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Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit wants to abolish child sex abuse on the internet with backing from a $280 million TED-sponsored fund

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Ashton Kutcher’s nonprofit company, Thorn, is one of eight organizations to receive money from the Audacious Project, a TED-backed fund giving away $ 280 million this year. Thorn’s technology helps companies and law enforcement agents defend children from online sexual abuse. The company plans to use the Audacious funding to build out […]

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Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites so it can rain down internet from space

Brent Lewis/Getty Images Amazon started off selling books over the internet. Jump forward almost 25 years to the present day and CEO Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth has expanded its aspirations to cover science fiction-sounding concepts like drone-based deliveries and flying warehouses. Its latest goal may be its most potentially world-changing, however. According to recent filings […]

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SoftBank’s solar-powered drone could dispense 5G internet from the skies

NASA and AeroVironment’s high-altitude drone, Helios Prototype. NASA An experimental, solar-powered drone capable of beaming internet down to Earth is set to take off. The drone, called the Hawk 30, is the product of a tightlipped partnership between Softbank and AeroVironment, an American aerospace company. The joint venture is aimed at delivering 5G and Internet […]

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Elon Musk says he's finally going to host PewDiePie's show about internet memes – here's why that's a big deal for the YouTuber

PewDiePie and Elon Musk.RW/MediaPunch/IPX; AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato Elon Musk said in a Monday night tweet that he recently recorded a video that will go up on the YouTube channel for PewDiePie, the most popular video creator on the platform. Musk first floated the idea of making an appearance on PewDiePie’s “Meme Review” video series, where […]

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The New New World: Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit

Supported by the new new world Censoring China’s Internet, for Stability and Profit Thousands of low-wage workers in “censorship factories” trawl the online world for forbidden content, where even a photo of an empty chair could cause big trouble. ImageCreditCreditJialun Deng By Li Yuan Jan. 2, 2019 查看本文中文版閱讀繁體中文版 Li Chengzhi had a lot to learn […]

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Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It

Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It ImageAs President Trump and his allies have waged a fear-based campaign to drive Republican voters to the polls, far-right communities have parsed his statements, looking for hints of their influence.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Kevin Roose and Ali Winston Nov. 4, 2018 On […]