Tag Archives: Internet

Before the internet

Pre-internet: less of one spam, and more of another? Photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters What would the world be like today if we never had the internet? Humans would be fitter, and far less liable to obesity and associated complaints afflicting couch potatoes. Philip Stigger, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada • Much more talking and meeting, much less tweeting and Facebooking. Pat Phillips, ... Read More »

Instagram on Android works without an internet connection

If Facebook has Lite to cater to users in the developing world, Instagram has offline mode for Android devices. The Facebook-owned company has revealed at F8 that most of its Android app’s features now work offline. People can browse their feeds and their Explore tabs even if they have no mobile data, as is the case for many users in ... Read More »

The FCC’s plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy

Photo by James Bareham / The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to “restore the ... Read More »

ndroid’s popularity eclipses Windows among internet users

The stat trackers at StatCounter have come out with their internet usage numbers for the month of March, and they have, for the first time, reported Android as the world’s most popular operating system. Nudging ahead of the once-untouchable Windows by a tiny fraction, Android is now the world’s most-used platform for getting online according to these latest figures. This ... Read More »

The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole

TODAY, WHILE YOU’RE not watching, the Senate could gut rules protecting your internet privacy. Last year the Federal Communications Commission passed a set of strict privacy regulations that ban broadband internet providers from selling your browsing data without your consent. Now, while most Americans are watching Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court nomination hearing and Obamacare repeal intrigue, senators could vote as ... Read More »

Oxford Uni boffins say internet filters probably won’t protect teens

Researchers from the University of Oxford have suggested that, instead of rolling out internet filters, those who are concerned about what teenagers encounter online should spend some time helping their parents parent them. The research paper, “Internet Filtering Technology and Aversive Online Experiences in Adolescents”, was published today in The Journal of Pediatrics, and says the effectiveness of internet filters ... Read More »

Google kills Project Titan, says balloons beat drones for Internet delivery

Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services. The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to deliver the internet to remote areas. Google acquired in 2014 Titan Aerospace and the team from the drone startup was brought in late 2015 into the ... Read More »

BISAG to promote audio-visual educational platform utilising social media and internet

The BISAG started its educational channel with an objective to spread awareness about education channels, address the problem of untrained and subpar teachers by providing various subjects experts. e-content RELATED STORIES Tripura to provide home-based formal education for differently-abled children CAT Results 2016: To be out soon at iimcat.ac.in Madrasas and pathshalas will induct state board curriculum: NCPCR, Delhi Chandigarh ... Read More »

Internet surfing decreases academic performance, says study

Michigan State University (MSU) in the US, which conducted the study, reveals that internet surfing plays a pivot role in determining student’s final exam scores. Internet RELATED STORIES Poor standards of learning puts parliamentary panel in dilemma Proposed Skill Development Institute expected to function from ITI Berhampur Digital Financial Literacy Campaign observes participation of over one lakh students Innovation can ... Read More »

Microsoft rushes out Windows 10 patch to fix broken Internet connections

An odd thing happened this morning. My Windows 10 PC notified me I had another system update ready and waiting for a reboot—the second update in less than a week! Turns out, this latest update fixes a big mistake that may (or may not) have rolled out earlier this month. Several Windows 10 users recently reported difficulty connecting to the ... Read More »