Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools
Sep22

Organizations help kids bridge digital schooling divide by providing internet, learning tools

This report is part of “Turning Point,” a groundbreaking month-long series by ABC News examining the racial reckoning sweeping the United States and exploring whether it can lead to lasting reconciliation. New York City, with the largest public school system in the U.S., started inviting some students back into the classroom this week — but, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, others remain confined to their homes, taking...

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The case for Broadband for All
Sep10

The case for Broadband for All

Since the pandemic set in, Grace Riario and Melissa Morrone have witnessed a similar phenomenon at the libraries they work at in New York: people gathering around to try to catch the wifi outside their doors because indoor service is largely shut down. “People sit in the parking lot and on the benches outside, and they sit there for hours trying to do work,” Riario said. Riario oversees nine libraries in the Catskills region, where...

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Apple wants to change the way digital ads work. Facebook hates that idea. You’re in the middle.
Aug26

Apple wants to change the way digital ads work. Facebook hates that idea. You’re in the middle.

Sometime next month, iPhone users will start seeing a new question when they use many of the apps on their devices: Do they want the app to follow them around the internet, tracking their behavior? It’s a simple query, with potentially significant consequences. Apple is trying to single-handedly change the way internet advertising works. That will affect everyone, from Apple’s giant tech rivals — most notably, Facebook, which...

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The company behind Fortnite is daring Apple to shutter its game on iPhones
Aug13

The company behind Fortnite is daring Apple to shutter its game on iPhones

The company that owns Fortnite is making an in-your-face challenge to Apple: We’re not going to obey the rules you’ve set for your powerful App Store. And we dare you to do something about it. It’s a fascinating standoff between a very profitable, highly valued gaming company and one of the most powerful companies in the world. The way it plays out could have consequences for Apple, its tech rivals — and antitrust regulators. Epic...

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The hidden trackers in your phone, explained
Jul08

The hidden trackers in your phone, explained

In the earlier days of the coronavirus pandemic, an animated map from a company called Tectonix went viral. It showed spring breakers leaving a Florida beach to return to their homes across the US, as a series of tiny orange dots congregating on a beach in early March scattered across the country over the following two weeks. “It becomes clear just how massive the potential impact of just one single beach gathering can have in...

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