Survey: Internet Connectivity Builds Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

In a new Pew Research Center analysis, Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced dramatic gains in internet use in recent years. With this rapid growth in connectivity have come a host of potential problems, including fake news, political targeting and manipulation and financial scams, among others. Yet according to the Pew Research Center analysis, most sub-Saharan Africans …

SpaceX to launch first test satellites to beam Internet across the globe

SpaceX is on a collision course with the world’s biggest telecom and satellite manufacturing companies, as it steps up development of its “Starlink” network of satellites. The company will soon test its first satellites, Microsat 2a and 2b, which are headed for orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, according to …

Internet Third Quarter of 2017 Closes with 330.7 Million Domain Name Registrations

VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global leader in domain names and internet security, today announced that the third quarter of 2017 closed with approximately 330.7 million domain name registrations across all top-level domains (TLDs), a decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain name registrations as of Sept. 30, 2017.1 The decrease of approximately 1.2 million domain …

Iran Blocks the Internet, Social Media sites shut down

As protests over economic instability and government censorship persist in Iran, the Hassan Rouhani government has reportedly wielded its favorite suppression tactic: blocking the internet. Multiple reports say the government was blocking internet on mobile networks starting on Dec. 30, including social media services like Instagram and messaging services like Telegram, to try and stop …

Charts show broadband internet still too expensive for many Africans

In parts of the continent, monthly broadband packages cost more than national minimum wage. In Nigeria, for example, the $80 average cost of monthly broadband packages is nearly double the national minimum wage of $50 (18,000 naira), data from the broadband pricing league table compiled by Cable.co.uk show. Of the 36 African countries analyzed, only …

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 …

98% of the top 1 Million internet domains may be vulnerable to email spoofing

PHOENIX, May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Bishop Fox, a leading global cybersecurity consulting firm, recently analyzed the Alexa top million Internet domains and found that 98% – nearly the entire Internet – are potentially vulnerable to email spoofing. In response, Bishop Fox has released Spoofcheck, a free tool that companies can use to automatically determine if …

Symantec’s annual Internet Security Threat Report Details a Scary 2017

Symantec’s 2017 Internet Security Threat Report reads more like a catalog of horrors for CIS and their staffs, with cyber spies and criminals running amuck everywhere. In 2016 as internet security threats mushroomed, cyber criminals and state-sponsored saboteurs pursued aggressive capers that included multi-million dollar virtual bank heists, some of the biggest distributed denial of …