Stories by Jon Gold

Mozilla-backed selfie stunt challenges Europe’s copyright laws

Stiff EU copyright proposals that theoretically ban memes, gifs and even pictures of some landmarks are the target of a campaign backed by Firefox browser maker Mozilla, which has encouraged a campaign of digital civil disobedience it’s calling Post Crimes.

802.11ad is the fastest Wi-Fi that you might not ever use

802.11ad offers the possibility of extremely fast wireless speeds over short distances – but experts differ sharply on its eventual role in the enterprise. The differences center on whether 802.11ad will be used in the same way as previous Wi-Fi standards.

Which countries have open-source laws on the books?

As the institutional use of open-source software continues to expand like an octopus, the public sector remains a key target market. Here’s a map to help you visualize just how prevalent Linux and open source have become across governments.

EU outlines stiff new net neutrality rules

The Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications published a 45-page report that essentially bans paid prioritization of network traffic, and imposes strict requirements on any specialized services that ISPs want to offer.

Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

Windows 10 users: Not all web browsers are created equal. In fact, it might startle you a little to realize how diverse the range of top-end browser software has become, if you came of age in the era of “Internet Explorer or go home.”

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