“5 Things We Can Each Do To Make Social Media And The Internet A Kinder And More Tolerant Place” With ​Adina Mahalli

The biggest long-term effect of being shamed online is that you may build up your defenses to prevent getting hurt again. In an attempt to reduce your chances of the disconnection that came from the attack, you’ll create walls to limit your vulnerability. If you don’t attempt to create real connection, you won’t face disconnection. … Read more

EU Pushes Internet Firms to Remove Extremist Content in 1 Hour

The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other Internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three months to show they were removing extremist content more rapidly or face legislation forcing them to do so. The Commission wants content … Read more

Facebook Shuts Down Solar-Powered Internet Drone Project: So What Happens Now?

Facebook officially ditches its efforts to deliver high-speed internet via solar-powered drones. The decision reportedly caused 16 employees from the project to lose their jobs. Taking Another Approach Sources confirm that in its place, the social network company plans to redirect its resources in order to work with partners such as Airbus. Together, both hope … Read more

Putin Says Russia Must Not Use Blanket Bans to Make Internet Safer

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday there were no plans to shut down social media sites or limit Internet freedoms in Russia, and that a “civilised” solution was needed to make the Internet safer. Russia blocked the online messaging service Telegram in April after it refused to grant state security services access to its users’ encrypted messages. Critics … Read more

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro in South Korea Can’t Connect to the Internet, Prevents Distractions for Students

Samsung Electronics on Friday announced the Galaxy J2 Pro in South Korea – the special variant for the country that is blocked from connecting to the Internet, aimed at students who want to avoid distractions during examinations as well as senior citizens. First unveiled in Vietnam earlier this year, the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro (2018) will ship with a data … Read more

Apple, Facebook Find Something to Praise China for Amid Internet Clamp

Top executives at Apple and Facebook managed to find something to praise Beijing for at an Internet conference in China this week, even as its Communist Party rulers ban Western social media and stamp on online dissent. China’s World Internet Conference attracted the heads of Google and Apple for the first time to hear China vow to open up its Internet … Read more

Google kills Project Titan, says balloons beat drones for Internet delivery

Alphabet has shut down its Titan unit that was exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles for the delivery of internet services. The Google parent is instead focusing on its balloons-based Project Loon to deliver the internet to remote areas. Google acquired in 2014 Titan Aerospace and the team from the drone startup was brought … Read more

‘No violence, electric shocks or drugs’: New rules for China’s internet boot camps for children

Kim Kyung-Hoon | Reuters A nurse distributes medicine at Daxing Internet Addiction Treatment Center in Beijing. These institutions have prospered in recent years amid high demand from parents seeking treatment for their children. But there have been many mainland media reports of the centers using violence, electric shocks or drugs to force teens to change … Read more

BISAG to promote audio-visual educational platform utilising social media and internet

The BISAG started its educational channel with an objective to spread awareness about education channels, address the problem of untrained and subpar teachers by providing various subjects experts. e-content RELATED STORIES Tripura to provide home-based formal education for differently-abled children CAT Results 2016: To be out soon at iimcat.ac.in Madrasas and pathshalas will induct state … Read more

It’s not just Facebook: Publishers say internet metrics are often wrong

Pau Barrena | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook For the fourth time since September, Facebook has reported that the metrics that it provides to publishers and advertisers are inaccurate. The metrics problem, however, is much bigger than Facebook, publishers involved in the situation say. Reliable and consistent third-party industry measurement systems don’t exist, … Read more