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This is a visualization of global Internet attacks, seen during the 4th China Internet Security Conference in Beijing. Microsoft's Bing search engine is no longer accessible in China, the company reports. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Berlin is a tech hub, but 70 percent of the city's businesses have complained to the city's Chamber of Commerce and Industry about inadequate broadband. Rafael Dols/Getty Images hide caption

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Berlin Is A Tech Hub, So Why Are Germany's Internet Speeds So Slow?

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Cuba's telecom monopoly is rolling out broad Internet access for mobile phone users this week. Here, a woman uses her smartphone to surf the Internet in Havana. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Starbucks announced on Thursday it will start blocking pornography and illegal content on its free Wi-Fi networks in stores throughout the U.S. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press hide caption

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In dueling lawsuits, Match, which owns Tinder, alleges that Bumble infringed on Tinder's intellectual property — while Bumble says that argument is bogus. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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The Tinder-Bumble Feud: Dating Apps Fight Over Who Owns The Swipe

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Aric Toler is part of Bellingcat, an international Internet research organization that has meticulously investigated conflicts around the world. This week, the online group outed one of two Russian agents believed to have been involved in poisonings in the U.K. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins

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Verizon crews pump water from an access tunnel in Manhattan in 2012 after flooding from Superstorm Sandy knocked out underground Internet cables. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Home goods seller Wayfair and other e-commerce companies had attempted to challenge a South Dakota law that levies taxes on purchases made through certain online retailers. Jenny Kane/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court Ruling Means Some Online Purchases Will Cost More

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Sci-fi writer William Gibson says the best way to imagine new technologies and how they could affect society is not through current expertise but by talking to "either artists or criminals." Ron Bull/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Artists And Criminals: On The Cutting Edge Of Tech

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The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

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Apple is being urged to help protect young users of its smartphones and tablets, with two investors citing problems that have been linked with spending too much time on social media and looking at screens. Matthias Balk/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It seems like every kid is online. But UNICEF's director of data, Laurence Chandy, observes: "It's a huge inequity between those who have access and those who do not." Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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