INTERNET - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/INTERNET News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Regulators weighing wireless connecting standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416845-79/wireless-fcc-rules-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58416845-79/wireless-fcc-rules-internet.html.csp">Regulators weighing wireless connecting standards</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Todd Shields</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T14:23:02.955-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 02:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Months of debate and more than 1 million comments about rules for Web traffic may have moved regulators to consider tougher standards for wireless networks that connect smartphones and tablets. With the Federal Communications Commission ending its period to accept comments Monday, Chairman Tom Wheeler is weighing whether to bar wireless companies led by AT&T and Verizon Communications from treating differently some Web content — applying the same rules as wired services. The agency ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58416845@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:23:02 MDT German startup factory Rocket to launch IPO http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397692-79/rocket-company-euros-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58397692-79/rocket-company-euros-internet.html.csp">German startup factory Rocket to launch IPO</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T13:06:08.764-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 01:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Berlin • Germany’s Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, announced Wednesday that it plans a public listing on the Frankfurt stock exchange. The Berlin-based company said it aims to raise $968 million with a flotation “intended to take place later in 2014,” giving no specific date. “Taking our company public is the next step in our journey to build the world’s leading Internet platform outside of the United States and China,” Rocket founder and chief executive O...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583976922014-09-10T13:06:08.764-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T13:06:08.764-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58397692@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:06:08 MDT EU antitrust claims against Google extended http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393229-79/google-competition-settlement-almunia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58393229-79/google-competition-settlement-almunia.html.csp">EU antitrust claims against Google extended</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUERGEN BAETZ</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:57AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • The European Union’s competition authority has rejected yet another offer from Google to settle a case that claims the company abuses its dominant position in Internet searches, once again extending the four-year-old anti-trust battle. The EU body said Tuesday it is “now in contact with Google to see if they are ready to offer solutions” to improve their proposed settlement. The plaintiffs in the case — Google’s competitor Microsoft and other tech and Internet companies — have provide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583932292014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T09:57:01.925-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393229@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 09:57:01 MDT Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373671-79/content-copyright-internet-websites.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58373671-79/content-copyright-internet-websites.html.csp">Stolen photos of stars find ‘safe harbor’ online</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL LIEDTKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T09:51:02.348-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 09:51AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Francisco • Imagine what the Internet would be like if most major websites had imposed controls preventing the naked photos stolen from Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from being posted online. The Internet would be less sleazy, but pre-screening more content might also mute its role as a megaphone for exposing abuses in government, big companies and other powerful institutions. To preserve the Internet as a free-wheeling forum, the U.S. Congress included a key ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583736712014-09-04T09:51:02.348-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T09:51:02.348-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58373671@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 09:51:02 MDT Letter: I tried to tell you, Brigham City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352112-82/brigham-utopia-mistake-aren.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58352112-82/brigham-utopia-mistake-aren.html.csp">Letter: I tried to tell you, Brigham City</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T17:11:02.452-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 05:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">On Thursday, Gov. Gary Herbert on live radio used the term, and I quote, “rat hole” when questioned about and referencing UTOPIA. He also said “UTOPIA certainly hasn’t turned out to be,Utopia.” Anyone listening to the “Let me speak with the Governor” radio program knows it is true. I have been saying that for years! Think of the millions of dollars that would have been saved, heartache and misery, had Brigham City hired me as an Internet consultant, but I digress. A great teacher of mine, John ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. 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The Beijing-based company earned $1.9 billion, or 2 U.S. cents per share, in the six months ended June 30. Revenue rose 5.3 percent to $27.2 billion. Profits for China Telecom and its rivals, China Mobile Ltd. and China Unicom Ltd., have been squeezed by intense competition and the costs of r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583439662014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T14:19:02.22-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343966@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:19:02 MDT Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317890-78/church-lds-members-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58317890-78/church-lds-members-internet.html.csp">Mormons turn to Internet to preach, but sometimes it turns on them</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By peggy fletcher stack</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T12:36:57.751-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 12:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The LDS Church has embraced the virtual universe with unalloyed enthusiasm, hoping to harness its global reach to bring converts to Christ, while some local Mormon leaders have used the same tools to monitor — and occasionally discipline — longtime members. Whether to proselytize or to punish, social-media outlets are part of the LDS landscape, and leaders and members alike are struggling to adopt and adapt guidelines for getting along in what they see as God’s kingdom. The 15 million-member Ch...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317890@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:57 MDT Editorial: Powerful Comcast gives something back http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323062-82/internet-comcast-cable-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58323062-82/internet-comcast-cable-http.html.csp">Editorial: Powerful Comcast gives something back</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T16:12:02.398-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 04:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It is called Comcast Internet Essentials because it is. The Internet, that is. Not Comcast. The cable and online giant, though, is inching closer every day to becoming synonymous with the Internet itself. Company officials try to reassure the public and relevant public officials by noting that, even if its proposed merger with another cable and Internet giant, Time Warner Cable, is approved, the resulting firm will still serve less than 30 percent of the nation’s cable customers. That certainly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323062@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:12:02 MDT Letter: Take Internet security seriously http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319199-82/stolen-information-internet-password.