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Update Location

Update Your Geolocation This page requires you to approve the usage of browser location services. This page performs a comparison of several geolocation service providers: W3C Geolocation, Quova, Maxmind, and IP2Location. The W3C Geolocation service determins location by the browser providing GPS location (if available) and signal strengths of visible WiFi annoucements. Each provider determins…

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What is an Internet Service Provider?

What is an Internet Service Provider?

An Internet Service Provider (ISP) is the industry term for the company that is able to provide you with access to the Internet, typically from a computer. If you hear someone talking about the Internet and they mention their “provider,” they’re usually talking about their ISP. Your ISP makes the Internet a possibility. In other…

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What is ISDN?

Integrated Service Digital Network, or ISDN, is the original high-speed internet service. It sparked the high-speed internet development between service providers during the 1990s and, of course, revolutionized internet use. Much like its predecessor, the dial-up internet service, ISDN utilizes a phone line. In fact, it set the standard for telephone data service. ISDN internet…

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Internet of Things: Your Life, Connected

It seems as if the latest thing is the “Internet of Things.” Have you heard that expression before, or come across it in print or in an online article? If you did, did the writer bother to provide an explanation? There’s a good chance he or she didn’t. For some reason, the Internet of Things…

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Government Snooping and Censorship Are All Over the Internet

Internet Enemies – If You Live in These Countries, Expect to Be Censored

Your access to the Internet is determined by many factors. Your school or your local library can put limits on websites you can see. However, beyond that, most of us are used to accessing pretty much what we want on the Internet. Some households even put Internet filters on their networks, voluntarily, to prevent access…

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Incredible Facts You Never Knew About the Internet

Incredible Facts You Never Knew About the Internet

The Internet handles every transaction or request you’ll make today, tomorrow and the next day, along with the online requests of billions of other Internet users around the world. With incredible consistency and seemingly without fail, it takes care of our emails, Google searches, credit card payments and social media posts, and it gives us…

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What is IMAP?

What is a IMAP?

If you’ve ever set up an email account before, you’ve probably been asked which email protocol you would like to use: POP or IMAP. To the uninitiated, this question can be positively mind-boggling. However, the selection that you make will have a major impact on your experience of sending, receiving and otherwise using email messages.…

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How DDoS Protection Works

How DDoS Protection Works

Today, more than ever, cyber attacks are a very real threat. This remains true for websites and online services of all sizes and traffic levels. One of the most common threats websites are seeing these days are known as DDoS attacks, which is why it’s become increasingly important for every website owner to be aware…

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