Latest Internet access News

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2018, file photo, Cody Wilson, with Defense Distributed, holds a 3D-printed gun called the Liberator at his shop in Austin, Texas. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, filed a multistate lawsuit that again seeks to block the Trump Administration from allowing 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Washington files multistate lawsuit to block 3D gun files

Jan. 23, 2020 7:06 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A move by the Trump administration to allow 3D-printed gun files to be released on the internet would make it easier for terrorists and criminals to access weapons, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday in filing a multi-state lawsuit trying to block the data. The lawsuit,...

Germany gives investigators more tools against child porn

Jan. 17, 2020 5:12 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German parliament on Friday approved legislation that will allow investigators to use computer-generated child pornography to gain access to suspect internet portals. The Justice Ministry said that investigators will need a court's approval to use the technique and will only be allowed to...

Joel Gamoran, of Yummly, demonstrates the Whirlpool Yummly temperature gauge at the CES Unveiled media preview event, Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, in Las Vegas. The smart thermometer consists of a probe and a dock, which communicate to each other and to the Yummly mobile app via Bluetooth, monitoring the temperature of the food and the temperature inside the oven. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Kitchens get smarter at CES tech show, not yet in many homes

Jan. 8, 2020 4:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tell your refrigerator about your dietary preferences and it’ll concoct a recipe plan for the coming week, sending a shopping list to your smartphone when it notices you’ve run out of the right ingredients. Counter-top robotic arms help chop veggies. Artificially intelligent...

A man checks his cellphone outside a media facilitation centre in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will restore text messaging services in the disputed region on Wednesday, almost five months after India’s government downgraded its semi-autonomy and imposed a strict security and communications lockdown, an official said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

India to restore text messaging services in Kashmir

Dec. 31, 2019 8:06 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in Indian-controlled Kashmir will restore text messaging services in the disputed region on Wednesday, almost five months after India’s government downgraded its semi-autonomy and imposed a strict security and communications lockdown, an official said Tuesday. Local...

Indians shout slogans during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act after Friday prayers outside a mosque in Kolkata, India, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Police banned public gatherings in parts of the Indian capital and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests against a new citizenship law that have left more than 10 people dead and more than 4,000 others detained.  (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

India suspends internet and phone services to quell protests

Dec. 21, 2019 6:05 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities have stepped up phone and mobile internet shutdowns in some parts of the country in an effort to thwart a groundswell of protests over a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Student-led protests that have galvanized a large section of the Indian public have been...

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders speaks to a congregation at Reid Chapel AME Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Sanders announces $150B plan to expand broadband access

Dec. 6, 2019 8:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is promising to invest $150 billion to bring high-speed internet to “every household in America” while breaking up and better regulating monopolies he says currently limit access to drive up their profits. The Vermont senator...

Lee announces rural broadband expansion in West Tennessee

Nov. 26, 2019 7:47 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee and Comcast say a $2.4 million fiber network expansion will bring high-speed broadband internet to a rural West Tennessee county. Lee visited Tipton County on Monday to announce that about 2,200 homes and businesses in the area will now have access to broadband services....