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Internet pioneers plead with congress to preserve net neutrality

As the FCC vote to undo net neutrality requirements looms, some of technology’s greatest minds have come together to issue a plea to congressional leadership to save the internet as we know it. Addressed to Marsha Senators Roger Wicker and Brian Shatz, along with members of Congress Marsha Blackburn and …

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FCC officially moves to unwind net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. On Tuesday Pai distributed a draft of his suggested rule changes under the auspices of the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” to …

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Skype’s big redesign publicly launches to all desktop users

Earlier this year, Skype introduced a revamped version of its application offering a heavier focus on media sharing and social expression tools, in an effort to better compete with more modern social communication services, like Slack and even Snapchat. Today, the company is publicly launching the new version of Skype …

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Already huge in China, Tuputech pitches its AI that identifies porn and violence stateside

Social media platforms have a content problem. This isn’t about the fact that last year they became (hopefully) unwitting shills for foreign governments trying to sway the outcome of our national elections. That’s definitely a major (and potentially existential) threat to social media businesses, but so is a more lingering, …

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