An 18-minute diversion of Internet traffic through China has raised security concerns around the world — especially for governments and people in critical infrastructure — and raises new concerns for online shoppers just ahead of Cyber Monday. Continue reading
Jeffrey Brown talks to Nicholas Carr, author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains,” which looks through the lens of neuroscience to see how the Internet shapes our brains.
Diane Singleton of Houston, Texas, admits she’s 50-something but not much more. On her Facebook page, however, you can find out where she went to high school and which local businesses she “likes.” Singleton is part of a growing number … Continue reading
The CEOs of Google and Verizon announced a joint set of net neutrality principles Monday that would enshrine in federal law the FCC’s ability to regulate the Internet and enforce open access. The document primarily lays out proposed rules for … Continue reading
A report this morning says Google may be close to a deal with Verizon that would give the search giant preferred access on the service provider’s networks. That news has open-Internet advocates worried and Web-watchers scratching their heads. The New … Continue reading
When one thinks of basic rights, things like voting, clean water or education might come to mind. Now, add Internet access to that list. Finland this month became the first country in the world to make high-speed Internet service a basic right of its citizens. Continue reading
In an effort to keep its license to operate in China, Google will stop automatically rerouting mainland China users to an uncensored version of its search engine, the company announced late Monday. Under the previous configuration google.cn users were sent … Continue reading
Does the Internet facilitate a productive exchange of ideas, making people better informed and therefore better citizens? Or does the unchecked nature of what information can be shared and spread on the internet actually threaten democracy? That was the focus … Continue reading