Tag Archives: Internet

The Internet Was Built To Withstand A Nuclear Bomb. It Will Survive The Coronavirus.

As people around the world quarantine en masse, the internet is being tested. Internet traffic surged by 30% by Wednesday in a locked-down Italy. It’s up 8% to 10% in South Korea and parts of the US, like Seattle, that were hit early by COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Peak usage, typically on Sunday nights, is now ... Read More »

‘Access to internet in India is plainly non-negotiable’: RS Prasad

Right to access internet in the context of net neutrality is non-negotiable in India and it flows from right to information, Union law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, said on Monday. Prasad was speaking at the book launch of the fourth edition of ‘Commentary on the Law of Arbitration’ authored by Supreme Court judge, justice Indu Malhotra. “On the issue of net neutrality, ... Read More »

SC’s judgment on access to internet being a fundamental right pathbreaking: Gopal Subramanium

NEW DELHI : The Supreme Court (SC) upheld the need to protect constitutional guarantees provided to use the internet and the right to assembly. The verdict came in the backdrop of the five-month long internet shutdown in Kashmir. Senior advocate Gopal Subramanium weighs in the judgement and explains how constitutional protection given to use the internet is a fundamental right and ... Read More »

Internet suspended in Telangana’s Bhainsa town due to communal clashes

Hyderabad: Tension prevailed in Telangana’s Bhainsa town on Monday after communal between two groups comprising Hindus and Muslims were reported late on Sunday night. The incident, which witnessed some vehicles being burnt, has also led to the police curtailing internet service to stop the spreading of rumours and to contain the issue. The clashes have also taken place just 10 days ... Read More »

China’s Internet Firewall Has Blocked Access to Ethereum Block Explorer Etherscan.io

China’s Great Firewall, used by the government to regulate access to foreign internet sites, has blocked one of the most popular sources of ethereum blockchain data. As of Tuesday, etherscan.io, one of the longest-running and most widely used ethereum block explorers, was inaccessible from IP addresses inside mainland China, based on tests performed locally. The change appears to be recent. ... Read More »

Is Your Internet Fast Enough for Google Stadia? If Not, There’s Still Hope

The video game streaming revolution is coming, and Google Stadia is helping to lead the charge—but do you have enough bandwidth to play along when it launches on Tuesday? Here are the minimum requirements for running Stadia, and how you can get your internet connection in shape ahead of time. What you’re going to need Serving up all the goodness of Google Stadia is ... Read More »

The biggest myths about the next billion internet users

A Kenyan farmer stands proudly, looking at his crops while talking on his mobile. A group of Bangladeshi women cluster around a phone to get some health information. Children in an Indian slum look absorbed as they navigate their way through an educational gaming app. These are some typical images that the media use to portray the way mobile technologies ... Read More »

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 »