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.
If we want to decentralise power online, governments will have to overcome their nationalistic impulses.
Fragmented authority for national cyber defense and the vulnerabilities of private companies that control software and infrastructure stack the deck against US cybersecurity.
Digital media shutdowns in Africa will lead to higher economic costs and greater public outrage.
While investments are important, what’s more important is the process and mechanisms through which Indigenous people access funding.
By looking at the evolving history of the open government data movement, scientists can see both limitations to current approaches and identify ways to move forward from them.
You may have video gamers and binge watchers to blame when your internet’s on the blink.
Commercial software is vital to all of our cybersecurity. What should governments do if they find it has weaknesses?
Internet access should be a basic human right.