Sunday, February 5

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Indonesian Government Blocks Steam, Epic, Ubisoft & Nintendo

Over the weekend the Indonesian government began the task of blocking any website or service that had failed to register as part of new “internet control” laws. That ended up being a lot, including everything from Steam to the Epic Games Store to Nintendo Online to EA and Ubisoft’s platforms.Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) took the steps after the introduction of strict new laws, which the government says is part of a crackdown on anything appearing online that is “deemed unlawful”, and which would require any online service platform or provider hosting any such “unlawful” content to remove it within 24 hours (or four if it is deemed to be “urgent”).In order to abide by those laws, international companies operating in Indonesia needed to have sign...
Making Online News Accessible for Everyone

Making Online News Accessible for Everyone

How do we make online news accessible for everyone? This article addresses four key issues: Sources, forms of access, value of annotative journalism, and the impact of paywalls. In addition, it looks at the role of social media in enhancing access to content, and the future of journalism. There are many different ways to consume online news, and the following information is a brief overview of some of the most popular ones. Read on to discover more. Sources of content Many people have a favorite news source. They use a TV station, a radio show, a publication, or some other form of knowledge record. These sources, sometimes called news sources outside of journalism, may be individuals or organizations that report on news events or have direct access to the news. For example...