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Dark web trend sweeping internet

CHILD porn, buying your body weight in illicit drugs and literally watching people get murdered are just a few of the things you can do on the dark web, the internet’s underbelly. Around a decade ago, just as technology was taking off, a genre known as “unboxing” became wildly popular on video streaming platform, YouTube. […]


Sushmita Sen’s Dilbar Act Is Winning The Internet; Actress Shows Nora Fatehi How It’s Done

When Nora Fatehi danced to Sushmita Sen’s iconic song Dilbar Dilbar from Sirf Tum (1999) in Satyameva Jayate (2018), little did she know that the song will go on to become such a massive success. With the enormous success came a fair share of brickbats also. While purist of music have always loved the original version of […]

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The Internet Is On A Mission Replacing Donald Trump With Penguins In These Photos, Here’s Why

The European Parliament will soon hold a crucial debate and vote on a proposal so terrible, it can only be called an extinction-level event for the Internet as we know it. At issue is the text of the new EU Copyright Directive, which updates the 17-year-old copyright regulations for the 28 member-states of the EU. It makes a […]


Benin is the latest African nation taxing the internet

Benin has joined a growing list of African states imposing levies for using the internet. The government passed a decree in late August taxing its citizens for accessing the internet and social-media apps. The directive, first proposed in July, institutes a fee (link in French) of 5 CFA francs ($0.008) per megabyte consumed through services like Facebook, WhatsApp, and Twitter. […]


Grubby, tortuous, full of malware and deceit: Just call it Lionel because the internet is MESSY

Reg Lectures Trolls, fake news, Russian bots, radicals – there’s plenty to put you off going online. And there’s many a politician ready to clamp down on and control the internet, in an attempt to conquer these dark forces bruising our society, systems and discourse. But attempting to control the internet isn’t just wrong – it’s counterproductive, according […]

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EU Leaders Urge Internet Giants to Fight Online Extremism

  HIGHLIGHTS EU leaders on Thursday urged Internet firms to combat online extremism EU said that social networks have improved in removing hate content But Jourova called for further progress – particularly from Twitter EU leaders on Thursday urged Internet firms to do their utmost to combat online extremism promoting attacks or face the possibility […]

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Internet companies make hay when the sun peeks out

  It remains to be seen if funds raised crosses the $5.9 billion internet companies raised in the funding frenzy of 2015. Graphics by Ajay Negi/Mint Fund-raising by Indian Internet firms has risen sharply this year, with some large one agreeing to so-called down-rounds. Indian firms in Internet business raised over $3.8 billion in the […]


Blackstone warns of internet impact on US shopping malls

A woman passes a shuttered anchor store in the parking lot of the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland © Bloomberg Blackstone, the world’s largest real estate investor, has warned that the outlook for America’s enclosed shopping malls is darkening quicker than experts expected as the growing online retail threat hammers their valuations. More […]


China Moves to Sharply Limit Outside Internet Availability

China has asked the country’s three top internet providers to prevent cell phone users from getting access to online material that it does not control. Reports say the telecommunications companies China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have been told about the policy. The goal appears to be to keep the companies from permitting access to content […]

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Apple appears to be interested in the satellite internet business

Apple looks like it’s staffing up an internal hardware team responsible for satellite internet delivery, according to a report from Bloomberg. The company just hired Alphabet’s John Fenwick, who was Google’s head of spacecraft operations, and Michael Trela, Fenwick’s colleague and head of satellite engineering, to be part of a new team under Dropcam co-founder Greg […]