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Goodbye to the Wild Wild Web

It felt like a dam breaking, or the changing of a guard. Within a 48-hour period this week, many of the world’s internet giants took steps that would have been unthinkable for them even months earlier. Reddit, which spent most of its life as a lawless free-for-all, banned thousands of forums for hate speech, including […]

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‘It was a little Wild West early on’: SpaceX’s president says the rocket company’s failures have prepared it to launch its first NASA astronauts

NASA’s is preparing to launch astronauts from American soil, with an American rocket and spaceship, for the first time in nearly a decade. SpaceX plans to launch the astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, on May 27 through a Commercial Crew Program mission called Demo-2. Gwynne Shotwell, the president and COO of SpaceX, told Business […]

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Britain just laid out plans to end the internet’s Wild West days and take a world-leading role in regulating big tech

Reuters Britain wants to end the internet’s days as the Wild West by taking a world-leading role in regulating the world’s biggest tech companies. The UK government said it wants to legislate for a new independent regulator that will oversee “harmful content” on social media, search engines, messaging, and file-sharing platforms. It would be the […]

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Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants to turn a funeral home where she held wild halloween parties into a private women's club

REUTERS/Elijah NouvelageMarissa Mayer Marissa Mayer has laid out a proposal to turn a former funeral home into a facility that serves women and families in the community. In the past, the ex-CEO of Yahoo has used the building to throw wild Halloween parties. Residents in the area were not happy when Mayer threw the parties, […]

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A cryptocurrency is making huge inroads in Venezuela as inflation runs wild – and it's not bitcoin or the Petro

Ryan Taylor/Dash Core GroupA Dash billboard in Venezuela. Venezuela is currently suffering from hyperinflation and the president recently devalued the currency by 95%. Locals are turning to cryptocurrencies as a more stable store of value and means to transact. 200 merchants per month are signing up to accept Dash in Venezuela, according to the Dash […]