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Mozilla leads push for FCC to reinstate net neutrality

March 19, 2021

Via: CNBC

Tech companies led by Mozilla are urging the Federal Communications Commission to swiftly reinstate net neutrality rules stripped away under the Trump administration. In a letter to FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel on Friday, ADT, Dropbox, Eventbrite, Reddit, Vimeo and […]


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Here’s how much Huawei wants to charge for its 5G smartphone patents

March 17, 2021

Via: ZDnet

A year ago Huawei was the world’s top smartphone brand by global shipments, but US sanctions effectively cutting it off from Android and mobile chips have seen its shipments tumble. The company is now eyeing its 5G patents as a […]


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AWS: S3 storage now holds over 100 trillion objects

March 15, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud storage platform S3 or Simple Storage Service today stores over 100 trillion objects. AWS’s Jeff Barr revealed the figure to mark S3’s fifteen year anniversary. AWS launched S3 publicly on March 14, 2006, four years […]


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Apple plans new silicon design centre to focus on 5G and wireless tech

March 11, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Apple has announced a new European Silicon Design Center in Munich, Germany, promising an investment of over €1 billion ($1.2 billion) in the facility. The Munich investment will focus on Apple’s 5G and future wireless technologies and expands its workforce […]


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Who leads the world on AI? A decade from now, it might not be the US

March 2, 2021

Via: ZDnet

The US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has released its final report on the current state of AI development in the US and the threats posed by China’s rapidly developing AI capabilities. As the 750-page report notes, “China […]


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Verizon outspent every other carrier combined in latest FCC 5G spectrum auction

February 25, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Cellco Partnership, otherwise known as Verizon Wireless, spent a total of $45.5 billion in exchange for 3,511 licenses. AT&T placed second with a total expenditure of $23.4 billion, which garnered 1,621 licenses, while T-Mobile shelled out $9.3 billion to snag […]


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Facebook tries to explain the WhatsApp privacy changes one more time

February 19, 2021

Via: BGR

It’s mid-February, which means a brand new privacy policy should have governed Facebook’s WhatsApp instant messaging app by now. All WhatsApp users received prompts to agree to the changes in early 2021, with WhatsApp informing users the changes would go […]


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Daily Crunch: TikTok becomes a political battleground in Russia

February 12, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

We take an in-depth look at TikTok usage in Russia, Facebook’s Oversight Board looks beyond Facebook and Sesame Workshop backs an edtech fund. This is your Daily Crunch for February 11, 2021. The big story: TikTok becomes a political battleground […]


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Myanmar’s new military government is now blocking Twitter

February 5, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Myanmar’s new military government has ordered local telecom operators, internet gateways, and other internet service providers to block Twitter and Instagram in the South Asian country days after imposing a similar blackout on Facebook service to ensure “stability” in the […]


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Tucson, Arizona, is building a community wireless network

February 1, 2021

Via: StateScoop

A new, municipally-owned broadband network within the city of Tucson, Arizona, will soon begin servicing government offices, students and elderly residents who lack reliable, at-home internet connections, the city’s chief information officer, Collin Boyce, said on Monday. Through a partnership […]


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A network of Twitter bots has attacked the Belgian government’s Huawei 5G ban

January 29, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Social media research group Graphika has published a report today exposing a small network of 14 Twitter accounts that engaged in a coordinated campaign to criticize the Belgian government’s plan to ban Huawei from supplying 5G equipment to local telecommunications […]


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Verizon’s Q4 better than expected with balanced consumer, business wireless net additions

January 26, 2021

Via: ZDnet

Verizon added 357,000 wireless postpaid consumer connections in the fourth quarter and another 346,000 for business as the company’s results were better than expected. The wireless giant reported fourth quarter earnings of $1.11 a share on revenue of $34.7 billion, […]


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Twitter shares dive as lawmakers see Trump ban as evidence for stronger Big Tech regulation

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

Twitter’s share price fell by as much as 8% in premarket trading Monday morning, following the company’s Friday decision to permanently suspend U.S. President Donald Trump’s account. Although the affected account (@realDonaldTrump) was the President’s personal account, it was the […]


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TikTok banned Trump before Trump could ban TikTok

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to ban TikTok, the wildly popular short-video app owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, on the grounds that the app’s Chinese ownership poses a national security threat. U.S. officials claim that TikTok […]


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Parler CEO says site will be shut longer than expected, as tech industry withdraws access

January 11, 2021

Via: Fortune

The chief executive officer of Parler warned the social media app is likely to be shut down for longer than originally anticipated, after Amazon.com Inc., Google and others withdrew their support in the wake of rioting at the U.S. Capitol […]


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Social media allowed a shocked nation to watch a coup attempt in real time

January 7, 2021

Via: Tech Crunch

Today’s historic and terrifying coup attempt by pro-Trump extremists in Washington, D.C. played out live the same way it was fomented — on social media. Once again Twitter, streaming sites and other user-generated media were the only place to learn […]


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None of Google’s apps have been updated since before Apple’s privacy rules took effect

January 6, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Fast Company points out that the last time Google updated any of its iOS apps was December 7. That date is only one day before Apple’s privacy labels went into effect. Starting on December 8, developers had to begin filling […]


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Telegram, nearing 500 million users, to begin monetizing the app

December 23, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Instant messaging app Telegram is “approaching” 500 million users and plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said on Wednesday. Durov said he has personally bankrolled the seven-year-old business so far, […]


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Intel claims fastest data centre storage title with Optane-charged P5800X

December 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Armed with PCIe 4.0, Intel is laying claim to creating the fastest SSD for data centres on the planet, as it unveiled its Optane-powered P5800X storage on Wednesday. According to the spec sheet, the P5800X is capable of hitting 7.2GB […]


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App stores to see 130 billion downloads in 2020 and record consumer spend of $112 billion

December 9, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Consumers will have downloaded 130 billion apps in 2020 across iOS and Google Play, up 10% year-over-year, according to mobile data and analytics firm App Annie’s year-end forecast. Consumer spending across the two app stores will also grow by 25% […]