Google Inc. executive chairman Eric Schmidt and former Gov. Bill Richardson said they urged North Korea’s government to drop barriers to Internet access to boost its impoverished economy. Officials in the isolated country, they added, appeared open to technological exchanges. However, Mr. Richardson reported little progress in talks on military issues.
Government regulators from 193 counties are meeting in Dubai to revise a wide-ranging communications treaty. Google has warned the event threatened the “open internet”, while the EU said the current system worked, adding: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Syrian state media says Internet and telephone service have been restored in Damascus following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout.
Syria’s Internet and cell phone service has been blacked out since yesterday, giving citizens little to no access to reaching the rest of the world. In the wake of these events, Google is once again promoting its Speak2Tweet program in an effort to facilitate a one-way line of communication to keep Internet users outside of […]
The hactivist group Anonymous reacted angrily to the Internet shutdown yesterday in Syria, an act attributed to the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad in the civil war there. Anonymous basically declared war on the Syrian regime, saying it intends to obliterate “all Web assets belonging to the Assad regime that are NOT hosted […]
As Syria’s Internet and phone blackout goes into its second day, fears are building that Syrians who have relied on smartphones, YouTube and social networks throughout the two-year uprising will be cut off from their primary methods of communication. Though the rebels and the Syrian government blamed
BEIRUT, LEBANON- Two US-based Internet-monitoring companies say Syria has shut off the Internet nationwide.
Google has warned that a forthcoming UN-organised conference threatens the “free and open internet”. Government representatives are set to agree a new information and communications treaty in December.
Lebanese Prime minister Nagib Mikati launched on Monday the Beirut Digital District in the heart of Beirut with the aim of creating a hub for technology, attracting foreign investment and helping retain young and talented Lebanese. The center is a high-rise building
Because foreign journalists have been virtually banned from Syria during the uprising against Bashar al-Assad’s regime, news coverage has relied heavily on citizen journalists and international reporters working with sources inside the country. Syrians who communicate with foreign news media run the risk of being threatened, detained, tortured, or even killed.