Category Archives: Internet

05Aug/22

Opera ships its new VPN Pro service to Windows and Mac to give you an extra level of security as you travel

Opera (NASDAQ: OPRA), the company behind the eponymous web browser, recently announced the expansion of its security features with the new VPN Pro subscription service, a premium device-wide VPN that can be used without the installation of a separate app. The VPN Pro service, previously available on Android, is now coming to Opera users on Windows and Mac. Continue reading

As online hate speech hits Africa, social media firms told to act

  • Online hate speech targets Zimbabweans in South Africa
  • Widespread digital abuse also seen in Ghana, Kenya
  • Culturally sensitive content moderation key, say activists

By Kim Harrisberg and Nita Bhalla

JOHANNESBURG/NAIROBI, Aug 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Social media used to be a source of light entertainment for Nora, a 47-year-old Zimbabwean domestic worker living in South Africa. But lately, it has become a source of fear.
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01Aug/22

Isotropic Systems becomes ALL.SPACE to announce the arrival of the fifth generation of ground segment devices and the start of the ‘smart terminal’ era

ALL.SPACE, (formerly Isotropic Systems), is announcing the fifth generation ‘smart terminal’, which is moving into initial production for release at the end of 2022. The ALL.SPACE software-defined service enablement platform can connect with all networks via multiple, simultaneous, full performance links that converge intelligent routing, edge computing, integrated modems, and cellular access in a fully integrated solution. Continue reading

22Jul/22

BUILDER.AI REVEALS THE APPS AMERICA CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

It’s no secret that we’re living in an increasingly digital world. ‘Screen time’ has all but consumed our workplaces, educational settings and simply put, our free time. According to new research by Builder.ai®, over 27% of Americans claim to have over 30 apps on their phone, but more than half of those admit to using only 10 or less. And of those apps being used, over 30% rank social media, entertainment and finance as the top three types of apps they could not live without. Continue reading

20Jul/22

Brits app-sessed: New Builder.ai data reveals over 20 million can’t live without social media apps

The average Brit uses just 10 of the 17 apps on their phone according to new research from Builder.ai. Yet, over a third (35%) claim that they couldn’t live without using social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. The survey of 2,000 UK adults reveals all about Brits’ app habits, Continue reading

09Jul/22

80% of people feel more included in the metaverse than in real life

Metaverse discussions about creating virtual worlds consume the plans of many fashion, automotive and retail brands. However, the human side of consumer activities in the metaverse have not been a significant part of the dialogue. A global study by Momentum Worldwide, metaverse partners to the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As), found that 80% of people feel more included in the metaverse than in real life. Consumers are now looking to the metaverse to fill three core aspects of life—inspiration, individuality and inclusion.  Continue reading

04Jul/22

Oracle Becomes First Hyperscaler to Open a Cloud Region in Mexico

Oracle today announced the opening of the first Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) region in Mexico, becoming the first major cloud provider to establish a dedicated cloud region in the country. The new region in the state of Querétaro will give Oracle’s Mexico-based customers, partners, and developers access to a wide range of cloud services with built-in security, disaster recovery, and industry-leading price-performance. Continue reading