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Around 2.6 billion people globally who are still waiting for an Internet connection, says International Telecommunications Union

The benefits of cutting-edge technology remain out of reach for around 2.6 billion people globally who are still waiting for an Internet connection the head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said on Thursday, outlining the agency’s plans to narrow the gap.

UN calls for closing internet connectivity and digital governance gap

Against a backdrop of growing geopolitical tensions, proliferating crises and widening inequalities, the challenges facing the global community in reaching the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are vast, the UN said on Monday.

Internet still banned in Gilgit-Baltistan, online traders and students face trouble

Local administration continued to suspend internet services in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region amid sectarian tension between Sia and Sunni communities, causing trouble to the residents of the region.

Joe Biden announces over 42 bln USD high-speed internet program

Washington: The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden announced more than 42 billion U.S. dollars to expand high-speed internet access in the country.

Internet for Trust Conference discusses guidelines for online platforms

The first-ever conference to discuss draft global guidelines for regulating digital platforms ended on Thursday in Paris with a call to uphold the right to seek and receive information in the face of rising disinformation online.

UN chief appoints inaugural Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel

New York: Ten distinguished persons hailing from all regions of the globe have been appointed to serve on the Secretary-General’s inaugural Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Leadership Panel, the United Nations announced on Tuesday.

Internet shutdowns impact human rights, economy, and day to day life

New York: The dramatic real-life effects of shutdowns of the internet on people’s lives and human rights are vastly underestimated, the UN human rights office warns in a report released on Thursday.

Internet upgrade breathes new life into rural areas, new UN report finds

New York: Improved Internet access and connectivity can do more than urban migration to provide better jobs and higher standards of living for the roughly 3.4 billion people living in rural areas, according to the latest World Social Report, published on Thursday.

Military shuts down internet again after Myanmar coup

Moscow/Sputnik: Myanmar went into its second nationwide internet shutdown in a week’s time on Saturday after the military seized power and arrested the Southeast Asian country’s civilian leaders.

Protest in Balochistan over detention of students for agitating in demand for internet

Quetta: Local workers of Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) and Baloch Students Organization Pajjar (BSO-Pajjar) protested in Dalbandin against the detention of agitating students by the Quetta Police last week.

Guterres underscores UN role in achieving a free, secure Internet

New York/IBNS: Unless countries work together to address gaps in digital access, as well as related social and political divisions, this generation will be remembered as the one that “ruined the early promise of the Internet”, the UN Secretary-General has warned.

Free broadband internet for all, UK's labour promises

London/UNI: The Labour Party has promised to deliver free and fast full-fiber broadband internet to everyone in the United Kingdom.

Terrorists get less financial support on Internet, yet fight not over : UNESCO Official

Paris, May 19 (Sputnik/UNI) Owing to the efforts taken by social media, terrorists receive less financial support via the Internet but the fight against terrorism is not over, the chief of Section for Universal Access and Preservation, Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO told Sputnik.

Internet watchdog removes 33,000 apps with illegal content

Beijing, Apr 13 (Xinhua/UNI) Chinese authorities have removed more than 33,000 mobile apps that contain illegal content, such as those involving porn, gambling, rogue programs and illegal games since December, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) said.

‘Protect children and their digital footprint,’ urges UNICEF on Safer Internet Day

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect them from sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and the misuse of their private information.