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Killing of Hindu tailor prompts internet shutdown in Indian state over unrest fears

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Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for killing a Hi...

Microsoft to retire Internet Explorer browser and redirect users to Edge

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Microsoft has announced it will kill off its much-maligned legacy internet browser Internet Explorer close to 27 years after it graced desktop computers in 1995. From 15 June, the desktop app will be disabled and user...

‘A catastrophic failure’: computer scientist Hany Farid on why violent videos circulate on the internet

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In the aftermath of yet another racially motivated shooting that was live-streamed on social media, tech companies are facing fresh questions about their ability to effectively moderate their platforms. Payton Gendron...

White House announces internet program for low-income Americans

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The Biden administration announced on Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligib...

China internet censors scramble as lockdown frustration sparks ‘creative’ wave of dissent

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China’s strict system of censorship is struggling against the onslaught of complaints from Shanghai, as residents find creative ways to get around bans on words, hashtags and even lyrics from the national anthem. As t...

Murder hunt begins after man, 18, attacked in Liverpool internet cafe

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An 18-year-old man has died after emergency services were called to an internet cafe in Liverpool after a report that a teenager had been assaulted. Merseyside police have launched a murder investigation after the inc...

Australia internet outage: 15,000 major news and government websites affected by .au error

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More than 15,000 Australian websites, including major news sites and government department pages, were taken offline by a major outage on Tuesday. An error in the Domain Name System, often referred to as the phonebook...

The benefit claimant’s plight: ‘Everything is going up. The gas, phone, internet … ’

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Bad news used to arrive in a brown envelope. Now emails and PDFs keep Devon Scott up at night as soaring energy costs and other utilities force the single father of two from Birmingham to cut back. “Everything is goin...

If you feel old, lonely and wary of the internet, do what I did – learn Zoom

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The last thing I’d ever want to do is lecture my “elders and betters” (as my grandmother called the older generation) about their behaviour. We oldies already know how to stay happy and healthy. We’ve had our jabs, we...

Internet scams to be included in UK online safety bill

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Measures to protect people from internet scams will now be included in proposed online safety laws, the government has said. Under a previous draft of the online safety bill, platforms which host user-generated conten...

‘This is rocket science’: micrometeorite collision blamed for NBN satellite internet outage

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A micrometeorite slamming into a satellite was the likely cause of a seven-hour outage for NBN Co internet users in December, a Senate hearing has been told. About 46,500 of NBN Co’s 112,000 satellite users in regiona...

Abolish internet shopping in Belgium, says leader of party in coalition

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The leader of a party in Belgium’s governing coalition has sparked a debate after proposing that the country abolish internet shopping to let its high streets thrive and reduce night warehouse work. Paul Magnette, the...

How to speed up your broadband internet

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Find out the speed you are getting using a computer connected to your router via an ethernet network cable. Many routers and other devices come with one, or they cost about £5 separately. You may also need a USB ethe...

Faster internet speeds linked to lower civic engagement in UK

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Faster internet access has “significantly” weakened civic participation in Britain, a new study suggests after it found involvement in political parties, trade unions and volunteering fell as web speeds rose. Voluntee...

Louis Hanson: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet)

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You’re about to take a journey through the inside of my mind. Take a seat and make yourself comfortable. I hope you like what I’ve done with the place. To the left you’ll find a bunch of old MySpace HTML codes, Spice ...

TikTok’s joy-miners created one of my favourite places on the internet

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During Melbourne’s first lockdown, Jeanette Nkrumah started spending a lot of time on TikTok. At first the videos she saw on her “For You” page – the personalised home screen that appears whenever a user opens the app...

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