Understanding Internet Disruptions

David Belson, former Akamai Internet Analyst, now working for Internet Society, explained “Internet Shutdowns” in his latest blog post.

Internet Disruptions
Understanding Internet Disruptions

In March 2019, in a move described in one news report as a “government-imposed Internet shutdown,” the president of Sri Lanka temporarily blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Viber, and other services. In this case, limited access to a class of applications was inaccurately painted as a full-scale Internet shutdown. Unfortunately, this isn’t unusual. Media coverage and […]

Source: From Content Blocking to National Shutdowns: Understanding Internet Disruptions | Internet Society

Shoshana Zuboff on surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff, author of “The age of surveillance capitalism“(Affiliate link) talks about surveillance capitalism and it’s impact on democracy at the Alexander von Humboldt Institut for internet and society.

In her book, she investigates a novel market form and coined the term ‘surveillance capitalism’.

100 Best Memes Of The Decade

Pepperidge Farm remembers

Do you still remember Memes from the 2010s? Like Sad Keanu, the Ice Bucket Challange, The Rent Is Too Damn High, the Harem Shake, Bottle Flipping, Bronies, Gangnam Style, Harambe, Vine, or even Kermit? Peppridge Farm remembers.

From planking to VSCO girls.

Source: 100 Best Memes Of The Decade

We have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X

Generation X was breast-fed punk and invented indie, and grunge, and techno, … . We transformed the Eighties and we owned the Nineties. … we were fearless and stupid and happy, but we still got up for work on Monday morning, no matter how bad we felt.

This:

On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog
On the Internet, nobody knows you are a dog

Boomers don’t understand the internet and millennials were raised on it. Generation X created it. We stripped off and dove into the glittering waters of this brand new thing, and made it what it is today.

The Independant

Generation X was breast-fed punk and invented indie, and grunge, and techno, … . We transformed the Eighties and we owned the Nineties. … we were fearless and stupid and happy, but we still got up for work on Monday morning, no matter how bad we felt.

The Independant

Source: In the war between millennials and baby boomers we have forgotten about the work-hard, play-hard Generation X | The Independent

Iraq Internet outage

All too often, Governments use this to cut population off communication ahead of measures against civilians. Stay safe, Iraq people.

AWS hit by major DDoS attack

DDoS is an annoyance not even the biggest Cloud is safe from. Apparently AWS’s Route 53 was affected and failed to resolve multiple DNS names over several hours.

DDoS, Distributed of Denial Service
Distributed of Denial Service

Parts of AWS were taken offline for hours

Source: TechRadar. The newspage also has a reference of 2019’s best DDoS Protection.

Internet may be changing the brain

We all knew it for a while. Scientists from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester conducted research to prove it.

We all knew it for a while. Scientists from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester conducted research to prove it.

Source: Research reveals how the Internet may be changing the brain

Internet wird kein Massenmedium

Zur Debatte um Digitalisierung ein schönes Fundstück aus dem Jahr 2001. Damals hatten wir schon DSL in der WG und mp3 zu tauschen war unter den Musikambitionierteren Studenten groß in Mode. Gut, vielleicht war mein Umfeld auch keine Referenz für den allgemeinen Zustand der Gesellschaft, aber meines Erachtens konnte man damals den Trend schon gut Absehen. Gerade der Neue Markt hat ja seit 1997 oder 1998 einiges an Aufmerksamkeit ausserhalb der Technik-Szene erzeugt und sich am Ende mit dem Zusammenbruch bis etwa 2003 zurückgehalten. Als sprach 2001 eher mehr dafür, dass das Internet nicht wieder weggeht. Trotzdem waren zum 2. März 2001 wohl noch Leute der Meinung, dass Internet kein Massmedium werden würde. Es sind vermutlich die gleichen gewesen, die 18 Jahre später Neuland durchschreiten.

 

The Internet rules the Mobile World Congress.

The Internet rules the Mobile World Congress. Writes Wired. Which is consequent, looking at the development of mobile technology and sales of devices.

Slowing smartphone sales and metro strikes aren’t enough to get anyone down at the 16th annual Mobile World Congress.

via: WIRED