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Submarine Cable Systems and map
Submarine Cable Systems - Below is a link to an interactive Submarine Cable Map that depicts US Domestic and International active subsea cable systems and their landing stations. In addition, below is a list of Proposed / Planned Submarine Cable Systems.
internet  infrastructure  cable  networking  international 
8 hours ago by activescott
Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News
These accounts apparently never spread misinformation. In fact, they posted real local news, serving as sleeper accounts building trust and readership for some future, unforeseen effort.

"They set them up for a reason. And if at any given moment, they wanted to operationalize this network of what seemed to be local American news handles, they can significantly influence the narrative on a breaking news story," Schafer told NPR. "But now instead of just showing up online and flooding it with news sites, they have these accounts with two years of credible history."
media  russia  usa  politics  propaganda  internet  twitter 
13 hours ago by iamfantastikate
Browsh is a fully-modern text-based browser. It renders anything that a modern browser can; HTML5, CSS3, JS, video and even WebGL. Its main purpose is to be run on a remote server and accessed via SSH/Mosh or the in-browser HTML service in order to significantly reduce bandwidth and thus both increase browsing speeds and decrease bandwidth costs.
text  browser  cli  Internet 
13 hours ago by Jswindle
The conventional wisdom about not feeding trolls makes online abuse worse • The Verge
"Film Crit Hulk":
<p>Whether we’re talking about AOL, AIM, early 4chan, or the early days of Twitter, there has always been a myth about the time and place where things were more innocent, when trolling was all in good fun. But what everyone really remembers about these proverbial times isn’t their purity. It’s how they didn’t see the big deal back then. They remember how they felt a sense of permission, a belief that it was all okay. But that was only true for those who were like them, who thought exactly like they did. All the while, someone else was getting stepped on and bullied while others laughed. The story of the internet has always been the same story: disaffected young men thinking their boorish and cruel behavior was justified or permissible.

And it was always wrong.

The second great lie is that trolling is harmless…

…The third great lie is about what fixes it…

The premise of “don’t feed the trolls” implies that if you ignore a troll, they will inevitably get bored or say, “Oh, you didn’t nibble at my bait? Good play, sir!” and tip their cap and go on their way. Ask anyone who has dealt with persistent harassment online, especially women: this is not usually what happens. Instead, the harasser keeps pushing and pushing to get the reaction they want with even more tenacity and intensity. It’s the same pattern on display in the litany of abusers and stalkers, both online and off, who escalate to more dangerous and threatening behavior when they feel like they are being ignored. In many cases, ignoring a troll can carry just as dear a price as provocation.</p>

Terrific article. I feel as though in technology, the hardware business is in stasis generally. Now we're trying to work out the social and software side.
socialwarming  internet  abuse  trolls 
14 hours ago by charlesarthur
Internet Speed Test |
If not a better speedtest than Ookla's speedtest, at least an alternate one from Netflix
netflix  speedtest  internet  bandwidth  latency  upstream  downstream 
15 hours ago by danhon
Mes extensions Firefox Quantum
1 Les extensions Firefox Quantum indispensables
2 Les extensions Firefox Quantum utiles
firefox  extension  internet  security  adblock 
18 hours ago by insertrealname
How the Blog broke the Web
The old web, the cool web, the weird web, the hand-organized web… died.

And the damn reverse chronology bias — once called into creation, it hungers eternally — sought its next victim. Myspace. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Pinterest, of all things. Today these social publishing tools are beginning to buck reverse chronological sort; they’re introducing algorithm sort, to surface content not by time posted but by popularity, or expected interactions, based on individual and group history. There is even less control than ever before.
culture  history  internet  web  webdesign 
yesterday by terry
Welttag des Emojis: 😍 oder 💩?
Die Erschaffung des Alphabets hat es uns Menschen ermöglicht, auch die komplexesten Gedankengänge mitzuteilen. Emojis seien verglichen damit ein Rückschritt in die Bronzezeit.
internet  critic 
yesterday by fbruch

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