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Explainer: US ceding control of core Internet systems

On Saturday, the U.S. government plans to cede control of some of the internet’s core systems—namely, the directories that help web browsers and apps know where to find the latest weather, maps and Facebook musings. The U.S. has been in charge of these systems for more than three decades; plans to transfer control of these functions to a nonprofit oversight ... Read More »

US cuts cord on internet oversight

The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity. The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet’s so-called “root zone.” That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that ... Read More »

US, UK set to lose market share of mobile students in next decade

The US and the UK will see their market shares of globally mobile students decline over the next decade as provision of education in traditional origin countries increases alongside their own ambitions to attract foreign students, according to a study by the British Council. Although the US and UK won’t be knocked from their top destination perches, the report urges ... Read More »