The world's richest person, Elon Musk, has reached a deal to buy Twitter, one of the world's largest social media sites, for $44 billion. Mr. Musk says he wants to protect "free speech", but many people worry about actions he may take as Twitter's owner.
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Starlink, a new satellite internet system from the company SpaceX, is changing the world more quickly than many people expected. The system can be very useful in remote areas and emergency situations, but it also presents several important problems.
China's government has made new rules limiting online gaming for children to three hours a week. The government says the move is meant to protect the health of children. It's just one of many recent steps China has taken to limit the effects of the internet.
Australia's parliament is considering a bill that would force the search website Google to pay for showing links to Australian news websites. Google says if the bill isn't changed, the search company will stop working in Australia.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…the Atlantic has had so many hurricanes this year that a second alphabet is needed to name them, Thailand starts mailing tourists' litter back to them, & and old TV takes out the internet for a whole village.
The computer company Microsoft recently ended an unusual experiment by pulling up a data center that has been serving internet requests from under the sea for the last two years. The company says the experiment was a success.
Criminals are targeting the computer systems of school districts, universities, banks, large businesses, and other groups around the world, locking up their computer files, and refusing to unlock them until they are paid.
A company called Loon is using balloons to deliver the internet to people across Kenya. The company believes its system will be a cheap, reliable way to bring internet services to people who live in remote areas.
Among the more unusual news stories recently…Singapore uses a robot dog to encourage social distancing, an 11-year-old skateboarder does three complete turns in the air, and an injured hiker in Tasmania is found and rescued thanks to three little words.