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Net Neutrality Leaves Rural Cities Behind

The repeal of net neutrality by the Federal Communications Commission in early December 2017 has a number of people questioning the future of their access to the internet. Since 1970, rules restricted corporate power over businesses and people using the internet. Since 2005, bans on blocking and throttling or slowing down content to users have existed. The repeal eliminates oversight ... Read More »

Ecosia Vies to Be New Search Engine On Campus

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Informational Technology Council has voted to install Ecosia as the default search engine on Microsoft Edge in campus computer labs. Ecosia is a search engine that plants trees with its ad revenue. Currently, there are over 7 million active users. Ecosia publishes monthly financial reports and tree planting receipts to improve transparency with users. They ... Read More »

Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?

I submit to you that, in fact, it does make us stupid. You’ll get no argument from me that the sheer quantity of information on the Internet is as vast, but does information being so readily available really mean anything good for our intellectual capacity? If anything, the effect it has on our cognitive abilities is problematic. It’s BECAUSE of ... Read More »