Tagged: Internet use

The Marco Civil Act was approved on Tuesday (22) by the full Senate and signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday (23) during the opening of the NETMundial meeting , held in São Paulo 0

Internet in Brazil: the “Internet Bill of Rights” is signed into law

The Marco Civil Act was approved on Tuesday (22) by the full Senate and signed into law by President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday (23) during the opening of the NETMundial meeting , held in São Paulo. The act — considered a kind of constitution for providers and internet users — establishes principles, guarantees, rights and obligations for use of the network in Brazil and it goes into effect in 60 days, at the end of June.

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Watch Michael Anti’s “Behind the Great Firewall of China” Talk at TED

Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet — “All the servers are in Beijing” (also known as “The Great Firewall of China”) — he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways […]

Information Technology in Brazil: Computer reached 45% of Brazilian households in 2011 0

Information Technology in Brazil: Computer reached 45% of Brazilian households in 2011

Internet access was present in 38% of homes last year, an increase from 27% in 2010 […]

Internet in Brazil: 33% of Brazilians have Internet access at home 0

Internet in Brazil: 33% of Brazilians have Internet access at home

Brazil is currently ranked 63rd in the world ranking of 154 countries. In Sweden, 97% of households have Internet access […]

Internet in Brazil: more smartphones than France and Germany, says study 0

Internet in Brazil: more smartphones than France and Germany, says study

Brazil has 27 million users of these, 42% access the web daily. Of those accessing the web, 80% access social networks on their device […]