BRCK, Vanu And Facebook Bring Free Mobile Internet Access to Rural Rwanda

Rwanda is one of the fastest-growing African countries in ICT development and use, and in fact the country seeks to create an ICT infrastructure comparable to those in the developed world to tap into the opportunities the sector presents. A robust ICT industry can thus create wealth, jobs and entrepreneurs. Therefore we applaud the government’s …

Togo is the latest government to shut down the internet

The QZ reports that Togo is the latest African nation to shut down access to the internet after protests against president Faure Gnassingbé were scheduled to take place this week. Early this year Cameroon imposed a 93-day internet blackout on the country’s Anglophone regions which spoke out their marginalization by the French-speaking government. The blackout …

Over 190 Members of Internet community file comments against the FCC, Net Neutrality Roll back

A group of over 190 Internet engineers, pioneers, and technologists filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission explaining that the FCC’s plan to roll back net neutrality protections is based on a fundamentally flawed and outdated understanding of how the Internet works. Signers include current and former members of the Internet Engineering Task Force and …

Over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet, Big potential for cybercriminals

According to Gartner, there are currently over 6 billion IoT devices on the planet. Such a huge number of potentially vulnerable gadgets could not possibly go unnoticed by cybercriminals. As of May 2017, Kaspersky Lab’s collections included several thousand different malware samples for IoT devices, about half of which were detected in 2017. The number …

Google’s new cloud-based service shows increasing need of IoTs

Google has launched a new cloud-based service called IoT Core that enables its enterprise customers to manage their IoT devices, as well as collect and analyze the data those devices produce. IoT Core has access to all its data processing, analytics, and machine learning capabilities of Google’s cloud and supports devices equipped with Intel, ARM, …

EFF Criticizes FCC Plan to Abandon Net Neutrality and ISP Privacy

The chairman of the FCC announced his desire to abandon the agency’s net neutrality protections – which  protect online competition, free speech, and privacy from interference by Internet service providers like Comcast and AT&T – by undermining the legal authority behind those protections. Rolling back the FCC’s Open Internet Order would mean losing the only …

Comcast, AT&T launching faster Xfinity Gigabit internet service

Comcast and AT&T are now promising gigabit-speed broadband service to much of Bloomington, but the way each internet service provider do so will be very different. The Wednesday night news of Comcast’s statewide Xfinity Gigabit service came just hours before AT&T announced its Internet 1000 launch in Bloomington and other Indiana markets. While both companies …

Denver to benefit from 1Gb high-speed Google Fiber

A high-speed internet provider owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google Fiber unit is making Denver its first new market since being bought by the search giant. San Francisco-based Webpass will debut its $60-per-month, 1 gigabit-per-second internet service at the 31-story Larimer Place condo tower at 16th and Larimer streets in coming weeks. It plans to expand …