Month: April 2022

More than 55 countries sign a declaration for internet freedom

The US and more than 50 other countries have signed a pact committing to keeping the internet freely accessible and open. Why it matters: The move is designed to counter a growing trend of countries enacting policies to block part or all of the internet. Details: The “Declaration for the Future of the Internet” commits …

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US joins 55 nations to set new global rules for the internet

WASHINGTON, April 28 (Reuters) – The United States and 55 other nations on Thursday signed a political commitment to push rules for the internet that are underpinned by democratic values, at a time when the US has accused Russia of wielding internet disruptions as a part of its escalating attacks on Ukraine. The commitment, called …

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Exchange Infrastructure for the Internet | Graylock

Crypto technologies fundamentally enable a future where anyone with an internet connection can create and exchange value freely and trustlessly. We at Graylock believe deeply in the promise of that future. The wave of innovation and investment that was “DeFi summer,” the mainstreaming of NFTs, and continued inflows of users and capital all speaking to …

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Internet spring cleaning: How to delete Instagram, Facebook and other accounts | The Mozilla Blog

So you’ve washed your sheets and vacuumed under the couch in the name of spring cleaning. But what about your online clutter? Apps that delight, inform and keep you connected deserve room in your digital space. But if you haven’t used your Facebook account in years, or you’re looking to permanently take back some time …

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Grant County hopes free internet will convince higher-tech workers to stick around

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series looking at efforts communities in Grant County, like other parts of rural Oregon, are taking to attempt to attract and retain workers. Ryne Smith sits in front of a computer at Grant County’s first so-called CyberMill, which opened this winter in Seneca. He’s working on a …

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‘No’: Internet backs couple refusing to swap plane seats with ‘scared’ girl

A holidaying couple has been commended for refusing to bow to pressure from another passenger who asked them to switch seats so her young daughter, who is “scared of flying,” could sit next to her. Fear of flying, or aviophobia to give it its technical term, affects a significant proportion of the global population. According …

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The future of the internet: Inside the race for Web3’s infrastructure

People interact with open-source applications like MetaMask, Web3 games, the metaverse and DeFi protocols every day but don’t often stop to think about what happens in the background for it all to work. If we think of Web3 as a burgeoning new city, node infrastructure providers are the underlying power grid that makes operations possible. …

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Digital Advertising Soared 35% to $189 Billion in 2021 according to the IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report

Highest increase since 2006; a jump of $50B in a single year NEW YORK — APRIL 12, 2022 — As digital media consumption continues to grow, advertising dollars are following fast. According to the newly released “IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report: Full Year 2021,” conducted by PwC, all major channels increased significantly compared with a …

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Elon Musk’s vision for the internet is dangerous nonsense | Robert Reich

The Russian people know little about Putin’s war on Ukraine because Putin has blocked their access to the truth, substituting propaganda and lies. Years ago, pundits the internet would open a new era of democracy, giving everyone access to the truth. But dictators like Putin and demagogues like Trump have demonstrated how naive that assumption …

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