The Week in Internet News

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Whistleblower Takes Aim
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Technology 11 October 2021

The Week in Internet News: Facebook Whistleblower Takes Aim

Profits first: Whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former data scientist at Facebook, testifying before a U.S. Senate committee, accused the...

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Broadband Funding Called a ‘Game Changer’
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Technology 4 October 2021

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Broadband Funding Called a ‘Game Changer’

A big deal: A US$1.2 trillion infrastructure bill being debated in the U.S. Congress would include US$65 billion to...

The Week in Internet News: China Outlaws Cryptocurrency
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Technology 27 September 2021

The Week in Internet News: China Outlaws Cryptocurrency

China outlaws cryptocurrency; Internet censorship rises; Pro-Russian bloggers clearing the roadblocks; municipal broadband services in Maine

The Week in Internet News: Internet Service Through Beams of Light
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Technology 20 September 2021

The Week in Internet News: Internet Service Through Beams of Light

Light speed Internet over the Congo River; China vs. Big Tech; Google and Apple app interference and new privacy...

The Week in Internet News: U.K. Government Pushes Against Encrypted Photos
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Technology 13 September 2021

The Week in Internet News: U.K. Government Pushes Against Encrypted Photos

U.K. government backs Apple's plan to scan photos; no subsidies for SpaceX satellite broadband; Texas outlaws content moderation; Facebook...

Internet News: Satellite Broadband Might Bypass Internet Blocking
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Technology 6 September 2021

Internet News: Satellite Broadband Might Bypass Internet Blocking

SpaceX satellite broadband service; Apple delays photo scanning plan; EU rejects zero-rating schemes; WhatsApp privacy problems; Siri, Alexa, and...

The Week in Internet News: China Seeks to Rein in Algorithms
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Technology 30 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: China Seeks to Rein in Algorithms

Dumb browsing: The Cyberspace Administration of China has proposed limits on algorithms used by large tech companies, the South...

The Week in Internet News: Groups Ask Apple to Stop Photo-Scanning Plans
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Technology 23 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Groups Ask Apple to Stop Photo-Scanning Plans

Privacy, please: About 90 tech policy-focused groups have asked Apple to scrap its plans to scan device users’ iCloud...

The Week in Internet News: Iran Plans “Blanket Ban” of International Internet Services
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Technology 16 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Iran Plans “Blanket Ban” of International Internet Services

A locked-down Internet in Iran; Private pictures; More app choices; Returning the booty; Closing the divide.

The Week in Internet News: Apple Plans to Scan U.S. iPhone Photos
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Technology 9 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Apple Plans to Scan U.S. iPhone Photos

Concerns over scanning iPhone photos; No more Zoombombing; Banning Chinese hardware; Breaking the language barrier: More U.S. broadband funding.

The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways to Restore Internet in Cuba
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Technology 2 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways to Restore Internet in Cuba

Restoring Internet in Cuba; U.S. community broadband networks; no to spyware; encryption problems in Ukraine.

The Week in Internet News: Spyware Targets Human Rights Activists, Journalists
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Technology 26 July 2021

The Week in Internet News: Spyware Targets Human Rights Activists, Journalists

Spyware on the loose: Military-grade spyware from Israeli company NSO Group has been used to spy on journalists, human...

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