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Africa internet riches plundered, contested by China broker

https://apnews.com/article/technology-business-africa-china-uganda-5462f03bbd75bf9724a26623295fbf0e KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Outsiders have long profited from Africa’s riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different. Millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa have been waylaid, some fraudulently, including through insider machinations linked to a former top employee of the nonprofit that assigns the continent’s addresses. Instead of […]

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On the Internet, We’re Always Famous

Essay What happens when the experience of celebrity becomes universal? By Chris HayesSeptember 24, 2021 Illustration by Jeffrey Kam The fennec fox is the smallest fox on earth and cute as a button. It has mischievous dark eyes, a small black nose, and impish six-inch ears—each several times larger than its head. The fennec is native […]

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China worst abuser of internet freedom, Iceland with the most internet freedom, says report

WION Web TeamNEW DELHI Published: Sep 23, 2021, 05:20 PM(IST) (Representative Image) Photograph:( Reuters ) As per the report, Myanmar, Belarus, and Uganda witnessed the greatest deteriorations in internet freedom.Also, Myanmar reported a 14-point decline, which is the largest since the group started the documentation project China and Pakistan are among the top 10 countries in […]

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New study finds internet freedom is rapidly declining worldwide

Internet freedom has declined for the 11th consecutive year globally, according to an annual report released this week. The study from Washington-based democracy watchdog organization Freedom House analyzed 70 countries that account for 88 percent of internet users worldwide and measured indicators such as accessibility and content. Both a lack of internet regulation and excessive restraints to online material […]

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WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY 101: WHY MIMO MATTERS TO DIGITAL INCLUSION

Ana García Armada September 2, 2021 In this article, professor Ana García Armada offers an introduction to the development and practical applications of MIMO technology for a non-technical audience. This article is part of the Marconi Society’s mission to bring the technology and digital inclusion communities closer together through programming, events, and communications. Armada is […]

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Older cellphones going dead in 2022. Are you prepared for 3G’s end?

Craig LyonsLansing State JournalView CommentsAD0:12SKIPhttps://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.477.1_en.html#goog_787385969 LANSING – As 3G cellphone networks disappear next year, people using older devices could be left without a lifeline. Ingham County 911 Director Barb Davidson said people should prepare as carriers are eliminating 3G cell service in 2022, rendering older phones unable to make calls, even to 911. Davidson said […]

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A Fight Over Crumbs: The AFRINIC crisis

SHAREhttps://www.internetgovernance.org/2021/08/19/a-fight-over-crumbs-the-afrinic-crisis/ Posted on August 19, 2021 by Milton Mueller, Vagisha Srivastava and Brenden KuerbisIG Institutions, Internet Identifiers AFRINIC is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa: a nonprofit, nongovernmental Internet governance organization. Like RIPE, ARIN, APNIC and LACNIC, it operates a registry for unique internet protocol (IP) numbers that serve as network addresses. The registry records which organizations hold rights to which IP address blocks on that […]