Remote Amazon tribe connects to Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service, become hooked on porn, social media

Remote Amazon tribe connects to Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service, become hooked on porn, social media

A reclusive tribe in the Amazon finally got hooked up to the internet, thanks to Elon Musk — only to be torn apart by social media and pornography addiction, elders complain. Brazil’s 2,000-member Marubo tribe has been left bitterly divided by the arrival of the Tesla founder’s Starlink service nine months ago, which connected the remote …

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By sunsetting Section 230, Congress could be about to break the internet as we know it

By sunsetting Section 230, Congress could be about to break the internet as we know it

Ed Brzytwa is VP of international trade at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are debating a proposal that would dramatically limit speech on the internet. Backed by two powerful house leaders, the proposed “Legislative Proposal to Sunset Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act” would eliminate the protections …

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Hochul calls up smartphone ban for NY schoolchildren

Hochul calls up smartphone ban for NY schoolchildren

Metro By Matt Troutman and Vaughn Golden Published May 30, 2024 Updated May 30, 2024, 4:16 p.m. ET Gov. Kathy Hochul is calling for a ban on kids using smartphones in school — the latest in a campaign against technology she feels is harming New York’s children. The proposal would only allow kids to carry …

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‘Where Is Melania Trump’ Messages Take Internet by Storm

‘Where Is Melania Trump’ Messages Take Internet by Storm

Questions regarding Melania Trump’s whereabouts have flooded social media, after the former first lady was not seen at court for the entirety of her husband Donald Trump’s hush money criminal trial. As the defense issued closing arguments at New York City’s Manhattan Criminal Courthouse on Tuesday, three of the former president’s five children were present …

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Restoring an open internet requires softer China policy

Restoring an open internet requires softer China policy

A common reaction among tech policy and internet freedom advocates to the upcoming ban of TikTok in the U.S. is to reject it as a step back from the traditional U.S. internet policy of openness, free speech, and innovation. How, they say, can the U.S. argue for these traditional values internationally when the U.S. is …

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Teen girls’ stunning smartphone usage revealed in new study

Teen girls’ stunning smartphone usage revealed in new study

This news is nothing to cell-ebrate. Some teen girls are clocking more than five hours a day on their smartphones — most are likely addicted to social media, a fixation that has been tied to poorer health and wellbeing, new research from Finland finds. “The implications of nearly six hours of daily smartphone use and …

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