Africa’s internet speeds ‘slowest in the world’

Africa lags far behind most continents in the world regarding internet speeds, says a report from website monitoring firm Pingdom. The report – which has been compiled using data from from the quarterly State of the Internet report by Akamai – says Europe ranks first in the world with an average internet peak connection speed …

China requires Internet users to register names

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government tightened Internet controls Friday with approval of a law that requires users to register their names after a flood of online complaints about official abuses rattled Communist Party leaders. Authorities say the law will strengthen protections for personal information. But it also is likely to curtail the Internet’s status as …