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Putin wants his own internet

March 13th, 2019 at 6:45 am » Comments Off

  A new law would create a single command post from which authorities can manage—and halt—information flows across Russian cyberspace. When anti-government protests erupted on Russia’s side of the Caucasus Mountains in October, authorities did something they’d never done before: cut mobile internet service to an entire geographical area.



Your digital identity has three layers, and you can only protect one of them

February 5th, 2019 at 3:06 am » Comments Off

Your online profile is less a reflection of you than a caricature. Whether you like it or not, commercial and public actors tend to trust the string of 1s and 0s that represent you more than the story you tell them. When filing a credit application at a bank or being recruited for a job, […]



Kakao Pay passes 20 trillion won transaction mark for 2018

January 29th, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Chat giant Kakao’s mobile payment app surpassed 20 trillion won, or $17.7 billion, in transactions during 2018, cementing itself as the undisputed sector leader in South Korea.



Millions of Chinese tourists are spurring the growth of mobile pay overseas

January 29th, 2019 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Just as overseas luxury stores have hired Mandarin-speaking staff to serve Chinese tourists, more tourist destinations may feel the need to accept Chinese mobile payment such as Alipay and WeChat Pay. Three-fourths of supermarkets and convenience stores in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand now accept Chinese mobile payment, according to a Nielsen survey released Monday in […]



How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

January 25th, 2019 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer […]



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