The Week in Internet News

The Week in Internet News: Iran Plans “Blanket Ban” of International Internet Services
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Technology 16 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Iran Plans “Blanket Ban” of International Internet Services

A locked-down Internet in Iran; Private pictures; More app choices; Returning the booty; Closing the divide.

The Week in Internet News: Apple Plans to Scan U.S. iPhone Photos
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Technology 9 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Apple Plans to Scan U.S. iPhone Photos

Concerns over scanning iPhone photos; No more Zoombombing; Banning Chinese hardware; Breaking the language barrier: More U.S. broadband funding.

The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways to Restore Internet in Cuba
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Technology 2 August 2021

The Week in Internet News: Biden Looks for Ways to Restore Internet in Cuba

Restoring Internet in Cuba; U.S. community broadband networks; no to spyware; encryption problems in Ukraine.

The Week in Internet News: Spyware Targets Human Rights Activists, Journalists
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Technology 26 July 2021

The Week in Internet News: Spyware Targets Human Rights Activists, Journalists

Spyware on the loose: Military-grade spyware from Israeli company NSO Group has been used to spy on journalists, human...

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Health Official Warns of COVID Misinformation Online
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Technology 19 July 2021

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Health Official Warns of COVID Misinformation Online

Bad information: The U.S. surgeon general, the nation’s top public health spokesman, is calling on social media outlets to...

The Week in Internet News: Trump Sues Social Media Giants
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Technology 12 July 2021

The Week in Internet News: Trump Sues Social Media Giants

A big-league lawsuit: Former U.S. President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for being...

The Week in Internet News: Biden Warns Putin About Some Cyberattacks
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Technology 21 June 2021

The Week in Internet News: Biden Warns Putin About Some Cyberattacks

No-go zone: U.S. President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin that some types of cyberattacks are off-limits during...

The Week in Internet News: Twitter Deletes Tweet, Nigeria Bans the Whole Platform
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Technology 14 June 2021

The Week in Internet News: Twitter Deletes Tweet, Nigeria Bans the Whole Platform

No more tweets: After Twitter removed a tweet by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the federal government there banned the...

The Week in Internet News: Yet Another Ransomware Attack
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Technology 7 June 2021

The Week in Internet News: Yet Another Ransomware Attack

Where’s the beef? Cybercriminals, likely from Russia, shut down a Brazilian meatpacker’s operation for a couple of days using...

The Week in Internet News: Russia Hackers Target Human Rights Groups
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Technology 1 June 2021

The Week in Internet News: Russia Hackers Target Human Rights Groups

Targeted attacks: A Russian hacking group is targeting international aid and human rights organizations, according to Microsoft, Al Jazeera...

The Week in Internet News: Rural Areas Need Broadband to Attract Workers
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Technology 24 May 2021

The Week in Internet News: Rural Areas Need Broadband to Attract Workers

Recruiting issue: Companies in some areas of the rural U.S. are trying to hire workers, but the lack of...

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Rolls Out Broadband Subsidy
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Technology 17 May 2021

The Week in Internet News: U.S. Rolls Out Broadband Subsidy

Help is on the way: The U.S. government is offering a $50-a-month broadband subsidy for people who took a...

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