US drops suit against Calif. net neutrality rule, but ISPs are still fighting it

Andreas Milano

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The Biden administration has abandoned a Trump-era lawsuit that sought to block California’s net neutrality law. In a court filing today, the US Department of Justice said it “hereby gives notice of its voluntary dismissal of this case.” Shortly after, the court announced that the case is “dismissed in its entirety” and “all pending motions in this action are denied as moot.”

The case began when Trump’s DOJ sued California in September 2018 in US District Court for the Eastern District of California, trying to block a state net neutrality law similar to the US

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Elon Musk’s Bitcoin Investment Supports Energy Waste, Some Critics Say

Andreas Milano

Seemingly everything Elon Musk does makes headlines, and the release of his company’s annual business report on Monday was no exception. Among other findings in the report was the significant reveal that Tesla purchased $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin. While this information has caused stocks for the cryptocurrency to soar, it has also raised the ire of people concerned with energy conservation, who are pointing to studies that show the tremendous amount of energy that’s used by Bitcoin.

A visual representation of the digital cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.
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Soon after news broke of the report, which also states that Tesla

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NYC Covid-19 Vaccine Website Is a Mess

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As New York City expands the pool of citizens who are eligible to receive the covid-19 vaccine to seniors and frontline workers, Comptroller Scott Stringer is warning that the online signup system for appointments is unnecessarily complicated and could lead to delays in the vaccination process.

People laughed when the CIA launched a hip new redesign of its website last week but a quick visit to the NYC Health department’s website will have you begging for the clean navigation that our nation’s spies enjoy. Like most government websites, there’s a lot of

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Jon Zacharias Releases Guide on How to Gauge Return on Investment in SEO

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Entrepreneur and digital marketing expert, Jon Zacharias, recently authored a guide on his blog site detailing how businesses employing search engine optimization (SEO) can gauge their return on investment. As a leader and co-founder of GR0, one of the fastest growing digital marketing agencies in the country, Zacharias is acutely aware that return on investment for SEO marketing can sometimes seem nebulous to clients without the proper frame of reference. In the November blog post entitled, The 7 Best ways to Gauge ROI for SEO Efforts, Zacharias outlines tangible

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CES 2021: Custom mix your own lipstick with this gadget

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Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso mixes nearly any lipstick color you could want.


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This story is part of CES, where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.

My makeup drawer is stuffed with liquid lipsticks of all colors, but this one gadget could eliminate all of those tubes. The Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Sur Mesure Powered by Perso can mix lipstick shades together into nearly any custom color, eliminating the need to buy a new lipstick when you want to try a new

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Instagram Search For “Dog” Surfaces Chinese Takeout Box

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Searches for the word “dog” on Instagram’s stories feature are showing an emoji for a takeout box associated with Chinese American food, angering people who are concerned the app is reinforcing racist stereotypes.

An Instagram employee noticed the issue over the weekend, according to a post on an internal Facebook message board, while users of the popular photo-sharing app have complained about the problem since 2019. Instagram is owned and operated by Facebook.

“How are the emoji’s being recommended in this and can we remove this so this doesn’t perpetuate Asian racial stereotypes?”

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