Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its...

Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its...

Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its...

Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its...

Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its...

Microsoft to unplug Internet Explorer as it seeks edge in browser war

Reuters, May 20, 2021 Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) is pulling the plug on its once omnipresent browser, Internet Explorer, next year as it prepares to battle market leader Chrome with its slicker Edge browser. Launched in 1995, Internet Explorer became the dominant browser for over a decade as it was bundled...

Government offers discounts for high-speed internet. Here’s who’s eligible and how to sign up

PUBLISHED THU, MAY 13 2021Kate Dore, cnbc.com The government wants to cover high-speed internet for millions of low-income Americans.   The $3.2 billion Federal Communications Commission program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit, covers $50 per month for high-speed internet service for...

The FBI is breaking into corporate computers to remove malicious code – smart cyber defense or government overreach?

Scott Shackelford, Indiana UniversityApril 26, 2021 The FBI has the authority right now to access privately owned computers without their owners’ knowledge or consent, and to delete software. It’s part of a government effort to contain the continuing attacks on corporate networks running Microsoft Exchange...

WHY COMPUTERS WILL LIKELY NEVER PERFORM ABDUCTIVE INFERENCES

As Erik Larson points out in The Myth of Artificial Intelligence, what computers “know” must be painstakingly programmed WILLIAM A. DEMBSKIAPRIL 24, 2021 I’ve been reviewing philosopher and programmer Erik Larson’s The Myth of Artificial Intelligence. See my earlier...

Is the link between internet adoption and broadband pricing overstated?

by Doug Brake, Alexandra Bruer. Originally published on Policy OptionsApril 16, 2021 Broadband internet access offers a powerful tool – connecting to friends, family, business and government services online is increasingly central to our lives. Without broadband, users struggle to meaningfully participate in the...

How digital literacy can help close the digital divide

by Kara Brisson-Boivin, Samantha McAleese. Originally published on Policy OptionsApril 13, 2021 Everything from education and work to health care, social services, food and grocery orders, and social connection have had to change to deliver more services online in response to COVID-19. Even front-line organizations...

Mississippi broadband internet expansion ‘pedal to the metal’ as federal money flows

Geoff Pender, mississippitoday.orgApril 8, 2021 The state Public Service Commission this week has awarded $268 million to local electric cooperatives across the state to hook up more than 102,000 homes and businesses to broadband internet. Mississippi’s expansion of internet services, fueled by $570 million in...

Covid Put Remote Abortion to the Test. Supporters Say It Passed.

April 5, 2021 by Rebecca Grant Last summer, Cindy Adam and Lauren Dubey received the news they had hoped for, but hadn’t expected to get so soon. Their new telemedicine clinic would be able to offer remote medication abortion services, at least for the time being. Medication abortion — which most commonly...

AI-Powered Content Filtering Adds New Protection Powers

Recent innovations give content filtering greater impact and broader use in improving student learning and engagement overall for schools. by Erika Gimbel, edtechmagazine.comMAR. 22, 2021 Schools are responsible for protecting students from harmful internet content, which requires K–12 IT teams to figure...

Dodgy internet connection? Here’s what might be behind it

Andrew Moore, Anglia Ruskin University and Adrian Winckles, Anglia Ruskin UniversityMarch 18, 2021 For most people, diagnosing a dodgy internet connection is nigh on impossible. After all, the internet is a complex hodgepodge of hardware and software, and the odd jumpy Zoom call is often accepted as an inexplicable...