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Net Neutrality: an ugly debate where nobody wins

Net Neutrality: an ugly debate where nobody wins

Lines have once again been drawn. Posters and signs once again put up. Voices and arms raised once more on both sides. Yes, it's time again for the great Net Neutrality debates as tech companies call supporters to arms. What was presumed to be a done deal is in danger of being overturned with the turning of the guard. While the final word, legally speaking, will come down to a vote, the debate will carry on and on, long after the vote has been cast. And it is a debate that might not have a clear answer in sight for a long time.

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Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac

Google Backup and Sync tool arrives for Windows and Mac

Google's Backup and Sync, the desktop tool that was introduced last month but then delayed briefly, is now available for Mac and Windows. The tool replaces the current Google Photos desktop uploader as well as Drive for Mac and PC, according to Google; it is faster, easier to use, and more reliable, all important things for an equally important task.

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Amazon Prime Day 2017 was, unsurprisingly, another big success

Amazon Prime Day 2017 was, unsurprisingly, another big success

Say what you will about Prime Day's sometimes lackluster deals, but the annual sale seems to working out wonderfully Amazon, which has hosted Prime Day for three years running now. Amazon announced today that Prime Day 2017 was once again its biggest sales day of the year. We've come to expect that from Prime Day, but what's particularly interesting is that Prime Day 2017 also managed to become the biggest sales day in Amazon history.

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How to join the Internet’s Day of Action to save Net Neutrality NOW

How to join the Internet’s Day of Action to save Net Neutrality NOW

The most important news today - the most important topic for the Internet, on the Internet, is about Net Neutrality. Today the biggest and most influential websites on the internet are pushing the FCC together to stop the FCC from giving in to pressure to end Net Neutrality and destroy the open web. If Net Neutrality is killed, readers like YOU will experience web speed throttling, widespread website censorship, and the inevitable rise of micro-fees for access to individual services.

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Microsoft wants broadband Internet through rural America by 2022

Microsoft wants broadband Internet through rural America by 2022

Microsoft wants to see broadband Internet made available throughout rural America, something that will involve using different technologies to make it financially possible, according to the company. As part of this, the company has announced its new Rural Airband Initiative, saying it is finding telecommunications partners and will be, alongside them, starting at least a dozen projects across a dozen states within the next year.

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How to mute Twitter notifications from accounts you don’t know

How to mute Twitter notifications from accounts you don’t know

Twitter, as part of its seemingly endless effort to combat the trolls on its platform, has introduced some new capabilities, namely the ability to mute users you don't know. This means, as one example, you won't get notifications if you're mentioned by accounts that you don't follow or by accounts that you don't follow. This convenient muting feature only works if you turn it on, though; that process is pretty simple.

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Google Search shows users the best torrenting websites

Google Search shows users the best torrenting websites

In a bizarre turn of events, at least in light of the company's anti-piracy actions, Google Search shows users the best torrenting websites in a single, convenient scrolling set of cards. These cards appear at the top of Google Search when users query 'best torrenting/torrent sites,' and they include things like isoHunt, Demonoid, The Pirate Bay, and more.

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Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?

Jayden K Smith, Facebook Hacker: Friendship Request or hoax?

If you've got a Facebook profile, you may have come across a new, scary-sounding warning being shared by some of your friends. Like so many of the viral posts that came before it, this one warns you against adding a certain Facebook user - this time named Jayden K. Smith - for fear of having your profile hacked. The question is if this viral warning is legitimate or if it's all just a ruse to get gullible Facebook users to share the post in question.

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These web apps will revolutionize your Chromebook experience

These web apps will revolutionize your Chromebook experience

Chromebooks are great (I'm writing this article on one!), but they're different than the laptops you're probably used to. There's less storage space in most cases, and you can't download all your favorite software regardless. The Chrome Web Store makes up for that in certain cases with its own downloadable apps, such as Caret for those who need a text editor and Signal if you're keen on private chats. The best thing you can do, though, is discover the Internet's best web apps and put them to good use.

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Photobucket’s broken image embeds are a frustrating “free” service reminder

Photobucket’s broken image embeds are a frustrating “free” service reminder

Photobucket has provided internet users with yet another lesson about trusting free services, suddenly holding hotlinked images to ransom. The photo hosting company was one of the mainstays of the 00's, and though it had been overshadowed in more recent years, was still a go-to option for many for their image storage needs. That was primarily because though Photobucket might not be the first place you'd go to browse through a gallery of pictures, it did allow you to embed them onto other sites.

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These are the 3 new Google ads you’ll soon be seeing everywhere

These are the 3 new Google ads you’ll soon be seeing everywhere

Google has introduced AdSense Native ads, a new type of advertisement that, says the company, it has designed to match how your website looks and feels. The Native ads will be comprised, at least for now, of three new ad types: In-feed, In-article, and Matched content, the latter of which has already been available to certain publishers. The advertisements are designed for different aspects of your website, and you can expect to start seeing them all over the place.

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Why the Internet is mad at CNN right now

Why the Internet is mad at CNN right now

This week there was a bit of a firestorm surrounding the posting of meme-like content on Donald Trump's Twitter feed. A Reddit user apparently created a GIF which showed Donald beating up a wrestler which had a CNN logo for a head, then took credit for it once it was Tweeted. The folks at CNN's KFile went to find the Reddit user and write a story about him - that's where things get messy.

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