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Hackers, Toasters & Undersea Cables: Can We Be Safe & Connected?

“As domestic and geopolitical tensions continue to rise, governments will find it increasingly hard to function amidst a constant barrage of uncontrollable information and the threat of cyber-attacks, making them grow more wary of the internet’s influence”, suggests Katja Bego, data scientist at Nesta’s Technology Futures team, in an article entitled ‘The Splinternet’. Last year saw a sharp rise in cyber-attacks, which only get more serious when our buildings, cities and infrastructure becomes more connected. During 2017 Bego expects to see several countries around the world create their own independent internet networks, “spelling the end of the World Wide Web as we know it”. You may immediately think of China, whose “Great Firewall” has censored masses of content and banned numerous sites since the emergence of internet. Now Russia has been collaborating with its Asian neighbors on creating its own Great Firewall, known as the Red Web. The Kremlin announced legislation to give them greater […]

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