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Evers calls GOP-ordered election probe a 'boondoggle'

Sep. 28, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday blasted a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election as a “$700,000 boondoggle” and said election clerks should be “lawyered up." After an election audit in Arizona confirmed...

Wikipedia parent's new CEO wants to make it more global

Sep. 27, 2021 08:12 AM EDT

The non-profit that operates Wikipedia, one of the world's most popular websites, has a new CEO, Maryana Iskander (and yes, she has a Wikipedia page ). She'll take over at the Wikimedia Foundation in January and says that her priorities are diversifying Wikipedia's volunteer writers and...

WVa internet customers urged to take broadband speed test

Sep. 27, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia internet customers are being asked to take a broadband speed test to improve access in the state. “Data collected from the speed test will be instrumental in making decisions about broadband access in West Virginia moving...

Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...

Town of Bristol launches high-speed internet service

Sep. 16, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — After years of planning, the New Hampshire town of Bristol launched its new high-speed internet service Thursday. The Bristol Broadband Now network “opens a lot of doors for our business community, enables opportunities like telehealth for...

Court rejects lawsuit against NSA on "state secrets" grounds

Sep. 15, 2021 19:49 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of an ACLU lawsuit challenging a portion of the National Security Agency's warrantless surveillance of Americans' international email and phone communications. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court...

Long-running 'COPS' show revived for Fox Nation service

Sep. 13, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Media is reviving the long-running TV series “COPS” for its Fox Nation streaming service as part of a pitch to entice police, firefighters and other first responders to sign up for the service. Fox Nation will debut four episodes of the...

Election probe email raises security concerns in Wisconsin

Sep. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An email signed by the leader of a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election in Wisconsin sent to county clerks on Monday raised security concerns about its authenticity and what measures would be taken to protect sensitive information...

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Sep. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections. Biden has set a goal of...

Governor: Feds contribute $128M to high-speed internet

Sep. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing more than $128 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand broadband in Maine, Gov. Janet Mills said. “This pandemic has laid bare the dire need for strong connectivity in every part of Maine, and this...