At a United Nations conference in December, 89 countries voted in favor of international government regulation of the Internet. Specific regulations have not been agreed upon, but FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell told FoxNews.com he fears the U.N. may seek further rulings at a 2014 conference in Busan, Korea. Regulatory proposals range from changes in the way web addresses like “.com” are distributed to charging websites for sending information (a company like Facebook or Google could be required to pay cable companies a charge every time someone used their site). McDowell said such charges could kill some sites.
Warning: The United States is under attack by zombies. Hackers broadcast a Zombie Apocalypse message on several TV stations by breaking into equipment that authorities use to instantly transmit emergency broadcasts. FCC orders broadcasters to make passwords more secure. This one is worth sharing. 😀 Poor password security paved the way for hackers to broadcast a bogus warning on television networks, saying that the United States was under attack by zombies, broadcasters said.
A series of explosions in the skies of Russia’s Urals region, reportedly caused by a meteor shower, has sparked panic in three major cities. Witnesses said that houses shuddered, windows were blown out and cellphones stopped working. Office buildings in downtown Chelyabinsk are being evacuated. Interior Ministry spokesman Vadim Kolesnikov said 102 people had called for medical assistance following the incident, mostly for treatment of injuries from glass broken by the explosions.