More Than Half of Americans Know What Net Neutrality Is: Report

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The “Web IQ” of American internet users varies widely, and less than half are aware that a company posting a privacy statement is not necessarily promising confidentiality. According to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web, only 44 percent of those surveyed know what a privacy statement is, though over 80 percent know about Bill Gates and hashtags. Read More

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Russia Will Block Websites with Multiple Copyright Violations Starting in 2015

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Websites found guilty of multiple copyright violations will be permanently blocked in Russia starting next year, according to the Moscow Times. In a separate move to combat internet piracy in Russia, the country’s “communications operators” may soon be required to pay millions in “universal licenses” to intellectual property rights holders. Read More

CloudFlare to Open Data Centers in China in 2015: Report

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CloudFlare will open 12 data centers in mainland China over the next six months in preparation for the beta launch of local service in January 2015, according to TechCrunch. China is already the company’s second biggest market by traffic and users, despite CloudFlare having no local marketing, sales, or support. Read More