The Internet and digital technologies have gone from exotic to commonplace in the blink of an eye. The Internet and digital technologies now provide the platform for much of the world’s economic, social, cultural and political activities. 1,966 more words
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“Smart Cities” has become a flavour of the day for governments, the private sector, even academics all of whom see this meme as being a way to translate the “hype”, err “glitz”, err “glory” of new tech–digital technology to the grimy old practices and policies of urban agglomerations and urban management. 1,394 more words
Ooh-la-la, the French Get (Inter)Net Neutrality Right: It's All About the Platform Monopolies--Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter etc.
Amidst all the storm and thunder surrounding the ever-elusive Net Neutrality (NN) (the FCC call for comments on NN elicited some 1.1 million interventions), the actual point of the exercise at least from the perspective of those looking for an Internet supportive of an open, free, just and democratic Internet seems to have gotten rather lost. 1,846 more words