Depending on where you are in the world, the internet already looks very different.In China, for example, users can’t access many digital staples which have become deeply entrenched in western discourse, including Google Search, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Furthermore, any attempts to access several news sites, including the New York Times, Bloomberg, BBC China, the Economist, and many others will come up short.WATCH: Proposed E.U. law could kill internet memes And you can forget about pornography.While China represents the world’s most extreme example of internet regulation, experts note that the massive country isn’t the only one imposing restrictions on the services from multi-billion dollar internet giants. READ MOR
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BELIEVE it or not, the world existed before Google unlocked the key to everything we needed to know — and plenty more we didn’t.As it has just turned 20, the internet’s biggest search engine, used for more than a trillion searches worldwide a year, has changed the world of its users — among them millions doing jobs where Google has become a vital tool.But answers have not always been just a few taps away.THE LAWYERAlan Ringwood is a partner and specialist litigator at Bell Gully. He has been practising law 35 years.Life before Google is hard to remember, but it definitely involved more field trips.The world was not at your fingertips. The world was out there, in the actual world, and all the information you needed was stored in hard copy form.This meant that there were trips to the univ
Roundup German internet exchange operator DE-CIX has again attempted to block the country's spy agency from tapping its network – this time by filing a constitutional complaint. The company brought a federal court lawsuit in 2016 that it lost in May this year, and late last week it was seen trying again. Reuters wrote that DE-CIX issued a statement quoting board member Klaus Landefeld saying: "For us, the decision by the Federal Administrative Court to dismiss the case without consideration of the objections raised is legally not acceptable". Rather than performing targeted surveillance, the BND gets a raw data stream from DE-CIX, essentially a mirror of all the traffic it has handled. DE-C
The EU's catastrophic new Copyright Directive is steamrollering towards completion, and that should worry every internet user, not just those in the EU. Article 13 of the Copyright Directive requires online services to crowdsource a database of "copyrighted works" (anyone can add anything to these databases, with no penalties for falsely claiming copyright over public domain works, or works that don't belong to you). If a user tries to post something that appears to match an item in the blacklist database, the service has to censor that user's post. The problem is that the online platforms don't have "European services" and "non-European services," they just have services, and users from the EU and outside of the EU freely mix th...
The internet could be fuelling a range of new mental health disorders such as cyberchondria, online hoarding, and shopping addictions, experts have warned.A group dubbed The European Problematic Use of the Internet Research Network have now called for internet companies to take responsibility and help scientists tackle problematic online behaviour.They said while most internet use is harmless, concerns have recently grown over how its use may affect public health and spark subsequent issues with gambling, pornography, and online bullying.Scroll down for video The internet could be fuelling a range of new mental health disorders such as cyberchondria, online hoarding, and shopping addictions (file photo) THE GROWING PROBLEMS WIT
The Ralph Breaks the Internet panel gave fans an early look at the movie. Disney Wreck It Ralph fans at New York Comic-Con 2018 got a huge treat Friday in the form of 20 minutes of never-before-screened footage from the upcoming sequel. The footage was from throughout the movie. We describe it below for anyone who wants an early peek at the internet-themed film.However, since the footage screened at the movie's panel was quite wide-reaching, consider this a warning for mild spoilers from throughout Ralph Breaks the Internet. Feel free to clic
The data you upload and share on social networks, search engines, and other online servicesÂ lives on those providersâ servers, which means you have no control over how those companies use it. But now, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the internet in the late 80s, is working on a startup whose mission is to help people control their data â by building the internet of the future. The company is called Inrupt, and its main offering is Solid, a platform that lets you decide how you want to store your data. This includes your contacts, photos, music library, calendar events, fitness and health activity, and everything in between â and control access to said data. Your data is stored in a Solid POD (Personal Online Data store), which is essentially a secu
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In India, internet advertising is gaining significance with the number of internet users growing fast. As of 2013, internet users have increased by 31% over the previous year, with the total number of users crossing 150 million (Hindu 2013). It was estimated that India was likely to be the second largest market globally in terms of number of internet users by 2016, just behind China (Financial Times 2014). With such a growth rate, it can be expected that the role of online advertising is set to be significant in India in the foreseeable future. Starting with the first clickable advertisement that came out in Hotwired in 1994, the online advertisement industry has grown to become a significant player in the media advertising industry. In 2015, global internet advertising expenditure was ...