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Net neutrality showdown: Now Mozilla and 21 states sue FCC over internet freedom

[ad_1] Video: Net Neutrality is gone. Welcome to the Biased Net A coalition of 22 attorneys general have filed a lawsuit requesting that an appeals court in Washington DC overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to abolish Obama-era net neutrality rules. Previously, the FCC oversaw net neutrality rules that prevented ISPs from selectively slowing down internet traffic to different sites. ...

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Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards

[ad_1] Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money pool” – that is, everyone participating in one Tanda’s collaborative savings circles will pay a fixed amount to the group’s savings pot every month. And ...

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Google releasing fix for Chromecast Wi-Fi crashes

[ad_1] CNET/ CBS Interactive Google on Wednesday said it will release an update Jan. 18 to fix a bug in Cast software on Android phones that dramatically slows down WiFi networks. Reports have been circulating this week the Google Home Max speaker can knock the TP-Link Archer C7 router offline. In a support page, Google explains a bug caused the ...

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WhatsApp officially launches its app for businesses in select markets

[ad_1] WhatsApp today officially launched its new WhatsApp Business app in select markets, including Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, the U.K. and the U.S., ahead of its planned worldwide rollout. The addition of business profiles and new messaging tools aimed at business customers is part of the company’s broader plan to generate revenue by charging larger enterprises for advanced tools to communicate with ...

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Hawaiki subsea cable reaches halfway point

[ad_1] TE SubCom’s Responder ship (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has now reached the halfway point of its rollout across the Pacific Ocean, with the 15,000km subsea cable to connect Australia and New Zealand to Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. More than half of the 15,000km submarine cable system has ...

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Giphy builds transparent GIF library for Instagram Stories

[ad_1] Instagram now lets some users slap background-less GIFs sourced from Giphy onto their Instagram Stories. Rolling out for wider testing with a Giphy-branded design, the new GIF sticker engine could further differentiate Instagram Stories from Snapchat, which has yet to embrace the animation trend. It appears that Giphy has worked with Instagram to create a special search engine for ...

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Want more privacy online? ProtonMail brings its free VPN to Android

[ad_1] Video: 10 steps to bulletproof your digital life Switzerland-based encrypted-email provider ProtonMail has released a version of its VPN, called ProtonVPN, for Android. ProtonVPN is from the same developers at CERN who built ProtonMail, a web-based email service that offers end-to-end encryption between ProtonMail users. The company launched the desktop version of ProtonVPN in June and reckons it has ...

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Time spent in apps grew just 6% last year, down from 11% in 2016

[ad_1] The app economy is continuing to grow, with the worldwide revenue from app stores expected to top $110 billion this year, according to recent estimates from App Annie. However, the time people spend using their apps is starting to stagnate, another report has found. In Flurry’s “State of Mobile 2017” annual wrap-up, the firm reported that overall app session ...

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Kogan.com in a 'brilliant position' for NBN: Ruslan Kogan

[ad_1] Kogan.com will be launching its National Broadband Network (NBN) service within a few months, with CEO and founder Ruslan Kogan telling ZDNet during CES 2018 that it will have “incredibly attractive” prices across all speed tiers. CES 2018 The Big Trends for Business CES showcases the tech trends that will shape the year ahead. See the most important products ...

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Project Linda proposes marriage of Razer Phone with 13.3-inch laptop dock

[ad_1] Razer Project Linda Razer isn’t afraid to float some interesting product ideas around CES each year. Over the past few years, the gaming hardware company has offered up such concepts as Project Christine, a modular desktop PC, and Project Fiona, a Windows 8 gaming tablet. This year is no exception, though 2018’s moonshot seems a little more practical. Project ...

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