NetMission Insight: Struggling on Fake News During the Mass Protest in Myanmar

Written by Phyo Thiri Lwin Myanmar is one of the countries where millions of social media users exist like all the other countries. As a result, the growing hate speech over the political points of view has increased due to the low rate of media and information literacy. Before the military coup happened, the inner […]

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NetMission Insight: What does ethical technology mean to you?

Written by Jenna Fung Ethics is based on standards of right and wrong that prescribe what one ought to do in terms of rights, obligations, fairness, or specific virtues. (Velasquez et al., 2010) To describe a person who is being ethical generally means someone who is behaving as “right” in a moral sense and following […]

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NetMission Insight: What are Blacklist and Whitelist – A Recent case of Myanmar

Written by Phyo Thiri Lwin (Edited by Jenna Fung) Back in February 2021, there were two nationwide Internet outages in Myanmar. On February 5, the military council started banning social media and messaging apps such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and WhatsApp by using the blacklist method to users as an immediate response to interrupt international […]

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NetMission Insight: Conflicts between states & the private sector over the possession of domain names

Written by Felicia Yunike (Edited by Jenna Fung) At the beginning of April, I felt privileged to host a webinar about “Trademark and Domain Names”. Not an easy topic to discuss but, throughout the session, we mostly talked about .amazon which I find quite phenomenal among other cases. In this regard, I would like to […]

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NetMission Insight: Better Model for Track-and-trace

Written by Jenna Fung How much has our life changed since the pandemic? From how we attend our classes and work, to how we do our daily grocery shopping. Undeniably, technology and the Internet have “saved” us and have enabled our society to function even during the worst period of this global crisis.  Following the […]

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