The Promising (But Problematic) Future of Ultra-Fast Internet

While you weren't looking, the internet got super fast. I'm not talking fibre-optic fast. I'm talking Star Trek fast. Today, it's not just possible to download a movie in seconds. New technology makes it easy to download dozens of movies in fractions of a second. Fast is almost too slow a word to describe such speed. Read More >>

This Map Shows How the Internet Travels Across the World’s Oceans

You may reach the internet via newfangled wireless connection most of the time, but all those ones and zeros cross the oceans the same way old-fashioned telephone connections did: by undersea cables. The map masters at TeleGeography have charted the course the internet takes to cross the seas in 2014, and the result is fascinatingly complex. Read More >>

Facebook and Google are Buying Up the Cables That Carry the Internet

It can get a little bit annoying when people ramble on about how Facebook and Google are taking over the world. They're just websites! But when those websites start to buy up other things, say, the very cables that connect the people of the world—well that's actually pretty alarming. Read More >>

Accused of Spying, Huawei CEO Says it’s “Exiting the US Market”

It looks like China's Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, is sick and tired of the United States accusing it of cyberspying. In an interview with the French press, the company's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said they're throwing in the towel stateside. Read More >>

These Are All the Cables That Carry the Internet Under the Sea

The Internet connects us all, but it's easy to take for granted what a crazy accomplishment that is. After all, plenty of us live on different land-masses. We've got to get that sweet, sweet Internet across the deep blue sea somehow, and these are the underwater 'net pipes that get the job done. Read More >>

Should the World Be Scared of Huawei?

China's Huawei is growing fast, quickly rising to a strong position in the mobile market. But as it pushes abroad, it's facing a lot of skepticism from other governments and from direct competitors, in part because of its ties to its the country's People's Liberation Army. But are those legitimate fears, or are western companies just scared of the competition? America, The Economist reports, is particularly wary of the company and its government ties: Read More >>