Internet

President Joe Biden

White House Says Internet Providers To Discount Fee For Poor

With the new commitment from internet providers, some 48 million households could see free internet service through a federal subsidy.

 | By Associated Press

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Helping Young People Separate Fact From Fiction

Experts say there's a misconception that just because young people are proficient at using digital devices, they're also good at making sense of info.

 | By Ash-Har Quraishi

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Yahoo Inc. Pulls Out Of China

Yahoo is the second large U.S. technology firm in recent weeks to reduce its operations in China.

 | By Associated Press

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How The Infrastructure Bill Will Expand Broadband Internet Access

For many who either have slow connections or can't get online at all, that help can't come soon enough.

 | By Willie James Inman

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World Emoji Day And The Evolution Of The Online Language

World Emoji Day is July 17, so we're exploring how the language of emoji evolves.

 | By Casey Mendoza

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Rural West Virginians Fight For Better Internet Connection

In Green Bank, West Virginia, some homes aren't even allowed to have Wi-Fi.

 | By Scripps

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Global Internet Outage Linked To U.S. Cloud Computing Provider

The outage is affecting access to social media, news and government sites.

 | By Associated Press and Eliana Moreno

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Cryptocurrency Could Go Green With Proof-Of-Stake Verification Model

Most cryptocurrencies need energy-intensive computers to keep the market moving. A new verification model could remove the need for those machines.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

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New Cybersecurity Measures Expected This Week

It will require pipeline companies to report cyber incidents to the federal government.

 | By Robin Dich

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a press briefing at the White House.

President Biden "Eager" to See Republicans' Infrastructure Plan

The Biden administration says it's "eager" to see Republicans' counterproposal after they rejected the administration's counteroffer Friday.

 | By Robin Dich

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NFT Art Auctions Have A Piracy Problem

Artists are seeing their work sold by strangers on NFT sites without their consent — and there's no easy way to stop it from happening.

 | By Matt Picht

Wires

The Plan To Fix America's Broadband Issue

Pres. Biden's infrastructure plan could help millions of Americans get online.

 | By Scripps

Neighborhood

Thinking Of Relocating? Check For Broadband Connection First

Some states are offering workers incentives to relocate. But one expert recommends checking the area's internet access first.

 | By Scripps

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Scammers Targeting Upcoming COVID Relief Checks, Tax Refunds

People are receiving fake forms containing malware to attach to stimulus checks that can steal personal banking information.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

Despite Billions in Public Funding, Rural Broadband Still Lags

Newsy investigation finds missed deadlines, flawed FCC maps, lack of oversight keeps rural U.S. on wrong side of digital divide.

 | By Angela M. Hill and Rosie Cima

A man in QAnon T-shirt waits for President Donald Trump to arrive in Old Forge, Pennsylvania

QAnon Followers Think Trump Will Be Inaugurated March 4

QAnon followers think an act of Congress did away with the U.S. government in the 1870s, and that Trump will become 19th president of a new Republic.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

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India Unveils New Online Regulations

The new rules would force online platforms to cooperate with law enforcement and erase content authorities deem unlawful.

 | By Adam Elrashidi

A stimulus check issued by the IRS

COVID Text ‘Smishing’ Scams Circulate Across U.S.

Experts warn of ‘smishing’ scams using stimulus news to trick people into enrolling in fake COVID relief programs.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

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Robinhood Criticized For Trade Restrictions On Certain Companies

Stock-trading app said it restricted trading on shorted companies like Gamestop "in light of current market volatility."

 | By Gage Jackson

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DOJ To File Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Google

The company has long been criticized for allegedly abusing its dominance as an online search engine and advertising platform.

 | By Newsy Staff

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Trump Meets With State AGs About Changing Internet Regulation Law

President Trump has long accused social media companies of anti-conservative bias and wants Republican state AGs to help in the fight.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

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TikTok Acquisition Deal Faces Setbacks Over National Security Concerns

President Donald Trump's executive order sought to ban TikTok over data privacy security concerns. But ByteDance will likely keep majority ownership.

 | By Tyler Adkisson

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the White House.

Trump Administration Moves To Tighten Social Media Regulations

The Trump Administration asked the FCC to intervene after Twitter put warning labels on two of his tweets for being misleading.

 | By Caitlin Baldwin

David Reinert holding a Q sign waits in line with others to enter a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Wilkes-Barr

QAnon Conspiracy Movement Gains Followers In Uncertain Times

The far-right conspiracy movement is gaining as politicians help spread its message and as the public looks for answers.

 | By Meg Hilling

Kashmiri journalists

Internet Services Temporarily Restored In Kashmir

India said it will temporarily restore internet access in Kashmir — seven months after the government imposed a blackout in the region.

 | By Adam Elrashidi

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching

SpaceX Has Launched Another Batch Of Satellites Into Orbit

The Starlink mission is meant to create a massive constellation of satellites that would offer worldwide high-speed internet.

 | By Gage Jackson

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Executive Order Targets Counterfeit Goods Sold Online

​The order directs Homeland Security to stop online retailers from selling or facilitating the sales of bootleg products.

 | By Ahmed Jawadi

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Russia Says It's Successfully Tested An Alternative To Global Internet

President Vladimir Putin said this localized version of the global internet would help Russia avoid being cut off.

 | By LeeAnne Lowry

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WaPo: U.S. Employs 'Information Warfare' To Prevent Election Meddling

According to The Washington Post, these strategies aim to prevent election interference in the year ahead.

 | By Meg Hilling

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Italy Follows France On Digital Service Tax

Italy's tax move comes as numerous countries push to have U.S. tech companies pay more in income tax.

 | By Meg Hilling