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Zimbabwe shuts down its internet amid military crackdown

Zimbabweans spent most of Friday without internet after the government ordered the country's biggest mobile operator to shut down service again.

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Netflix or Hulu: Which Fyre Festival documentary you should watch - CNET

Get a healthy dose of internet schadenfreude with competing Hulu and Netflix documentaries on the doomed music festival.

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Zimbabwe shuts down internet as UN slams military crackdown

Zimbabwe's military has been accused of brutality and human rights abuses in the country following days of protests over a massive hike in gas ...

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Democrats Call for Inquiry Into Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie

The president directed his lawyer to lie to Congress about his involvement in talks to build a skyscraper in Moscow, Buzzfeed reported. It could not ...

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Think the #10YearChallenge is fun? It’s a surveillance nightmare | Arwa Mahdawi

The online craze for posting portrait photos from today and 10 years ago may seem harmless, but facial recognition software makes it sinisterHave you ...

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How an old, far-right meme about Muslim ‘prayer rugs’ at the border became a Trump tweet

Unsubstantiated rumors of "prayer rugs" found at the border have long circulated among ranchers and on the Internet.

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Hundreds detained after Zimbabwe protests as U.N. denounces crackdown

Hundreds of Zimbabweans arrested during anti-government protests were detained on Friday on public order charges, as the United Nations urged an end to a brutal security crackdown and an internet blackout.

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Zimbabwe shuts down internet amid protests over $12 per gallon gas

"The world must quickly step in to remove this blanket of darkness that has been put on the country," one opposition activist said.

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After going viral, Jets Coach Adam Gase says TV and the internet are ‘pollution of the brain’

The 40-year-old says Twitter, Instagram and television are irrelevant to him.

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After going viral, Jets Coach Adam Gase says TV and the internet are ‘pollution of the brain’

The 40-year-old says Twitter, Instagram and television are irrelevant to him.

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Worshipping hockey: art exhibit celebrates the 'religion' of the sport

An art gallery in Windsor, Ont., is taking the worship of hockey to the next level.

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Michael Jackson celebrated by Louis Vuitton at Paris fashion show

Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh celebrates Michael Jackson in Paris menswear collection. (Jan. 18)        

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Zimbabwe in 'total internet shutdown' amid violent crackdown

Zimbabwe is in a "total internet shutdown," a media group said Friday, after a days-long violent crackdown on people protesting a dramatic fuel price increase.

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Internet shutdowns aren't just Africa's problem. They're happening worldwide

When Hong Kong police fired tear gas at peaceful pro-democracy protesters in 2014, the news moved swiftly through social media. Photos and videos of mostly student demonstrators being gassed helped fuel the outrage that ultimately drove hundreds of thousands of people into the streets.

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US Appeals Court Will Not Delay Net Neutrality Case

A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not delay oral arguments set for Feb. 1 on the Trump administration's decision to repeal the 2015 landmark net neutrality rules governing internet providers. The Federal Communications Commission ...

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U.S. appeals court will not delay net neutrality case

A federal appeals court said on Thursday it would not delay oral arguments set for Feb. 1 on the Trump administration's decision to repeal the 2015 ...

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Paramount Was Hollywood’s ‘Mountain.’ Now It’s a Molehill.

After decades of nearly slapstick mismanagement — spinning off TV and missing the internet — the studio behind “The Godfather” is fighting for its ...

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Google will buy Fossil smartwatch tech for $40 million

Google's commitment to improving its smartwatch platform is about to extend beyond overhauling its software. The internet giant has agreed to buy some of the intellectual property behind Fossil's smartwatch technology in a $40 million deal. While t...

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Man leaps from Royal Caribbean ship in video stunt; banned for life

A 27-year-old man from Vancouver, Wash., is finding Internet fame this week with a video of himself jumping from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.        

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Mini 60 Years Edition celebrates six decades of twee cars - Roadshow

The cars might be a little (or a lot) bigger now, but they're still pretty fun.

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A different 10-year challenge: Who won the last decade in sports?

The Buzzer is CBC Sports' daily newsletter. Get up to speed in a hurry on the interesting stuff ...

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Veterans of the News Business Are Now Fighting Fakes

After raising $6 million, the start-up NewsGuard, co-founded by Steve Brill, has signed Microsoft as its first major client. The main goal: to combat ...

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Iridium's 'truly global' satellite internet connects aircraft and ships

Wondering what Iridium would be doing with those Next satellites that SpaceX just finished launching? You now have an idea. Iridium has ...

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YouTube bans videos that involve dangerous pranks after risky 'Bird Box Challenge' sweeps internet

People fell down stairs and even crashed cars as part of the challenge, based on the Sandra Bullock ...

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Colorism Reveals Many Shades of Prejudice in Hollywood

The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has ignited a frequently overlooked discussion about whether prejudice isn't just about the color of a person's skin, but the shade. "Colorism,'' the idea that light-skinned minorities are given more privilege than their darker-skinned peers, is a centuries-old concept that ...

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Street Singer Gives Voice to Venezuela's Growing Diaspora

A year ago, Venezuelan migrant Reymar Perdomo was singing for spare change on jammed buses, struggling to make ends meet while building a new life in Peru’s capital. But her life took a turn when she wrote a heartfelt reggae song about leaving her homeland that went viral on the internet and has brought tears to hundreds in the Venezuelan ...

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Use of Expired Vaccine Sparks Public Scare in China

A recent vaccine scandal in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, where 145 children were confirmed to have received expired polio vaccinations, has once again exposed the country’s poor vaccine management and lack of systematic regulatory oversight, a ...

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