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Iran: Controversial internet control bill passes committee stage |  News

Iran: Controversial internet control bill passes committee stage | News

Tehran, Iran – A special parliament committee has approved the outlines of controversial legislation that many observers believe will lead to tighter restrictions on online activity in Iran despite continuing public opposition. The so-called “Protection Bill” was first introduced three years ago but legislators were forced to temporarily shelve the legislation last July amid a …

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Tencent Divestment Sends Chinese Internet Stocks Tumbling

Tencent Divestment Sends Chinese Internet Stocks Tumbling

Shares of many Chinese internet companies tumbled again in Hong Kong on Wednesday, after industry giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. TCEHY 1.17% sold a $3 billion stake in one of its highflying affiliates and Chinese regulators indicated their long-running crackdown on the sector is far from over. The Hang Seng Tech Index, which tracks the 30 …

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Inside the Bitcoin Laundering Case That Confounded the Internet

Inside the Bitcoin Laundering Case That Confounded the Internet

When anonymous hackers infiltrated the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex in 2016, it shook the nascent world of digital currency and prompted speculation about who might have stolen what was then $71 million in Bitcoin. But unlike traditional financial transactions, Bitcoin trades are publicly visible — moving the coins risked revealing who was behind the heist. And …

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I Switched to T-Mobile Home Internet to Get Away From My Local ISP

During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when everyone in my family was living and working from home, we hammered the internet and constantly went over the allotted internet data usage limits of our service provider, Cox. It was a real turning point in terms of considering what we wanted and needed out of our …

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Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham Take on the Internet's Favorite Challenge: Cake or Fake?

Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham Take on the Internet’s Favorite Challenge: Cake or Fake?

TikTok content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from. “The cherry looks like a cherry,” Brookyln Peltz Beckham says, squinting at a sundae up close. “But the stem is too sticky-uppy. I think it’s cake!” Oh, yes. Brooklyn and Nicola Peltz Beckham are just the latest people to participate in …

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Comcast Expands Affordable Connectivity Program Offers with Faster Internet Essentials Service and Xfinity Mobile

Today, Comcast introduced two new ways for customers to connect through ACP and both are available to any customer who qualifies in all the company’s service areas. Customers can sign up for Internet Essentials Plus, which includes 100 Mbps download speeds, a cable modem, and WiFi router, and is free after the government’s ACP credit …

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The unbearable weight of defining disinformation and misinformation on the internet

The unbearable weight of defining disinformation and misinformation on the internet

The past few weeks have been momentous for regulation of internet disinformation and misinformation (D&M): Elon Musk agreed to purchase Twitter largely to change its approach to D&M; the US government announced — and then suspended — a Disinformation Governance Board to oversee some D&M; the European Union completed historic, new internet laws, some of …

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Meta Says Apple's Privacy Changes Could Cost the Company $10 Billion

Meta Says Apple’s Privacy Changes Could Cost the Company $10 Billion

Apple’s vision of a more private web is not necessarily a more profitable one for internet companies that depend on advertising revenue. That lesson was clear on Wednesday in an earnings report from Meta, the company that Mark Zuckerberg founded as Facebook. Meta said that privacy features introduced by Apple last year could cost Mr. …

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