Alphabet uses lasers to deliver internet
08 July 2023 | 2:08 pm
Google parent Alphabet is delivering internet service to remote areas by using beams of light, as part of the project known as Taraa.
3 Sep 2021
23 Mar 2021
Myanmar's military rulers say they will keep internet restrictions in place and have acknowledged scores of deaths since the coup but blamed protesters.
18 Apr 2021
Young people in Myanmar are fighting the ruling junta's internet shutdown and information suppression with an explosive underground printed newsletter called 'Molotov' that they are secretly distributing across communities.
3 Sep 2021
The guidelines come at a time when Beijing is cracking down on the tech sector for alleged monopolistic behavior and non-compliance of regulations.
4 Sep 2021
The Taliban say that they want to ensure internet access in Afghanistan, but they could face substantial technical and financial challenges to keep it running. Afghans say they fear more surveillance and censorship.
7 Oct 2021
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announces that the tech giant will invest $1 billion over the next five years to allow for faster and more affordable internet access and support entrepreneurship in Africa. Internet reliability is a problem in Africa where less than a third of the continent's 1.3 billion people are connected to broadband, according to the World Bank. But the continent, where nearly half the population is under 18, is a promising market.
19 Feb 2022
The internet is an essential resource for daily life. We use it to stay informed, for school and increasingly for work. But major inequalities in terms of access to the web persist. Africa lags behind much of the rest of the world in terms of connectivity, deepening existing inequalities. The spread of misinformation is also a major issue across the continent. For more on what's being done to address these challenges, Nnenna Nwakanma from the World Wide Web Foundation joined us for Perspective.
19 Feb 2022
How does the internet work from space? Could every far-flung corner of the Earth actually receive internet from satellites? How fast is satellite internet? What are the disadvantages and is it good for the environment?
3 Apr 2022
At the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, hackers brought down tens of thousands of satellite internet modems across Ukraine and Europe. This week, Reuters revealed that the same attacks are still underway.
1 May 2022
The European Union agreed on new regulations that require social media companies and online marketplaces to remove illegal content. Advertisement targeting minors will also be banned.
This week, the UK's seminal piece of internet regulation, the Online Safety Bill, moved from the House of Commons to the House of Lords after being amended. It now includes a provision threatening tech bosses with two years in prison if they don't keep children safe online.
The nine US Supreme Court justices will hear arguments in two cases opposing individuals to large internet platforms this week. In both of them, the plaintiffs are the families of terror attack victims, who argue that internet giants should be held responsible for the content on their platforms.
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The leader of Tibet’s exiled government accuses Chinese authorities of imposing monoculturalism on Tibetans, eradicating ethnic identities and suppressing political activities.
21 mins ago
Russia's Federal Security Service was behind "unsuccessful attempts to interfere in UK political processes," the British government says. UK officials summoned the Russian ambassador and sanctioned two Russian agents.
3 hours ago
Is the Spotify model a successful one? The streaming platform launched in 2008 is the leader in its field, on par with what radio and CDs used to represent in the sense that it's become the most convenient way for people to consume music and other audio content.
3 hours ago
A Taiwanese rock band denies lip-synching at a concert in China, an offence that could see it pay a fine or even be banned in the country. We speak to Beijing-based journalist Fabian Kretschmer.
8 hours ago
Living in FESTAC Town from its construction in 1977 until the early 1990s was the aspiration of many progressive families. Today, FESTAC Town is a mere shadow of its former glory, and the roads are in urgent need of repair.
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