From satellites, to autonomous solar-powered drones, or balloons, there have been plenty of ideas recently on how to connect up the world. Facebook, Google, large international organisations, national governments, even Bono, have laid out ideas of a near future in which we are all hooked into the network. »
A new court ruling from the European Court of Justice deems invalid a legal framework that has untul now been used to justify the free transfer of data between the European Union and the U.S..
Facebook has announced that it’s teaming up with French-based satellite provider Eutelsat Communications to beam free internet to 14 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. »
At the United Nations on Saturday, Mark Zuckerberg declared his intentions to get the entire world
online, arguing that internet access is the key to ending extreme poverty.
Over at Science of Us, Melissa Dahl reports on an interesting new study that suggests the distress some internet pornography users feel about their oh-so-private internet activity has far more to do with their worries about internet porn addiction than the actual amount of pornography they’re watching. »
“And so it begins … ISIS flag among refugees in Germany fighting the police,” blared the headline on the Conservative Post; “with this new leaked picture, everything seems confirmed”. The image in question purported to show a group of Syrian refugees holding ISIS flags and attacking German police officers. »
Tim Wu is one of the world’s most outspoken and influential advocates for an open internet. And now, the Columbia Law professor will help shape the future of technology and politics as a watchdog with the New York State Attorney General’s office. This is great news. »
A library in a small New Hampshire town started to help Internet users around the world surf anonymously using Tor. Until the Department of Homeland Security raised a red flag. »
I pay Time Warner Cable $70 a month for broadband that works 70-percent of the time. Just for fun, I recently upgraded to the company’s best, fastest service—300 Mbps—and guess what. After weeks of speed tests, I can confidently say that I don’t get those speeds. Ever. »
In-car wifi is equal parts mind-bending and irresponsible-seeming. But you know you want it, and you’ve only been able to get it in brand new cars that are already computers on wheels. Until now, that is! »