Science journalist Jacob Ward breaks down the pros and cons of the internet, which the United Nations has labeled a human right.
A race is on to bring the Internet to everyone. Half the planet already has it. That’s more than 3.7 billion people connected to jobs, trade, education, and entertainment that the other half of the planet simply cannot access. The social and economic power of that connection is hard to measure, but in almost every […]
Net neutrality sounds boring and complicated, but it’s actually a red-hot controversy that’s pretty easy to understand. Basically, when the Internet was invented, the idea was that every piece of information should move across it at the same speed, so that anyone who wanted to put up a site could reach the world just as […]
In the summer of 2016, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution condemning countries that intentionally disrupt their citizens’ access to the Internet. The resolution was a show of international solidarity on something everyone can agree is vital to the future of any nation. The Internet changes lives. As of 2016, the Internet […]