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Fox News anchor joins lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, harassment at network

Fox News still under grand jury probe Fox News’ legal troubles grew even larger Tuesday, with new plaintiffs, including an anchor, joining a suit alleging racial discrimination and harassment at the network. The suit is now headlined by Kelly Wright, a black reporter and anchor who has been withFox News since 2003. Wright claims that he “has been effectively sidelined and asked to perform the role of a ‘Jim Crow’ — the racist caricature of a Black entertainer.” Wright’s allegations involve, among others, recently fired Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ...

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Verizon launches Google Fiber-like speeds for its entire Fios network

Verizon’s ‘can you hear me now’ man joins Sprint Verizon’s internet service just got faster. The wireless carrier on Monday launched Fios Gigabit Connection, which provides downloads as fast as 940 megabits per second (Mbps) and uploads as fast as 880 Mbps. For comparison, Google Fiber offers a connection up to 1,000 megabits per second. The new service is an upgrade from Verizon’s Fios Instant Internet, which offered upload and download speeds of 750 Mbps, and launched in January. Related: Verizon loses wireless customers for first time Existing customers with ...

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How to use Facebook's new VR social network

Facebook Spaces: Never see your friends IRL again Facebook unveiled a new way to hang out with your friends without ever needing to leave your living room. The company launched Facebook Spaces at F8, the company’s developer conference, on Tuesday. Facebook Spaces is a new virtual reality social network. You can create a custom avatar based on photos from your Facebook(FB, Tech30) profile and spend time with up to three other people in a virtual space. You can take selfies, draw pictures with virtual pensand fist-bump your friends. Facebook Spaces ...

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North Korean banks kicked out of global messaging network

Three North Korean banks have been barred from the global messaging network that connects the world’s financial institutions. Their suspension highlights the continued efforts by the U.S. and its allies to cut North Korea off from the international financial system as Kim Jong Un’s regime pursues its nuclear weapons program. SWIFT, the global banking communications service, said Wednesday that it recently suspended the North Korean banks’ access to its vast network, which connects more than 11,000 entities around the world. Financial firms use SWIFT for millions of transactions each day, ...

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AT&T shuts down 2G network, ending support for original iPhone

No one has really cared about AT&T’s 2G network for years now, but it’s always been there if you needed it for some reason. That’s no longer the case as of January 1st, which is when AT&T says it pulled the plug on 2G (EDGE) data in the US. It didn’t make a big stink about it ahead of time because so few people had been using 2G. However, this move is a dagger to the heart of some devices — for example, the original iPhone from 2007. There were a ...

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DARPA tests network of 1,000 handheld radiation detectors in Washington

The US Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been working on a number of technologies designed to sniff out radioactive material, and it just deployed 1,000 handheld scanners to test one of those systems in the nation’s capitol. They way they did it was pretty unusual, though. As the first large-scale test of the SIGMA program, DARPA put together a mock kidnapping adventure game. Participants in the exercise were each given a backpack with a small SIGMA radiation detector. Each one is connected to a smartphone, ...

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Cable's record Election Night audiences bigger than network rivals

Relive the election night twists and turns in under 2 minutes Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton drove record cable viewership on Election Night, drawing in bigger audiences than their network rivals. CNN had the night’s largest audience from 8 pm to 11 pm with 13.3 million primetime viewers, according to Nielsen. This number was up 43% from Election Night in 2012 and was the most watched Election Night in cable news history, Nielsen said. Coming in behind CNN was Fox News, which brought in 12.1 million viewers and ...

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Allow mobile phone network roaming in UK, urge MPs

Mobile phone companies should allow customers to roam between networks in areas of the UK where they struggle to get reception, a group of MPs has said. The British Infrastructure Group said foreign visitors get better coverage, as they are not tied to any provider, so can use the strongest signal. The report said 17 million customers had poor reception at home and it named 525 areas with non-existent coverage. Phone companies insist they are working hard to make their coverage better. Little improvement The cross-party group of about 90 ...

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Can an anonymous social network ever work?

Have you ever wanted to share your real feelings about Yahoo’s downfall, the Kardashians or the Second Amendment, but were too scared to do it under your real name? There is yet another anonymous social app that wants to let people speak their mind without worrying about pesky repercussions. Launching Thursday, Candid is an iOS and Android app created by former Google (GOOG) engineers Bindu Reddy and Arvind Sundararajan, who also run social media ad company MyLikes. On social networks where you use your real name, like Facebook (FB, Tech30) ...

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Sources: ESPN-backed ACC Network set for '19

12:46 AM ET Brett McMurphyCollege football reporter Close College football reporter for ESPN Nominated for Pulitzer Prize in 2010 Graduate of Oklahoma State University The long-awaited ACC Network will launch by August 2019, according to league sources. The Atlantic Coast Conference and ESPN have agreed to a 20-year deal and rights extension through the 2035-36 academic year, sources said. The ACC also extended its conference grant of rights deal nine years through 2035-36, a source said. The conference’s grant of rights makes it untenable financially for a school to leave, ...

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