Coronavirus pandemic exposes why America’s digital divide is dangerous

The most important public health intervention — social distancing —will be unsustainable without a major investment in digital preparedness Daniel CastroOpinion contributorAD0:11 In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the United States discovered it was wholly unprepared for a major terrorist threat and the nation had to fundamentally reinvent its domestic security program. Today, it is evident […]


Coronavirus forces UN Security Council to approve resolutions remotely

Diplomats votes for four resolutions, including the extension of UN missions in both Somalia and Darfur until end of June and end of May respectively, electronically. Tuesday 31/03/2020 Remote voting UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council on Monday for the first time approved resolutions remotely after painstaking negotiations among diplomats who are teleworking due […]


Expensive data tarrifs a challenge for info-hungry Zimbabweans

Last updated Apr 1, 2020 24,836 By Nyashadzashe Ndoro Most Zimbabweans will find it difficult working from home and stay informed during the coronavirus lockdown due to limited access to internet in a country ranked among one of the most expensive for data tarrifs, says the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA Zimbabwe). On March 27, the […]

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Why the Web Isn’t Working for Women and Girls

Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee says we must all address this dangerous trend Tim Berners-Lee When the world celebrated the web’s 30th birthday a year ago, we were reminded of the incredible things it has enabled — and all that we stand to lose if we don’t fight for it. I asked everyone to join together and do what […]


Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge Driving solutions for zero hunger and clean water

Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge Driving solutions for zero hunger and clean waterApply human-centered design to create new solutions that help achieve two of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Innovate for Impact: Siemens Design Challenge calls for innovation in two tracks: Zero Hunger and Clean Water.   Zero Hunger (SDG 2): Design […]


Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2020 Edition

Microsoft today released updates to plug nearly 100 security holes in various versions of its Windows operating system and related software, including a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) that is actively being exploited. Also, Adobe has issued a bevy of security updates for its various products, including Flash Player and Adobe Reader/Acrobat. A dozen of the vulnerabilities Microsoft patched today are rated “critical,” meaning […]


What Did the FCC Do to Close the Digital Divide?

It’s budget season. Federal departments and agencies are making their funding requests to Congress for fiscal year 2021 (starting October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021). And part of the ask is reporting how well an agency did achieving its FY 2019 goals. One of the primary goals of the Federal Communications Commission is to close the […]