Monthly Archives: April 2014

Global support for reduction in govt control of web domain names

    A plan to give control of the Internet’s technical operations to a diverse range of groups, including governments and businesses, instead allowing the state sole power, is gathering international support, participants at a Singapore meeting on the web’s future said Thursday. The meeting convened by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was the first since…

The end of Windows XP is also the end of everything we thought we knew about computing

More than a dozen years after it first went on sale, the reign of Windows XP isfinally coming to an end. XP was Microsoft’s most popular operating system ever — it was only recently overtaken by Windows 7 as the most used OS in the world – and it’s still running on somewhere around a quarter of all desktops. As…