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The Push For a "PBS For the Internet"

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotAug 2nd, 2021

FCC Showers Schools Across the US With $1.2 Billion From Emergency Connectivity Fund

The FCC has sent out the first checks from its Emergency Connectivity Fund, an effort to help close the "homework gap" at schools by covering the cost of computers and internet services. From a report: Thousands of school districts, in every state pl.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News13 hr. 3 min. ago

Best cheap Sony TV deals for September 2021

For gorgeous, high-quality TVs, one of the best brands to look for is Sony. We've searched out for the very best Sony TV deals from across the internet......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News20 hr. 36 min. ago

Could the Moon Actually Crash Toward Earth?

The trailer for the film Moonfall shows our satellite getting too close for comfort. Here are the physics of what it would take to push the moon out of orbit.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsSep 24th, 2021

Twitter Adds Bitcoin Tipping, Pushes Further Into NFTs

Twitter will let users send and receive tips using Bitcoin as part of a broader push to help users make money from the service. From a report: Twitter also said Thursday that it's looking into authenticating users' nonfungible tokens -- digital goods.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

A Stalkerware Firm Is Leaking Real-Time Screenshots of People"s Phones Online

A stalkerware company that's designed to let customers spy on their spouses's, children's, or employees' devices is exposing victims' data, allowing anyone on the internet to see screenshots of phones simply by visiting a specific URL. From a report:.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

High-speed internet via airborne beams of light

The project has been developed by Alphabet's moonshot factory, X......»»

Category: hdrSource:  bbcRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2021

Unpatched MacOS vulnerability lets remote attackers execute code

Internet shortcuts come with code execution capability. Latest Mac not fully patched. Enlarge (credit: Dmitry Chernyshov) A code execution bug in Apple's macOS allows remote attackers to run arbitrary commands on your device. And the worst par.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

No More Apologies: Inside Facebook"s Push To Defend Its Image

Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, has signed off on an effort to show users pro-Facebook stories and to distance himself from scandals. From a report: Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, signed off last month on a new initiative code-nam.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2021

T-Mobile announces expanded 5G Home Internet access across southern U.S.

T-Mobile expands 5G Home Internet coverage into 51 new U.S. areas, specifically focusing on southern states. Find out if you're able to sign up......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Comcast expands low-cost Internet Essentials program to include Pell Grant recipients

Comcast as part of its acquisition of NBCUniversal back in 2011 agreed to make high-speed Internet access available to qualifying low-income families for just $9.95 per month plus tax. As of today, the 50 / 5 Mbps service doesn’t require a credit c.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Scores of internet-providing satellites will soon streak across Canada"s skies, but at what cost?

The night sky is going to get much busier thanks to thousands of new internet satellites set to launch over the next few years—and researchers say it's going to affect Canada more than most places on Earth......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Best cheap Verizon Fios new customer deals for September 2021

Looking to save by bundling your internet, landline, and TV plans? We've got the best Verizon Fios deals here......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Googlers Protest Removal of Russian App as Bend To Government

Google employees have joined the slew of politicians and activists blasting the internet giant for pulling a voting app from Russia's opposition leader, a move critics say showed the company was caving in to the Kremlin. From a report: Staff members.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Netflix Launches Free Plan in Kenya To Boost Growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. From a report: The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

China is financing infrastructure projects around the world, and many could harm nature and Indigenous communities

China is shaping the future of economic development through its Belt and Road Initiative, an ambitious multi-billion-dollar international push to better connect itself to the rest of the world through trade and infrastructure. Through this venture, C.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Elon Musk: SpaceX Starlink service will go live next month

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is confident the Starlink satellite internet service will be going live as soon as next month. This would be two months later than originally planned, and calls into question the company's ability to acquire more than 500,000 use.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Netflix launches free plan in Kenya to boost growth

Netflix said on Monday it is launching a free mobile plan in Kenya as the global streaming giant looks to tap the East African nation that is home to over 20 million internet users. The free plan, which will be rolled out to all users in Kenya in the.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Paralympians bring home gold medals, but we’re failing them on web accessibility

With the internet taking an increasingly central part in our lives, we're seeing the same exclusionary practices that we experienced — and fought — all those years ago reappearing in a new form. Joseph Wengier Contri.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsSep 21st, 2021

Finch trailer is carefully tailored to push all the right warm, fuzzy buttons

Directed by Miguel Sapochnik, film looks like a mix of Cast Away, WALL-E, and Chappie. A catastrophic solar "event" has wiped out most of humanity. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021

Alphabet"s Project Taara beamed 700TB of fiber-like Internet with 99.9 percent uptime

Google has explored plenty of daring projects over the years, but most of them never see any commercial implementation beyond a few trial runs. That's because the company has cultivated a culture of embracing failure as a way to test ideas and quickl.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsSep 20th, 2021