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Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

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Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09, 2018: Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) speaks during a news conference on a petition to force a vote on net neutrality. Also pictured are Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.).Getty Images | Zach Gibson The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules, with all members of the Democratic caucus and three Republicans voting in favor of net neutrality. The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would simply undo the FCC's December 2017 vote to deregulate the broadband industry. If the CRA is approved by the House and signed by President Trump, Internet service providers would have to continue followin...
Should the Internet Forget Italy’s Most Viral Sex Tape?

Should the Internet Forget Italy’s Most Viral Sex Tape?

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Maria Teresa Giglio has a daily routine of hunting down men who are trying to watch her daughter’s sex tape. She starts by searching the internet for her daughter’s name: Tiziana Cantone. Then she scours websites for photos of Tiziana, and tries to track down back channels or personal pages that still host her videos.One comment she found recently was posted under an article about Tiziana on Facebook: “Where can I get a link to the video??” Maria took three screenshots: one of the comment, one of the commenter—a chirpy-looking young man, judging by his profile picture—and one of a photo of the young man with a woman who Maria assumed was his girlfriend. Maria shared the screenshots on her own account as evidence that people are still talking about Tizian
Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing Says It Will Ban Crypto-Re…

Microsoft’s Search Engine Bing Says It Will Ban Crypto-Re…

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Microsoft-powered search engine Bing has joined other internet giants in announcing it will ban cryptocurrency-related advertisements on its network by July 2018, according to an official blog post today, May 15.According to the statement, the main reason for the company’s decision to ban “advertising for cryptocurrency” and “cryptocurrency related products” is the current unregulated status of cryptocurrencies, which allegedly increases risk for Bing’s users:“Because cryptocurrency and related products are not regulated, we have found them to present a possible elevated risk to our users with the potential for bad actors to participate in predatory behaviors, or otherwise scam consumers.”As the report further says, Bing Ads tool plans to fully implement the ban worldwide between June
Australia looking into claim Google harvests data while con…

Australia looking into claim Google harvests data while con…

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Google is under investigation in Australia following claims that it collects data from millions of Android smartphone users, who unwittingly pay their telecom service providers for gigabytes consumed by the activity, regulators said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: The Google logo is pictured atop an office building in Irvine, California, U.S. August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo Responding to the latest privacy concerns surrounding Google, a spokesman for the U.S. based search engine operator said the company has users’ permission to collect data. “Any charges for transmission of data over a cellular connection, including any location-related data, would be governed by a user’s mobile carrier plan,” Google said in a statement. “The types and quantity of such dat
Chinese hackers defy government warnings on Beijing Def Con

Chinese hackers defy government warnings on Beijing Def Con

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Yuan Yang in Beijing May 14, 2018 Print this page One of the world’s biggest American hacker conferences has attracted large numbers of people to its first China event, despite the government warning its citizens against sharing their tools with the international community.Over 1,300 people attended Def Con in Beijing last weekend despite the government ordering local hackers to abstain from some global hacking contests, as China seeks to tighten its control over technology and information.“China is the best place to take Def Con [out of the US] because in future there really will be two superpowers in internet security: the US and China,” said Jeff Moss, the conference’s founder. “Security problems are global problems and ne
Baidu lets corporate Japan read Chinese consumers’ minds

Baidu lets corporate Japan read Chinese consumers’ minds

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TOKYO -- Baidu, the Google of the Chinese internet, will offer its services to help Japanese companies place online advertisements more effectively and develop products that appeal to inbound tourists.Baidu's Japanese arm will draw on the group's search engine, used 10 billion times a day, and its network of 17 million consumer monitors, one of China's biggest pools for surveys.Foreign multinationals looking to do market research in China face difficulty assembling surveys bigger than several hundred thousand participants. Such companies must navigate strict regulations on the Chinese internet as well, further hampering survey efforts. The larger the pool of monitors, the better that marketing teams can target surveys to particular market segments.Baidu also will partner with Tokyo-base
Fake news is Bing’s golden opportunity to take on Google

Fake news is Bing’s golden opportunity to take on Google

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Search engines are not neutral things. Their algorithms have the power to shape how we understand everything from breakfast cereals to geopolitics, and their sway is being thrown into relief at a time when we increasingly rely on the internet for a quick grasp of complex topics. In a climate of misinformation and false news, search engines are a lens to what we see of the world.  AI looks to augment this relationship further, with search engines becoming more intelligent in how they respond to ripples in the internet; shifting their weight to kick up the most authoritative sources. At least, that’s the hope. The worry is that the less and less humans have to do with tweaking search algorithms, the more scope there is for machine learning to gloss over epistemological nuance.While much
How Christopher Columbus’s son built ‘the world’s first sea…

How Christopher Columbus’s son built ‘the world’s first sea…

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For 30 years, Hernando Colón, the illegitimate son of Christopher Columbus, travelled the world with a quest, albeit one very different to that of his coloniser father: to build the biggest library the world had ever seen. Between 1509 and his death in 1539, Colón travelled all over Europe – in 1530 alone he visited Rome, Bologna, Modena, Parma, Turin, Milan, Venice, Padua, Innsbruck, Augsburg, Constance, Basle, Fribourg, Cologne, Maastricht, Antwerp, Paris, Poitiers and Burgos – buying books everywhere he went and eventually amassing the greatest private library in Europe. Colón’s aim, to create a universal library containing “all books, in all languages and on all subjects, that can be found both within Christendom and without”, has been charted for the first time in English in a for