Internet

Platform Economy in Australia, primarily in Melbourne and Sydney

Top 3 Australian internet service providers sued for false speed claims

Australia’s consumer regulator filed separate lawsuits against the country’s top three internet service providers for allegedly making incorrect claims about speeds tha...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada’s spectrum auction raises record $7.2 billion as firms gear for high-speed internet

Canada’s auction of 3500 MHz spectrum, which is key for next generation 5G networks, generated a record C$8.9 billion (approximately $7.2 billion), with the country’s t...

Tim Berners Lee

World Wide Web source code NFT sells for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s

A blockchain-based token representing the original source code for the World Wide Web written by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee sold for $5.4 million at Sotheby’s in an online ...

Grey Data Blog: Global internet usage to 2031

New research: Global internet access will max out in 2031

Back in 1995, when I first started participating in bulletin boards and various other forums that were emerging across the Internet, there were 16 million users of the Internet, wh...

Founder of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners Lee

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says “fad” of platform giants will pass

Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, has said the dominance of internet giants is a “fad” that does not have to endure, adding that urgent change was ne...

Myanmar Internet

Life in Myanmar under the world’s longest internet shutdown

Since Myanmar shut off the internet in two states a year ago, lawyer Oo Twan Hla, who was once able to check online when his cases were scheduled, said he must now travel through a...

Platform News: President Trump speaking at the White House

President Trump holds call with American internet, mobile phone providers

US President Donald J Trump spoke with his nations biggest internet and mobile phone providers on Tuesday to talk about how the networks are holding up as tens of millions of Ameri...

Communications Networks

Can networks cope with millions working from home?

Some European telecoms operators reported connectivity problems on Tuesday as millions of people logged on for work at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, driving up data traffic...

ByteDance sign

China orders ByteDance’s Toutiao to fix search, saying national hero smeared

BEIJING – China’s internet regulator ordered ByteDance news app Jinri Toutiao to clean up its search engine, saying the search function threw up “slanderous”...

Algorithm

Be more transparent about algorithms, Berners-Lee tells tech giants

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Tech companies should be more transparent about how computer algorithms make decisions that affect people’s lives, the inventor of...