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This Man Built His Own ISP. Now He’s Getting $2.6M to Expand It

Jared Mauch, the Michigan man who built a fiber-to-the-home internet provider because he couldn’t get good broadband service from AT&T or Comcast, is expanding with the help of $2.6 million in government...

Texas Cites Clarence Thomas to Defend Its Social Media Law

Florida's law remains blocked, and the state is keenly interested in the outcome of the Texas battle. Florida on Wednesday filed a Supreme Court brief supporting Texas, and the Florida brief was...

A ‘Radical’ Ruling Lets Texas Ban Social Media Moderation

A federal appeals court has reinstated a Texas state law that bans “censorship” on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, allowing Texas to enforce the law while litigation continues.A US...

How a New Digital Dollar Could Shake the US Financial System

The Federal Reserve says it hasn't decided whether to pursue a digital currency but notes that a CBDC “could provide households and businesses a convenient, electronic form of central bank money, with...

Why ICANN Won’t Revoke Russian Internet Domains

Ukraine's request to cut Russia off from core parts of the internet has been rejected by the nonprofit group that oversees the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS). CEO Göran Marby of the...

The IRS Drops Facial Recognition Verification After Uproar

The Internal Revenue Service is dropping a controversial facial recognition system that requires people to upload video selfies when creating new IRS online accounts."The IRS announced it will transition away from using...

Biden's FCC Picks Are a 'Dream Team' for Broadband Advocates

The president’s long-awaited nominees are strong proponents of narrowing the digital divide and restoring net neutrality rules.President Biden finally made his picks for the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday, ending a baffling...

Apple and Google Are Gearing Up to Fight a New App Store Bill

The Open App Markets Act would relax the tech giants’ grip on the app economy. But a PR campaign against it is already underway.Apple and Google seem to be worried about legislation...

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