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Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa

Alphabet’s X partners with Econet Group to roll out Project Taara wireless light-beam broadband in Africa Alphabet’s X ‘Moonshot Factory’ subsidiary has a lot of cutting edge projects in development, so it’s always exciting when one of them gets ready for real-world deployment. On Tuesday, X announced that its ‘Project Taara’ high-speed optical wireless broadband […]

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DOJ says it seized over $1 billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace

DOJ says it seized over billion in bitcoin from the Silk Road drugs marketplace Two days ago, about $1 billion worth of bitcoin that had sat dormant since the seizure of the Silk Road marketplace in 2013, one of the biggest underground drug websites on the dark web, suddenly changed hands. Who took it? Mystery […]

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The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web The Internet Archive and the infrastructure company are teaming up to make sure sites never fully go down. Source: {$feed_title) The Wayback Machine and Cloudflare Want to Backstop the Web

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As it delists, Rocket Internet’s ill-fated experiment with public markets is over

As it delists, Rocket Internet’s ill-fated experiment with public markets is over It was all supposed to be so different. When Rocket Internet IPO’d in 2014 it was the largest tech company floatation in Europe for 7 years. A year later it had lost $46m and it’s valuation had dropped by 30%. Since then the […]

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TikTok joins the EU’s Code of Practice on disinformation

TikTok joins the EU’s Code of Practice on disinformation TikTok is the latest platform to sign up the European Union’s Code of Practice on disinformation, agreeing to a set of voluntary steps aimed at combating the spread of damaging fakes and falsehoods online. The short video sharing platform, which is developed by Beijing based ByteDance […]

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Astranis reaches key milestone with MicroGEO communication satellite, aims for service to begin next summer

Astranis reaches key milestone with MicroGEO communication satellite, aims for service to begin next summer Satellite telecommunications startup Astranis has achieved a key technical milestone with its MicroGEO product, a small geosynchronous communications satellite that it will use to launch its first commercial service starting next summer for customers in Alaska. This is a big […]

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93% of Chinese minors are now online

93% of Chinese minors are now online Children and teenagers in China are hyper-connected and using the internet in ways that were unimaginable and inaccessible to earlier generations. As many as 175 million people under the age of 18, or 93.1% of the country’s underage population, were internet users in 2019, according to a joint […]

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Netflix is reducing its traffic on ISPs by 25% in India

Netflix is reducing its traffic on ISPs by 25% in India Netflix said on Tuesday that it is lowering its traffic on network providers by 25% in India for a period of 30 days, following a similar move in Europe in a bid to reduce the congestion on the internet pipelines. The American giant said […]

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Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data

Airbnb and three other p2p rental platforms agree to share limited pan-EU data The European Commission announced yesterday it’s reached a data-sharing agreement with vacation rental platforms Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor — trumpeting the arrangement as a “landmark agreement” which will allow the EU’s statistical office to publish data on short-stay accommodations offered […]

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Cloudflare is giving away its security tools to US political campaigns

Cloudflare is giving away its security tools to US political campaigns Network security giant Cloudflare said it will provide its free security tools and services to U.S. political campaigns, as part of its efforts to secure upcoming elections against cyberattacks and election interference. The company said its new Cloudflare for Campaigns offering will include distributed […]

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