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Bern takes down the internet speed limit!

EWBLogo_whiteEver been annoyed of a very slow internet? Yeah, me too!
Okay, a 250 Mbit/s line for downstream isn’t slow at all but…
if there wasn’t the notorious break on the upstream. And that’s where ewb enters the game with Fiber Internet.

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September 21, 2015Netspark No Comments »
FILED UNDER :Computer , News , Test&Review , Thoughts
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HTTPS easy to compromise?

VirusAs if things wouldn’t be grim enough when it comes to privacy
and security, this new case of fatal security breach is going to
mean big trouble not only for Lenovo and their security tool.
The reason is the infestation of the HTTPS-mechanism in common.

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February 24, 2015Netspark No Comments »
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Switzerland shifts the next gear…

speed-test-netAs usual I am in front row when new things have to be tested. In this case it’s
cablecom and their new internet packages. The bandwidth has been ordered
(250/15) and was instantly set up. Not more then one hour did I have to wait
to benefit from the new speed. The speedtest.net result speaks for itself…

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February 17, 2014Netspark No Comments »
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Net surveillance of U.S. Police without court order

mib_128It seems as if the spying on users in the USA is still ongoing and proceeding.
A confidential document has stated, that the FBI has scanned and read
E-Mails of suspected persons without prior notice. That is a severe breach
with privacy. The article is linked here.

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May 13, 2013Netspark No Comments »
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Welcome to the Internet-stoneage

The internet grows, the internet offers much more media than ever before.
Games are no longer delivered on physical media. Programs run off the
cloud service. Everything gets based on the internet more and more. What
sounds good for us, may be bad for users of T-Online. The reason: Cutbacks!

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March 22, 2013Netspark No Comments »
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The new SimCity – pre-Ordered!

Simcity is going to hit the store tomorrow. For those who are already sure
that they want to obtain the game, the Origin store takes pre-orders for the
game. Coming in three flavours, the most expensive edition (Limited Deluxe
Edition) offers additional building designs. the Limited Edition is, stripped…

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March 4, 2013Netspark 2 Comments »
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Netspark goes 150 MBit

When it comes to fast internet, one might think, Switzerland is not able to
provide fast Internet. Well think again. While many citizen of Switzerland
already have internet connections with over 16 MBit/s, most citizen in
Germany still hope to get fast DSL (6 Mbit/s)!

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January 11, 2013Netspark No Comments »
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Swisscom and LTE Go-Live!

Long awaited, LTE finally goes online and allows owners of appropriate
hardware to surf the internet with tremendous speeds. However owners of
the iPhone will still not be able to hop on as the hardcoded baseband does
not yet understand the LTE band. And it’s not sure when it’ll be done.

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November 29, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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UPC cablecom unlocks DigitalTV basic

The times change, as it does in the internet (speeds, availability) and also TV.
While many cable service providers have a crypted basic cableTV service or
at least only viewable if you own hardware from the certain provider, here
in switzerland, the UPC cablecom is going to change things now.

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October 16, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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Google goes ISP

Ever dreamt of a fast internet? So fast that even modern network components
at home reach their capacity? Google plans just this. In Kansas, USA Google
plans to offer Gigabit(!) Internet for everybody. And with that, a price of US$ 79
seems just too good to be true. But what makes this the sweetest deal ever?

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July 28, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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An oven connected to the WWW

If you ever thought, kitchen devices, such as fridges are the only thing that are
connected to the internet, well, think again because AGA has given an oven the
functionality to be operated from the web. Although I see some sort of risk in
this (despite virae that may attack the OS interface of it), it may be a cool gadget.

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June 6, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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PIPA now scheduled later in US Senate

After a big uproar about PIPA worldwide, the US Senate has set out the ballot for the
PIPA law that would have led the internet into more and more censoring than now.
The most actual case of protest has come from the english Wikipedia, who has blacked
out it’s site for 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday. With success ans you see now!

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January 21, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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The english Wikipedia is in fact offline!

According to the blog entry from yesterday (read here), Wikipedia has indeed
put Wikipedia into blackout. Where you would usually see the main page of
Wikipedia, there’s now a black page criticizing the new legislation about SOPA
copyright and the attempt to put the free internet “behind bars”.

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January 18, 2012Netspark No Comments »
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20th anniversary of the webcam

This story describes how the webcam got invented. A small idea grown during
the question on how full a coffee machine’s can in a distant office room is.
Quentin Stafford-Fraser picked up the idea to remotely watch the coffee can by
a camera pointing to the coffee machine shooting a picture every 20 seconds.

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November 8, 2011Netspark No Comments »
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Censorship and the Web

Todays topic deals with the censorship of the Internet. You all know, that especially
China is strictly filtering the internet for any unwanted criticism of the regime that rules
the country. China has installed the Golden Wall (a government-administered firewall)
to “protect” the chinese people from any bad influence that may come from the internet.

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November 6, 2011Netspark No Comments »
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Twitter, Facebook, Google+, SMS, ICQ…

So, finally a post of my thoughts about today’s communication methods. 15 years ago,
the communication methods were rather limited as cell phones and their price plans
were too expensive. The Internet was still in it’s development process and services like
ICQ and the like were not well-developed or ready for mass communication.

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September 10, 2011Netspark No Comments »
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