Posts tagged as internet

Internet and television advertising is showing signs of recovery in Estonia

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

After taking a major hit in 2020, internet and television advertising is showing signs of recovery, though the case is not the same so much for print media, leading media firms say. Mari-Liis Rüütsalu, CEO of Ekspress Grupp, which operates the Delfi portal as well as daily Eesti Päevaleht and weeklies Eesti Ekspress and Maaleht, told ERR that things were: “Going very well. After last year’s big scare, online advertising has actually grown strongly.…

Why is the use of VPN in Estonia increasing?

Monday, February 8, 2021

Estonia has a small population of just over 1.3 million people, where more than 85% of people manage to enjoy the internet normally. The nation supports freedom of thought and opinion so much that the limitations in Estonia on the material that can be found on the internet are considered to be one of the lightest in the world, writes The Baltic Times. In fact, until just over a decade…

Latvian schools to get better Internet coverage

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Ministry of Education and Science (IZM) has signed a memorandum to increase Internet data transmission capacity in Latvian schools, IZM said February 1. The memorandum provides that schools with insufficient Internet quality can look forward to improvements. Minister for Education and Science Ilga Šuplinska (New Conservative Party) pointed out that one of the biggest problems of Latvian schools is uneven development. The launch of cooperation will allow more pupils to…

In Latvia, people trust news on the Internet and the church more than political parties

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

70 to 80 percent of the population do not trust the Cabinet of Ministers, the Saeima, and political parties, which means that most reforms, new laws, amendments to existing laws, decisions, and statements are viewed with suspicion by the people. At present, the population trusts the army, the police, the media, and the church more than politicians, on whose decisions life and future prospects in Latvia depend. The highest trust…

Latvians of all ages used the Internet more last year

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

In Latvia last year, one user browsed the Internet for an average of 27 hours per month, according to information published January 19 by the international Internet research and technology company Gemius. On average last year one user spent five hours browsing the Internet from mobile devices per month and 28 hours from computers. These figures reached the highest points in March and November. One user browsed the Internet for an…

Nine out of ten Latvian households have internet access

Monday, November 2, 2020

According to the annual survey on use of information and communication technologies in households carried out by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the share of households with Internet in 2020 has reached 89.7 %. As compared to 2019, in 2020 the share of households using broadband Internet connection has increased by 4.3 %. If in 2019 broadband Internet connection was used by 83.3 % of households, in 2020 this number already reached 87.6 %. Mostly broadband…

Pupils lack computers and Internet for remote learning

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Latvian Association of Local Government (LPS) said October 27 that most Latvian pupils do not have access to a computer or sufficient Internet connection, or both. Only 12% of pupils do not have problems with computers and Internet connection, which is necessary for remote learning, according to a survey by the LPS. Inara Dundure, LPS advisor for Education and Culture, told Latvian Radio that the biggest problems are observed in…

Latvian schools lack high-speed Internet

Monday, July 6, 2020

A quarter of Latvian rural schools still do not have a high-quality high-speed Internet that would help with learning online, Latvian Television reported on July 4. €2.5 million was found to solve the problem – but that doesn’t mean a quick internet in schools will really be available. Learning content is increasingly developed by including digital solutions. This means that insufficient Internet speed or lack of secure connection will not allow…

Popular internet equipment used by Lithuanians may be used to spy and collect data

Friday, April 17, 2020

Popular internet equipment used by Lithuanians may be used to spy and collect data about them, Lithuania’s vice minister of  defence   says. Lithuania’s National Cyber Security Centre examined one of the most popular wireless routers in the country and found that it sent data to servers in Russia. “[The routers] are still widely used since they are budget-class and fairly efficient,” said Vice Defence Minister Edvinas Kerza, adding that…

Internet is shut down in Iran

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned of “decisive” action if violent protests over a sharp increase in the price of fuel don’t subside. At least one person has already died in civil unrest sparked on Friday after the government announced that the cost of petrol would rise by 50%. Thousands have already been arrested so far. Activists inside the country claim the death toll is much higher than what’s being reported.…