Verizon profits beat forecasts as lockdowns boost internet demand

Verizon Communications topped Wall Street’s second-quarter financial estimates on strong demand for its phone and internet services by house-bound customers. The telecom giant said Friday that coronavirus-induced stay-at-home orders prompted a shift to remote working and learning, helping it add … Read more…

“This Is A Toxic Mess” The Internet Responds To Russell Simmons Addressing Rape Allegations On “The Breakfast Club”

Source: Rita Barros / Getty For years now, we’ve been speaking about the twenty women who have accused media mogul Russell Simmons of rape and sexual assault. Earlier today, Simmons appeared on “The Breakfast Club” to speak about the accusations … Read more…

U.S. Senate blocks bid to curb surveillance of Americans’ internet habits

The U.S. Senate narrowly blocked an amendment on Wednesday that would have prevented law enforcement from collecting information on Americans’ internet habits without a warrant, as the Senate moved toward a reauthorization of divisive surveillance tools. Reuters: Politics SPECIAL NEWS … Read more…

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand proposes new government agency for internet privacy

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced legislation called the Data Protection Act. This act establishes the creation of a new government agency called the Data Protection Agency (DPA). This new agency would be responsible for protecting consumer data and investigating possible … Read more…

What does internet consent look like in 2020?—Here’s why an online human rights activist says it’s a “democratic issue”

What does internet consent look like in 2020?—Here’s why an online human rights activist says it’s a “democratic issue” Warning: This story discusses the topic of nonconsensual pornography and sexual assault. Facebook has all our data, Russia might have our … Read more…

1.22.20 Internet privacy law for minors; Paper check fraud grows; Socially responsible investing

Other than recent initiatives in California, the U.S. is lagging when it comes to internet privacy protections. This spring, strict online privacy rules for anyone under 18 will go into effect in Britain. For underage citizens, personal information will be private. … Read more…

11.21.19 T-Mobile home internet adds competition; Juice jacking invades public charging ports; Five Below raises prices

Home internet has been way too expensive without much competition. Monopoly cable companies have cornered the market in most of the country. Clark predicts this is the last year we’ll be suffering that lack of competition. In 2020 & 2021, … Read more…

11.5.19 Stay in your home longer; Krispy Kreme stops college-age entrepreneur; Ford to update vehicles over internet

Clark recommends a minimum ownership cycle of 7 years for houses and 10 years for condos. There’s enormous expense involved in both buying and selling a home – 10% in and 10% out. In addition to expenses in and out, condo … Read more…

‘Plant Guy’ Has Delivered Kawhi Leonard His Housewarming Gift and the Internet Has Deemed Them Both Heroes

Plant Guy has fulfilled his dream of giving Kawhi Leonard his housewarming gift — and the internet couldn’t be more thrilled. “Plant Guy,” as he has been dubbed, has been the subject of much adoration. Online, he’s been called a … Read more…

Affordable mobile internet is driving e-commerce and ride-hailing in Southeast Asia, report finds

The six Southeast Asian countries that the report focused on have about 350 million internet users today compared to only 260 million in 2015, Rajan Anandan, vice president for India and Southeast Asia at Google, told CNBC's "Squawk Box" on … Read more…

11.6.18 International airfares to increase; Eliminating home internet with your cell phone plan

Some of the discount international airlines are in financial trouble. This could lead to increasing airfare prices when traveling overseas; Sprint has a cell phone plan that could help you eliminate the need for at-home internet.  Learn more about your … Read more…