Too Many Rural Americans Are Living In the Digital Dark. The Problem Demands A New Deal Solution

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in demand for everything from hand sanitizer and face masks to lumber and toilet paper. It has also led to the soaring use of telehealth services: Between April 2019 and April 2020, national privately insured telehealth claims’ increased by 8,336 percent (as a proportion of total medical … Read more

OneTrust Grows While the Internet Breaks Apart

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — In 2018, California lawmakers mandated that consumers be able to request their personal data from companies through a toll-free number. And then a group of lawyers, engineers and salespeople for a company in Atlanta got to work. The company, a start-up called OneTrust, now based in a suburb on the city’s … Read more

Iran tech sanctions: U.S. policies and Tehran’s censorship are making the Internet in Iran less accessible, analysts say

Placeholder while article actions load As Washington and Tehran clash in Vienna over reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran continues to struggle under the weight of U.S. sanctions. Among them are restrictions that make it difficult for Iranians to access information and fast-changing technologies that much of the rest of the world takes for granted. … Read more

Internet guru Tim O’Reilly on Web3: “Get ready for the crash”

With Web3 touted as the next evolutionary stage of the internet, businesses and investors are eagerly hopping on the bandwagon. Tech giants including Alphabet, Facebook-owner Meta and Microsoft are staking their claim in the emerging blockchain-based economy, some non-fungible token companies are already valued in the billions, and cryptocurrency trading platforms are experiencing hockey stick-like growth.  … Read more

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The Day the Good Internet Died

Over the next week at The Ringer, in honor of the release of Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, we will explore events that changed the world as we knew it—specifically ones that marked the ends of established eras and triggered the beginnings of then-unknown futures. Some will be overt and well established. Others will … Read more

Best Internet Providers for Gaming | 2022 Guide

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The internet’s fight over dinosaur emoji

Emoji might not be 66 million years old, but they are pretty much everywhere. Join Ben and Amory as they explore the history of dinosaur emoji in LGBTQ+ communities and their more recent use as an online dog-whistle for anti-trans activists. What happens when one symbol is used for conflicting reasons? And can the dinosaur emoji … Read more

The Metaverse Is The Internet

There are at least three major potential definitions of the metaverse, this hot trendy thing that Facebook is investing $5 billion into and hiring 10,000 technologists for. First is Ready Player One: fully immersive digital life. Second is Free Guy from the perspective of Ryan Reynold’s character: a continuum from default reality to augmented reality … Read more