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Google’s ‘FASTER’ undersea cable goes online with 60 Tbps of bandwidth

Google’s ‘FASTER’ undersea cable goes online with 60 Tbps of bandwidth A new undersea cable constructed with Google’s backing has just gone online linking the US west coast with Japan.The cable, which has the fitting name “FASTER,” can transmit 60 terabytes of data per second, more than any other active undersea cable.

Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet

Bigpipe's new app allows users to prioritise internet The New Zealand ISP says the app gives users a ‘never-before-seen’ level of control over their internet connections.The Bigpipe App has a Mode Selector feature that allows customers to view what’s happening on their network and decide what kind of traffic gets priority over their Bigpipe connection.

Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus

Kiwis data hungry, finds Chorus That’s according to Chorus, who is forecasting the average monthly household data usage to reach almost 170GB by June 2017, a further 64% increase from the end of June 2016.Rosalie Nelson, head of insights at Chorus, says this rapid growth in data usage reflects a move to the digital home – the coming together of the ‘smart’ home and high-speed broadband connectivity.

Hackers claim DDoS knocked Pokémon GO offline last weekend

Hackers claim DDoS knocked Pokémon GO offline last weekend This past weekend was particularly bad, and now a hacking group called OurMine is claiming responsibility for the downtime.If you have not heard of Pokémon GO, I can only assume you’ve been living under a rock sans internet access for the last few weeks.

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business

Your privacy at risk: Verizon reportedly close to purchasing Yahoo’s Internet business Now, there’s talk that Verizon and Yahoo are close to a deal for the company’s core Internet properties.Bloomberg reports that Verizon is buying Yahoo’s core Internet business and its real estate holdings for an estimated $5 billion.

Researchers find more than 100 Tor nodes that are snooping on users

Researchers find more than 100 Tor nodes that are snooping on users Security researchers (and indeed, law enforcement) have worked out a number of theoretical ways to attack Tor.The researchers report that 110 live nodes in Tor are “misbehaving” by collecting data on the connections that pass through it.

2degrees leaves other tels in dust as 100GbE mes to town

2degrees leaves other tels in dust as 100GbE mes to town “This is fantastic for 2degrees customers, the enabling of our 100GbE interconnect into Southern Cross allows us access to uncontested capacity giving us the ability to provide more data, faster," says Mark Petrie, 2degrees chief fixed officer.Petrie says 2degrees has seen massive growth over 2016, and is doubling its capacity to cope with services from internet content providers like Netflix and Apple.

Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month

Google Chrome will start blocking all Flash content next month The next phase in Adobe Flash’s agonizingly slow demise starts next month when Google Chrome begins blocking all Flash content.Last year in Chrome 52, Google made most Flash content “click-to-play.

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser

The Internet Reacts To Pokémon's Biggest Loser Last night’s episode of Pokémon XYZ sure is good at eliciting opinions from the internet.As Kotaku first reported, Ash just competed to win the Kalos League in the most recent Pokémon XYZ episode.

11 jobs the internet is destroying

11 jobs the internet is destroying Film Developers This is one profession that's pretty much extinct in the 21st century, which is a shame.Salesmen Many of the jobs on this list are fairly specific industries, but there are some whole fields that the internet is slowly destroying.

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions

Strung out: Google Fiber reportedly slashing staff, may kill future expansions For four years, Google Fiber has offered a high-speed Internet access alternative.While Google Fiber has been well-received in the press and technical publications, actual sign-ups appear to be far below the company’s target goal of five million people.

Chorus brings gigabit fibre verage to entire UFB network

Chorus brings gigabit fibre verage to entire UFB network “We are delighted that other fibre providers have joined Chorus in championing gigabit residential and business services.The company says that its gigabit broadband services have been available in New Zealand ever since its trial programme in Dunedin in February last year.

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet

An unknown state may be running drills for taking down the entire internet These have been not only getting stronger, longer lasting, and more diverse, but they’ve been moving in seemingly systematic, investigatory ways.This could be interpreted as an attempt to get defenders to “bare all,” and make their full defensive capabilities known.

Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers

Vocus launches gigabit UFB plans aimed at gamers Retail UFB provider, BigPipe, also upgraded to gigabit once Chorus said they’d take the gigabit service from Dunedin nationwide.They may be gigabit plans by name, but error correction and network overhead means that users will most likely get 700–990Mbps downstream and about 400mbps upstream.

Tel review uld mean huge opportunities for NZ

Tel review uld mean huge opportunities for NZ Does anyone need Gigabit fibre in 2016?Happening in parallel with the rollout of “stream-five-HD-videos at once” Internet is the review of our Telco Rules for 2020 and beyond.

Stripe and their role in the digital enomy

Stripe and their role in the digital enomy In addition, it now accepts a number of non-credit card payment methods like Bitcoin, Apple Pay, Google Pay and AliPay.In recent years it’s also developed new solutions for its merchants to operate new subscription-based billing models.

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America?

Will Zuckerberg’s third-world internet come to North America? The crux of the problem many people have with Mark Zuckerberg’s Free Basics is the effect it could have on the poor.Sure, it seems nice to create limited Internet access where none existed before.

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges

Comcast rolls out 1TB cap to more markets, hit with $2.3 million FCC fine for unauthorized equipment charges If you’re a Comcast customer, chances are you’re now operating under an effective 1TB data cap.We have learned that our customers want the peace of mind to stream, surf, game, download, or do whatever they want online.

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled

IoT devices likely drove Friday Internet blackout, some products already recalled A few weeks ago, security researcher Brian Krebs, author of the blog Krebs on Security, was driven offline by mammoth DDoS attacks driven by IoT devices.The attack now seems to have been a warm-up for last Friday’s wide-scale internet outage, and security researchers suspect that Internet of Things products were once again to blame.