Category Archives: Internet Use/New Technologies

FBI Sees Rise In Online Shopping Scams Using New gTLDs And WHOIS Privacy

The FBI has reported this week it was seeing an increasing number of consumers not receiving items purchased from websites, according to complaints they have received. The websites are offering low prices on items such as gym equipment, small appliances, tools and furniture. And the FBI has found domain names being used are not .com, but rather the fraudulent websites are using new gTLDs like .club and .top.

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On the Internet of Medical Things by Vinton G. Cerf

In my last column (June 2020), I wrote about my experience with COVID-19 and the challenges involved with getting medical attention. The problem is still with us, even with the improved availability of personal protection equipment and masks. The experience of calling for a doctor’s appointment and being told I could not come into the doctor’s office was unsettling to say the least.

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99.7% of individuals in Bahrain use the Internet; Bahrain ranked 4th globally

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain has recently published its latest Telecommunications Services Residential Market Survey report. According to the survey results, 99.7% of respondents said they used internet in the last three months, this is a clear indication of the increasing affordability of internet services in Bahrain.

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Why Older People Really Eschew Technology

Richard Devitt, an 86-year-old retired restauranteur living in Massachusetts, doesn’t have an email account and still uses a flip phone. “I honestly don’t need or want them,” he said about smartphones and social media. The fact that attending church services, birthday parties, and even medical appointments now requires logging in online hasn’t changed his mind.

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The screens that ate school: What do we really know about the growing presence of Google, Apple, Microsoft and more in the education system?

It wasn’t sent to us, at least not directly, but we decided to pretend it had been. “As we often ask our children to do their best,” the principal at a state primary school in Melbourne’s west had written in the second week of April, “we now ask that of our parents. But please do not let it become too overbearing or too difficult to the stage where it causes upset in the household – this does not assist anyone – child or parent.”

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