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The Most Measured Person in Tech Is Running the Most Chaotic Place on the Internet

Even by the nightmarish standards of the empire she oversees, Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, has had a dreadful start to 2019. During a single week in February, BuzzFeed reported that her company was running advertisements alongside anti-vaccine content; there was a nationwide panic over the platform abetting child suicide; and a […]

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Amazon wants to launch 3,236 satellites so it can rain down internet from space

Brent Lewis/Getty Images Amazon started off selling books over the internet. Jump forward almost 25 years to the present day and CEO Jeff Bezos’ retail behemoth has expanded its aspirations to cover science fiction-sounding concepts like drone-based deliveries and flying warehouses. Its latest goal may be its most potentially world-changing, however. According to recent filings […]

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SoftBank’s solar-powered drone could dispense 5G internet from the skies

NASA and AeroVironment’s high-altitude drone, Helios Prototype. NASA An experimental, solar-powered drone capable of beaming internet down to Earth is set to take off. The drone, called the Hawk 30, is the product of a tightlipped partnership between Softbank and AeroVironment, an American aerospace company. The joint venture is aimed at delivering 5G and Internet […]

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Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It

Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It ImageAs President Trump and his allies have waged a fear-based campaign to drive Republican voters to the polls, far-right communities have parsed his statements, looking for hints of their influence.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Kevin Roose and Ali Winston Nov. 4, 2018 On […]

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Mary Meeker, ‘Queen of the Internet,’ Is Leaving Kleiner Perkins to Start a New Fund

Mary Meeker, ‘Queen of the Internet,’ Is Leaving Kleiner Perkins to Start a New Fund ImageMary Meeker, known as the “Queen of the Internet” for her bullish stock calls during the internet bubble, is planning to depart the Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins this year.CreditCreditMichael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair By Erin Griffith […]

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India Pushes Back Against Tech ‘Colonization’ by Internet Giants

India Pushes Back Against Tech ‘Colonization’ by Internet Giants ImageIndia is trying to establish strong data protections for its citizens, as Europe did, while giving the government the right to obtain private information as it sees fit.CreditCreditSanjit Das/Bloomberg By Vindu Goel Aug. 31, 2018 NEW DELHI — In India, American companies dominate the internet. Facebook’s […]