Category Archives: Internet/Social Media

Can/Should the Internet Be Regulated?

Trolling. Phishing. Online scams. Dark web. Identity theft. Click bait. Ransomware. Spyware. Adware. Malware. Cyber attacks. Zero day attacks. Trojan horses. User data tracking, collection and selling. Algorithm amplification and manipulation. Election hacking. Deep fakes. Anonymity. The growing misuse and … Continue reading

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Bridging the Digital Divide with National Broadband Policy

Nothing has shone a bright a light on the U.S. digital divide like the Coronavirus. The lack of broadband infrastructure and access for certain swaths of the population—particularly for rural and low-income communities—has risen to the fore once again. Solutions … Continue reading

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Should There be a Broadband New Deal?

On a make-shift stage before 50,000 people in rural Barnesville, Georgia, the President of the United States stressed the importance of universal connectivity. He insisted that the lack of access to connectivity created “an economic unbalance in the nation as … Continue reading

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Best Internet Providers in…

Here are a series of examinations of the available ISPs in a number of disparate cities across the U.S. from U.S. News & World Report: Best Internet Providers in Ann Arbor, Michigan Best Internet Providers in Atlanta, Georgia Best Internet … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Now to Improve Your Online Security

In order to attack your computer, hackers often rely on your carelessness. While antivirus software protection is a must, it should be considered only as a complement to smart online behavior. Here are the top 10 things you can do … Continue reading

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Redefining Social Media Could Destroy It

Platform/bulletin board or publisher? That is the social media industry legal question at the heart of the recent dust-up between Twitter and President Trump. A desire by the Administration to reclassify social media companies as publishers responsible for content could … Continue reading

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How To Buy Antivirus Software

I wrote a whole series of reviews and how-tos on antivirus software for U.S. News 360 Reviews. Here is the list of reports. How to Buy Antivirus Software How Does Antivirus Software Work? Cheapest Antivirus Software of 2020 Cheapest Antivirus … Continue reading

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5G’s Historically Bizarre Rollout

Technology rollouts are often messy. Multiple vendors propose competing (and often incompatible) variations in the hope of capturing the golden ticket to new market dominance. Entrenched interests campaign, lobby against or even legally threaten their eventual replacement. Technology misunderstanding or … Continue reading

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Our Video Chatting New Normal

Odds are, over the last two months or so, you’ve Zoomed, Skyped, FaceTimed, Webexed, Housepartied or Hangout-ed—likely more times than your combined lifetime total of video chatting. And when you aren’t video chatting, you’re watching someone else video chatting on … Continue reading

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Telehealth Apps Make Dental Care More Affordable and Convenient

What do many people fear more than a dentist? A dentist’s bill. That’s particularly true for many older Americans. According to a National Health Interview Survey, in 2017 less than a third of adults 65 and older had dental insurance. … Continue reading

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