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The hidden consequences of tech, revealed

How the Covid-19 pandemic broke Nextdoor

Facebook is finally banning vaccine misinformation

Senate Democrats call on FCC to help lower-income students immediately

Why Facebook and Apple are fighting over your privacy

Democrats finally have a chance to pass stronger pandemic-related privacy laws

Why you should care about data privacy even if you have “nothing to hide”

A big hurdle for older Americans trying to get vaccinated: Using the internet

Biden picks his new acting FCC chair

Platforms are cracking down hard on political misinformation, but it’s still easy to find

Facebook and Twitter made special world leader rules for Trump. What happens now?

Parler begins to come back online with the help of a Russian tech company 

Google Assistant’s new Guest Mode is more private, but there’s a trade-off

What you need to know about Facebook’s latest privacy tool

How the Capitol riot revived calls to reform Section 230

Parler, the “free speech” social network, explained

How Trump’s internet built and broadcast the Capitol insurrection

Justice Department now says its email accounts were “potentially accessed” in Russia hack

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The real cost of smart speakers

Why we’re posting about misinformation more than ever

The year we gave up on privacy

Social media companies are already losing the vaccine misinformation fight

Teachers are sacrificing student privacy to stop cheating

Twitter joins Facebook and YouTube in banning Covid-19 vaccine misinformation

Facebook is lifting its political ad ban — in Georgia only

How influencers are being recruited to promote the Covid-19 vaccine

Why the US government wants Facebook to sell off Instagram and WhatsApp

How to keep the smart speaker you got for the holidays and still keep some of your privacy, too

How quickly can the US distribute a Covid-19 vaccine? Here are the four biggest logistical challenges.

How retailers track your every move in exchange for coupons and convenience

A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.

Ajit Pai, Trump’s FCC chair who repealed net neutrality, is leaving on January 20

Twitter announces Fleets and audio spaces, two new things Twitter didn’t really invent

Social media is making a bad political situation worse

Is social media ready for a Covid-19 vaccine?

YouTube is awash with election misinformation — and it isn’t taking it down

No, Joe Biden did not mysteriously gain 138,000 Michigan votes all at once

Technical glitches on Election Day are annoying, but they are not unusual

Why the Trump campaign is going all-in on YouTube 

Facebook glitch blocks certain political ads, raising new questions about transparency

FBI warns that hackers are targeting hospitals while coronavirus admissions surge

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