Those in remote communities struggle with connectivity issues due to having to rely on satellites to go online. Big tech companies can help them.
It’s time to create a special remote status for communities that struggle with connectivity challenges and lack access to high-speed internet.
A protester holds up a placard with an image of deposed Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi during an anti-coup rally in Mandalay, Myanmar, on Feb. 15, 2021.
Internet shutdowns and social media bans in Myanmar have helped the military retain control after the Feb. 1 coup. Here’s why ISPs should develop clear policies around forced internet shutdowns.
Military units like the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade shown here are just one component of U.S. national cyber defense.
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Fragmented authority for national cyber defense and global supply chains for building software stack the deck against US cybersecurity.
Cultivating ‘cyber-wisdom’ could help children make smarter decisions online.
There are other ways to search the web without Google, and some options help protect your privacy while another is good for the planet.
In refugee camps, access to the internet means being able to connect to family, information and resources.
During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, research in places like refugee camps can continue through mobile devices connected to the internet.
The code could require Google and Facebook to pay up for simply including links to news articles from other sites. This has never been a requirement on the web.
Those who spread misinformation are exploiting people’s lack of media literacy. These tools from journalism can help you fact-check what you read.
State assemblies in Nigeria must devote more resources to digital communication
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While internet penetration is increasing in Nigeria, State Houses of Assembly have little or no online presence, this ought to change.
The Wi-Fi symbol, like the technology it represents, has become ubiquitous.
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Wi-Fi has become a fundamental part of modern digital life, but its foundation is the same as the technology that allowed your great-grandparents to listen to their favorite radio programs.
President Donald Trump speaking at a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President, on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
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Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that’s worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump’s presidency.
With the third national lockdown under way, how can E.M. Forster’s neglected masterpiece help us survive the next few months?
The first COVID-19 vaccines arrive packed in dry ice and need special freezers that can keep them extremely cold.
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The vaccines’ cold storage requirements and shipment rules put small, rural communities at a disadvantage, but that’s only part of a long-running challenge.
New Zealand scores well against other countries — especially over its handling of the pandemic — but there are still areas that need improving.
Our study is the first to research the impact of online misinformation on biological invasions.
It’s time, says the author, to take the red pill.
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Remember what life was like before social media took over? Now that the election is over, it might be a good time to take back our lives.
Farmers, cottagers and small business organizations are among the groups clamouring for better broadband in Ontario, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The need for much-improved internet connectivity exists across Canada. Will the Ontario government’s recent announcement of $1 billion and the federal government’s announcement of the Universal Broadband Fund of $1.75 billion for improved broadband be enough to make a difference?
The internet is an important tool for fighting crime in Lagos.
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Has the digital revolution in Nigeria influenced crime-fighting and law enforcement?
Next year’s ‘spectrum auction’ will give telcos a chance to bid for access to high speed, millimetre-wave 5G. But big businesses are likely to be prioritised, not you.
Estonia has digitised 99% of its public services.