Create a WTO-equivalent to oversee the internet, recommends new report

The internet needs an international World Trade Organization (WTO)-style body to protect and grow it as one of the world’s unique shared resources: a communications infrastructure that is open, free, safe and reliable, concludes a new report published today.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 12, 2020 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: internet digital-technology

Online hate speech could be contained like a computer virus, say researchers

Artificial intelligence is being developed that will allow advisory "quarantining" of hate speech in a manner akin to malware filters - offering users a way to control exposure to "hateful content" without resorting to censorship.

Cambridge University News | Dec. 17, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: algorithm freedom-of-speech social-media internet engineering

Graphene may exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre, together with industrial and academic collaborators within the European Graphene Flagship project, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a solution for the next generation of optical communications.

Andrea Ferrari | Oct. 12, 2018 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: graphene telecommunication internet-of-things spotlight-on-advanced-materials engineering

European research network aims to tackle problematic internet use

A pan-European network to tackle problematic internet usage officially launches today with the publication of its manifesto, setting out the important questions that need to be addressed by the research community.

Sam Chamberlain | Oct. 9, 2018 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-neuroscience internet addiction

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