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Ethereum Is Building the Internet of Value

October 13, 2020 | internet | No Comments

The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs.

To understand why we need a better internet in the first place, consider this question: Isn’t it weird the internet isn’t good at money? Think about it. The applications we use every day to search, to communicate, even to shop; the companies that dominate the web are very bad at dealing with money, even if they’re very good at making it. There’s a separate checkout process, where you repeatedly enter all your information. Cards issued in some countries don’t work on local websites in other countries. Sometimes you wait for what feels like an eternity watching that tiny wheel turn, to have the transaction fail. 

Camila Russo is the founder of The Defiant, a content platform focusing on decentralized

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The Affair star Dominic West and his wife Catherine FitzGerald released a handwritten statement to reporters saying that they were “very much still together” after photos of West kissing actress Lily James emerged online.

The initial photos of West and James, who are set to costar in the BBC miniseries The Pursuit of Love, were taken in Rome, where the two explored the city and had lunch with their manager Angharad Wood. According to E! News, the two appeared to engage in PDA throughout the day and photographs captured West kissing James’ neck.

But on Tuesday, West and FitzGerald stood outside of their home and posed for photos after they handed reporters a handwritten note.

“Our marriage is strong and we’re very much still together. Thank you,” the note read, which West and FitzGerald both signed.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Slow internet service has become an increasing problem for Molokai residents on Hawaiian Home Lands properties.

Service provided by a single telecom provider has caused difficulties for residents working at home or families engaged in distance learning, Hawaii Public Radio reported Monday.

Sandwich Isles Communication secured an exclusive license with the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands in 1995 to bring telecom services to rural homestead communities. In return, other companies must use and pay for the Sandwich Isles infrastructure to reach customers.

Sandwich Isles founder Al Hee was convicted of federal tax fraud, served nearly four years in prison and faces nearly $50 million in fines for defrauding the U.S. government. The company was stripped of $257 million in assets.

Democratic state Rep. Lynn DeCoite, who represents Molokai, said she has received numerous complaints from homesteaders.


“Anger, frustration. You can’t even get through to a live

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The internet is at the cusp of entering a new phase, one where entrenched rulers are dethroned, more power is reclaimed by individuals and value moves as freely as cat GIFs.

To understand why we need a better internet in the first place, consider this question: Isn’t it weird the internet isn’t good at money? Think about it. The applications we use every day to search, to communicate, even to shop; the companies that dominate the web are very bad at dealing with money, even if they’re very good at making it. There’s a separate checkout process, where you repeatedly enter all your information. Cards issued in some countries don’t work on local websites in other countries. Sometimes you wait for what feels like an eternity watching that tiny wheel turn, to have the transaction fail. 

Camila Russo is the founder of The Defiant, a content platform focusing on decentralized

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The Internet Loves Pete Buttigieg Suddenly

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Welcome to the ‘Tech Tuesday’ edition of the Internet InsiderRemember Pete Buttigieg? Well, he’s now a viral darling. (No, it’s not another “High Hopes” revival). 

Here’s what we’ve got on deck this week: 

  • 2020’s biggest twist? The internet now loves Pete Buttigieg
  • What is Section 230 and why does Washington want to meddle with it?
  • Here’s what you need to know from Congress’ big tech antitrust report



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BREAK THE INTERNET

2020’s biggest twist? The internet now loves Pete Buttigieg

Analysis

Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s campaign to be the Democratic presidential nominee may have ended, but he’s found a way to appease his party: Going on Fox News.

In recent weeks, Buttigieg has become one of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s most effective campaign surrogates on cable. Buttigieg has been on

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Back in 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Restoring Internet Freedom Order (RIFO) which provided “a framework for protecting an open internet while paving the way for better, faster, and cheaper internet access for all consumers.” Shortly after the proposals were approved, CNN famously proclaimed the decision was the “end of the internet as we know it.” John Oliver’s segment on Last Week Tonight covering RIFO led 150,000 Americans to file comments opposing the new rules.

The previous rules, which were imposed just two years before, required internet services to be treated in the same regulatory manner as a 1930s-style public utilities (referred to as Title II regulations) and required Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to “treat all internet traffic the same.” Classifying ISPs

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Don’t Miss Amazon’s Nespresso Discount

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A particularly meme-able moment to come out of Tuesday’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing was when Senator John Cornyn asked Judge Amy Coney Barrett to share her notes with the room.



a person talking on a cell phone: Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett holds up an empty notepad before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The moment was then taken and turned into various memes that were shared on the internet.


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Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett holds up an empty notepad before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The moment was then taken and turned into various memes that were shared on the internet.

Cornyn, a Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Barrett that senators had multiple notebooks, notes and books to reference during the hearing. Then, he asked if she could hold up the preparatory materials she was using to answer the committee’s questions, at which point she showed them a blank notepad save the Senate’s letterhead

“That’s impressive,” Cornyn said before continuing on with

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An AT&T logo on the side of a building.

If you live in an area where AT&T has taken government funds in exchange for deploying broadband, there’s a chance you won’t be able to get the service—even if AT&T initially tells you it’s available.

AT&T’s Mississippi division has received over $283 million from the Federal Communications Commission’s Connect America Fund since 2015 and in exchange is required to extend home-Internet service to over 133,000 potential customer locations. As we previously reported, the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) accused AT&T of submitting false coverage data to the FCC program. As evidence, Mississippi said its “investigation found concrete, specific examples that show AT&T Mississippi has reported location addresses… as being served when, in fact, the addresses are without service.”

AT&T has since provided an explanation that confirms it submitted false data on the serviceability of some addresses but says it will still meet the overall requirement of serving over 133,000 new

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Presented by TMC’s INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, the INTERNET TELEPHONY Hosted VoIP Excellence Awards honor services that have demonstrated innovation, unique features, quality and reliability of service, and noteworthy developments that improve functionality and usability for their customers.

“Congratulations to NetFortris for being honored with an INTERNET TELEPHONY Hosted VoIP Excellence Award for innovation in IP communications. NetFortris has consistently demonstrated outstanding quality and has delivered exceptional solutions for its customers,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.

NetFortris delivers secure and reliable cloud communications with its proprietary all-in-one Comm-unity UCaaS platform, which was built from the ground up using the latest containerization and microservices technologies to deliver a true cloud platform that’s multitenant, geo-redundant and infinitely scalable. The Comm-unity platform is housed in data centers connected to NetFortris’ own resilient and secure, carrier-grade nationwide network.

“NetFortris has a long history of providing hosted VoIP and UCaaS services to businesses of all

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