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The FCC this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. But the fight isn’t over. The post Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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When the promise of an Instagram hashtag campaign meets real-life disaster, schadenfreude comes easy. But we’re all vulnerable to the power of the filter. The post The Fyre Festival: The Fiasco We All Should Have Seen Coming appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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You read the news. But if Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales’ hunch is right, you’ll want to edit it, too. Wales is raising money to bring a new model of ad-free news creation to the web: one that would mix professional journalists with volunteer editors. Wales, like so many other idealists who believe in a better …

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During a brief break in the online broadcast, Tom Hanks leaned toward Jack Dorsey. “So, has this been good for Twitter or bad?” he asked. Hanks was only semi-serious, but the Twitter CEO didn’t have an answer. Which is fair. What do you say to an actor playing a less than ethical version of yourself …

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Cognitive neuroscientist Anil Seth’s talk about human consciousness was my TED moment. The post TED Day Three: The Mind-Scrambling TED Talk I Won’t Stop Sharing appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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“What if you could type directly from your brain?” Regina Dugan said, as the same words appeared on the towering screen behind her, one digital character at a time, a cursor leading the way. “It sounds impossible,” she continued, taking another measured step across the stage. “But it’s closer than you may realize.” Dugan once …

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The chair of the FCC today said he would work to strip his own agency of the authority to enforce net neutrality. But the fight is far from over. The post Why the FCC’s Plans to Gut Net Neutrality Just Might Fail appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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When Uber released its diversity report in late March, the tech and business press responded with a collective long sigh and declared the report more of the same. But the report was actually not business as usual; it showed progress in areas where larger tech titans are lagging. WIRED OPINION About Bärí A. Williams (@bariawilliams) …

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If the president wants results as much as a big, beautiful wall, he’ll need to shore up the tech behind border security. The post Trump’s Wall Is Worthless if He Doesn’t Back It Up With Tech appeared first on WIRED. Source link

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In 2013 protests broke out in Oakland, California, directed against the private buses that shuttle tech workers from pricey homes in the city’s gentrifying areas to jobs in Silicon Valley. “You live your comfortable lives,” read a flyer that protesters handed out to passengers, “surrounded by poverty, homelessness, and death, seemingly oblivious to everything around …

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