Israeli hackers show light bulbs can take down the internet

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Weizmann Institute researchers use airborne drone to take control of nearby office devices to demonstrate vulnerability of the ‘Internet of Things’ By Gavin Rabinowitz Illustrative image of a hacker at work (Pixabay) A team of researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science has shown how hackers can use the simplest of household devices, like light bulbs,…

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SpaceX Plans to Launch 4,425 Internet Satellites

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SpaceX, the private aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is making plans to encircle the planet in high-speed internet satellites. Documents filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday propose a constellation of 4,425 satellites that would provide global internet coverage. This is roughly three-times the number of satellites that currently orbit the Earth, according…

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China needs to increase its voice in cyberspace: Experts

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Chinese internet and technology experts called the government on Thursday to participate more in formulating international rules and increase more contributions to establishing common community in cyberspace. Shen Changxiang, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, said during the third annual World Internet Conference that every country should respect each other and their own interest while governing…

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Majority of internet usage traced to mobile phones and tablets, a new first: Report

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Smartphones and tablets have for the first time ever surpassed traditional computers in terms of internet usage, a new report said Tuesday. Mobile devices accounted for 51.26 percent of worldwide internet usage during the month of October, according to StatCounter, an independent web analytics company. StatCounter reviewed over 15 billion page views across 2.5 million websites…

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Social networking, AI the future: Sohu chief

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Zhang Chaoyang, chairman and CEO of Sohu.com, speaks during an interview in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, Nov 16, 2016. [Photo by Wu Xiaobo/chinadaily.com.cn] Social networking and artificial intelligence will be the future for Sohu.com, said Zhang Chaoyang, the internet company’s chairman and chief executive. The internet industry has undergone large-scale changes in recent years, of which the…

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Young internet users encouraged to think twice

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A positive and healthy online culture is key to productivity and transforming young internet natives into mature online citizens, experts have told the third World Internet Conference on Friday. China has 710 million internet users, of which 75 percent fall between the ages of 10 and 39 years old. Cyberspace Administration of China vice minister Ren…

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Why Internet Use Is Low in Africa

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Despite recent improvements in infrastructure and affordability, internet adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa is not growing rapidly, a report says. The report says that the continent’s internet adoption isn’t growing at a speedy rate because potential users do not always find the internet relevant enough. According to Bastiaan Quast, co-author of the report and economics fellow of…

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Greg Slater: strike balance between surveillance, security

Greg Slater, Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Intel Corporation. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn] “It is a very logical speech and the four principles president Xi presented make senses. I believe internet should have rules and from the speech I know Xi is trying to achieve a balance between government surveillance and cyber security issues,”…

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What did the big names say during the 3rd WIC?

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Jack Ma: The next three decades belong to people who can ‘make good use of the internet technology’ Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group, delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the third World Internet Conference (WIC) in Wuzhen, East China’s Zhejiang province, Nov 16, 2016. [Photo/IC] Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd,…

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Technology shines at the Light of the Internet Expo

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Alibaba’s financial arm, Ant Financial, demonstrates its facial recognition device that features ‘smile to pay’ function at the Light of the Internet Expo, known as the teaser of the 3rd World Internet Conference, in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, on Nov 15, 2016. [Photo by Liu Zheng/chinadaily.com.cn] An employee of SAP China demonstrates the company’s IoT and big…

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