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UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017

Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups

CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around baby pictures and live video – or fake news and hate symbols. …

Google has yet to fulfill promise not to put ads on fake news sites

A month ago, Google pledged to make sure that the ads sold though its AdSense program wouldn’t go on fake news sites. But so far, the company has largely failed …

Record charitable donations reported for Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, a 5-year-old phenomenon aimed at encouraging online charitable giving, produced record-shattering donations this week, according to two organizations which tracked the flow of gifts.

Forget the TV: How to follow Election Day online

NEW YORK – TVs are so last century. News outlets are using Facebook Live, Snapchat, YouTube and other tools to offer live coverage of Election Day in ways not possible …

Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic

It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States …

Froma Harrop: Cities see interplay of clicks and bricks

Suburban retailing feeling the weight on online shopping and overbuilding.

Microsoft offers tool to report abusive content in its online services

Microsoft is making it easier to call out racist, sexist, or other abusive content on Xbox Live and the company’s other online services.

Kevin Hart to pose as Lyft driver in online series

Kevin Hart is going to go undercover as a Lyft driver. That’s the premise of an original series being made by Hart’s production company and studio Lionsgate that was announced …

FCC program to help poor get online will start in December

Low-income Americans are expected to be able to apply for help from the federal government in paying for Internet access in December.

Amazon to debut live show about fashion

In its quest to build out its fashion business, may disrupt the world of TV talk shows, too – with a nightly live show dedicated to fashion and beauty. …

Twitter simplifies in bid to engage more users

Twitter is changing to address a paradox about a service that revolves around messages limited to just 140 characters. As simple as it sounds, the concept remains too confusing and …

As you surf the Web, candidates surf with you

Online advertising, once used primarily as a way to reach young and heavily wired consumers, has emerged as an essential communications tool in the 2012 presidential contest.

Kershner: Search for virtual me: some hits, no Mrs.

It’s amazing what you can find out about a person online. For instance, there’s a remarkable website called, a people search engine visited by nearly 6 million people per …

Libraries matter more than ever

All right, I’ve finally figured out how the city’s budget works. The city gets in trouble, looks around for an easy target, spies the Spokane Public Library and hacks it …

Idaho lawmakers ponder taxing online sales

BOISE – Two lawmakers from the same North Idaho district are at opposite ends of a legislative battle over taxing Internet sales, which Idahoans already are required by law to …