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German Internet users cry foul over law requiring Google to pay news providers

Germany’s Internet community, gathered at the world’s biggest high-tech fair, was up in arms Thursday at a draft law forcing Google and other similar sites to pay media firms for content. “This draft is completely backward,” fumed Bernhard Rohleder, director general of Bitkom, the German federation representing high-tech industries. “We…

Eroded memories, improved accuracy

As soon as I saw this story about how internet use is subtly reshaping our brain activity, I expected immediately to see hysterical, hand-wringing coverage.  Cord's story that I link is responsible coverage—he points out that different doesn't automatically mean worse—but when it comes to technology and how it's changing us,…