Keith Wright Contributor Share on Twitter Keith Wright is a Villanova School of Business instructor of Accounting and Information Systems, founder of Simplicity On-Demand LLC and former Senior Vice President for Global Sales Operations for SAP. There is no question that the arrival of a fragmented and divided internet is now upon us. The “splinternet,” […]View More The “splinternet” is already here
In an update to the chromium engine, which underpins Google’s popular Chrome browser, the search giant has quietly updated the lists of default search engines it offers per market — expanding the choice of search product users can pick from in markets around the world. Most notably it’s expanded search engine lists to include pro-privacy […]View More Google has quietly added DuckDuckGo as a search engine option for Chrome users in ~60 markets
A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious, abusive and improper uses of his social media platform — including the democracy-denting impacts of so-called ‘fake news’. The UK’s DCMS committee has been leading the charge to hold Facebook […]View More “The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in
Google, like all major internet companies, often participates in building new subsea cables because it wants to own the connectivity between its data centers around the world. Those cables are typically built and owned by a consortium of companies (and sometimes shared by competitors). Now, however, Google is building its own cable that will span […]View More Google builds its own subsea cable from the US to France
Jon Stokes Contributor Jon Stokes is one of the founders of Ars Technica, an author, and a former Wired editor. He currently hacks ruby at Collective Idea, and runs AllOutdoor.com. More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July […]View More 3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?
While Monday’s World Cup action gave us some typical Neymar antics, it also delivered a bittersweet moment of class. It happened following Japan’s heartbreaking loss to Belgium.
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Another blow for Facebook in Europe: Judges in Belgium have once again ruled the company broke privacy laws by deploying technology such as cookies and social plug-ins to track Internet users across the web. Read More
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Belgium wants no part of this new loot box craze in video games.
The Belgian Gaming Commission declared that loot boxes in video games like Star Wars Battlefront II and Overwatch should be considered a form of gambling, Belgian news outlet VTM News r…