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Trump Pushes To Expand High-Speed Internet In Rural America
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to make it easier for the private sector to locate broadband infrastructure on federal land and buildings, part of a push to expand high-speed internet in rural America. Reuters reports: “We need to get rural America more connected. We need it for our tractors, we need […]

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This mirror uses the internet and Alexa to judge your skin     – CNET
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The HiMirror Mini, shown here at CES 2018, not only analyzes your face, but it can show you news stories, weather and makeup tutorials on its screen.

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In 2017, the FCC made life easier for your internet provider     – CNET
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It’s a little less clear whether you and other consumers really benefited.

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How do you change the most important law in Internet history? Carefully
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(credit: robby-T) Congress has spent much of the past year grappling with a heartbreakingly difficult issue: victims who are prohibited by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act from suing the websites where they were sex-trafficked. Unfortunately, some of the debate has been sidetracked by a misunderstanding of how the statute works and a recent […]

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How the internet helps spread hate, Nazi views     – CNET
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Editor’s note: A New York Times profile is being criticized for normalizing a Nazi sympathizer’s views and failing to explain why he thinks that way. But it’s no mystery. We blame the internet.

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Google Fiber now sells $55-per-month gigabit Internet (in one city)
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Enlarge / A Google Fiber installation box in Kansas City, Kansas. (credit: Julie Denesha/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Google Fiber’s gigabit Internet service has consistently been priced at $70 a month since it launched in 2012, but it’s now available for just $55 in the ISP’s latest city. Google Fiber in San Antonio, Texas, comes in […]

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Vodafone branches out into internet of things things
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The UK's major carriers have mobile all sewn up, and after a bit of broadband here and TV there, they're turning to other things to get their kicks, grow their brands and pad their bank accounts. For O2, that meant moving into smart home gear, and fo…

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A Small But Growing Group Of Silicon Valley Heretics Are Disconnecting Themselves From the Internet
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The Guardian reports: Decade after he stayed up all night coding a prototype of what was then called an “awesome” button, Rosenstein belongs to a small but growing band of Silicon Valley heretics who complain about the rise of the so-called “attention economy”: an internet shaped around the demands of an advertising economy. These refuseniks […]

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Steve Wozniak: Net Neutrality Rollback 'Will End the Internet As We Know It'
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An anonymous reader quotes Silicon Beat: Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak penned an op-ed on Friday with a former Federal Communications Commission chairman, urging the current FCC to stop its proposed rollback of Obama-era net neutrality regulations. In the op-ed published by USA Today, Wozniak and Michael Copps, who led the FCC from 2001 to 2011, […]

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