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Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet

The collaborative online encyclopedia, which has become a reliable source amid a flood of misinformation, turns 20 today

Inside Facebook’s big bet on Africa

New undersea cables will massively increase bandwidth to the continent

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

Cellphones the front line for gender equality

Access to cellphones is not an end in itself. Rather, it is a way to level the playing field not only through knowledge, but also through connection

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago, but new walls are going up everywhere

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago but today we have more borders and walls than ever

Iraq cut the internet, and the economy suffered

Cyber security NGO NetBlocks estimated the total losses to the Iraqi economy at $951 million

A pioneer’s path in the blogsphere

In the mid-2000s, Matthew Buckland took over the M&G’s website, and gave it a new lease on life. First, though, he had to fight an ownership battle

Conscious social investment will gain consumer favour

The transparency provided by the internet means that every corporate action is judged

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

A 50-minute work week is remotely possible

In all the offices I’ve worked, I sat in the so-called bullpen — a shared working space modelled on ­war-time sweat shops.

Internet of Things needs more cowbell

If you want to jump-start your industry, connect your appliances, vehicles and, yes, even your cattle

No restraints on how state spies on internet use

Instead, the State Security Agency offers lame excuses for mass surveillance of South Africans

Telkom turns to mobile and fibre as landline business takes knock

​Telkom is steering its business towards "new revenue streams", such as mobile, data and the internet

Complaining is a kind of connectivity

'One reader described this as the most boring column I had ever written. I hope to out-bore it soon, perhaps even with this account of its sequelae'

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