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Your Amazon Echo Will Share Your Wireless Network With Neighbors, Unless You Opt Out

The company says its Sidewalk system extends the range of low-bandwidth devices by pooling neighbors' networks to improve connectivity. It's all in the customer's interest, Amazon says.

How many oceans are there? It's National Geographic official now: There are five. Alexander Gerst/ESA via Getty Images hide caption

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Coming Soon To An Atlas Near You: A Fifth Ocean

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Your Amazon Echo Will Share Your Wireless Network With Neighbors, Unless You Opt Out

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Outside the emergency room entrance at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, once the epicenter of COVID-19 in New York City. Brigid Bergin/WNYC hide caption

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Crime Is The Key Issue In New York City Mayor's Race

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U.S. and Chinese flags before the opening session of 2019 trade negotiations between U.S. and Chinese trade representatives in Beijing. China just passed a sweeping law designed to counter sanctions the U.S. and the European Union have imposed on Chinese officials and major Chinese companies. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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China's New Anti-Foreign Sanctions Law Sends A Chill Through The Business Community

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Benny (Corey Hawkins), Sonny (Gregory Diaz IV) and Usnavi (Anthony Ramos) chat in Usnavi's Washington Heights bodega. Macall Polay/Warner Bros. hide caption

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How Lin-Manuel Miranda And Quiara Alegría Hudes Assert Dignity With 'In The Heights'

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