Author: John Dilley

The Top Ten Owners of the Internet

The Internet has no single owner. The complete list of companies that own the networks that combine to make up the Internet is ever changing and far too large for this article. Focusing on the larger networks making up the greater Internet infrastructure, often called “the backbone,” the companies listed below own the Internet. Who owns the Internet? According to data from The Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA), these companies own the largest pieces of the Internet backbone.   This list is based on the percentage of IPv4 addresses within each company’s scope. These companies own big...

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AOL’s Colossal CD Campaign [Infographic]

Remember getting those AOL free installation CDs in the mail? It seemed like there was a new one in your mailbox every week. Ever wonder how many of those they actually made? Ever wonder how much that campaign cost? So did we… Share this Image On Your Site<p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p> <p><a href=’’><img src=’’ alt=’AOL’s Colossal CD Campaign [Infographic]’ width=’600px’ border=’0′ /></a></p> <p> Find John on...

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3D Printers Made What? Five 3D Printer Products You Want To Know About Now

3D printing isn’t exactly new anymore, but the products people have come up with using this technology continues to surprise us. The projects that are being experimented with right now could soon make their way into our homes. Let’s look at some the top five coolest projects being done right now with 3D printers. 1. Prosthetic Limbs Some of the more inspiring and heartwarming work being done with 3D printers is happening across the ocean in Africa. After hearing the story of a young amputee named Daniel Omar, Mick Ebeling set out to use 3D printing to help amputees...

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How Captcha Turned You Into a Data Entry Robot

If you’ve ever purchased tickets on TicketMaster, made a free email account with Google, or created a Facebook page, chances are you’ve seen a reCaptcha—a little box with two words in a distorted image you have to type in to prove you’re not a robot. Though sometimes inconvenient, this program is surprisingly effective at stopping computers from making transactions meant for people. But did you know that every time you fill out a reCaptcha you are contributing to humanity’s knowledge base? A History of Captcha First developed in the early 2000s by a team of Carnegie Mellon computer scientists,...

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5 Countries Most Notorious for Cyber-Crime

By now, we have all heard about the “Heartbleed” bug which infected many OpenSSL-secured systems across the world. The potentially catastrophic results of its existence have not yet been determined, and sources say hackers could have been exploiting the vulnerability since November 2013. The scary thing about cyber-crime is that it’s not going anywhere. In fact, according to reports by “The Wire,” cyber-crime has increased by 75 percent since last year. The internet is growing and so, too, are the number of cyber criminals. Society has become reliant on modern technology to the point that many of us are...

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