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Russia ramps up internet censorship amid Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose for a photograph during their meeting in Beijing, on Feb. 4, 2022. The two countries announced a “no limits” partnership prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, though Beijing has tried to position itself further away from Russia than portrayed after Xi and Putin met. Alexei …

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How tech companies and users can protect privacy

SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Abortion rights participating in nationwide demonstrations following the leaked Supreme Court opinion suggesting the possibility of overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, in New York City, US, May 14, 2022. Caitlin Ochs | Reuters The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday to roll back the right …

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Pandemic summer lunch waivers expires — more kids could go hungry

This summer, the Warrick school district’s director of food and nutrition is hoping to serve 600 meals a week. Breakfast and lunch will only be available in two schools in the spread-out district instead of nine schools, and only for four weeks instead of the whole summer. Plus, kids will have to eat on site …

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Thailand makes marijuana legal, but smoking discouraged

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand made it legal to cultivate and possess marijuana as of Thursday, like a dream come true for an aging generation of pot smokers who recall the kick the legendary Thai Stick variety delivered. The stated intention of the country’s public health minister to distribute 1 million marijuana seedlings, beginning Friday, has …

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Roads, transit, internet: What’s in the infrastructure bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1 trillion infrastructure plan that now goes to President Joe Biden to sign into law has money for roads, bridges, ports, rail transit, safe water, the power grid, broadband internet and more. The House passed the bipartisan plan Friday night and Biden said Saturday he will hold a signing ceremony when …

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Experts: Iran disrupts internet; tower collapse deaths at 34

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran disrupted internet access to the outside world as angry demonstrators rallied over the collapse of a tower in Iran that had killed at least 34 people, experts said Tuesday as outrage and grief continued to grow in the country . The disruption has plunged the southwestern province into …

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Supreme Court Roe v. Wade leak investigation heats up as clerks are asked for phone records in move

Some clerks are apparently so alarmed over the moves, particularly the sudden requests for private cell data, that they have begun exploring whether to hire outside counsel. The court’s moves are remarkable and the most striking development to date in the investigation into who might have provided Politico with the draft opinion it published on …

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Ottawa unveils new CRTC rules aimed at lowering phone, internet prices – National

The federal government is proposing new rules it says will help make internet more affordable and lower phone bills. Ottawa will require the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to allow smaller internet service providers to access the big telecom companies’ networks and says it “must take action to have more timely and improved wholesale …

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