Internet

30.11.2019

Dangers and questions of the Zuckerberg era

Dangers and questions of the Zuckerberg era

This year the Worldwide Web is thirty years old. For the first time since 1435, a citizen from Brazil could exchange their views and information with another in Finland. The Internet, the communications infrastructure for the Web is a little older. It was developed from the ARPANET, a US Defense… »

23.07.2019

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

The Precipitous Barbarisation of Our Times

By Roberto Savio When all is said and done, it appears that Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English philosopher who had a dire vision of man, was not totally wrong. From the frivolous to the serious, in just a week we have had four items of news which would not happen… »

02.04.2017

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

In Trump’s America, Your Privacy Is for Sale

Unless you’re reading this column in a good old newspaper, odds are your internet service provider (ISP) knows what you’re up to. ISPs are the on-ramp to the internet; it is through these gatekeepers that we all access the internet. They set the price and the speed of your… »

04.12.2016

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

Berlin job portal specializes in refugees

An innovative new website is bringing migrants and employers together. Can the internet platform Migrant Hire function as a kind of LinkedIn for refugees and help solve German labor shortages in key areas? Ten thousand migrants in regular jobs – that’s the goal set by the team of… »

21.08.2016

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

‘UK Officials Patrolling the Internet, on Road to Creating ‘Thought Police’’

Human Wrongs Watch 15 August 2016 (RT)* – We have activists who have been detained for saying that they would like to do something – not the fact that they had done something – and this is a worrying trend, Annie Machon, former MI5 agent, told RT. Scotland… »

15.12.2015

Dhaka opens all social media platforms

Dhaka opens all social media platforms

Bangladesh government today unblocked all social media platforms including Skype, Twitter, WhatsApp and Viber. Mobile phone operators and Internet service providers in the country resumed the services after getting a letter from the telecom regulator. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood told journalists that they have taken the move following instructions from… »

27.02.2015

USA: rock solid rules to ensure the Internet stays open and free

USA: rock solid rules to ensure the Internet stays open and free

Breaking news: in an historic victory of global importance, the US Federal Communications Commission just passed rock solid rules to ensure the Internet stays open and free for generations to come. Can you click here to share this image and spread the good news? Big Cable TV and… »

23.02.2015

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Human Wrongs Watch Current estimates from the International Telecommunication Union show that there are almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world today.  These numbers tell us that technology is now common even in areas where women’s educational opportunities are limited. A burgeoning… »

21.12.2014

How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Pia Mancini and her colleagues want to upgrade democracy in Argentina and beyond. Through their open-source mobile platform they want to bring citizens inside the legislative process, and run candidates who will listen to what they say. Transcript I have… »

10.09.2014

Internet Slowdown Day: Leading Web Companies Fight for ‘Net Neutrality’

Internet Slowdown Day: Leading Web Companies Fight for ‘Net Neutrality’

  Human Wrongs Watch By RT*, 19 September 2014 — Reddit, Netflix, Foursquare, Mozilla, Vimeo, and WordPress are backing the ‘Internet Slowdown’ protest against proposed US regulations that would segregate internet surfing speeds and kill “net neutrality.”   The September 10 protest features… »

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