“Internet freedom” advocacy group NetChoice called out for promoting social media censorship

(Natural News) An organization that claims to promote free speech on the internet has quietly been promoting censorship online. Trade association NetChoice has been called out for promoting social media censorship in its blog posts. According to Breitbart, recent blog posts by NetChoice’s policy counsel have argued against the notion that major tech platforms should be designated as common carriers. As part of this, it stated that forcing social media platforms to carry all legal speech would lead to firehose obscenity. “Making it illegal for social media platforms to moderate content would result in a Mad Max-style, anything-goes internet,” reads the post. “Children would be subjected to some of the worst parts of the internet and platforms would be powerless to create safe ecosystems free from unwanted, offensive, and profane material. People just trying to watch cat videos or connect with their family over Facebook would be forced to wade through a sea of unseemly content, such as racist posts or pornography.” NetChoice doesn’t support choice on the internet As part of the report, Breitbart‘s Allum Bokhari points out that NetChoice’s position is “not remotely true.” He points to Google’s “safe search” button as an argument against the group’s position, as it would

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Forget 5G, Apple is now looking for engineers to work on 6G

(Natural News) Hot on the heels of launching its first 5G-enabled iPhones, Apple is now looking to start work on sixth-generation (6G) cellular connectivity. The California-based company is currently looking for wireless systems research engineers for next-generation networks. “You will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to craft next generation wireless technology that will have deep impact on future Apple products,“ states the job posting. “In this role you will be at the center of a cutting-edge research group responsible for creating next generation disruptive radio access technologies over the next decade.” According to the posting, those hired for the position will both “research and design next generation (6G)” as well as participate in industry forums that are “passionate about 6G technology.” 6G hires part of Apple’s push to develop technologies in-house The job listing looks to be another sign of Apple’s push to develop more of its technology in-house. For most of its history, the company has relied on equipment and technology from outside vendors. For instance, it relied on Intel for CPUs for the Mac line desktop and laptop computers. But Apple has also developed its own technology. The company has designed the main processors for the iPhone and

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Texas coronavirus numbers hit record levels as hospitals run out of space

(Natural News) Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott reported Tuesday that the state recorded over 5,000 new Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, setting a record for

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