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This is the future if net neutrality is repealed; the creeping, costly death of media freedom
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 When a country lacks an open internet, the government (and companies friendly with said government) are able to do anything from simply blocking or banning apps entirely (EG: Facebook, Twitter, Skype, WhatsApp for censorship or economic reasons) to more aggressive moves such as Egypt’s effective shutdown of their internet service providers. Read More

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Elon Musk Trolls the Media With a Clip From 'Spaceballs'
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An anonymous reader writes Elon Musk is having fun on Twitter, where he’s either promoting the new line of $20 “Boring Company” hats or trolling the media. “To preserve the transcendent majesty & specialness of The Boring Company cap, we are capping cap orders at 50,000 caps,” Musk tweeted Sunday, adding “Almost there …” Responding […]

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Pentagon contractor leaves social media spy archive wide open on Amazon
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(credit: Wikipedia) A Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social-media posts on a publicly accessible Amazon account in what appears to be a military-sponsored intelligence-gathering operation that targeted people in the US and other parts of the world. The three cloud-based storage buckets contained at least 1.8 billion scraped online posts spanning eight years, […]

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Media coverage of climate negotiations greeted with indifference
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Enlarge (credit: COP Paris) As the withdrawal of the US from the Paris Agreement demonstrates, the agreement is not a binding contract requiring countries to act on climate change. In fact, given the fact that the emissions pledges in the agreement were voluntary, political and civic engagement will play an important role in ensuring that […]

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Tom Wheeler to Ajit Pai: “Why the silence” about Trump’s media threats?
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Enlarge / Tom Wheeler, when he was Federal Communications Commission Chairman, at left, listens to then-FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai testify before the House Judiciary Committee about Internet regulation on March 25, 2015. President Donald Trump promoted Pai to chairman to succeed Wheeler. (credit: Chip Somodvellia/Getty Images) Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications […]

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Kudos wants to be a gentle introduction to social media sharing for kids
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 Just as pre-teens in the 1990s were warned away from dialing 1-900 numbers, kids now need to learn how to navigate social media responsibly. Kudos, an app for kids aged eight to 13 with around-the-clock moderation, positions itself as a safe introduction to social media that also teaches its young users, some of whom were […]

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Windows 10 Update Removes Windows Media Player
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Recently made available Windows 10 update KB4046355 for the Fall Creators Update disables Windows Media Player from the operating system. BetaNews reports: While it could be argued that Windows Media Player is no longer an essential addition to Windows — there are plenty of quality third-party alternatives, such as VLC Media Player, not to mention […]

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Is Packaged Entertainment Media Really on the Way Out?
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As home video viewing patterns continue to evolve, one common prediction is that packaged media is on its last legs. Streaming services have been gaining market share at a steady pace. In fact, streaming media sales eclipsed sales of DVDs and Blu-ray discs for the first time in the last quarter of 2016 — with […]

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Kodi fights trademark trolls trying to charge for its media app
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Kodi doesn't just have to worry about add-ons and devices that give it a reputation as a piracy haven. The media center app developer has revealed that it's battling "trademark trolls" who've registered the Kodi name as their own and are using that…

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