Those dressing in designer labels can be the subject of memes in the DRC.
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Humour is a way for Congolese internet users to prod at cultural traits and political developments – despite censorship being rife.
Digital illiteracy contributes to youth unemployment.
The high cost of data and inadequate digital skills prevent young people from accessing job opportunities.
We’re in a tunnel at the moment, and when the pandemic ends what kids and our society needs will look different.
An expert predicts a rethink on technology access, reconnecting with the working class, and more.
Your mobile internet bandwidth is shared with others in your area. That's why many people trying to access the iternet at the same time results in slower speeds.
Telstra and Optus have already made arrangements to support customers with extra, free data during the COVID-19 pandemic. But what is the NBN doing?
Accessing gambling and pornography sites may well get harder in Australia, if plans for mandatory age-verification go ahead. But there are already technical workarounds for determined web users.
Connecting every house to a fibre network is expensive and time-consuming.
Guaranteed internet access is now crucial for everyone to equally exercise their political rights.
Communities across the U.S. are taking network construction into their own hands.
A recent federal court ruling lets big telecom companies censor the internet in ways that boost their own profits – but also allows local and state governments to outlaw censorship if they wish.
Connecting with the digital economy is a trickier prospect out here.
Remote Queensland farmers are among the least "digitally included" communities in Australia, according to a new report that documents the impacts of low access, affordability and digital ability for families and communites.
Out of the science labs, our internet connectivity is now part of our everyday lives.
In just three decades we've gone from a very limited internet connection in Australia to now sharing our lives online.
People with poor broadband services spend more time in queues at the bank and for other services that should easily be accessible online.
Labor’s 2019 NBN election policy will disappoint those hoping for a fast-tracked return to that party's 2009 vision of high-speed fibre for (almost) everyone.
Cubans attend a public discussion to revamp the country’s Cold War-era constitution in Havana, in August 2018.
Cuba will not legalize same-sex marriage, as gay activists hoped. But its new constitution adds greater protections for LGBTQ people and for women, and gives Cubans the right to own private property.
When a website blocks access, it sometimes delivers a notice saying so.
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Private companies – many based in the US – are blocking access to their websites from particular countries around the world. It's contributing to a splintering of the global internet.
Days before their Oct. 28 presidential election, Brazilians protested news that supporters of right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro had used WhatsApp to spread false information about his opponents.
Facebook retired its 'Move fast and break things' slogan – perhaps because, as new research from Brazil confirms, democracy is among the things left broken by online misinformation and fake news.
Mexicans surf the web at a ‘digital village’ in Mexico City in 2015, part of the country’s effort to get all citizens online.
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Mexico made internet connectivity a constitutional right in 2013, but most poor people still aren't online. Research shows that internet access would give these residents more economic mobility.
Cellphones are everywhere in Africa - but that doesn’t mean the digital divide is closing.
We don't have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics to know if the digital divide is being closed.
Rollout of the NBN in Tasmania is well ahead of other states and territories in Australia.
Tasmania's digital inclusion increased dramatically and more than the national average from 2017 to 2018. This change is underpinned by a doubling of access to NBN in Tasmania in that period.
Does this man understand how his company can be a responsible member of society?
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Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
People in remote areas use the internet much less for entertainment and formal education compared to their urban counterparts.
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The people who have the most to gain from the extraordinary resources of the internet are missing out, including those not employed, older Australians and migrants from non-English speaking countries.