Britain, US Probing Use of Facebook Data by British Voter Profiling Company

VOA Ken Bredemeier Social media giant Facebook faced new investigations Tuesday in both Britain and the United States about the vast troves of information compiled by the company about their users and how that data has been deployed to influence elections by
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1969: The First Whisper Of The Internet

With the world so interconnected by the internet today, it’s hard to appreciate that just a half-century ago it didn’t even exist.  In fact, social media, your favorite news sites, even the word “online” wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the transmission of two letters from a computer
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Four States Sue to Stop Obama Administration’s Internet ‘Giveaway’

VOA Attorneys general from four U.S. states have filed a lawsuit to stop the Obama administration from handing over control of the internet to an international governing body. The White House had planned to officially hand the reins of the internet address system over to a group of international stakeholders on October (more...)

Democrats Want FBI Probe of Alleged Russian Efforts to Tilt US Vote

Democrats in Congress, including the party's Senate leader, Harry Reid, have asked the FBI to investigate concerns that the Russian government may be attempting to undermine the U.S. presidential election through cyberattacks that could include tampering with voting results. "The prospect of a hostile government actively seeking to undermine our free (more...)

Accounts Darth Putin,@SovietSergey & Others Have Been Reinstated

" Twitter has been accused of a sense-of-humor failure after it temporarily suspended a popular parody account that pokes fun at Russian President Vladimir Putin,- according to BBC News. - Russia watchers have been dismayed in recent days to find themselves denied the satirical delights offered to his 50,000-plus followers (more...)

US Internet Giants, EU Reach Deal to Combat Online Hate Speech

VOA News U.S. Internet giants reached an agreement with the European Union Tuesday on ways to tackle instances of online hate speech within 24 hours. Some of the world's biggest social media firms, Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft, have committed to “quickly and efficiently” act to (more...)

FBI Unlocks Shooter’s iPhone, Drops Demands on Apple

VOA News The U.S. Justice Department said Monday it has accessed data on the iPhone used by a shooter in last year's San Bernardino, California attacks, and that it no longer needs Apple's help in cracking the device. Government lawyers won a court order last month compelling Apple to help (more...)

Google, Facebook, Microsoft Side With Apple Over iPhone Security Dispute

VOA News Several U.S. technology giants have formally backed Apple in its high-profile legal battle with the FBI over whether the company must weaken the security features of an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino terrorist attackers. Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo were among the companies that filed a (more...)

Net Neutrality — FCC Regulation Could Cost Consumers $6 Billion

by  on February 17, 2015 | posted in CitiesEconomicsUncategorized As the Federal Communications Commission prepares a proposal to regulate the Internet as a public utility under Title II, all eyes are on the costs (more...)

Don’t Fall for Valentine’s Day Scams

By Jason Alderman On Valentine"s Day, people"s emotions run all over the map – some are head-over-heels and want to shower their loved one with gifts, while others are despondent because currently they have no one special in their life. Whatever your love status, one thing everyone needs to guard (more...)

Sickweather Thanksgiving Travel Report 2014

Sickweather is prepared to help Thanksgiving Travelers remain germ free as they travel on the busiest travel day of the year. The attached infographic provides a regional summary of the top illnesses forecast for the US this week along with the some of the busiest travel hubs (more...)

Rural in the Digital Age

By Lu Nelsen, lucasn@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs The internet is such a powerful tool in modern life, it’s hard for a lot of people to imagine going through their daily routine without using it in some capacity. But for some people in rural (more...)

New Online Resource For Reviewing Zoning Appeals

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses & Inspections (L&I) announced the launch of a new online resource that will allow the public to review information about zoning applications in their neighborhoods. “This new resource will provide citizens with easier, more streamlined access to L&I’s zoning application process and hearing information,” (more...)

The Internet Iron Curtain

This blog post by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry originally appeared on the State Department’s Dipnote blog. The Internet Iron Curtain by John Kerry Since the printing press, no technology has had a greater capacity than the Internet for individual empowerment, economic development, and human expression. How telling then that, while (more...)

What Is a MOOC?

Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, take education out of the classroom and make classes from top-rated universities available for free to anyone who can connect to the Internet. MOOCs are in their infancy, but their potential is huge. To some, MOOCs offer a glimpse of education’s future. (more...)

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