As tensions grow between China and the US, vital internet links for Pacific island nations face uncertainty.
You can measure the speed of your broadband connection, but that’s not the whole story. Your network provider also has to manage factors such as data loss and latency to ensure a smooth connection.
IP addresses serve a similar function to postal addresses. Postal addresses allow our mail to circulate, while IP addresses allow network traffic to move around the internet.
Older people are often labelled technophobic, but since lockdown the digital divide is closing as more and more use technology to connect with others.
Portions of the internet disappear every day. Preservation of this historical record requires a proactive approach by archivists and everyday citizens.
Is a ‘metaverse’ blending real and virtual worlds the future of the internet?
Deceptively labeled buttons, choices that are hard to undo, web designs that hide options – these dark patterns are how some websites trick people into giving up their money and information.
A terse piece of legislation from 1996 has been credited with creating the internet as we know it – and blamed for the flood of misinformation and other ills that have come with it.
The US is wrestling with the rest of the world for control of the internet. The ‘net as we know it could be a victim of the struggle.
We need to guarantee that the benefits of sciences are shared between scientists and the general public, without restriction. Peru and Brazil are leading the way.
Some skeptics say that the growing prevalence of transgender teens is a fad. But history and some recent research show it’s not so simple.
The amount of online data and transactions are growing exponentially. Related is the increasing possibility of cyberattacks — one way to address these is by regulating parts of the internet.
When the weather gets wild, your internet connection can suffer. But other users are as much to blame as the wind and rain
The centralisation of internet infrastructure leaves swathes of the online world vulnerable to sudden outages.
To understand what happened, you need to know what a CDN (content delivery network) is, and how crucial they are to the smooth running of the internet.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Once a pioneer of the information age, now stereotyped as the browser of choice for people who are less than web-savvy, the curtain will finally come down on Internet Explorer next year.
For trans youth who couldn’t be themselves in real life, the internet became a place for connection and self-expression.
Analysis of 46 studies indicates that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the long-term impacts of digital device use on cognition.
Unlike scholars, Google’s search engine can’t automatically decide which sources are the most important, most accurate or most significant.