Good News: Google blimps in Africa, companies fight spying, NYC domain names

Because all news isn't depressing.

1. Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa (Wired)

"Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps. The company is intending to finance, build and help operate networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, with the aim of connecting around a billion people to the web."

2. Line Up Now for Your .NYC Domain Names (The Atlantic)

"New York City announced Tuesday afternoon that it has officially been approved for its own top-level domain – the obvious suffix .nyc – making it one of the first cities in the world to stake out space in the new and expanding frontier of online real estate. By the end of this year, and for an unspecified amount, local businesses and residents with a "bona fide presence" in the city will be able to start registering for new web addresses like or"

3. This Plan To End Government Spying Has Grown So Big It Might Actually Work (Business Insider)

"For the most part, it's hard to get too enthusiastic about various Internet campaigns that try to right the wrongs of this world, particularly the ones working on online privacy. But a new one started two weeks ago is really worth watching. It's called, ironically enough, Stop Watching Us. This one is special because:

It has big, powerful players including Mozilla, the creators of the Firefox browser, and Tim Berners-Lee, the guy that invented the World Wide Web...."

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