Tag: Internet

American internet and social media companies have launched a crackdown on neo-Nazi and white supremacist material on their sites, sparking warnings that the web's grand promise of free speech is on the rocks.

Minister Claims India Invented the Internet 3,000 Years Ago

Chief Minister Biplab Deb of Tripura state in India closed out his first month in office with a speech at a computerization workshop on Monday in which he claimed India invented the Internet about 3,000 years ago.

A new study shows China and South Korea most prepared for deployment of 5G, or fifth generation wireless networks, followed by the United States and Japan

U.S. Takes Third Place in Race for 5G Wireless, China in the Lead

A new report from telecommunications research firm Analysys Mason judges the United States to be in third place for the race to establish a nationwide 5G wireless network, lagging behind China and South Korea but just ahead of Japan.

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Climojies: Snowflakes Demanding New ‘Climate Change Emojis’ to Text about Global Warming

The young folks of Generation Z apparently want to talk about climate change. A lot. But one website is wondering how a right thinking, modern, mobile-using Generation Z’er can properly talk about climate change without a new set of emojis to facilitate the discussion. And so, the site is demanding the implementation of tiny new icons to cure that first world problem.

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Hayward: How China’s Viral Authoritarianism Infects the West and Threatens the Enlightenment

China’s challenge to the United States over the coming decades will not only be a contest of economic and military might. It will be a clash of ideologies, as President Xi Jinping made quite clear in his marathon address to the 19th Communist Party Congress. China is betting that its brand of authoritarianism will go viral and infect not only Eastern nations it hopes to bring under its hegemonic sway, but the Western world as well.

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Pinkerton: The U.S.-China Competition: Cyberspace and Outer Space

In our first installment, we noted that in the distant past, China had invented key technologies—for war-fighting and ocean-voyaging—and yet had failed effectively to develop them. So now let’s consider the possible fate of another country, the United States. In the 20th century, America broke ground in two technological frontiers: cyberspace and outer space. Both now face serious competition from China. As we shall see, the U.S. chose to develop effectively one of these technologies, but not the other. So could the U.S. today be making the same sort of mistake that China made in the past? We’ll likely know the answer to that question sometime in this century, but even now, the early warning signs are ominous.

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Schneider: Do Not Let the Government Control Speech on the Internet

Why does the Left want the government to take over the internet? For the same reasons that Barack Obama and Ajit Pai’s predecessors at the FCC tried to put their cops into newsrooms around the country: to control what Americans read, hear, view, and think.

Participants at an event celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party salute the Communist Party flag in Beijing, China, on Tuesday, June 28, 2011. China's Communist Party celebrates its 90th anniversary on July 1. Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg via Getty Images

China Orders Universities to Make Communism Cool Again

Hipsters in the Western world constantly flirt with radical chic, but over in the actual Communist superpower of China, the Politburo is worried that kids just aren’t digging the Little Red Book like they used to.