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Koch Brothers Are Cities’ New Obstacle to Building Broadband

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance, backed in part by the Koch brothers, tried to kill a municipal fiber-optic project to deliver high-speed internet access in Louisville.

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In China, a Three-Digit Score Could Dictate Your Place in Society

China is taking the idea of a credit score to the extreme, using big data to track and rank what you do—your purchases, your pastimes, your mistakes.

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The Researcher Who Wants to Bring AI to Factories

Andrew Ng, formerly of Google and Baidu, has a new company to help manufacturers use artificial intelligence techniques.

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After FCC Abandons Net Neutrality, States Take Up the Fight

Attorneys general in five states say they’ll sue to overturn the FCC’s decision to repeal its net neutrality rules. Officials in Washington and California propose their own net neutrality rules.

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The Biggest Whoppers From the FCC’s Net Neutrality Meeting

FCC commissioners employed dubious information and curious logic before voting to repeal net neutrality rules.

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Read the FCC’s Two Dissenting Voices on Why Net Neutrality Matters

The FCC has voted to roll back net neutrality rules. Read the statements of dissent from the two Democratic commissioners for a better understanding of just how much damage that can do.

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The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality. Now What?

Groups plan to contest the FCC decision’s to repeal net neutrality rules.

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In Ed Lee’s San Francisco, Utopia and Dystopia Are Neighbors

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who died Monday, was a housing advocate who became a tech ally. His successor likely won’t be so business-friendly.

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If the FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Expect Fewer Great Startups

Opinion: Ajit Pai’s plan to ditch the open internet will have a serious, and negative, impact on innovation.

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FCC Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Rules Could Hurt Students

Schools, colleges, and students may not be able to pay for “fast lanes” permitted if the FCC abandons net neutrality rules.

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