Compelling Mozilla-backed research, carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it...
Alphabet Inc wants users to post millions of stories, video and photos on its Google Earth platform in the next few years, the program chief said on Tuesday at a launch event in Brazil for content focused on showcasing the Amazon rainforest. The "Voyager" tool allows Internet surfers to take interactive tours of...
China's government has told telecommunications carriers to block individuals' access to virtual private networks by February 1, people familiar with the matter said, thereby shutting a major window to the global Internet. Beijing has ordered state-run telecommunications firms, which include China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, to bar people from...
Back in February, Nokia announced the launch its Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) as a service to help businesses better track and manage their large-scale IoT deployments. WING will be able to manage a broad range of IoT applications and devices, including connected cars and connected cargo, such as freight...
One of the world's largest cyber-currency exchanges is under investigation after it acknowledged that one of its employee's PCs had been hacked. South Korea-based Bithumb has said that it believes personal details of more than 30,000 of its customers were stolen as a result. It appears the data was subsequently used...
Social media giants Facebook, Google's YouTube, Twitter and Microsoft said on Monday they were forming a global working group to combine their efforts to remove terrorist content from their platforms. Responding to pressure from governments in Europe and the United States after a spate of militant attacks, the companies said...
With the growing debate around spread of violence and crime-related content on Facebook, a top executive of the social media giant has said that it is impossible to completely weed out such content from the platform. "Our policy is zero tolerance -- that doesn't mean zero occurrence," a report in CNBC on Tuesday quoted Carolyn...
Following the partnership of MainOne’s Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering within...
The Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will hold its 59th Public Meeting in the Johannesburg Sandton Convention Center from 26th to 29th June, 2017 becoming the the tenth (10th) time an ICANN meeting will be held in Africa, a continent of great online potential. On the other...
Seattle-based eCommerce firm; Amazon Inc's billionaire Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday turned to an unusual source of inspiration for how to donate part of his wealth: Twitter. "I want much of my philanthropic activity to be helping people in the here and now - short term - at...