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Telecommunications companies around the world are expanding their next-generation, or 5G, networks. Guo Shining/VCG via Getty Images

What is 5G? An electrical engineer explains

5G is 10 times faster than 4G, promising better wireless internet access. It’s also expected to put the Internet of Things revolution in high gear.
The cute economy is not only a network of cute content that people participate in making, sharing and circulating but also a multibillion-dollar business. (Shutterstock)

Have an Instagram account for your pet? Love sharing funny animal videos? You’re part of the cute economy

If sharing cute animal content is your love language, you’re not alone — you are part of a bigger cultural phenomenon called the cute economy.
A vulnerability in Log4j, a humble but widespread piece of software, has put millions of computers at risk. SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

What is Log4j? A cybersecurity expert explains the latest internet vulnerability, how bad it is and what’s at stake

Log4Shell is the latest hacker exploit rocking the internet, and it’s arguably the worst yet. The vulnerability is in an obscure piece of software used on millions of computers.
Is it possible to have a jury whose members are unbiased? Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

Do unbiased jurors exist in an age of social media?

A video of Ahmaud Arbery was widely seen and shared by the citizens who could be called on to judge the accused killers. The issue was recently argued before the Supreme Court.
People are warned that what they post on the internet will live forever. But that’s not really the case. 3alexd/E+ via Getty Images

The Internet Archive has been fighting for 25 years to keep what’s on the web from disappearing – and you can help

Portions of the internet disappear every day. Preservation of this historical record requires a proactive approach by archivists and everyday citizens.
It’s not you; many e-commerce websites are difficult to use by design. fizkes/iStock via Getty Images

What are dark patterns? An online media expert explains

Deceptively labeled buttons, choices that are hard to undo, web designs that hide options – these dark patterns are how some websites trick people into giving up their money and information.
Democrats and Republicans in Congress have asked sharp questions of social media CEOs as lawmakers consider changes to landmark internet legislation. Michael Reynolds/Pool via AP

What is Section 230? An expert on internet law and regulation explains the legislation that paved the way for Facebook, Google and Twitter

A terse piece of legislation from 1996 has been credited with creating the internet as we know it – and blamed for the flood of misinformation and other ills that have come with it.

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