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New York City cuts free internet plan by 1.2 million people, wildly scaling back ambitious goal

The previous plan had a much larger reach.

On Sep 20, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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DHS is using a border exemption to download, store Americans’ data without warrants

Sen. Ron Wyden alleges that Customs and Border Protection stores American data for 15 years.

On Sep 15, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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A tech startup with a wildly successful GoFundMe is now at the mercy of PayPal, which is holding over $1.3 million in sales hostage

PayPal is making Flipper jump through hoops.

On Sep 12, 2022 by Chris Stokel-Walker

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Tim Cook gives flippant ‘buy an iPhone’ response to complaints about Apple’s inoperability with Android

Cook's joke to a reporter has been seen as tone-deaf and elitist

On Sep 8, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

A sad technician sits near a pile of wires and holds his head with his hands in an empty datacenter. The man is in a plundered server room.

Facebook engineers admit there’s no way to track all the data it collects on you

Two engineers said there isn't a 'single person that exists' who knows where all its user data is.

On Sep 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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FCC says people will get to challenge broadband industry reporting when new maps drop

The map will drop in November.

On Sep 7, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Why new IRS rules will be an absolute disaster for casual eBay users

The new reporting threshold is frustratingly low.

On Aug 31, 2022 by Nikki Davidson

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2 million people’s private data exposed in breach of student loan provider Nelnet—days after site crashed

It's been a rough week for Nelnet.

On Aug 30, 2022 by Camryn Garza

Yelp

Yelp to warn users by flagging anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers after viral campaign

Gen Z for Change called out the platform.

On Aug 24, 2022 by David Covucci

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A congressman is pushing the Treasury Department to let law-abiding crypto users get their money from Tornado Cash

The sanctioning of Tornado Cash has drawn the ire of the crypto community.

On Aug 23, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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Court rules digital room scans of college students violate Fourth Amendment rights

The case could set a precedent for digital monitoring of students.

On Aug 23, 2022 by David Covucci

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Using a VPN on iOS still is a major security risk

'At this point, I see no reason to trust any VPN on iOS'

On Aug 17, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

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The FCC is going on a $100 million spree to get the word out about its broadband discount program

It thinks many people who are eligible aren't aware.

On Aug 9, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Jessica Rosenworcel over broadband map of the United States

States spent years mapping their broadband—now they fear the FCC might throw that data away

The FCC will need to side with state data or big telecom.

On Aug 3, 2022 by Karl Bode

Ron Wyden speaking into microphone (l) Edward Markey (r)

Is Democrats’ new net neutrality bill just a 2022 midterms ploy?

Why did it come in August 2022?

On Jul 29, 2022 by Karl Bode