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August 5th, 2020
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No corner of our lives has gone untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed the way we live, work, and interact with each other. It has also changed the ways we use technology. We’ve streamed more entertainment, conducted more online meetings and lessons, ordered more stuff online, used food delivery apps more often, and absorbed more news and information...
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July 29th, 2020
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INFRASTRUCTURE & TECHNOLOGY Issued on: July 29, 2020 On Monday, the Department of Commerce, as directed by President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship, filed a petition to clarify the scope of Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act. The petition requests that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) clarify that Section 230 does not permit social...
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April 27th, 2020
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By: Rachel Bovard – amgreatness.com – April 24, 2020 The ground is shifting quickly beneath our feet when it comes to tech, privacy, and power. And, although tech companies, their advocates, and even some policymakers, would like us to imagine these issues are cut and dried, they are not. In their book The Sovereign Individual, published on the eve of...
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April 24th, 2020
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By: Victor Davis Hanson – nationalreview.com – April 23, 2020 The world was a dangerous place before — and will be after — the coronavirus pandemic. While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the virus and argue over the infection’s origins, nature, and trajectory, they may have tuned out other, often just as scary, news. Many Americans are irate...
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December 26th, 2019
By: Jordan Lancaster – washingtonexaminer.com – December 26, 2019 Administrators tracking someone’s personal cellphone to monitor their location sounds like something the Communist Party might do in China. But it’s happening right here. Multiple colleges across the country have started tracking the exact location of their students at all times, according to the Washington Post. In a move that school administrators claim will...
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August 12th, 2019
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By: Edward C. Baig – usatoday.com – August 12, 2019 Trying to break free of the constant lure of your smartphone could make you feel like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather Part III”: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Bill Johnson tried taking a break. The 46-year-old sales director from Marion, Iowa, stopped using social media for 30...
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May 29th, 2019
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By: S. Joshua Swamidass – wsj.com – May 9, 2019 As the technology advances, science and religion should each give the other its due. Science fiction often depicts artificial intelligence as technical minds embodied in humanlike bodies. Think Commander Data of “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” In reality, AI is mindless and usually disembodied. Yet it’s still important, and scientists shouldn’t be...
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May 14th, 2019
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By: Catey Hill – marketwatch.com – May 13, 2019 You’re not going to like this. Millennials spend more time on social media than older generations: People ages 25-34 spend 141 minutes per day on it, versus 105 for the 35-44 set. And that could be hurting both their finances and mental health. Indeed, nearly half of millennials (49%) say that...
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March 11th, 2019
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By: Our Correspondents – independent.ng – February 17, 2019 For more than 70 years, Wycliffe Bible Translators has worked to give people the Word of God in their own language. It took 67 years to complete the first 500 Bibles, and the second 500 took only 17 years. Now, updated software for smartphones called Paratext Lite will speed up the process even more....
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December 12th, 2018
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By: Jillian D’Onfro – cnbc.com – December 11, 2018 It was Sundar Pichai’s turn in the congressional hot seat. Google’s CEO testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday for 3.5 hours while lawmakers grilled him on a wide range of issues, including potential political bias on the company’s platforms, its plans for a censored search app in China and...
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