2019: Economic and political innovation came of age in Africa

BY K. RIVA LEVINSON, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 12/31/19 11:00 AM by © ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images 2019 was notable year for Africa — politically, economically, culturally, and for the coming of age of its technological revolution. Some of the year’s advancements were cyclical, but others were historic, unprecedented, and could propel a continent of largely young people forward in […]

Internet Piorneers

In memoriam: remembering the tech leaders we lost in 2019

Posted by Pat Martlew on December 31 2019 As another year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back on the tech leaders and industry pioneers that we have lost over the course of the year. The following is listed in alphabetical order. Harlan Anderson Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) October 1929 […]

Digital Identity Privacy

California Rings In The New Year With A New Data Privacy Law

December 30, 20199:00 AM ET RACHAEL MYROW FROM California’s new digital privacy law takes effect on Jan. 1.Saul Gravy/Getty Images/Ikon Images On Jan. 1, the toughest data privacy law in the U.S. goes into effect: the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA. That’s why you’re seeing a host of emails pop up in your inbox […]


The Day the World Didn’t End

20 years ago, business leaders and experts were certain “the end of the world as we know it” was nigh. By Geoffrey JamesContributing editor, [email protected]_Source GETTY IMAGES Twenty years ago, an item of fake news spread across the Web, causing tens of thousands of companies to waste as hundreds of billions of dollars which in turn […]

Internet Shutdown

Telecoms burnt in CAA, Article 370 fire; lose Rs 24.5 million per hour of internet shutdown

NewsBusiness Indian mobile operators are losing around 24.5 million rupees ($350,000) in revenue every hour they are forced to suspend internet services on government orders to control protests against a new citizenship law, a top lobby group said on Friday. Countrywide protests have raged for three weeks after parliament passed legislation which gives minorities from […]


The Old Internet Died And We Watched And Did Nothing

It’s 2020 — do you know where your content is?Katie NotopoulosBuzzFeed News Reporter Posted on December 28, 2019, at 9:31 a.m. ET Quick: Can you think of a picture of yourself on the internet from before 2010, other than your old Facebook photos? How about something you’ve written? Maybe some old sent emails in Gmail […]

Educational Resource


Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Matthias C. Kettemann and Max Senges with Katharina Mosene Prefaces by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General, and the “Father of the Internet”, Vint Cerf Based on the ideas put forward in the book “Towards a Global Framework for CyberPeace and Digital Cooperation: An Agenda for the 2020s” (download full draft) stakeholders from across the […]

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By Ben Parisi  in the midst of economic and political crisis, Venezuela is a tough place to keep a school running. Electricity is routinely cut off, gasoline is more and more unaffordable for many, and the risk of violent protests in the streets is ever present. This all makes it difficult and potentially dangerous for children […]

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A Tale of Tackling the Digital Divide

By Doug Dawson Dec 26, 2019 7:57 AM PST A new book came out in November that tells about one of the first attempts to solve the digital divide on a large scale. The book is The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child published by MIT Press and available on Amazon and […]