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The decline of social media in the 2010s: A status report

How infrastructure remade our world since 2010 Scott Fulton tells Karen Roby that people ask new and more complex questions of Siri, Alexa, and Google every day. How accurate and useful their responses are speaks to the massive fundamental changes behind the devices we use. Scott Fulton, who covered epic ...

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Russia successfully disconnected from the internet

The Russian government announced on Monday that it concluded a series of tests during which it successfully disconnected the country from the worldwide internet. The tests were carried out over multiple days, starting last week, and involved Russian government agencies, local internet service providers, and local Russian internet companies. The ...

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Hacker who blackmailed Apple in 2017 gets no prison time

Image: NCA A 22-year-old man was sentenced today in London for his involvement in an extortion attempt against Apple, during which the suspect and co-conspirators threatened to mass-hack iCloud accounts and factory reset 250 million iPhones and iPads. The man, Kerem Albayrak, was sentenced today to a two-year suspended jail ...

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