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The Week in Internet News: Facebook Faces Advertising Boycott
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Technology 6 July 2020

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Faces Advertising Boycott

Voting with their dollars: Hundreds of companies have pulled their advertising from Facebook because of the social media giant’s...

The Week in Internet News: Google to Pay Some News Publishers
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Technology 29 June 2020

The Week in Internet News: Google to Pay Some News Publishers

News isn’t free: Google has announced it will pay some news publishers in a “new news experience” it is...

The Week in Internet News: U.S. DOJ Wants to Hold Website Liable for User Comments
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Technology 22 June 2020

The Week in Internet News: U.S. DOJ Wants to Hold Website Liable for User Comments

Legal landmines: The U.S. Department of Justice has proposed ending a 24-year-old provision that protections websites and social media...

The Week in Internet News: Twitter Removes 170,000 Pro-China Accounts
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Technology 15 June 2020

The Week in Internet News: Twitter Removes 170,000 Pro-China Accounts

No more tweets for you: Twitter has removed 170,000 accounts it says are tied to a coordinated pro-China campaign,...

The Week in Internet News: Zoom Says End-to-End Encryption Only for Paying Users
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Technology 8 June 2020

The Week in Internet News: Zoom Says End-to-End Encryption Only for Paying Users

No free encryption: Popular videoconferencing service Zoom has promised to roll out end-to-end encryption, but it won’t provide encrypted...

The Week in Internet News: Executive Order Targets Social Media
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Technology 29 May 2020

The Week in Internet News: Executive Order Targets Social Media

Trump vs. Twitter: U.S. President Donald Trump, one of Twitter’s most prolific users, has signed an executive order directing...

The Week in Internet News: Hong Kong Residents Flock to VPNs
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Technology 25 May 2020

The Week in Internet News: Hong Kong Residents Flock to VPNs

Surveillance is coming: Hong Kong residents are rushing to download virtual private network apps after the Chinese government announced...

The Week in Internet News: COVID-19 Tracing Creates Opportunities, Raises Concerns
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Technology 18 May 2020

The Week in Internet News: COVID-19 Tracing Creates Opportunities, Raises Concerns

Electronic doorman: In many restaurants, offices, and other locations in China, visitors must now show their COVID-19 risk status...

The Week in Internet News: Hackers Revamp Malware With COVID-19 Messages
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Technology 11 May 2020

The Week in Internet News: Hackers Revamp Malware With COVID-19 Messages

Taking advantage: Cyberattackers are reconfiguring the Remcos trojan, which allows them full access to victims’ computers, to include COVID-19...

The Week in Internet News: Classroom in a Car
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Technology 4 May 2020

The Week in Internet News: Classroom in a Car

Searching for a signal: CNN has a story about a teacher in rural Virginia who drives 20 minutes to...

The Week in Internet News: Schools Still Face Equipment Challenges for Virtual Learning
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Technology 27 April 2020

The Week in Internet News: Schools Still Face Equipment Challenges for Virtual Learning

Equipment shortages: As schools in the U.S. and other countries attempt to switch over to virtual learning during the...

The Week in Internet News: The Digital Divide During a Pandemic
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Technology 20 April 2020

The Week in Internet News: The Digital Divide During a Pandemic

The great divide: The continuing digital divide in the U.S. is hurting people as they try to shop, attend...

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