Sen. Elizabeth Warren proposes $85 billion grant to expand internet access in rural areas

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has announced a plan to expand internet access in rural areas, aiming to give every home in America fiber broadband at an affordable price. She has proposed a $85 billion grant program for nonprofits and local governments to build fiber networks, as well as protections for cities that […]

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White House to host a meeting with tech companies about online extremism

The White House has recently said that it will host a meeting with tech companies this week about online extremism, following the two mass shootings this weekend. White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement: “The White House has invited internet and technology companies for a discussion on violent extremism online. The staff-led meeting […]

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Airtel to Shutdown 3G Mobile Services For Users in 2020

Telecom company Bharti Airtel said last week said that it expects to shut down its entire 3G network across the country by March 2020, the process for which has already started with Kolkata service area. Telecom major Bharti Airtel last week said that it expects to shut down its entire 3G network across the country […]

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YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addresses LGBTQ community’s demonetization concerns

Recently the members of YouTube’s LGBTQ community have raised concerns about their videos being demonetized seemingly because they fall under queer categories, but CEO Susan Wojcicki says that’s not the case. In recent interview with popular vlogger Alfie Deyes: Wojcicki said that YouTube does not automatically demonetize LGBTQ content and that YouTube’s monetization system, which […]

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eBay sued three Amazon managers for allegedly poaching its sellers

eBay has recently sued three Amazon managers for allegedly infiltrating eBay’s platform to poach sellers. The company filed a lawsuit earlier this week in California, claims Amazon employees signed up for eBay under false names and pretenses. Then, they would allegedly send private messages inviting sellers to Amazon, actively circumventing eBay’s rules and filters. eBay has accused […]

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Huawei Hongmeng OS to be revealed this week

Huawei will reportedly revealed Hongmeng OS at its developer conference, which kicks off this week on Friday August 9th in Dongguan, China. Huawei executives have said that the software is primarily designed for IoT devices, though it will first come to Honor smart TVs, according to Reuters. The report compares Hongmeng OS to Google’s under development OS […]

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CRTC releases new code of conduct for ISPs in Canada

Canada’s internet service providers will now abide by a new code of conduct imposed by the industry’s federal regulator, which is giving them until Jan. 31 to prepare for the new rules. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission said Wednesday that the code will apply specifically to ten of Canada’s largest internet service providers but […]

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Google to charge search providers to be the Android default in Europe

Google will reportedly present a new search provider choice screen to Android users in Europe when first setting up a new phone or tablet. The selection will then be the default search provider that powers the search box on the Android home screen as well as the Chrome browser if installed. Search providers must pay Google to […]

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President Trump threatens to add more tariffs on Chinese imports starting September 1st

Today on Twitter, Trump complained that the Chinese government had not lived up to its trade promise, and threatened to retaliate in advance of upcoming talks with an additional 10 percent tariff on September 1st. Trump tweeted: “We thought we had a deal with China three months ago, but sadly, China decided to renegotiate the deal […]

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Bytedance confirms that it is working on its own smartphone

ByteDance the parental company of TikTok has confirmed that they are currently making a smartphone now, for which it has partnered with device maker Smartisan Technology. According to the reports the phone could come pre loaded with ByteDance apps like TikTok and an unreleased music streaming service. Referring to this development, a TikTok spokesperson was […]

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