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For the thousands of residents in Hiran, Middle and Lower Jubba regions who have been unable to access the internet on their mobile phones for the past two weeks, al-Shabaab's internet blackout represents a new burden in life, one that makes communicating with loved ones around the world a nearly impossible endeavour....…Continue
Posted on February 14, 2014 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment
An Arabic net address ending has become the first to go live as part of the rollout of more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes.
The first websites ending in شبكة. - pronounced dot shabaka, and meaning web - went online a day ahead of schedule.
Posted on February 5, 2014 at 7:51am
Argentina has introduced new restrictions on online shopping as part of efforts to stop foreign currency reserves from falling any further.
Anyone buying items through international websites will now need to sign a declaration and produce it at a customs office, where the packages have to be collected.
The procedure will need to be repeated for every…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2014 at 3:01pm
A US federal appeals court has rejected rules intended to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritising certain types of content.
Net neutrality is the principle that ISPs should not block web traffic for customers who pay less to give faster speeds to those who pay more
The US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) adopted the rules in 2010.
They were challenged by ISP Verizon, which…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 2:36pm
The Federal Communication Commission has issued three basic rules on open internet which include:
1. Transparency: Broadband providers must disclose information regarding their network management practices, performance, and the commercial terms of their broadband services;
2. No Blocking: Fixed broadband providers (such as DSL, cable modem or fixed wireless providers) may…Continue
Posted on January 15, 2014 at 8:39am