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India treats 'Netflix addiction' as internet use surges

A 26-year-old man has sought help at an addiction center in the southern city of Bangalore, convinced that his waning attention span, reluctance to interact and seclusion were caused by his obsessive need to watch the video-streaming site for hours on end.

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‘It’s Very Sad.’ Ariana Grande Explains Why She Is Taking a Break From Social Media

The pop princess is taking a break from the Internet

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Twitter Releases Tweets Showing Foreign Attempts to Influence US Politics

Twitter has released a collection of more than 10 million tweets it says are related to foreign efforts to influence U.S. elections going back a ...

'Just being able to play football is not enough,' says Chiellini

While strikers celebrate scoring goals, nobody celebrates a defensive challenge or block quite like Giorgio Chiellini.

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Hackers Accused of Ties to Russia Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cybersecurity Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber ...

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I’m part of the ‘sandwich generation.’ But I feel more stretched than squeezed.

My internet search history is filled with questions about financing nursing care, mixed with searches for what college costs for my kids will be in ...

WATCH: Painting depicts Trump sharing drinks with GOP presidents

A painting of President Donald Trump enjoying drinks at a table with other famous Republican presidents has taken the internet by storm.

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Ninja Sex Party is the quintessential YouTube band — except it transcends the Internet

Danny Sexbang and Ninja Brian are no novelty comedy act.

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Chinese Internet Star Detained for ‘Disrespectful’ Version of National Anthem

Yang Kaili, a 20-year-old woman with tens of millions of followers, had sung a brief snippet of the anthem online, wearing an antler-shaped headband.

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‘It’s OK to be white’ is not a joke, it’s careless politicians helping the far right | Jason Wilson

The far right lies, sows confusion, and hides its intentions in order to mainstream its messagesThe Australian Senate almost passed a motion ...

Sears bankruptcy triggers mass nostalgia about the catalog that sold everything

For so many people who grew up before the internet, the Sears catalog WAS the internet.

Early Facebook exec Sean Parker: Working on health tech is 'refreshing' after internet 'monoculture'

Parker, who founded Napster as well, said "it feels somewhat unsatisfying to constantly make products for teenage girls" and was especially worried about the impact of his consumer internet products on society. 

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Microsoft browsers will disable 20-year-old security protocol

Microsoft has announced that it will be disabling the oldest versions of the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in Edge and Internet Explorer 11 by default in 2020. The company said in a blog post that the move is intended to help "advance a saf...

Becky G, Gloria Trevi and more to host 2018 Latin AMAs

Becky G, Gloria Trevi and other female artists are set to host the 2018 Latin American Music Awards as the ceremony celebrates women.

Chinese Internet celebrity detained for national anthem performance

China detained a young Internet celebrity after she sang the national anthem on an online platform in a manner deemed "offensive" to the state.

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Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close about 142 of its 700 stores by the end of the year, throwing into ...

Look: DJ Khaled celebrates son's birthday at baseball stadium

DJ Khaled threw son Asahd a carnival-themed party and launched a new, charitable program at Marlins Park.

Watch: WWE celebrates Smackdown 1000 with retro-style intro video

WWE has released on Twitter a retro-style intro video for Smackdown as the company prepares to celebrate the program's 1,000th episode on Tuesday.

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Rivals ARM and Intel make peace to secure Internet of Things

Rival semiconductor giants ARM and Intel have agreed to work together to manage networks of connected devices from both firms, clearing a major stumbling block to market growth of the so-called Internet of Things (IoT).

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Ecuador partly restores internet access for WikiLeaks founder Assange

Ecuador has restored partial internet access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who took refuge in the country's London Embassy more than six years ago, WikiLeaks and an Assange lawyer said separately on Sunday.

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The best Internet security: Layers of protection and good habits

By Kevin Purdy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen ...

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Trump celebrates McConnell, federal judicial appointments at Kentucky rally

Campaigning for a Kentucky congressman in a tough race, the president again denounced what he called the “Democratic politics of hatred, anger and ...

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President Trump Celebrates as Pastor Andrew Brunson Returns From Turkey

"We do not pay ransom in this country," Trump said

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‘Who did this?!’: Someone put googly eyes on a historic Georgia statue. Police want answers.

Savannah officials said the incident was "no laughing matter." People on the Internet disagreed.

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Without captions, warnings about Hurricane Michael failed to reach disabled

When Oscar-winning deaf actress Marlee Matlin turned to the internet to view a video warning about Hurricane Michael, she was quickly reminded that sign language interpreters are often edited out of broadcast clips and closed captioning seems to be non-existent online.

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‘Who did this?!’: Someone put googly eyes on a historic Georgia statue. Police want answers.

Savannah officials said the incident involving a statue of Revolutionary War luminary Nathanael Greene was "no laughing matter." People on the Internet disagreed.

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Here's Why The Internet Is Convinced Meghan Markle Is Pregnant

First comes love, then comes marriage, here's why the internet thinks Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have a baby in the baby carriage. The internet is abuzz following Princess...

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