Technology 

AT&T loses bid for White House communications in antritrust case – CNET

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 22: President Donald Trump listens to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson during the “American Leadership in Emerging Technology” event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Thursday, June 22, 2017. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images) The Washington Post AT&T was dealt a blow Tuesday in its defense of the Justice Department’s lawsuit to block its purchase of Time Warner. The judge overseeing the case rejected AT&T’s request to access communications between the White House and the Attorney General…

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Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Time, schedule, how to watch online and more – CNET

SOCHI, RUSSIA – AUGUST 8, 2017: The roof of the Fisht Stadium in the Sochi Olympic Park. The stadium to host FIFA 2018 World Cup matches. Artyom Korotayev/TASS (Photo by Artyom Korotayev\TASS via Getty Images) Artyom Korotayev Though the XXII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea started Wednesday, Feb. 7, the opening ceremony wasn’t until Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET (5 a.m. CST and 3 a.m. PST). The schedule is a little tricky, though. The only way to watch the opening ceremony live was through an app Friday…

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Olympics 2018 Opening Ceremony: Start time, how to watch online and more – CNET

SOCHI, RUSSIA – AUGUST 8, 2017: The roof of the Fisht Stadium in the Sochi Olympic Park. The stadium to host FIFA 2018 World Cup matches. Artyom Korotayev/TASS (Photo by Artyom Korotayev\TASS via Getty Images) Artyom Korotayev Though the XXII Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea starts Wednesday, Feb. 7, the opening ceremony isn’t until Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 a.m. ET (5 a.m. CST and 3 a.m. PST).  So, there’s plenty of time to figure out how to view it. Here are the options. Live streaming If the opening…

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Technology 

New campaign targets tech’s ‘real-time experiment on our kids’ – CNET

Nonprofits are concerned about how tech affects kids.  Getty If you’re worried about the effects of technology on kids, you’re not alone. The Center for Humane Technology, in partnership with nonprofit Common Sense, is launching a campaign called Truth About Tech to raise the alarm about how technologies like social media affect young minds. Tech companies “created the attention economy and are now engaged in a full-blown arms race to capture and retain human attention, including the attention of kids,” Center for Humane Technology co-founder and Executive Director Tristan Harris…

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Science 

Ex Google and Facebook Employees Are Banding Together to Protect Kids From Social Media Addiction

A group of tech experts who used to work at companies like Facebook and Google have founded an organization to to raise awareness about what they believe are the negative effects of social media and technology on society. The Silicon Valley insiders are now acting as outsiders in launching their new organization, The Center for Humane Technology. They are starting a campaign called The Truth About Tech, funded in part by $7 million from the non-profit media watchdog group Common Sense Media, which will help drive the movement forward across…

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Winter Olympics 2018: When they start, how to stream and more – CNET

Wikimedia Commons Coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in PyeongChang, South Korea with a live stream of a new Winter Olympic event, mixed doubles curling. The opening ceremonies will take place two days later on Friday, Feb. 9 because, I suppose, you can keep men and women from curling together for only so long. The closing ceremonies will take place on Sunday, Feb. 25. You can see the full schedule of events here. NBC will once again broadcast the Winter Olympics.…

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Pence jabs Pelosi, vows Trump will aid GOP

News Analysis WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — Vice President Mike Pence launched himself into the fray of this year’s mid-term elections Wednesday, assuring House and Senate Republicans that the White House will stand behind them on the campaign trail. “We’ve got an incredible story to tell,” Pence said in a roughly 20-minute speech to Republicans attending a party retreat at the historic Greenbrier Hotel here. “President Trump and I are going to be with you every step of the way in 2018 to tell that story to the American people.”…

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$26 for a Whopper? Burger King prank explains net neutrality

Really want it your way? When it comes to accessing the internet, Burger King’s latest social experiment is showing the fast-food company is in full support of net neutrality — the federal policy that requires all internet traffic to be treated equally by internet service providers. The video, released Wednesday and entitled “WHOPPER Neutrality,” pranks real customers and aims to “help people understand how the repeal of Net Neutrality will impact their lives,” according to Burger King. The Federal Communications Commission voted in December to scrap the Obama-era net neutrality…

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Burger King weighs in on net neutrality with $26 Whopper

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Really want it your way? When it comes to accessing the internet, Burger King’s latest social experiment is showing the fast-food company is in full support of net neutrality — the federal policy that requires all internet traffic to be treated equally by internet service providers. A video released Wednesday and entitled, “WHOPPER Neutrality,” pranks real customers and aims to “help people understand how the repeal of Net Neutrality will impact their lives,”…

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Technology 

Montana becomes the first state to implement net neutrality – CNET

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock takes a selfie Monday with computer science students at a high school he attended. There, he announced an executive order he signed implementing net neutrality principles. Screenshot by CNET/Twitter @GovernorBullock Unhappy with the Federal Communication Commission’s repeal of net neutrality regulations? Well, you could move to Montana. Montana’s Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday signed an executive order requiring all internet service providers with state contracts to commit to net neutrality, the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally. That makes Montana…

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