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Can Governments Tax the Internet?

Posted by Dan Pope on 28/10/14 11:52

One of the biggest issues when it comes to the global digital divide is the cost of technology, as developing countries struggle to afford installing telecommunications hardware while residents see Internet access as a luxury. This is why Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced his plans for a “911 Internet” – an Internet that would be completely free to use by those in developing countries.


Topic FCC Net Neutrality open Internet digital divide News

Governments vs. Hackers

Posted by Dan Pope on 12/06/14 10:12

Just last week Fluidata reported on the GameOver Zeus botnet which had been compromised by the American National Security Agency (NSA) and the FBI. However, even though these government bodies were able to stop this dangerous piece of malware, they admitted that after just two weeks they would likely lose control over it again. This is why so many governments are bringing in harsher punishments for those found committing various forms of cybercrime; however can they really help their citizens and the rest of the world?


Topic Edward Snowden open Internet Computer Misuse Act News Security