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Arizona Bill Seeks to Tax Online Porn to Pay for Trump's Wall

A state lawmaker in Arizona is proposing a tax on online porn to help fund President Trump’s border wall. The bill from Republican Rep. Gail Griffin seeks to collect the tax by first requiring device vendors in the state to install porn-blocking software on the hardware. To get the software de-activated, you’ll have to pay […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, video games, and the new online town square

Enlarge Aurich / Getty Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people—including one sitting US Congressperson—gathered online to watch a marathon stream of someone playing Donkey Kong 64. The most notable thing about this, perhaps, was just how little organic interest in Donkey Kong 64 actually had to do with much of the gathering. Let […]

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Free online tool helps you automatically remove backgrounds from photos

Editing the backgrounds out of photos usually involves downloading software like Photoshop, but one web consultant and developer has come up with a free online solution. Appropriately named remove.bg, Benjamin’s Groessing’s new website will help you automatically remove backgrounds from photos and bring out your inner graphic designer. Today I'm launching https://t.co/PX30RBnfSm – a tool […]

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15 online stores with free 2-day shipping for last-minute holiday gifts – and the delivery deadlines to know

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. TargetThrough December 22 at Target online, enjoy free shipping and returns on thousands of items with no minimum purchase required. It seems like you’ve been brainstorming what gifts […]

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Nintendo's biggest game of 2018 proves that the gaming giant still hasn't figured out how to make online games

Nintendo Nintendo’s biggest game of 2018 is available now: “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is the latest entry in the long-running fighting game series, and the first on Nintendo’s Switch. The new game is already being heralded as the best in the series, and it’s deserved; the game is excellent. Unfortunately, the online multiplayer section of […]

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Can of beans costs more than a gold ring in ‘Red Dead Online’ economy

Red Dead Online, the multiplayer mode of Red Dead Redemption 2, opened in public beta mode this week and the responses have been generally positive. But one aspect of the online game has been causing a lot of controversy — the in-game economy. An objection that many people have been voicing is that the prices […]

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How Red Dead Online could win me back

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a disappointment. After a few dozen hours with the cowboy simulator, I think it is an admirable creation, but I don’t enjoy playing it. Now, developer Rockstar Games is preparing to launch its Red Dead Online mode into a beta test tomorrow, November 27, and I’m hopeful all over again. Rockstar […]

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USPS fixes online flaw that exposed the data of 60 million customers

Hobvias Sudoneighm The United States Postal Service (USPS) has patched a security flaw that allowed anyone with an account at usps.com to view the account details of any of the 60 million people signed up to the service. In some cases, the flaw even allowed for changes to be made to those accounts. In a […]

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Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far Right, Goes Back Online

Gab, a social network popular among alt-right activists and white nationalists, went back online Sunday after having gone dark following the mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue, which killed 11 people. The platform, a self-labeled champion of free speech, was dropped by domain provider GoDaddy.com last week. It announced its return Sunday evening with a new […]

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Where Kids Find Hate Online — And Tips For How To Handle It

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media Hate speech is all over the internet. Fueled by trolls, extremists, false information, and a group mentality, this kind of cruelty against a religion, ethnicity, sexual identity, gender, race ― or anything, really ― has reached a fever pitch. And while some kids will be attacked, and some may […]

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Online scammers are bombarding young 'Fortnite' players with fake offers for free v-bucks

Epic Games“Fortnite” players spend more than $ 200 million a month on v-bucks, the in-game currency. Online scammers are targeting “Fortnite: Battle Royale” players with fake offers for free v-bucks, the game’s digital currency. Players use v-bucks to purchase cosmetic items and skins; the currency can be earned through playing or purchased outright in the […]

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‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ companion app leaks ‘Red Dead Online,’ Rockstar Editor

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app is more than just a valuable tool for gamers —  it also has leaked details about the highly anticipated Red Dead Online and the pending arrival of the Rockstar Editor. Dataminers who dived into the companion app’s code discovered several interesting tidbits about Red Dead Online, according to […]

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Iranians masqueraded as foreign journalists to push political messages online, new Twitter data shows

The Twitter logo is displayed on an iPhone screen. (Alex FLynn/Bloomberg News) Tony Romm Staff writer covering technology policy October 17 at 9:07 AM Twitter accounts originating in Iran masqueraded as foreign journalists and concerned U.S. citizens in their attempt to push political messages on the social media site until they were suspended earlier this […]

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This orange puck keeps you online in any country, with one hidden catch

Previous Next Staying online when you travel is more important than ever before. Whether you want to jump into Google Maps to get directions to your next destination, pull up your boarding pass for a flight, or research a great place for dinner, you’re going to need connectivity to do it. Hotel Wi-Fi is an […]