The Internet Is Probably Going To Lose Its Net Neutrality Rules In December

On Tuesday, the FCC moved to repeal Net Neutrality rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or slowing websites, or charging a premium for “fast lanes” for specific services or higher quality streaming. FCC chairman Ajit Pai, who Trump appointed this year, officially proposed the revocation of these rules, which treat internet service providers like Comcast […]

PH partners with Facebook to build high-speed internet infrastructure

The government has partnered with Facebook to put up a high-speed internet infrastructure in a few years time, promising a capacity that would be “almost equal” to that of the giants of the telecommunications industry. This was announced in a joint statement issued by the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the state-owned […]

BREAK THE INTERNET: MINAJ À TROIS

Let me just start by saying that I don’t like Nicki Minaj — I love Nicki Minaj. I have always loved her music, her vibe and her approach…she’s in your fucking face. She was a star from the first moment she gave us the one-two punch of her verse on Kanye’s “Monster” and her debut album, Pink Friday. […]

The last places on Earth with no internet

Britain is addicted to the internet. Just take a look at the occupants of any bus stop or train station platform. Heads down, phones out. When the conversations stop in our pubs and restaurants, the first question asked by many of us isn’t “Whose round is it?”, it’s “What’s the Wi-Fi password?” Ninety-nine per cent […]

Facebook Dealt Setback by EU Court Adviser in Privacy Dispute

Facebook was dealt a setback on Tuesday when an adviser to the top European Union court said any data protection authority in the bloc had the power to take action against it for breaching privacy laws. Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and has argued that only the Irish data protection authority has the power to police […]

China’s Best Social Media And Internet Stocks

Igor Greenwald, Breakthrough Tech Profits The Chinese internet sector is hotter than the sun. It is the belle of the latest global carry-trade ball, which shows few signs of flagging. YY is China’s leading social live-streaming platform, the closest equivalent toYouTube in the world’s biggest market. It’s growing like an internet powerhouse should, with revenue up 32% year-over-year […]

Requiem for the Internet Freedom Strategy

For the United States, bad news concerning the internet and cyberspace has become an unrelenting avalanche. Massive data breaches, such as the Equifax incident, threaten individual privacy and financial well-being. The U.S. government cannot protect sensitive information; even the National Security Agency got hacked. Silicon Valley companies fight one rear-guard action after another. Russian cyber operations threaten […]

Making the Internet disappear

Imagine this situation. A region of the country is deeply annoyed with the actions of the government. There are plans for widespread and aggressive protests. The government fears that the protests might turn violent. It decides to cut-off the water supply to the entire region for an indefinite period of time, reasoning that people will […]

No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet

n 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the internet. The plan was to limit the threat from a growing number of young people around the country who were mobilising online and talking of toppling the government.  Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbé, at the presidential palace in Lomé following confirmation of his third term […]