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5G is coming, but what is it exactly?

Every decade or so, the wireless industry rolls out a new cellular communications standard that can transmit more data more quickly. Already under development is the next round, called “5G” because it’s the fifth


How to make your home router hacker-proof

In late April, the top federal cybersecurity agency, US-Cert, announced that Russian hackers had attacked Internet-connected devices throughout the US, including network routers in private homes. Most


Outlawing fake news will chill the real news

The term “fake news” has gained prominence in recent years thanks to US President Donald Trump’s attacks on the media during the 2016 US election. In 2017, it was one of Collins English Dictionary’s 2017 words of


‘Big Tech’ isn’t one big monopoly

Public concern about Facebook’s power in society – and in politics – has skyrocketed in the wake of revelations that users’ data was analysed by a UK-based marketing firm and used to construct highly targeted political

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