The global COVID-19 pandemic is not hurting domain name registrars, with three of the largest, GoDaddy, CentralNic and Tucows, all announcing financial results to 30 June over the last week showing each company is doing well.
[news release] ICANN Monday announced the successful installation of an ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) instance in Monterrey, Mexico.
The U.S. government’s proposed ban on Chinese apps like TikTok and WeChat plays into technologists’ fears that the internet utopia is crumbling.
Facebook users in Papua New Guinea say the company has been slow or failed to remove child abuse content, explicit material and fake news, despite reports made using the platform’s own moderation tools.
While Joe Biden has criticized the largest tech companies, his campaign and transition teams have welcomed allies of Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple onto its staff and policy groups.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, is no longer in the stage of hype or anticipation that it once was. If anything, the IoT has now crossed over into mainstream commercial and business use.
This week, the Trump administration explicitly announced its intention to work toward a new bipolar world of technology, carved up between the United States and China. The administration had already made clear that it would either ban the Chinese video app TikTok or force its sale to a U.S. company. Then it announced a sweeping “Clean Network” program, which seeks to ban virtually all Chinese information technology products — phone carriers, apps, cloud servers, even undersea cables.
ICANN announced Friday their 75th public meeting, and annual general meeting for 2022, will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 17 to 22 September 2022 and their 76th public meeting and community forum will be held in Cancún, Mexico, from 11 to 16 March 2023.
Women, ICT and Emergency Telecommunications: Opportunities and Constraints, a new report from ITU and the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), highlights that equal access to information and communication technology (ICT) can save lives in emergencies, including during pandemics. Conversely, the digital gender divide is blocking women from becoming equal stakeholders in society, putting entire communities at greater risk during emergencies.
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The one thing my students all invariably know about China is that you can’t use Facebook there, or YouTube or Google. For at least a decade, China has maintained strict control over the internet and aggressively blocked foreign tech platforms within its borders.