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Joint Statement by Senators Markey, Van Hollen, and Representative Meng on Declining Funding for Students' Internet Access by the Federal Communications Commission |  U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts

Joint Statement by Senators Markey, Van Hollen, and Representative Meng on Declining Funding for Students’ Internet Access by the Federal Communications Commission | U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts

Washington (May 26, 2022) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) And Deputy Grace Meng (NY-06) issued the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) )) announced that in the third window the application received applications for USD 2.8 billion from the Emergency Connection Fund (ECF). ECF – created by …

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Which libraries in the US allow you to rent Chromebooks with Internet hotspots?

Chromebooks are relatively popular in schools for their combination of affordability, ease of use, and usefulness. Another growing use case is that libraries in the US are acquiring Chrome OS laptops and making them available to customers for a longer period of time. Here’s our non-exhaustive list of library systems that allow you to rent …

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These films reveal the disgusting toxicity of social media and commentary sections

Social media and commentary sections were created as a way for people to connect and have an online community. It’s perfect for long distance friendships, finding and reconnecting with old friends from the past, and finding new people to connect with; in the Covid era it was literally a necessity. In addition, in today’s modern …

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#TBT: MSN Messenger days created 80’s and 90’s baby characters | Barbados loop

If you could remake MSN Messenger for years with Wi-Fi, good internet speeds and more bandwidth, and use it on tablets and smartphones, what a different experience it would probably be. But would you exchange it? MSN messenger helped build character in the 1990s and early 21st century. Not sure why we say that? Here’s …

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The Internet’s “Genius” stuns the chef’s trick to untangle knotted foil

The Internet is full of clever tricks that can make our daily lives easier, whether it’s gardening, reviving old bread or slicing mandarins. Recently, the TikTok video became viral after a user shared a “brilliant” kitchen hack that addresses the problem of a roll of film spiraling, leaving uneven layers. Since the article was shared, …

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Enter the splinternet: Different models of authoritarian regimes suffocate us from the Internet

Credit: maralova / Shutterstock The traditional internet is threatened by the splinternet. The term describes the fragmentation of the Internet into competing technospheres. Nation states are increasingly imposing restrictions that put pressure on the Internet governance system introduced decades ago. Autocratic regimes are transforming global norms and standards. For example, in 2019, Russia introduced the …

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Bill Gates’ secret internet tidal wave saw the future – and sued him

Today, the Internet is so widespread and vital to our lives that it is difficult to imagine what life would be like without it. But it’s easy to forget that more than two decades ago, most people were never online and companies like Google and Facebook didn’t even exist. But Microsoft did. Bill Gates has …

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Secret emergency orders may include targeting the Internet, the New Files show

WASHINGTON – Newly released documents have thrown into the secret executive’s plans for apocalyptic scenarios – such as the aftermath of a nuclear attack – where the president can activate wartime powers for national security emergencies. Until now, public knowledge of what the government has included in these secret directives, which invoke extraordinary and military …

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