Tag Archives: Internet

Google faces anti-trust probe over new Internet protocol that may give it an unfair competitive advantage

SAN FRANCISCO: Google is under an anti-trust probe over a new Internet Protocol that could give the tech giant an unfair competitive advantage, the media reported. The US House Judiciary Committee is investigating Google’s plans to implement DNS-over-HTTPS in Chrome, a new standard that aims to improve internet privacy and security by encryption, reports the Wall Street Journal. Google plans to begin testing the new protocol – that aims ... Read More »

Internet metrics giant settles charges it faked its own numbers

The online ad world (among others) thrives on metrics to gauge how well its campaigns are working, but what happens when the company providing that data is cooking its own books? The industry is grappling with that issue today. Comscore and its former CEO Serge Matta have settled SEC charges they committed fraud to artificially inflate revenue by $50 million and otherwise inflate their ... Read More »

Space Startup Raises $7 Million In Quest To Harness Internet Of Things

Fleet Space Technologies was among the customers on this Rocket Lab launcher that flew into space in November 2018. ROCKET LAB An Australian startup’s new round of funding will help it grow its satellite network quickly to keep up with the growing need to support devices connected to the Internet of Things, its CEO said. Fleet Space Technologies recently raised ... Read More »

Internet goes crazy over #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf trend. Nostalgic, right?

Netizens shared pictures of cartoons and objects on Twitter as #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf trended. (Photos: Twitter) Ahashtag that is trending online will surely make Friday even better for you because it will bring back old memories. Especially if you are a 90s kid, you will certainly end up taking a trip down memory lane. #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf is the hashtag in question and netizens ... Read More »

Move Over SpaceX. Amazon Wants To Launch Thousands of Internet Satellites Too

Back in April 2019 Amazon signaled its intention to get into the internet satellite business. Following in the footsteps of SpaceX and their Starlink satellite system, Amazon intends to launch thousands of internet satellites in the coming years. Now that they’ve filed their application with the FCC, we have more details of their plan. Amazon is calling their system Project Kuiper, and they ... Read More »

Ethiopia anger over texting and internet blackouts

Ethiopians are angry that the country’s text messaging service has been shut down since Thursday without any explanation. Internet blackouts, which began last Tuesday, are also still affecting many areas of the country. The state-run Ethio Telecom, the country’s only telecoms provider, has refused to comment on the outages. The closure of the services coincides with nationwide exams, which some ... Read More »

Low internet speed leaves users fuming

Slowing of the internet speed by the telcos on the orders of the state government following the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa has left the users in Kashmir fuming with the business community complaining of incurring losses. The state government ordered the telecom companies operating in Kashmir to reduce the internet speed from 4G to 2G in the wake ... Read More »

Internet Broadcasting Not Covered Under Sec.31D Copyright Act :Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

The internet broadcasting organizations cannot enjoy the benefits of a Statutory License under Section 31-D. The intention of the Legislature while enacting the amending legislation viz. the Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012, was to restrict the grant of Statutory License under Section 31-D to radio and television broadcasting organisations In a significant judgment which can have impact on internet streaming services ... Read More »

“Terrorists use the internet in much the same way as other people.” How should tech companies deal with it?

How should tech companies regulate terrorist content? Brian Fishman, the policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, published a paper in Texas National Security Review about the challenges that tech companies face in removing terrorist content from their platforms. It’s important to understand how terrorists use the internet, Fishman writes. Generally speaking, terrorists use the Internet in much the same way as other people: ... Read More »

‘Slow, unreliable, expensive’ – What the internet is really like in rural France

Many people reported frustration at slow internet speeds. Photo: As a study reveals that the government is unlikely to hit its target to roll out high speed internet to rural areas by 2022, we ask readers living in the countryside what their services are really like. The study by consumer group UFC Que Choisir said that nearly 10 per cent of the ... Read More »