

ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II: Double identity

GeForce GTX 780 Ti brought the users ideally balanced video card which also represents an excellent answer to the competitor’s model. We’ve got a full-blooded GK110 chip which even Titan didn’t have a...

AMD A10 7850K: New definition of integration

AMD A10 7850K: New definition of integration

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Top Google trends 2012

Google-ZeitgeistThere were more than 1.2 trillion Google searches in 146 languages in 2012, traditional Google Zeitgeist report shows. The late singer Whitney Houston topped the list for search trends worldwide, following by Gangnam Style and Hurricane Sandy.

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UN telecom treaty approved

wcitA controversial new global treaty on telecom regulations was signed today by 89 International Telecommunication Union member states despite US and western countries objections to potential regulation of the Internet, AFP reports. Fifty-five countries did not sign the treaty, said Mohamed al-Ghanim, chairman of the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WICT-12), organised by the ITU in Dubai.

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U.S. will not sign ITU treaty over Internet provisions

wcit 8The United States said today that it will not sign an international telecommunications treaty thanks to the inclusion of Internet-related provisions, PCMAG reports. "It is with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the U.S. must communicate that it is not able to sign the agreement in the current form," U.S. Ambassador Terry Kramer told attendees of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12).

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Facebook adopts new policies

facebook logoFacebook decided to adopt the proposed updates to Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Data Use Policy after the seven-day vote. Of the 668,872 people who voted, 589,141 recommended existing SRR and Data Use Policy should be kept. Because less than one percent of Facebook user community of more than one billion participated, the results are advisory (less than 30% of users voted).

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Russia withdrew proposal to regulate the Internet

wcit 8A Russia-led coalition on Monday withdrew a proposal to give governments new powers over the Internet, This plan was opposed by Western countries in talks on a new global telecom treaty, Reuters reports. The United States, Europe, Canada and other advocates of a hands-off approach to Internet regulation want to limit the new treaty's scope to telecom companies, but Russia, China and many Arab states have been pushing to expand the treaty beyond traditional telecom operators. The Russia-led proposal could have allowed countries to block some Internet locations and take control of the allocation of Internet addresses currently overseen by ICANN, a self-governing organization under contract to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

Government controlled Internet proposal

©ITUNew proposals submitted to the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT-12) in Dubai aim to redefine the Internet as a system of government-controlled, state-supervised networks, according to a leaked document, ZDNet reports. The leaked document was proposed by a member state bloc comprised of Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, and the United Arab Emirates.

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Microsoft opens social network

socl sMicrosoft made the beta version of its social network, Socl, available to everyone on Tuesday. Socl initially launched seven months ago, but it was open only to invited Microsoft employees and college students. Now it is open for public and all you have to do is to connect your Microsoft or Facebook account to it. After that you can share content or make comments. The big question is, do we really need one more social network?

 

US Congress condemns U.N. Internet "takeover"

congressIn response to a set of Internet eavesdropping standards recently adopted by the International Telecommunications Union in a UN Conference in Dubai, US Congress has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution which opposes any sort of U.N. Internet "takeover", Techspot reports. Incidentally, European Parliament members passed their own, similar resolution last month which stated, "the ITU, or any other single, centralised international institution, is not the appropriate body to assert regulatory authority over either internet governance or internet traffic flows".

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YouTube new look

youtube newlook sYouTube will get new cleaner and simpler look starting today. This update will further improve the Guide, which is a feature that was introduced last year and makes is easier to subscribe to the channels.

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Facebook site governance vote underway

facebook logoFacebook users will have until Monday, December 10 to vote on the proposed changes to Facebook's policy, including the ability of users to vote on future privacy changes. Since announced on November 21, many Facebook users and privacy groups had comments related to the changes proposed to Facebook governance process. In a blog post announcing the vote, Elliot Schrage, Facebook's vice president of communications and public policy, said that "this feedback allows us to respond to your questions and make substantive changes to our proposals before they are implemented. Based on your feedback and after consultation with our regulators, including the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s Office, we’ve further clarified some of our proposals." The response to comments related to proposed governance process changes can be found here.

 
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