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Sunday, December 15, 2019 2:28 AM ET

Christian Science Monitor - Technology

Should surfing the web count as a human right? The view from South Africa. South Africa's Competition Commission wrote in a December report that two major phone providers' data prices were "anti-poor" and should be lowered.

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First Look - Rethinking tech's Wild West: San Francisco requires new permits - Scores of abandoned electric scooters were the last straw. San Francisco officials voted to rein in startups from using city streets as a laboratory.

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First Look - Before UK election, Google limits political advertising - As Twitter and Facebook field criticism for their policies on political advertising, Google announces a middle-lane approach.

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Surviving the first 'deepfake' election: Three questions - U.S. politics has always been rife with disinformation. The 2020 election, however, comes with a new way to spread deceptive content: deepfakes.

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As AI joins battlefield, Pentagon seeks ethicist - The Pentagon's Joint Artificial Intelligence Center announced it is seeking an ethicist to help develop military use of AI.

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First Look -- First statewide earthquake alerts now available in California -- When an earthquake occurs, the new system will immediately warn users of incoming waves, allowing them a moment to prepare for any shaking.

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First Look -- Zuckerberg to appear before Congress about Facebook currency -- With the company under scrutiny for market power and data privacy abuses, the plan to create an online currency has raised red flags in both parties.

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First Look -- Apple removes Hong Kong police tracker app, stirs protests -- Pressured by Beijing, Apple removed an app used by Hong Kong protesters, saying it enabled criminal activity. Many in Hong Kong disagreed.

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First Look -- US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging -- While the U.S. attorney general warns of hidden dangers in encrypted messaging, Facebook says people have a right to private conversations online.

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First Look -- Tech giants court fossil fuel firms, with some employee protests -- Does cutting-edge cloud computing help oil companies clean up their businesses or just pollute more? Big tech companies grapple with best practices.

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First Look -- Can a new space race connect the world to the internet? -- Private companies are competing to get satellites into space to provide internet access to the more than 3 billion people living without it.

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First Look -- Google wins EU decision to limit 'right to be forgotten' rule -- The 28-nation bloc must defer to this new benchmark when dealing with issues of data privacy on the borderless internet.

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First Look -- No crowds as Apple's iPhone 11 hits stores in China -- The American company Apple released its new smartphone in China, but Chinese consumers are showing loyalty to the Huawei brand.

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First Look -- Facebook to name first oversight panel members -- Facebook announced the formation of a quasi-independent oversight board to rule on hate speech and ads on its platforms that violate company policy.

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