Internet

How the internet language barrier is being demolished

April 20, 2019

Apart from accessing web content, domain names are also used for email addresses and a host of other Internet applications. By V Sridhar & Ajay Data Domain names provide the important link between users and content on the internet. When we type “meity.gov.in” to access the web site of the ministry of electronics and information […]

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Russian parliament waves through powers for internet iron curtain

April 13, 2019

The Russian State Duma, the lower house of parliament, has voted to approve the controversial bill that would give politicians powers to isolate the country from the internet. The so-called “sovereign internet” bill is on track to become law by 1 November, and according to local newswire TASS, the implementation is expected to cost ₽30bn ($470m, […]

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Can the internet be saved?

April 12, 2019

The good news is that the House of Representatives passed the Save the Internet Act by a vote of 232-190. The bad news is while Republicans said they too want to to protect net neutrality, only one Republican voted for the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump have already refused to support the […]

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Democrats move closer to passing the ‘Save the Internet’ Act

April 6, 2019

Democrats have just made significant progress in restoring net neutrality rules in the US. The “Save the Internet Act” unveiled last month has now been approved by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which means it can now be considered by the full House of Representatives. The bill aims to reinstate the net neutrality regulations established by […]

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April 2, 2019

In 2005, student Alex Tew had a million-dollar brainwave. The 20-year-old was playing around with ideas to pay for a looming three-year business degree; Tew was already worrying that the overdraft he had would mushroom. So he scribbled on a pad: “How to become a millionaire.” Twenty minutes later he had what he thought was […]

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Internet Rules Must be Updated: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

April 1, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said that governments and regulators need to play a more active role in updating rules for the Internet to preserve the freedom of expression, for entrepreneurs to build new things, and to protect society from broader harm. In an editorial in The Washington Post on Saturday, Zuckerberg said though Facebook […]

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