China has taken its internet censorship one step further by releasing a new regulation requiring its citizens to pass a facial recognition test before they can have their internet installed or buy a new phone.
According to Daily Mail, this new law, which will take effect starting December 1, will require those who’d like to subscribe to an internet plan to get their faces scanned by Chinese authorities to prove their identity.
One of the founders of the famous churros food craze, The Loop, just slammed a racist internet troll with a positive Instagram post.
United States President Donald Trump was recently one-upped on Twitter by an 18-year-old student from India on the topic of climate change.
Instead of bashing Trump on his views on climate change, the student, Astha Sarmah, who is from Jorhat in Assam, educated the president about weather and climate in a rather well-spoken manner.
Memes are hard. Not only are we struggling as a society to understand where these staples of internet irony source from, half the time we’re not sure what they mean in the first place.
Not to worry. NextShark has you covered today on a particularly viral meme — one that sources from anime fixations and kawaii energy. We’re referring, of course, to “uwu,” which is…an emoticon? A noise? Both?
South Korea’s telecom authority is fining Facebook for illegally limiting user access which resulted in slowed connections in 2016 and 2017.
On March 21, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) said that Facebook violated the law after rerouting some users’ access to networks in Hong Kong or the United States — instead of local internet service providers (ISPs) — without due notification.
The former Verizon employee, who currently chairs the United States Federal Communication Commission, has earned everybody’s ire after vowing to destroy the open internet by axing current net neutrality rules.
The Federal Communications Commission has come under fire for its attempt to rollback net neutrality, and caught in the crossfire between the U.S. government and activists is FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his family.
Pai spoke with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” on Monday and addressed a rather disturbing sign believed to have been posted outside of his home. As seen in a tweet by Brendan Bordelon, the sign reads, “They will come to know the truth. Dad murdered Democracy in cold blood.”
A new internet connectivity has been spotted in North Korea via Russian telecommunications company, TransTeleCom, amid rising tensions between the hermit kingdom and the United States.
The activity was spotted on Oct. 1 by Dyn Research, a company that specializes in monitoring internet connectivity, at around 9:00 a.m. GMT (5:00 a.m. ET), according to Reuters.
Chinese children are going online at increasingly younger ages, engaging in various activities from entertainment to shopping.
The news comes from a survey released at the Guangdong Internet Security for Children Forum on Sept. 23, Guangzhou Daily reported.
Expected to surpass $14 billion next year, China’s internet celebrity economy has never been more lucrative. This is why it’s not surprising to hear more and more people coming up with all sorts of antics — from disgusting to deadly — to become full-fledged “Wang Hong”.
However, the industry is not all about locals. It turns out that foreigners are also cashing in on the trade, making thousands of dollars in at least one social media platform.
A Chinese teenager, Li Ao, was rushed to the hospital days after attending an internet addiction treatment facility in Anhui Province, but passed away moments later.
While the 18-year-old’s cause of death is not yet known, doctors who examined the boy revealed that he had several internal injuries, and sustained over 20 external injuries as well.
Top-level North Koreans are able to access the internet and use it to browse Facebook, watch porn and do other common online activities, a new report has found.
Threat intelligence company Recorded Future partnered with nonprofit Team Cymru to run a comprehensive study that analyzed how North Koreans use the internet and questioned the implications of such usage in terms of the regime’s plans.