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319199-82/stolen-information-internet-password.html.csp">Letter: Take Internet security seriously</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.449-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I just changed my password again. The new standard is something like a 12-digit random number with capitals, numbers and symbols. This is required to prevent thieves from stealing my information or getting into my account. Here’s the rub. Try logging into an account with a incorrect password three times and you are immediately locked out and have to call the company with a complete list of information to get reinstated. So now I am required to remember these insane passwords to protect myself, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58319199@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Program helps Utah’s Internet have-nots join the haves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313058-78/internet-comcast-hammon-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313058-78/internet-comcast-hammon-program.html.csp">Program helps Utah’s Internet have-nots join the haves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIELLE MANLEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:00:43.321-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Marianna Castenada spent her first two years of high school doing homework on her mother’s smartphone — a frustrating experience — because she didn’t have access to the Internet at home. The 16-year-old honor student will enter her junior year at East High School next week without that stress. Her family has signed up for low-cost Internet access through Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. “I would stress so much because my grades would drop ... and now I can just do it at home and be comfor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313058@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:00:43 MDT Phaidon buys Artspace in wager on Internet sales http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298499-79/art-artspace-online-million.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58298499-79/art-artspace-online-million.html.csp">Phaidon buys Artspace in wager on Internet sales</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Katya Kazakina</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T18:04:02.918-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Billionaire Leon Black’s publishing company Phaidon acquired Artspace.com, an Internet startup that sells works by contemporary artists, as investors struggle to figure out how to make money from art online. Phaidon, a publisher of art and design books, agreed to buy Artspace, the companies said Thursday in a statement without disclosing the price. The deal is the latest in a wave of mergers and partnerships shaking up the Internet art market even as profit in the nascent industry rem...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298499@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 18:04:02 MDT Bloomberg Op-ed: Small town in Maine saves the Internet http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58296837-82/rockport-town-network-maine.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58296837-82/rockport-town-network-maine.html.csp">Bloomberg Op-ed: Small town in Maine saves the Internet</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Susan Crawford</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg View</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:32:31.476-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rockport, Maine, population 3,321, is trying to solve the existential dilemma of small-town America: How do you get people like Meg Weston’s students to stick around? Weston is the president of Maine Media Workshops + College, one of Rockport’s primary economic drivers. When she took office in 2012, she saw that the college couldn’t survive without a better Internet connection. Her students needed to upload and download enormous digital files using three or more devices each; she says the school...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296837@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:32:31 MDT Pew study: Split views on robots’ employment benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58267471-79/jobs-respondents-internet-pew.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58267471-79/jobs-respondents-internet-pew.html.csp">Pew study: Split views on robots’ employment benefits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CONNOR RADNOVICH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-07T15:56:01.968-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 03:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • In 2025, self-driving cars could be the norm, people could have more leisure time and goods could become cheaper. Or, there could be chronic unemployment and an even wider income gap, human interaction could become a luxury and the wealthy could live in walled cities with robots serving as labor. Or, very little could change. A new survey released this week by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center found that, when asked about...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582674712014-08-07T15:56:01.968-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-07T15:56:01.968-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267471@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:56:01 MDT Boy ‘apparently’ an Internet star after interview http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267027-68/apparently-interview-noah-internet.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58267027-68/apparently-interview-noah-internet.html.csp">Boy ‘apparently’ an Internet star after interview</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T08:44:32.969-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 08:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Honesdale, Pa. • A 5-year-old boy’s lively TV interview at a Pennsylvania county fair, punctuated by his frequent use of the word “apparently,” has turned him into an Internet sensation. Noah Ritter grabbed the microphone from a WNEP-TV reporter interviewing him at the Wayne County Fair and delivered an entertaining monologue in which he used “apparently” seven times in less than a minute. Confessing he’d never been on live TV, Noah said, “I don’t watch the news, because I’m a kid. ... Apparentl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582670272014-08-06T08:44:32.969-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-06T08:44:32.969-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267027@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 08:44:32 MDT Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246014-79/internet-app-facebook-zambia.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58246014-79/internet-app-facebook-zambia.html.csp">Facebook’s Internet.org expands in Zambia</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BARBARA ORTUTAY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:19AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Facebook’s Internet.org project is taking another step toward its goal of bringing the Internet to people who are not yet online, launching an app Thursday in Zambia. The Internet.org app will give subscribers of Zambia’s Airtel phone company access to a set of basic Internet services for free. Users of the app won’t incur the data charges that can be prohibitive for many people in developing nations. Facebook has already been working with mobile operators around the world to offer it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582460142014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-31T09:19:02.095-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58246014@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:19:02 MDT Vernal cops nab Californian in child-sex sting http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206971-78/police-sex-vernal-campbell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58206971-78/police-sex-vernal-campbell.html.csp">Vernal cops nab Californian in child-sex sting</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T15:10:46.76-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 03:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vernal police arrested a California man on Monday as part of a child-sex solicitation sting. Police Lt. Keith Campbell said the 34-year-old Loomis, Calif., man was being held without bail in the Uintah County Jail on suspicion of traveling to the eastern Utah community to have sex with what he thought was a 12-year-old girl. Over a period of several months, the man also allegedly sent pornographic materials over the Internet to the uncover police officer who posed as the girl. “These communicati...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206971@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:10:46 MDT