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2014-09-24 08:33:35

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9421 of Sacramento sent a letter in response to Congresswoman Doris Matsui's net neutrality forum this week. In its letter, the CWA's Executive Vice President and Legislative-Political Director, Robert Longer, expressed concern over organizations calling for new rules and urged policymakers about the threat of reclassifying the Internet as a Title II public utility:...

2013-07-01 23:03:23

Nicknamed the “Grandfather of the Internet,” Farber Played a Key Role in Developing Many Forerunning Technologies to Today’s Internet and Cloud Computing Systems Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Stevens Institute of Technology alumnus David Farber '56, M.S. '61 has been named one of 32 inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame, a prestigious annual awards program of the Internet Society which recognizes leaders and luminaries who have made significant contributions to the...

2010-12-01 12:15:00

Comcast and a networking company that streams online movies from Netflix are in a potential battle for an open Internet. Proponents of "net neutrality," the principal that Internet service providers should treat all Web traffic equally, are closely watching Comcast and Level 3 Communications Inc. The disagreement became public on Monday when Level 3 complained that the cable giant was demanding a "recurring fee" from Level 3 to transmit online movies and other content to Comcast's...

2010-08-22 15:35:00

A technical industry group hosted a closed-door meeting to discuss the future of the open Internet. Public advocacy groups said these types of dealings were detrimental. The meeting follows the publication of a controversial plan laid out by Google and Verizon that allows net providers to have certain types of Internet traffic to be given priority over others. Consumer bodies said those proposals are an "Internet killer."About 100 people marched to Google's headquarters in California last...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'