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Click to Listen! "Net Control" on Global Media News Learn about "Net Control" on this week's Global Media News: Digital Edition Governments around the world are trying to control access to the Internet. From surveillance to censorship the freedoms of the web are under attack. Nation-states seek to limit and control the effects of the digital revolution on the politics and culture of their societies. What will become of the free exchange of information on the web? Introduction to Net Control Internet Censorship in China Google Vs. China Australia's Net Policy Net Control in South Asia and Pakistan A Summary... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Global Media News
"Nothing will stop the exponential growth of the Internet." While many may have in the past believed this to be true, or perhaps still do, this sentiment may soon diminish. Reports over the past year as per Telegeography research suggests that internet traffic and bandwidth capacity added in 2010 already almost equals all of the bandwidth and traffic for 2008. Most of the growth occurred in South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. This growth resulted from a large number of citizens in Asia and the Middle East finding access to information infrastructure, even when lacking clean running water or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2010 at Global Media News
In an article published on September 21st 2010, Richard Esguerra outlines The governments Bill to censor internet content. This bill will "allow the Attorney General and the Department of Justice to break the Internet one domain at a time — by requiring domain registrars/registries, ISPs, DNS providers, and others to block Internet users from reaching certain websites. The bill would also create two Internet blacklists. The first is a list of all the websites hit with a censorship court order from the Attorney General. The second, more worrying, blacklist is a list of domain names that the Department of Justice... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at Global Media News
Click here to listen to our latest webcast! This week we take a look at Net Neutrality and the Digital Divide in the United states: What is 'Net Neutrality'? Obama's FCC takes a stance on Net Neutrality The Net Neutrality debate: What are the pros and cons? What is the Digital Divide? Statistics and specifics of our Digital Divide What could be done to end the Digital Divide? What is currently being done to stop the digital divide Municipal WIFI - what and where? Access for all: Summing Up the Digital Divide in the United States Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at Global Media News
On september 21, 2010 it was reported that Maryland has been awarded more than $115 million in competitive federal grant funds to extend broadband to rural and underserved communities across the state One Maryland Broadband Network, won $115,240,581 in grant funding through the U.S. Department of Commerce's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, one of the biggest broadband grants awarded to date. Which is a great sign that the U.S. is starting to see the importance of bringing technology to rural communities across the country. "Expanding broadband is crucial for increasing Internet access and capacity across the state, helping create jobs, improve... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2010 at Global Media News
Following news Of Ohio’s ban of offshore outsourcing, there has been an uproar amongst IT professionals in Bangalore. In an article dated September 9, 2010 from The Times of India, Ohio ban: Infosys expresses concern; One of the countries leading software companies, Infosys, has expressed concern over the ban. The article states “the Governor of Us state Ohio, Ted Strickland, termed outsourcing not only a threat to jobs but an IT security risk.” Several other IT professionals have been blunt with their concerns, some even going as far as to call it discriminatory and protectionist. In an article from Daily... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2010 at Global Media News
In an article entitled;Google, Skype targeted in India security crackdown, the Associated press reports that India is demanding that Google amongst others such as Skype and Blackberry, Install servers in the country to make it easier for the government to obtain user information. Google, which has a reputation for infringing on consumer privacy, as stated in an article from the New York Times, “the company's appetite for collecting vast amounts of data about its users and their online habits has prompted increasing fears that Google could become a threat to consumer privacy.” May now allow India access to all of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2010 at Global Media News
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