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Trump's Infrastructure Plan Has No Dedicated Money For Broadband
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: President Trump’s new 10-year plan for “rebuilding infrastructure in America” doesn’t contain any funding specifically earmarked for improving Internet access. Instead, the plan sets aside a pool of funding for numerous types of infrastructure projects, and broadband is one of the eligible categories. The plan’s $50 […]

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Verizon's lower-cost unlimited plan now works in Canada and Mexico
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Verizon's latest unlimited plans may have some undesirable… limits, but at least you won't have to pay for the more expensive plan the next time you're on a North American vacation. As of January 25th, the $75 Go Unlimited plan will include calling…

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P2P WiFi Plan Challenges ISP Dominance
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Open Garden has announced the launch of a new peer-to-peer service that allows users to share Internet connections and unused plan data for free, with compensation in a new Ethereum cryptocurrency as an extra incentive. The company is offering the service through an app that can be downloaded from Google Play. The system requires no […]

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YouTube outlines plan to protect kids from disturbing content     – CNET
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The five new guidelines include removing ads from inappropriate videos and blocking predatory comments from videos that feature minors.

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Google Has a New Plan for China (and It's Not About Search)
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An anonymous reader shares a report: More than seven years after exiting China, Google is taking the boldest steps yet to come back. And it’s not with a search engine. Instead, Google’s ingress is centered around artificial intelligence. The internet giant is actively promoting TensorFlow, software that makes it easier to build AI systems, as […]

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Shareholders force Zuckerberg to give up plan for non-voting shares
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Enlarge / CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook’s 2016 “F8” conference. (credit: Facebook) Mark Zuckerberg is giving up on an audacious plan to sell most of his Facebook shares without diminishing his total control over the company. The plan, which Facebook announced last year, would have given shareholders two new non-voting shares for each voting share they owned. Zuckerberg hoped to sell these […]

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Senate Democrats fight FCC plan to lower America’s broadband standards
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Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson) Senate Democrats are fighting a Federal Communications Commission proposal that could lower America’s broadband standards by redefining what counts as broadband Internet access. Under standards imposed during the Obama administration, the FCC says that all Americans should have access to home Internet service offering speeds of at least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream, […]

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From Apple to Y Combinator—tech sector denounces new “Dreamers” plan
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Enlarge / WASHINGTON—US Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program—which protected those who were brought to the US illegally as children—with a six-month delay for Congress to put […]

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NASA's Plan To Stop A Supervolcano from Destroying The Earth's Climate
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Long-time walterbyrd shared a new article about NASA’s contingency plan for “vast quantities of searing magma and clouds of fumes” erupting from a Wyoming supervolcano and slowly “burying much of the United States under a thick coat of ash and lava…enough to change the climate of the world for several centuries.” NASA believes the Yellowstone […]

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