Twitter has soft-launched a new Lite version of its app for the Philippines,. The application aims to provide a reliable and speedy service for those who have a relatively slow internet connection.
A new study conducted for the BBC reveals that the UK and China were the most in favor of internet regulation being put in place by the government while Greece and Nigeria were against the idea most.
It is a subject that CEO Elon Musk has broached before, but an August trademark filing shows that a planned constellation of satellites focused on broadband service may be getting closer to reality.
The Cyberspace Administration of China has issued new rules which mandate that Chinese users must use their real names in order to post online. The move is being made ready for the National Congress.
The German Interior Ministry has announced the takedown of Linksunten, a sub-domain of Indymedia. The website takedown has set a precedent because it's considered by many to be a news outlet.
How many of us read the terms of conditions before signing up for anything these days? Well, several thousand people found out the hard way after agreeing to some rather unsavory terms online.
According to new research, your perception of what children and young adults experience online might be challenged after it was concluded that individuals do not experience as much online abuse.
To ensure a safer online environment, Microsoft has created its Council for Digital Good program. 15 selected teenagers will give input to the company regarding the state of online interactions today.
After having collected data on dial-up internet connections for over 15 years with cooperation from ISPs, the ABS has decided to pull the plug after subscriber numbers fell to 90,000 in June 2016.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, was granted the Computer Science's version of the Nobel Prize. Also, researchers have developed graphene-based water desalination technology.
The International Telecommunication Union has announced the specs for 5G which will feature a downlink of 20Gbps, latency of a mere 1ms, and one million devices connected per square kilometer.
Amid already severe restrictions on internet access in the country, the Chinese government is now looking to clamp down on the VPN services that many use as a way to circumvent these measures.
In a pilot program "Council for Digital Good", Microsoft is accepting applications from teenagers between the age of 13-17 from the US to lay the groundwork for improving online interactions.
After two years of development of its solar-powered internet drone, Google's Project Titan is over. According to an Alphabet's X spokesperson, the company will now focus on Project Loon.
In a bid to improve average broadband speeds across the country, the CRTC has now declared high-speed internet as a basic telecommunications service and set new speed targets to be achieved by 2021.
This latest version of Samsung Internet focuses on giving users more control of the browser. New features include updated support for WebVR 1.0 and the ability to change the interface background.
The Internet Archive, which has saved countless websites, digital publications, games, and software in its databases, is looking to create a full backup of its archive somewhere in Canada.
A new study carried out in the UK shows that many customers only buy line rental for the sake of getting online. Those that buy line rental to solely use the internet was put at 60% in the study.
A new report out by Zenith Media forecasts that mobile devices will account for 75% of global internet traffic in 2017 and that in 2018 mobile ad expenditure will exceed other advert costs combined.
Mozilla announced Project Quantum, a new web engine for Firefox that promises to deliver a "fast and smooth" experience on desktop and mobile. Users will see these changes by the end of 2017.
Amazon reportedly wants to entice its European Prime subscribers by creating its own internet service. The retailer would then offer subsidized or free internet access to its customers.
Nokia, together with SK Broadband have managed to upgrade existing fiber infrastructure in South Korea to boost download speeds by up to 20 times. All of this without installing new fiber.
An EU commission study shows that the total cost of rolling out 100Mbps to all EU homes by 2025 will cost a whopping €502bn. The public sector of businesses will be able to expect 1Gbps speeds.
Tim Berners-Lee has passed a decision to the W3C Advisory Committee on whether to extend the EME development through to March 31, 2017. The committee is divided on EME and could stop development.
Akamai has released its latest State of the Internet report, for the second quarter of 2016. The report shows Asian and European countries leading the way in terms of average connection speeds.
Net neutrality is a hotly contested, albeit boring, aspect of how the internet works. But now, Stanford researchers have proposed a way forward that marries net neutrality with internet fast lanes.
Mozilla has launched a new Thunderclap campaign to spread awareness that the web was proposed 10,000 days ago. The company will recap the web's history on Twitter during the day of July 28th.
Google is being accused that it stole the idea and technology behind its Project Loon balloons, which deliver internet. The company suing had shown off this technology in 2007 to Google's co-founders.
Virgin Media has provided a statement explaining the loss of access to several high-profile websites last week including image hosting service Imgur. Customers took to the forums to complain.
In delivering internet access, Microsoft isn't going along with the big projects with flashy tech that some of its competitors have announced. Instead it will partner with local companies.
Virgin Media customers reported issues accessing Imgur, with some people suggesting the company has blocked the service. This is the second incident of Imgur being inaccessible on the Virgin ISP.
Automattic has announced that it will begin to sell .blog top-level domains soon after acquiring the rights to oversee the registration of the gTLD. Pricing for the new gTLD is not yet available.
After seeing profit rise by 15% to £3.03bn, BT has announced that it is working on increasing maximum speeds from 76Mbps to 300Mbps, potentially rising to 500Mbps. This is subject to Ofcom approval.
Internet voting on a name for the Natural Environment Research Council's new £200m research ship is complete and the winning name is Boaty McBoatface. It's questionable whether the name will stick.
Several balloons will provide internet to remote townships in India as part of Google's Project Loon. Read our story to discover where Google's Indian branch is heading in the future.
Some Google Fiber users are reporting that they've been invited to beta test Google's potential telephone service, which has reportedly been given the name "Google Fiber Phone."
According to a recent study, young people now spend more time online than watching television. A majority of children now reportedly watch shows through on-demand services or through YouTube.
In an effort to compete with the wave of new gigabit internet services, Comcast says it can offer customers gigabit internet without updating its cable network.
It has never been clear why a website is blocked or unavailable, but a new HTTP status code, "Unavailable For Legal Reasons," will change this and attempt to shed some light on the issue.
Just days before Google's CEO is due to touch down in India to discuss Project Loon with PM Modi, various government bodies in the country have raised concerns about the project on security grounds.