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Facebook Faces Shrinking Popularity, But Researchers Warn It May Be ‘Too Big To Fail’

Alison DurkeeForbes StaffBusiness As criticism of Facebook grows and a widespread advertiser boycott takes aim at the company’s business model, new research published Tuesday in the Internet Policy Review finds there could be “catastrophic social and economic consequences” if the mounting opposition were to result in Facebook actually shutting down without further regulations. KEY FACTS The University of Oxford […]

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The EU is launching a market for personal data. Here’s what that means for privacy.

In a radical shift for the EU’s data governance strategy, the Trusts Project promotes data sharing as a civic duty.by  Anna Artyushinaarchive page August 11, 2020PHOTO BY DAVID WERBROUCK ON UNSPLASH The European Union has long been a trendsetter in privacy regulation. Its General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and stringent antitrust laws have inspired new legislation around […]

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Domain industry had best April ever under lockdown

http://domainincite.com/25754-domain-industry-had-best-april-ever-under-lockdown Kevin Murphy, August 10, 2020, 21:37:34 (UTC), Domain Registries The domain industry had its best April ever in terms of new domains sold in gTLDs, according to my tally, despite much of the Western world spending the month in coronavirus lockdown. There were a total of 5,291,077 domain adds in April, across all 1,253 gTLDs […]

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The digital divide is real and it’s painful

Beth LisogorskyFollowAug 2 · 2 min read If our founding fathers had access to Internet back when our great nation came to be, I’m pretty sure “the right to Internet, regardless of your economic status” would have been on the roster of important amendments. It might have even started as a parking lot item, before finding its way to the […]

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Is the US about to split the internet?

By James ClaytonNorth America technology reporter 7 August 2020 US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he wants a “clean” internet. What he means by that is he wants to remove Chinese influence, and Chinese companies, from the internet in the US. But critics believe this will bolster a worrying movement towards the breaking up […]

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Trump Signs Order Banning U.S. Transactions With TikTok, WeChat in 45 Days

Under the order, U.S. app stores, credit card companies and software providers would all likely be prohibited from working with the popular video-sharing app.NEXT ARTICLE President Trump is going to cripple TikTok and messaging app WeChat by prohibiting U.S. companies from doing business with their Chinese parent companies.  On Thursday night, Trump signed two executive orders that’ll enable the U.S. Commerce Secretary […]

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Back to School: A Look at the Internet Access Gap

Date: August 6, 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, many students, parents, and teachers are preparing to start the new school year online. However, access to the internet, and high-speed broadband internet (e.g. cable, fiber optic, or DSL) in particular, is highly unequal. Data shows that low-income households disproportionately lack access to broadband internet, putting […]

Net Neutrality

Trump admin shrugs off FCC court loss to fight Calif. net neutrality law

DOJ and ISPs sue Calif. despite court vacating FCC’s bid to preempt state laws. JON BRODKIN – 8/6/2020, 12:27 PM The Trump administration and broadband industry are resuming their fight against California’s net neutrality law, with the US Department of Justice and ISP lobby groups filing new complaints against the state yesterday. The case is nearly two years […]

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To Get Students Online, Schools Cover Cost of Comcast Low-Income Plans

Thu, April 23, 2020 | Posted by Katie Kienbaum Across the country, schools have shifted to distance learning after the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in widespread school closures and stay-at-home orders. But many students still can’t get online to learn. A recent survey of Los Angeles Schools found that 16 percent of students don’t have access to broadband and […]

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After years of hype, 5G making progress in the US

Bob O’DonnellSpecial to USA TODAY1:021:20 FOSTER CITY, Calif. — Given all the time that most of us have spent at home recently, it’s easy to lose sight of advances in technologies like 5G that are generally more useful when we’re out and about. However, just as municipalities around the country have used reductions in traffic […]