The internet has come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web in 1989. Now, in an era of growing concern over privacy, he believes it’s time for us to reclaim our personal data.
Category Archives: Internet Use/New Technologies
Global Domain Name Registrations Stagnate in 2022
Global domain name registrations have hovered around the 350 million market for the past three quarters, according to Verisign’s recent Domain Name Industry Briefs. The past three quarterly Briefs have seen total domain name registrations of 350.5 million (end Q1, 2022), 351.5 million (Q2, 2022) and in the most recent, 349.9 million (Q3, 2022).
Year in Search 2022: See the top trending searches of the year
Every year, we look back at the moments, people and trends that sparked our collective curiosity through Year in Search. Around the world, people sought to learn more about everything from complex global issues, to ways to help each other — not to mention the latest pop culture news.
Inside the Face-Off Between Russia and a Small Internet Access Firm
The cat-and-mouse experience of Proton, a Swiss company, shows what it’s like to be targeted by Russian censors — and what it takes to fight back.
Internet more affordable and widespread, but world’s poorest still shut off from online opportunities: ITU
[news release] The cost of Internet services has inched downward across the globe in 2022, according to Facts and Figures, the annual worldwide overview on the state of digital connectivity from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
Apple and Google face gaming and mobile browser probe in UK
Apple and Google’s dominance over cloud gaming and mobile browsers will be investigated by the UK’s competition regulator, it has announced.
Cop27 wifi in Egypt blocks human rights and key news websites
Attendees at the Cop27 climate meeting have found that the conference internet connection blocks access to the global rights organisation Human Rights Watch (HRW) as well as other key news websites needed for information during the talks.
Study: 57% Of Smartphone Users Don’t Click On Google Results
57% of Google users don’t click on webpages when they search from their smartphones, insights from Semrush show.
Even nuns watch porn, Pope says, warning of risks
Pope Francis has warned priests and nuns about the dangers of watching pornography online, saying it “weakens the priestly heart”.
Under New Order, Europeans Can Complain to U.S. About Data Collection
President Biden on Friday signed an executive order giving Europeans the ability to protest when they believe their personal information has been caught in America’s online surveillance dragnet, a key step toward reaching a broader agreement over the flow of digital data.