• internet May 11

    Twitter to Label Disputed COVID-19 Tweets

    Twitter announced Monday it will warn users with a label when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus

  • work from home Mar 14

    U.S. Internet Well-equipped to Handle Work From Home Surge

    Tech experts say the U.S. internet won’t have any trouble handling spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans who are now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus

  • internet Jan 24

    Nonprofits Worry Sale of Dot-Org Universe Will Raise Costs

    The company that controls the dot-org online universe is putting the registry of domain names up for sale, and the nonprofits that often use the suffix in their websites are raising concerns about the move. About 15 people protested Friday outside the Los Angeles headquarters of the regulatory body for domain names, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers….

  • Safety Jan 22

    Firefighters Warn Against ‘Outlet Challenge’

    Firefighters are warning against a viral internet challenge that has caused Tik Tok users to start fires with their cell phone chargers.

  • New York City subway Jan 4

    Internet Debates Which Seat on the NYC Subway Really is the Best

    The internet seems to be divided over a question that’s very important for New Yorkers: Which seat on the subway is best?

  • Facebook Nov 22, 2019

    Sacha Baron Cohen Slams Facebook, Other Social Media Companies

    Sacha Baron Cohen slammed Facebook and other large social media platforms as “the greatest propaganda machine in history” in a searing speech Thursday night. Addressing the Anti-Defamation League’s Never Is Now summit, the actor — who is known for using his satirical personas such as Borat, Bruno and Ali G to highlight bigotry around the world — tore into technology...

  • CHEF Jun 8, 2018

    Remembering Anthony Bourdain

    Reporter Lauren Scala recalls eating through New York City with the now-late chef and TV host Anthony Bourdain.

  • Facebook Mar 6, 2019

    France Unveils Plan to Tax Internet Giants

    The French government on Wednesday unveiled plans to slap a 3 percent tax on the French revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The bill is an attempt to get around tax avoidance measures by multinationals, which pay most of their taxes in the EU country they are based in — often at very low rates. That effectively...

  • Google Feb 21, 2019

    Say What? Google Forgot to Mention Its Nest Hub Has a Mic

    Google said Wednesday it forgot to mention that it included a microphone in its Nest Secure home alarm system, the latest privacy flub by one of the tech industry’s leading collectors of personal information. The company said earlier this month that its voice assistant feature would be available on the system’s Nest Guard, which controls home alarm sensors. But Google...

  • Facebook Feb 18, 2019

    UK Lawmakers Slam Facebook, Recommend Stiffer Regulation

    British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that accused Facebook of intentionally violating privacy and anti-competition laws in the U.K., and called for greater oversight of social media companies. The report on fake news and disinformation on social media sites followed an 18-month investigation. The parliamentary committee that prepared the report says social media sites should have to follow a...

  • director Nov 1, 2018

    Google Employees Walk Out to Protest Treatment of Women

    Carrying signs with messages such as “Don’t be evil,” several hundred Google employees around the world briefly walked off the job Thursday in a protest against what they said is the tech company’s mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations against executives.

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    Stocks Tumble Again on Report US Plans More Tariffs

    Fear that the Trump administration will announce tariffs on all remaining imports from China helped knock U.S. stocks from a strong early gain to another sharp loss Monday. Technology companies sank again after Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. is planning new tariffs if the two sides don’t make progress in trade talks next month. Technology and internet companies, industrials...

  • China Sep 3, 2018

    Founder of China’s Arrested in US, Returns to Beijing

    A Chinese e-commerce giant says its billionaire founder, Liu Qiangdong, has returned to China after earlier being arrested in the U.S. on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct. Zhang Shuhan, a official, said Monday by phone that “Liu Qiangdong has been released without charges and he is now back in China.” Also known as Richard Liu, the founder of the...

  • United States Aug 18, 2018

    How to Make Sure You’re Getting the Internet Speeds You Pay for

    When you sign up for home internet, you often pay a certain price based on the speed of your connection. The faster it is, the more you pay. It’s important to know how to check if you’re getting what you pay for. You might be surprised to find that you’re not, in which case a call to your internet company...

  • ATTORNEY Jul 2, 2018

    Yelp Can’t Be Ordered to Remove Posts, Court Says

    A divided California Supreme Court has ruled that online review site cannot be ordered to remove posts against a San Francisco law firm that a judge determined were defamatory.

  • Technology Nov 22, 2017

    Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why It Matters

    The FCC dismantled rules requiring internet service providers to ensure consumers have equal access to all online content.

  • United States Jan 12, 2018

    Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes

    The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local governments, NBC News reported. Just over a quarter-century ago, the court ruled that a state could not force mail order catalog companies to collect sales taxes...

  • Google Dec 20, 2017

    After Net Neutrality, Brace for Internet ‘Fast Lanes’

    Now that federal telecom regulators have repealed net neutrality, it may be time to brace for the arrival of internet “fast lanes” and “slow lanes.” The net neutrality rules just voted down by the Federal Communications Commission prohibited such “paid prioritization,” as it’s technically known. That’s when an internet provider such as Verizon or Comcast decides to charge services like...

  • Google Dec 14, 2017

    FCC Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules, Bars States From Imposing Their Own

    The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era “net neutrality” rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds. In a straight party-line vote of 3-2, the Republican-controlled FCC junked the long-time principle that said all web traffic must...

  • Google Dec 14, 2017

    What Is Net Neutrality and Why Does It Matter?

    “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would not only undo the Obama-era rules that have been in place since 2015, but will forbid states to...

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