Tech Startups Are Suing the FCC to Save Net Neutrality

Mozilla Corp. and Vimeo Inc. filed legal challenges to the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, attacking the agency’s gutting of Obama-era policy. Regulations the FCC passed in December were published Thursday in the Federal Register, setting in motion legal and legislative challenges, while leaving unclear when the rules would come into effect. […]

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Kylie Jenner Tweeted About Snapchat. Then Its Stock Lost $1.3 Billion in Value

Snap Inc.’s flagship platform has lost some luster, at least according to one social-media influencer in the Kardashian-Jenner clan. The Snapchat parent’s shares sank as much as 7.2 percent Thursday, wiping out $1.3 billion in market value, on the heels of a tweet from Kylie Jenner, who said she doesn’t open the app anymore. Whether […]

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Why the Spotify speaker heralds the end of the open web

When the reviews for the Apple HomePod came out recently, they all basically said the same thing: The smart speaker sounds great, but its limitations and closed ecosystem are incredibly frustrating. The number one complaint? The Homepod doesn’t work natively with Spotify, the world’s most popular streaming service. Perhaps it wasn’t a coincidence then that […]

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‘Abhorrent’ Hoax Facebook Posts Are Claiming the Florida School Shooting Survivors Are ‘Crisis Actors’

Facebook said Wednesday that it will remove posts circulating on the social network wrongly claiming that survivors of last week’s deadly Florida school shooting are “crisis actors” working on behalf of a liberal agenda. “Hoax images that attack the victims of last week’s tragedy in Florida are abhorrent,” Tessa Lyons, a product manager at Facebook, […]

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YouTube Prominently Featured a Video Promoting a Florida School Shooting Conspiracy Theory

Just months after YouTube promised to clamp down on “bad actors,” a video promoting a conspiracy theory about a Parkland, Florida school shooting survivor was briefly the top trending item on the site Wednesday morning. The video shows a local news clip about a confrontation between beachgoers and a lifeguard near Los Angeles. Appearing in […]

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