Month: June 2022

Internet searches for medication abortion reached record high after Supreme Court leak

The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine on Wednesday, found that there was higher than expected search traffic for each of the 72 hours after the leak. Medication abortion, also known as abortion with pills or medical abortion, is a method to end a pregnancy by taking two pills, rather than having a surgical procedure. …

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FCC authorizes SpaceX to provide mobile Starlink internet service to boats, planes and trucks

The Starlink logo is seen in the background of a silhouetted woman holding a mobile phone. Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images The Federal Communications Commission authorized SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite internet to vehicles in motion, a key step for Elon Musk’s company to further expand the service. Authorizing a new class of …

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Couple bought home in Seattle, then learned Comcast Internet would cost $27,000

Aurich Lawson | Getty Images When Zachary Cohn and his wife bought a house in the Northgate neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, they didn’t expect any trouble getting home Internet service. It was only after closing on the house in July 2019 that they learned the bad news. “All six neighbors I share a property line …

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After Hindu killed, police in northwest India ban public gatherings, suspend internet

MUMBAI, June 29 (Reuters) – Fearing outbreaks of religious violence, police in the Indian state of Rajasthan banned public gatherings and suspended internet services a day after two Muslims posted a video claiming responsibility for killing a Hindu tailor in the city of Udaipur. Two suspects were being interrogated by federal investigators on Wednesday, while …

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Chinese censors scrub internet after senior party official’s speech on zero-Covid timeline

Beijing Daily, the official Communist Party newspaper for the Chinese capital, earlier reported that the city’s party chief, Cai Qi, said Monday that “for the next five years, Beijing will resolutely implement Covid-19 control measures and uphold the ‘zero- Covid’ policy to prevent imported cases from coming in and domestic cases from rebounding.” The reported …

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Father of the Internet Says Web 3.0 Doesn’t Need Blockchain Technology

Father of the internet, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, is considered to be the inventor of the WorldWideWeb (WWW). He indicated recently that the decentralized internet that he wants to build with his solid project does not need blockchain technology. During one of the recent conferences of The Next Web website, Sir Tim Berners-Lee said that the …

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How Fans Created the Voice of the Internet

When the Internet-culture reporter Kaitlyn Tiffany first encountered One Direction, the British-Irish boy band, she was home for the summer after her freshman year at college. She was sad and sick of herself; she’d struggled to fit into her school’s hard-partying social scene. “Most Saturday nights,” she writes, “I would put on something ugly, drink …

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