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What I learned about the Internet after 25 years in prison - The Kernel

The Internet did not exist when I began serving my prison sentence in 1987. I didn’t have direct access to the Internet as it became mainstream for …

San Francisco

Media attitudes and use

Bundled Cable Channels Are Here to Stay — And That's a Good Thing

These days, barely a week passes in the U.S. entertainment industry without litigation, legislation, or argumentation over bundling–the practice of …

Smosh's Ian and Anthony Explain the Secrets of YouTube Fame and Fortune (Video)

The full video from our Code/Media event.<p>How do you make money on YouTube?<p>First, get a lot of views on YouTube. A <i>lot</i> of views.<p>Then, start moving some of those views to a website you own, where you can sell ads and keep all the money you make, instead of sharing it with Google’s website.<p>Sound easy? …

Private firms argue First Amendment right to collect license plate data

Companies sue Utah to halt law that blocks private gathering, use of such data.<p>Exactly one year ago in Utah, a Republican state senator introduced a …

Net Neutrality Ruling: What the Key Passages Mean

The FCC’s open Internet rules were struck down by a federal appeals court Tuesday, dealing a major blow to the idea of “net neutrality” and opening the door for companies like Verizon to start charging content providers more money for faster speeds. Netflix, for example, swallows up huge chunks of …

Tech Pipeline Is Alarmingly White

The pipeline of stu­dents who will be to­mor­row’s tech lead­ers is alarm­ingly vanilla.<p>Ac­cord­ing to a new ana­lys­is of test-takers, not a single …

Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?

Endnotes and citations are available in the PDF and Scribd versions.<p>Whether it’s a mom-and-pop coffee shop, a Fortune 500 firm, or a health care …

Broadband cord cutters? If this is a thing, ISPs, regulators and Silicon Valley have utterly failed

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>I’m supposed to be covering the internet of things, but the story today in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> on the one percent of …

SoulCycle withdraws IPO plans it filed back in 2015

May 26, 2018<br>3:01 PM<p>Range of businesses—including fisheries, landscapers and those in summer tourist spots—have complained about worker shortages.<p>May 26, 2018<br>2:43 PM<p>Vote to repeal constitutional amendment underscores shift to increasingly secular nation that is steadily embracing the liberal mores …

Stock Markets

FCC Still Won't Declare Whether Wireless is Competitive - The Annual Tradition of Beating Around the Bush

Just out of curiosity if you do not believe that it is because of video revenues (which the caps came just before or right after) and delaying …

Net Neutrality

Location Data Really Isn't Anonymous - Researchers Show It's Easy to Identify Users

It is spooky, my wifi only idevice very accurately reports my location at my refurbished routers previous home 1500 miles away. It has consistently …

Privacy

AT&T Response to New T-Mobile Strategy: 'Whatever' - T-Mobile Chides AT&T For Being Overpriced, 'Vaguely Sinister'

So the question is... is it worth it to go with T-Mobile's inferior coverage in order to save $400-600 over the life of the contract.<p>When I look at …

House plans hearing on abuse of phone subsidy program

"Since the American people ultimately pay for the program through a surcharge on their phone bills, and because many of those footing the bill face …

T-Mobile is ending subsidies and contracts, but it’s still locking phones

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / 3Dstock<p>T-Mobile sounded the death knell of contracts and phone subsidies on Tuesday at its Un-carrier …

We Did The Math, And It Turns Out The T-Mobile iPhone 5 Could Save You A Bunch Of Money

But T-Mobile's pricing plans for the iPhone are a bit different from the other three carriers. Instead of paying a flat $200 for the iPhone along with a two-year service contract, T-Mobile will charge you $100 up front for the phone plus an additional $20 per month over 24 months.<p>So is it worth …