Say Goodbye to the Internet

December 16, 2017

The FCC decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality laws opens up the internet to unfair competition. If you haven’t really bothered to look into net neutrality until this week, that’s because you probably had no particular reason to. Net neutrality is something we have been enjoying on a...

In Africa, the Digital Chasm Still Looms

October 07, 2017

Internet access has long been recognized as essential to breaking down the digital divide that separates the global haves and have-nots. According to some, the promise of the so-called fourth industrial revolution in Africa is nearly boundless. With smartphone usage and internet access on the...

Sexting: A Reconfiguring of Childhood?

July 12, 2017

Are we witnessing the disappearance of childhood, at least in the way we’ve understood it for generations? Everyone must at some point wonder if the internet and the apparent dependency it has introduced is a benediction digitally bonded to a curse — or several curses. Barely a week goes by...

The Power of the Crowd in the Internet Age

March 01, 2017

We are witnessing the continuing relevance of public protest in the age of internet. I can still remember the thunder of police horses in Grosvenor Square, the chaos, the anger and the fear, the visceral hatred for the United States and its pointless, bullying and brutal war against the...