Category Archives: Internet Use/New Technologies

COVID Bump Sees .AT Hit 1.4 Million Registrations

The Austrian ccTLD hit a new milestone in September, reaching 1.4 million registrations according to the .at registry nic.at, with just over one million (1,023,492 as of 13 September) or 73.9% registered to Austrian registrants.

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CIRA teams up with ScamAdviser to warn online shoppers against potential fraudulent sites

The surge in online purchases seen since the beginning of the pandemic also means Canadians are more exposed to scams popping up online. To help combat the growth in scams CIRA, the .CA registry, announce a partnership with ScamAdviser, a global leader in anti-scam technology, to integrate protection against fraudulent websites into CIRA Canadian Shield. This added layer of protection will safeguard Canadians’ families against online scams and fraudulent websites.

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EURid Announces 2021 .EU Web Awards Winners

Last week saw EURid hosting the 2021 .eu Web Awards Gala event in Taormina, Italy, where the finest .eu websites were recognised. In total there were seven winners and one special commendation.

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US Lawmakers See Path to Rein In Tech, but It Isn’t Smooth

“Facebook and Big Tech are facing a Big Tobacco moment,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, said this week when a whistle-blower testified about how the social media company’s products harmed teenagers.

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Facebook hides data showing it harms users. Outside scholars need access by Nathaniel Persily, professor of law at Stanford Law School and director of the Stanford Cyber Policy Center

The disclosures by whistleblower Frances Haugen about Facebook — first to the Wall Street Journal and then to “60 Minutes” and Congress — ought to be the stuff of shareholders’ nightmares: When she left Facebook, she took with her documents showing, for example, that the corporation knew Instagram was making girls’ body-image issues worse, that internal investigators knew a Mexican drug cartel was using the platform to recruit hit men and that the company misled its own Oversight Board about having a separate content appeals process for a large number of influential users.

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Singapore passes foreign interference law allowing authorities to block internet content

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Singapore’s parliament has passed a law aimed at preventing foreign interference in domestic politics, which the opposition and activists have criticised as a tool to crush dissent.

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