Tag Archives: internet

Mobile internet gets slower in India. Average download speed less than 11 Mbps

New Delhi: India witnessed a dip in mobile speeds in April 2019 with its rank remaining at 68th position in fixed broadband speeds globally and has decreased in ranking to 121 in mobile speeds, Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, said on Monday in updates to its Speedtest Global Index for April 2019. While India has maintained its position in fixed broadband ... Read More »

As the Internet turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?

MEYRIN, Switzerland: Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been “hijacked by crooks” that may spell its destruction. Berner-Lee’s old office ... Read More »

This Company Is Japan’s Top Contender for Global Internet Domination

(Bloomberg) — It was one of the most infamous companies in Japan, rocking the nation with a corporate scandal that ousted a prime minister and then nearly collapsing under a mountain of debt. Now, Recruit Holdings Co. is back, reinvented by a group of employees who quietly turned the magazine publisher and job-placement firm into an internet giant that touches the lives ... Read More »

Students encouraged to practise Internet safety

STUDENTS at the Chetwood Memorial Primary School in St James were yesterday urged to be “SMART online” as telecommunications firm FLOW conducted an online safety workshop with them. The fourth in a series of sessions organised in observation of Safer Internet Day 2019, which was marked globally under the theme “Together for a Better Internet”, the Flow Foundation was also ... Read More »

From star ratings to video views, beware fake internet stats

Experts caution that much of the web’s traffic is manipulated, from app downloads and YouTube views, to ad engagement and Yelp reviews. (Monster Ztudio/Shutterstock) 16 comments Most of us know by now that we can’t trust everything we see online. But just how much of the internet is fake? It’s more than you might expect. Fabricated content stretches far beyond just fake news, viral ... Read More »

China blocks debate about downfall of internet censor Lu Wei

China has moved to censor discussion of its censor-in-chief’s censure, apparently fearful the country’s 750 million internet users might use his downfall to assail the Communist party’s draconian online controls. One week after China was re-crowned the world’s worst contravener of internet freedoms, a leaked censorship directive indicated online publishers had received orders to extinguish debate over the toppling of former internet ... Read More »

Internet of So Much Stuff: Don’t wanna be a security id-IoT

Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell Technologies, last month announced a $1bn investment in IoT R&D over the next three years. What does $1bn buy you in IoT? A new IoT division, to be run by VMware’s CTO Ray O’Farrell, a bunch of new IoT-focussed projects including Project Iris – an under wraps RSA security development – and some collaborations for ... Read More »

Protect net neutrality and Internet freedom: World Wide Web inventor

How do you use the World Wide Web? People use it for all kinds of different things: to read email, post an update on social media, check in to a work meeting, navigate to a destination, enjoy a favorite song or album. It’s your choice. When I invented the World Wide Web as an information sharing system in 1989, I aimed to ... Read More »

The Internet of Things could easily be the Internet of Threats

The Internet of Things (IoT), unlike SMAC (Social Mobile Analytics Cloud), moved faster from being an industry buzzword to reality. However, what needs to be examined is whether businesses are prepared to fully leverage IoT. The McKinsey Quarterly for March of 2010defined IoT as: “sensors and actuators embedded in physical objects—from roadways to pacemakers—are linked through wired and wireless networks, often using the ... Read More »

Internet Penetration in Rural India Is Abysmal, Finds COAI’s IMC-Deloitte Report

HIGHLIGHTS The overall Internet penetration in India is now 33 percent However, it is just 16 percent in the rural areas India lags behind many countries in broadband penetration with only 23% While the overall Internet penetration in India is 33 percent, it is only 16 percent in the rural areas, a report released at the ‘India Mobile Congress 2017′ ... Read More »