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9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more


There is a lot of reasons to use a vpn, even if your internet habits are unlikely to trigger government surveillance. Maybe you want to watch geoblocked sports or avoid regular Wi-Fi spying. Your privacy concerns also matter.

But VPN technology can be tricky to sort through, and VPN companies may not be inclined to guide you directly. This prompted members of Congress to call for an investigation into this entire industry. CNET’s Rae Hodge addresses all of this, and she also has a request: “I also call on VPN reviewers to better investigate the VPNs they review.”

His article is one of many in-depth features and thought-provoking comments that have appeared on CNET this week. So this is it. These are the stories you don’t want to miss.

Comment: Members of Congress are right to ask the FTC to investigate the VPN industry.

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A veritable secret war is going on behind the scenes with overworked, underpaid and underappreciated visual effects artists.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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Children are exploited online every day, sometimes at the hands of their parents.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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These halos of the early universe could lead to a new era of cosmology.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

Reiko Matsushita

Comment: High prices, limited custom software, and design quirks always make foldables a tough sell. But that could change at the Samsung Unpacked event on August 10.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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Comment: This is the sci-fi series that “come out of Star Treks” Star Trek.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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Online interaction has been instrumental in raising awareness and advocating for chronic disease. Here’s how people are using social media platforms to make a difference.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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Curiosity landed on Mars ten years ago, opening a new path for human exploration — and my career.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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Australia’s charming version of Lego Masters enhances the American spectacle in every way imaginable, and it’s free on Tubi.

9 great reads from CNET this week: VPN, Marvel, Dark Matter and more

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