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Web threatens democracy and must be regulated – without limits on freedom of speech

The political harms caused by large scale are critical issues as well, and ought to be considered in antitrust enforcement

Internet a distant dream for many in oil-rich Equatorial Guinea

Equatorial Guinea has the most expensive internet in the world after Zimbabwe

Bangladesh slows internet ahead of election

At the end of an election campaign marked by deadly violence, internet services were slowed across the country with 3G and 4G services suspended

Internet freedom thrives in SA

South Africa has been ranked 8th in internet freedom out of 65 countries but, as Gigaba will know this week, we might be enjoying it too much

Telecom statistics are key to socioeconomic development

Ministerial roundtable to examine innovative policies on how to deliver the benefits of ICT to all citizens and to ensure that no one is left behind.

Internet freedom: Why access is becoming a human right

Lowering mobile data costs and offering free internet are some of the ways to increase accessibility to online spaces, writes Indra de Lanerolle.

Wi-fi revolution slow in coming

Touted as the great equaliser, analysts are not unanimous that access to the internet will liberate South Africans.

Hashish and Russia’s big HTTPS problem

Russia is trying strategies to circumvent the secure HTTPS internet protocol.

Johannesburg: One metropolis, two lives

SA's de facto capital has announced bold plans to change the lives of its citizens. But not everyone is on board, as events on the same day showed.

China launches new cyber attack weapon

The Chinese government has developed a new tool to prevent its citizens from accessing the internet freely.

Fast new word in broadband

ITU members have achieved approval for G.Fast, a broadband standard designed to offer speeds of up to 1GB per second over standard telephone wires.

A tale of two internet connections

South Africa's latest General Household Survey shows healthy growth in internet connectivity, but the full story is less encouraging.

Taxi commuters happy about free wifi access

Commuters are pleased following the launch of WiTaxi, which will see 1 500 taxis and 50 taxi ranks providing free internet access to passengers.

Cellphone providers give learners free Wikipedia

A group of grade 12 pupils asked all South Africa's cellphone providers for free Wikipedia on their phones, and they got it.

Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom is a universal right

The US first lady addressed a group of Peking University students while on a tour of China to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.

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