Amnesty blasts the business models of “surveillance giants” Facebook and Google in a new report which warns the pair’s market dominating platforms are “enabling human rights harm at a population scale”.
10 Apr 2020 Kimmy Bettinger, Emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives under lockdown. Such tools must be considered as essential infrastructure, revealing opportunities for governance. Under COVID-19, emerging technologies are propping up our daily lives. Connected devices enable both education and remote work. Chatbots provide life-saving information and relieve overwhelmed health systems. Location […]
BY KATHERINE SCHAEFFER Nearly all U.S. teens (95%) say they have access to a smartphone – and 45% say they are “almost constantly” on the internet. That amount of screen time has raised concerns from parents, educators and policymakers across the country, and even many teens worry they use their phone too much. So, what exactly are teens doing with their cellphones? The […]
Fri, April 10, 2020 | Posted by Katie Kienbaum Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Internet access is more important than ever before. Elementary school math classes, routine doctor’s appointments, after-work happy hours, and more all require a high-speed broadband connection now. In response, many national Internet service providers (ISPs) have introduced free and discounted plans to keep […]