Internet daemons are the programs that run in the background of our computers. Understanding what they are, and their capacity to benefit or harm us, is crucial for managing the internet.
Internet privacy laws are partially governed by the VPPA, which was implemented to protect consumers renting videos. While the technology has changed, amendments place the consumer at a disadvantage.
A government-imposed internet blackout in Sudan is the latest in a series of internet shutdowns as a means to quell dissent.
The UK Online Harms White Paper outlines possible internet regulation measures, and Canada would do well to study its approach.
Britain's Online Harms white paper was developed through public consultations and open, democratic processes. It suggests developing regulations that would be implemented by an arms-length entity.
Expecting internet platforms to regulate hate speech is a “worst of both worlds” approach to social media regulation.
TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with music – there's a lot of lip synching.
With new laws proposed, Australian leaders now seem prepared to move beyond just blaming technology for its role in online violence and extremism.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
Regulation of the internet is inevitable and governments, rather than businesses, should seek to regulate it.
The borderless nature of the internet makes it hard to pull the plug on social media talk that crosses the line.
Confrontational characters spouting conspiracy theories and fringe ideas have been around since American broadcasting began. With Alex Jones banished from the web, someone else will take his place.
In a fight for the global flow of information, social media firms must be regulated. Their billions of dollars in revenue put their financial interests in conflict with truth and democracy.