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Do pricier, faster internet plans improve streaming video quality?

Over three-quarters of today's internet traffic comes from streaming video, a number that is only projected to rise over time. To meet this demand, internet service providers offer consumers faster data speeds at premium ...

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What does Facebook's plan to hire journalists mean for media industry?

Facebook's plan to hire professional journalists instead of relying solely on algorithms to deliver news is a positive step but is unlikely to shake up an embattled media industry, analysts say.

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Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering

Soon, you could get fewer familiar ads following you around the internet—or at least on Facebook.

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Historians' archival research looks quite different in the digital age

Our society's historical record is undergoing a dramatic transformation.

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Bring on the technology bans

In mid-July 2019, Oakland, California, became the third U.S. city to ban municipal departments from using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, Congress began hearings on whether and how to regulate it on a national level. ...

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Facebook listened to users' conversations: report

Facebook has paid hundreds of contractors to listen to and transcribe snippets of users' conversations, US media reported on Tuesday, amid heightened scrutiny of the social network's data collection practices.