Internet Spreads Hate Speech Like Wildfire, Says UN chief

United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that hatred speech has been spreading like wildfire through the Internet, saying attention should be given to “physical aggressions” as the recent attacks against the Jewish, Christian or Muslim centres. “This situation requires a huge investment, an investment in social cohesion and investment in diversity to make people […]

UK to keep social networks in check with internet safety regulator

The UK government is taking a hard line when it comes to online safety, appointing what it claims is the world’s first independent regulator to keep social media companies in check. Companies that fail to live up to requirements will face huge fines, with senior directors who are proven to have been negligent of their […]

Amazon plans to launch thousands of internet satellites

Amazon wants to launch thousands of low Earth orbit satellites to offer internet connection across the planet. With Project Kuiper, it aims to deploy 3,236 satellites to cover areas where about 95 percent of the global population live. Details otherwise are scant so far, including the estimated timeline for bringing the network online or how much […]

Is Russia Going to War Against the Internet?

Last month, Russia’s influential Vedomosti newspaper reported that Google has begun complying with a 2017 Russian law requiring search engines to block websites labeled as “extremist” from showing up in its search results. The tech giant had been battling it out with the Russian government for some time, but it seems that, after numerous fines and official threats of […]

World Wide Web Turns 30: The Most Interesting Facts About The Internet That You Probably Didn’t Know of

The Internet is our lifeline. Be it accessing web pages through a web browser, or the good old apps on your phone, the Internet is the one pipeline that lets you get information, stay up to date, do research, and even stay connected with friends and family. Most of us heavily rely on the Internet, […]

Thousands of Russians protest against internet restrictions

MOSCOW: Thousands of people took to the streets of Moscow and two other cities on Sunday to rally against tighter internet restrictions, in some of the biggest protests in the Russian capital in years. Lawmakers last month backed tighter internet controls contained in legislation they say is necessary to prevent foreign meddling in Russia’s affairs. But some […]

EU Pushes Internet Firms to Remove Extremist Content in 1 Hour

The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three months to show they were removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. The Commission wants content […]

Facebook Shuts Down Solar-Powered Internet Drone Project: So What Happens Now?

Facebook officially ditches its efforts to deliver high-speed internet via solar-powered drones. The decision reportedly caused 16 employees from the project to lose their jobs. Taking Another Approach Sources confirm that in its place, the social network company plans to redirect its resources in order to work with partners such as Airbus. Together, both hope […]

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro in South Korea Can’t Connect to the Internet, Prevents Distractions for Students

Samsung Electronics on Friday announced the Galaxy J2 Pro in South Korea – the special variant for the country that is blocked from connecting to the Internet, aimed at students who want to avoid distractions during examinations as well as senior citizens. First unveiled in Vietnam earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) will ship with a data […]