Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year...

Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year...

Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year...

Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year...

Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year...

A year into remote learning, de Blasio starts seeking bids for low-cost broadband access

Reema Amin, Chalkbeat New YorkMar 3, 2021 As New York City approaches its year anniversary of remote schooling — an experience marred for many by spotty internet connections — officials are now taking steps to establish affordable broadband access. The move, however, won’t help students this school...

Apple may be the undisputed privacy leader, but it’s not doing enough

The App Store and Mail still have glaring holes. By Jason Snell MAR 2, 2021, macworld.com For years now, Apple has trumpeted its commitment to the privacy of its customers. Unlike most of its competitors, Apple’s business model (primarily selling products and services, not advertising) allows it to...

Elon Musk: SpaceX will double Starlink’s satellite internet speeds in 2021

Musk adds that the growing network of satellites should offer complete global coverage "by next year." Ry Crist, cnet.comFeb. 22, 2021 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter Monday that his company's satellite internet service, Starlink, will offer speeds close to 300 Mbps later in 2021. That's roughly...

Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?

Stephen Engelberg, propublica.orgFeb. 9, 2021 ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox.Series: A Closer Look Examining the News Way back when AOL was a big tech company and people reached the World Wide Web via...

Cybersecurity Threats: The Daunting Challenge Of Securing The Internet Of Things

Chuck Brooks, forbes.comFeb 7, 2021 The Internet of Things (IoT) broadly refers to devices and equipment that are readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable and/or controllable via the internet. This incorporates physical objects communicating with each other including machine to machine, and machine to people....

‘This Is Not a Game’: Internet Defenders Warn Against Gutting of Section 230—Key Law for Online Speech

"Section 230 is one of the most important laws protecting freedom of expression and human rights in the digital age." by Andrea Germanos, staff writer, commondreams.orgJanuary 27, 2021 A group of open internet advocates protest then-FCC chair Ajit Pai's net neutrality repeal plan during a demonstration on December...

WILL QUANTUM COMPUTERS REPLACE THEIR CLASSICAL COUNTERPARTS?

Classical computing isn’t going away, but quantum technology has the potential to disrupt many industries. It’s crucial to leverage the strengths of both to unlock quantum’s full potential. Rhea Moutafis, Expert ColumnistJanuary 23, 2021 The promises of quantum computing are plentiful: It could help develop...

Rural schools battled bad internet, low attendance in the pandemic. Will spring semester be better?

 By Peter Cameron, For Wisconsin Watch | January 21, 2021 The four children in the Hellenbrand family of rural Dane, Wis., struggled with school in the first half of the 2020-21 school year, including spotty internet service that made online learning difficult. Later this month, the children are...

Stolen computers are the least of the government’s security worries

Devin Coldewey, techcrunch.comJanuary 9, 2021 Reports that a laptop from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was stolen during the pro-Trump rioters’ sack of the Capitol building has some worried that the mob may have access to important, even classified information. Fortunately that’s not the case — even if...

Electrical spin filtering the key to ultra-fast, energy-efficient spintronics

by ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (FLEET)DECEMBER 4, 2020 Spin-filtering could be the key to faster, more energy-efficient switching in future spintronic technology, allowing the detection of spin by electrical rather than magnetic means. A UNSW paper published last month...