INTERNET

December 18th, 2012

Instagram to Sell User Images in Facebook’s Latest Privacy Gamble

The latest in a string of privacy-related controversies for Facebook comes from its newest acquisition, Instagram. Facebook has announced that all public photos submitted to the photo sharing app can be sold to advertisers without specific consent or notification. The service already angered more than a few customers by blocking direct photo embedding in Twitter [...]

December 5th, 2012

Facebook Pulls Instagram Embedding From Twitter

In a move that will increase short-term revenue but perhaps open the door to competitors, Facebook has decided to limit display of Instagram images in Twitter feeds. Users will now have to click through to the Instagram website to view images. The previous system, called Twitter Cards, allowed content from certain photo and video services [...]

November 9th, 2011

Shaw Launches Fibre Optic Network

Shaw Communications announced the next generation of Canada’s fastest Internet, with the launch of the nation’s first 100 Gigabit per second (Gbit/s) fibre-optic network. The network, delivered by Alcatel-Lucent, has the capability of carrying up to eighty-eight 100 Gbit/s channels over a single pair of fibres. The result is a game-changing network able to handle [...]