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In a study titled, "Broadband Performance," the FCC, also known as the Federal Communications Commission — you know, an entity of the U.S. government — is making it official: ISPs are telling consumers that their Internet connection is faster than it really is.
Right now, the data you find on the Internet is more or less eternal. Sites come and go, sure, but traces remain, and as long as there's someplace to store information that information will persist. Maybe it shouldn't, according to a Dutch researcher, as if data degraded over time we'd more security and less piracy.
Google just released one of its biggest updates in a long while. It's called "Caffeine," and it fundamentally changes the way Google performs searches. Before, Google saw the Internet as a series of layers, and explored it as if going through a stack of paper one piece at a time. So how about now?
Google's laying down a big keynote today at its Google I/O developers conference, and one of its biggest announcements is the new Chrome Web Store. It'll be offering both free and paid apps that will run on its upcoming Chrome OS, as well as the Google Chrome browser on Mac, PC and Linux.