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Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

The GOP-led Federal Communications Commission this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. The good news for net neutrality advocates: You can already voice your official displeasure on the FCC’s proposal. The … Continue reading

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The Fyre Festival: The Fiasco We All Should Have Seen Coming

Not much ages well on the internet. But the 1994 New Yorker cartoon of a dog sitting behind a desktop—“On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog”—only gets better with time. The social media age has turned the best of … Continue reading

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Tom Hanks and Jack Dorsey Tumble Into The Circle’s Endless Irony

During a brief break in the online broadcast, Tom Hanks leaned toward Jack Dorsey. “So, has this been good for Twitter or bad?” he asked. Hanks was only semi-serious, but the Twitter CEO didn’t have an answer. Which is fair. … Continue reading

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Hate the News? Wikipedia’s Co-Founder Wants You to Edit It

You read the news. But if Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ hunch is right, you’ll want to edit it, too. Wales is raising money to bring a new model of ad-free news creation to the web: one that would mix professional … Continue reading

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TED Day Three: The Mind-Scrambling TED Talk I Won’t Stop Sharing

Anil Seth speaks at TED2017Marla Aufmuth/TED For a reporter, trying to wrap your head around TED can be difficult. Famous people stride by everywhere. The sessions come in a deluge of sweeping, world-consequential themes: artificial intelligence, climate change, “the future … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Race to Link Your Brain to a Computer Might Be Unwinnable

“What if you could type directly from your brain?” Regina Dugan said, as the same words appeared on the towering screen behind her, one digital character at a time, a cursor leading the way. “It sounds impossible,” she continued, taking … Continue reading

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Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail

It’s official: the country’s top regulator of the internet wants to end net neutrality. Specifically, Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai plans to repeal changes that gave the agency the authority to enforce net neutrality protections—that is, rules requiring internet … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Guess Who Does Diversity Right: Uber

When Uber released its diversity report in late March, the tech and business press responded with a collective long sigh and declared the report more of the same. But the report was actually not business as usual; it showed progress … Continue reading

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Google Wants You to Help Fix the Fake-Fact Problem It Created

Barack Obama is the king of the United States. Republicans are Nazis who clearly hate the Constitution. Dinosaurs are being used to indoctrinate both children and adults into believing that the earth is millions of years old. Women can’t love … Continue reading

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Tech Made Cities Too Expensive. Here’s How to Fix It

In 2013 protests broke out in Oakland, California, directed against the private buses that shuttle tech workers from pricey homes in the city’s gentrifying areas to jobs in Silicon Valley. “You live your comfortable lives,” read a flyer that protesters … Continue reading

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