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Internet Backs Man Who Refused to Tell ‘Creepy’ Lie About How He Met Fiancée in Viral Post

A man on Reddit recently became engaged to his fiancée, a woman he met on a dating app two years ago. However, a disagreement over their relationship’s origin story has left them in uncertainty. A post describing the uncomfortable situation has gone viral in Reddit’s “Am I the A**hole” forum, amassing 12,000 upvotes and 4,100 […]

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What is Cosmos — the ‘internet of blockchains’?

The Cosmos ecosystem has seen rapid growth in recent months since the launch of Cosmos Hub — the first blockchain in the Cosmos ecosystem — in 2019.  Over 20 blockchains, including Cosmos Hub, Osmosis, Crypto.Org and Terra, are now connected in the Cosmos ecosystem by the Inter-Blockchain Communication (IBC) protocol that allows independent blockchains to […]

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Carrier-grade NAT is harming internet innovation • The Register

Carriers and Big Tech are happily continuing to use network address translation (NAT) and IPv4 to protect their investments, with the result that transition to IPv6 is glacial while the entire internet is shaped in the image of incumbent players. That’s the opinion of Geoff Huston, chief scientist at regional internet registry the Asia Pacific […]

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Google’s more inclusive skin tone scale could minimise internet racism — Quartz

During last month’s Google I/O event livestreamed on YouTube, the company introduced the Monk Skin Tone (MST) scale, which it has begun implementing on Google Image search (which includes images and commercial products) and Google Photos in an attempt to tame internet racism. The new scale is replacing the Fitzpatrick Skin Type, a standard of six colors […]

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Sudan shuts down the internet after a military coup — Quartz Africa

Sudan’s ongoing internet blockade in the aftermath of a coup on Monday, Oct. 25 could persist for longer as previous trends in the crisis ravaged African country show the military extending connectivity outages for more than one month. The United Nations has meanwhile condemned the “ongoing military coup in Sudan” and has demanded that “the […]

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Internet Slams Boyfriend’s Pitiful Birthday Surprise—’I Honestly Saw Red’

A woman has been urged to dump her boyfriend after his dismal attempt at a birthday and anniversary celebration, which culminated in her paying for most of their expensive restaurant meal. The 25-year-old shared her dilemma to Reddit’s popular Am I The A**hole forum, under the username Good_Cheesecake_251, where she vented her frustration over her […]

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Guardian readers: the funniest things (on the internet) in 2021 – chosen by you! | Social media

Last week Guardian Australia staff shared the things on the internet that made them laugh hardest in the past 12 months. We asked you to reciprocate by sharing your online nuggets and, judging by what you came back with, you jumped at the chance to chuckle at Covid, the climate crisis and limbless croissants. 1. […]

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Cable cut blamed for global four-hour internet disruption • The Register

Google Cloud and other internet service providers are recovering from network issues attributed to a network cable cut that began in the Middle East and Asia just before 0700 PDT (1400 UTC). The cable, Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1), is a 25,000km submarine cable operated by a telecom consortium. It connects South East Asia to Europe by way […]

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