Tag Archives: Internet

5 Ways in Which the Indian Internet Will Change in the Next 5 Years

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. We rely on it for entertainment, news, communication, and information. Declining data rates, increasing speeds and incessant technological modifications have done more in the last 3 years than what was done in the last 25. As India metamorphoses into an Internet state, the next 5 year will bring the kind of change ... Read More »

WHAT HAPPENS IF RUSSIA CUTS ITSELF OFF FROM THE INTERNET

THE WORLD’S INTERNET infrastructure has no central authority. To keep it working, everyone needs to rely on everyone else. As a result, the global patchwork of undersea cables, satellites, and other technologies that connect the world often ignores the national borders on a map. To stay online, many countries must rely on equipment outside their own confines and control. Nation-states periodically attempt to ... Read More »

The internet is sowing mass confusion. We must rethink how we teach kids every subject.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, my research team surveyed nearly 8,000 students from middle school through college on their ability to judge material from the internet. We concluded that students’ ability to navigate online information could be captured in one word: bleak. We released our findings two weeks after Donald Trump’s election and were immediately swept up in the media maelstrom. Our most ... Read More »

Mozilla, other internet bodies red flag IT rule changes; seek fresh consultation

Mozilla and a few other global internet bodies have urged the government to scrap current changes being mulled in IT rules for social media and other platforms, and suggested that fresh public consultation be undertaken on ways to curb harmful speech online. These organisations, which also include the Wikimedia Foundation and GitHub, have raised “deep concerns” in an open letter to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad over ... Read More »

Officals working to bring internet to more of Onslow County

JACKSONVILLE, Onslow County — Officials from the City of Jacksonville are trying to change a state policy that prevents municipalities from being able to offer internet service. Michael Lazzara, the mayor pro-tem for Jacksonville, said many of the rural communities have little to no internet service. He attributes that to the fact the state doesn’t allow municipal leadership to have partnerships ... Read More »

Where Is the Data to Study the Internet in India?

Social science researchers who want to study the internet in India using data mining and analytic techniques are challenged by constraints in access, and the availability of big data. Even when such data is available, it is often behind a paywall or organised in a manner that makes it difficult to interpret.  India is ranked at 127 among 201 countries in terms ... Read More »

The internet must be made safe for children

AN UNREGULATED digital environment is causing moral decay. The various harms that are being caused are deep-seated, corrosive, and pervasive. Many young people report that their first knowledge of sex comes from the internet. They gamble online. An alarming increase in mental-health issues among children is linked to bullying, which is magnified on the internet. If most images of the ... Read More »

The future of the internet looks brighter thanks to an EU court opinion

Imagine an internet where you couldn’t access any content unless it complied with every law of all the countries in the world. In this scenario, you would be prevented from expressing views that were critical of many of the world’s dictatorships. You would not be able to question aspects of some religions due to blasphemy laws. And some of the ... Read More »

Cuba to roll out mobile internet for the first time

Justin Solomon | CNBC Young Cubans on mobile devices in Havana, Cuba. Cuba has announced that 3G internet access for cell phone users across the country will become available from Thursday. The Caribbean island nation, which exists under communist rule, opened state-run internet cafes in 2013 and citizens have only had access to home internet and public Wi-Fi hotspots since ... Read More »

Great ways to trim your Internet bill

You can cut your landline and sever your cable, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to hang on to your Internet. File Image: IOL You can cut your land line and sever your cable TV, but if you want to stream the new season of “House of Cards,” you need to ... Read More »