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Berners-Lee says we should rebuild the web, it’s too nasty

Berners-Lee says we should rebuild the web, it’s too nasty

Written by on April 11, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The World Wide Web needs a complete rethink to prevent spying and the spread of “nasty, mean ideas” on social media websites, its inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, said on Monday. Berners-Lee, a London-born computer scientist who invented the Web as a platform on top of the internet in 1989, said his intention in […]

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Major tech firms urge government to cede control of internet management

Major tech firms urge government to cede control of internet management

Written by on September 13, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the internet’s technical management to the global community, they said in a joint letter dated on Tuesday. The U.S. Commerce Department has primary oversight of the internet’s management, largely […]

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EU changes on how telcos can access internet could stoke tensions

EU changes on how telcos can access internet could stoke tensions

Written by on August 17, 2016 in News with 1 Comment

Telecoms companies will face new rules on how they can access internet networks under a change to EU law that could stoke tensions between large, former monopolies and smaller operators. The European Commission is leaning towards introducing rules that would relax regulations on telecoms operators if they update their networks to give consumers faster internet […]

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Philippines’ ramshackle internet service making life a misery

Philippines’ ramshackle internet service making life a misery

Written by on July 18, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

MANILA (Reuters) – Patrolling downtown Manila in his new Toyota, Uber driver Daniel Canezal is grumpy. It’s not from the heat, grime or traffic of the capital’s clogged streets – it’s the Philippines’ ramshackle internet service that is making his life a misery. Since signing up with the ride-hailing app this year, the 61-year-old has […]

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China appoints new internet regulator to exert ‘tight grip’

China appoints new internet regulator to exert ‘tight grip’

Written by on June 30, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday appointed a new head of its powerful internet regulator, a man who has publicly vowed to maintain the ruling Communist Party’s tight grip over cyberspace. The Chinese government exercises widespread controls over the Internet and has sought to codify that policy in law. Officials say such restrictions are needed […]

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Internet ruling could hit telco’s Yahoo pursuit and ad revenues

Internet ruling could hit telco’s Yahoo pursuit and ad revenues

Written by on June 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court decision upholding government rules that would impose new restrictions on how internet providers collect user data could disadvantage Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc’s pursuit of Yahoo Inc’s digital assets and new ad revenue, analysts say. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on […]

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Blocking the internet – sign of the times or back to the future?

Blocking the internet – sign of the times or back to the future?

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Opinion with 3 Comments

The Singapore Government made an astonishing announcement earlier this week that all computers used officially by public servants in Singapore would be cut off from the Internet from May next year. The reason given for this unprecedented move was “to tighten security.” A spokesperson for the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said, “the Singapore Government regularly […]

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New labels for US internet service unveiled

New labels for US internet service unveiled

Written by on April 4, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Monday unveiled new labels for broadband and mobile Internet service, aimed at helping the nation’s web users make price and service comparisons. The labels from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission are similar to federally required nutrition labels on nearly all U.S. foods or information on credit card billing […]

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FCC advances privacy proposal for US broadband users

FCC advances privacy proposal for US broadband users

Written by on April 1, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent. The proposed regulation from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler won initial approval with a 3-2 vote to require broadband providers to obtain consumer consent, disclose data […]

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China wants deeper internet security cooperation with the USA

China wants deeper internet security cooperation with the USA

Written by on March 15, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BEIJING (Reuters) – China wants to have deeper internet security and anti-terrorism cooperation with the United States, China’s public security minister told the visiting director of the FBI, state news agency Xinhua said. Meeting in Beijing, the minister, Guo Shengkun, told James B. Comey that China was willing to enhance strategic mutual trust and the […]

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