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It's official: the FCC will vote to kill net neutrality on December 14 unless we can get Congress to stop them

It's official: the FCC will vote to kill net neutrality on December 14 unless we can get Congress to stop them

So, what can YOU do to stop them? (pick 1 or, ideally, do them all)

 

This site provides an easy tool to CALL your representatives.

You can write to your House Representative here and Senators here

Physically write to the FCC here

You can also use this to help you contact your house and congressional reps. It's easy to use and cuts down on the transaction costs with writing a letter to your reps

This tool provides a low transaction cost for writing all your reps in one fell swoop.

You can also use this site to post an official comment to the FCC proceeding. Though, they will only be counting/reading comments made before August, 2017.

We all need to work together to stop these monsters from taking away our freedom. Together we are strong! Together we will NOT lose!

Thanks to -/u/NetNeutralityBot for giving me the copy paste material.

If you want to help protect Net Neutrality, you can support groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU and Free Press who are fighting to keep Net Neutrality:

https://www.battleforthenet.com/ https://www.eff.org/ https://www.aclu.org/ https://www.freepress.net/ https://www.fightforthefuture.org/ https://www.publicknowledge.org/ https://www.demandprogress.org/

Set them as your charity on Amazon Smile here

Write to your House Representative here and Senators here

Write to the FCC here

Add a comment to the repeal here

Here's an easier URL you can use thanks to John Oliver

You can also use this to help you contact your house and congressional reps. It's easy to use and cuts down on the transaction costs with writing a letter to your reps

Also check this out, which was made by the EFF and is a low transaction cost tool for writing all your reps in one fell swoop.

If you would like to contribute to the text in this bot's posts, please edit this file on github.

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If only people took net neutrality as serious as they did over this last week with EA...

I love this bot, but it would be awesome to update it with a link to the call tool at https://www.battleforthenet.com -- contacting the FCC doesn't really help much at this point, we need everyone to CALL their lawmakers in Congress and demand that they step in and stop the FCC from voting. <3

Firefox 57.0 Released

Firefox 57.0 Released
Firefox 57.0 Released

Its really exciting to see firefox come back like this. Chromes monopoloy was starting to suck

Every change breaks someone's workflow

holy shit it's fast.

My workstation has never browsed the internet so fast. This update is fucking rapid.

EDIT: Tested it a bit now, holy cow

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum

Introducing the New Firefox: Firefox Quantum
Watching Twitch streams with Chrome - ~30-40% CPU Usage from the stream tab.
Same stream with same quality on Firefox Quantum - 10% CPU Usage.

Huge win right there, can actually play a cpu heavy game and watch a stream now.

Edit: Of course usage will vary from pc to pc. 
https://i.imgur.com/ZP6qiyK.jpg Hardware acceleration on(GPU Usage), Only one stream on Chrome(memory usage would be doubled otherwise).

Quality not visible in screenshot, but the guy in the stream looks the same quality atleast :D (thats 1080p60) And Chrome has more extensions, but they're the default Google extensions that come with Chrome - the bonus ones are on Firefox too(BTTV, RES, FrankerZFace, uBlock).

The usage varies a lot, but Chrome will always be above even with all the extensions turned off. It will vary according to hardware, but for me Quantum uses less stuff.

Watching Twitch streams with Chrome - ~30-40% CPU Usage from the stream tab. Same stream with same quality on Firefox Quantum - 10% CPU Usage.

Huge win right there, can actually play a cpu heavy game and watch a stream now.

Edit: Of course usage will vary from pc to pc. Hardware acceleration on(GPU Usage), Only one stream on Chrome(memory usage would be doubled otherwise).

Quality not visible in screenshot, but the guy in the stream looks the same quality atleast :D (thats 1080p60) And Chrome has more extensions, but they're the default Google extensions that come with Chrome - the bonus ones are on Firefox too(BTTV, RES, FrankerZFace, uBlock).

The usage varies a lot, but Chrome will always be above even with all the extensions turned off. It will vary according to hardware, but for me Quantum uses less stuff.

This looks great. So proud of the Firefox team. Been looking forward to this release for months.

I used to be a die hard FF user, but at some point around like 2011/2012 I switched to chrome. I want to switch back.

I love what Mozilla are doing with Firefox. Reminds me of pre-evil Google.

As someone who's been using the beta, 57 feels a lot faster, comparable to Chrome (my eyes aren't good enough to tell the difference much), and using much less RAM: I usually have 50+ tabs open, and the daily RAM usage on fox is ~5GB whereas it's around 8GB for Chrome.

Uber drivers in Lagos are using a fake GPS app to inflate rider fares

Uber drivers in Lagos are using a fake GPS app to inflate rider fares

Just another typical day in Nigeria.

How about Uber compare the fare from the driver with the fare from the passenger? Should be able to root out fraudulent rides pretty quickly that way.

Uber: We are crappy, but at least we aren't a taxi

While Lagos is safer than many other parts of Nigeria, anyone going there for business should require a personal driver provided by the company [they're doing business with].

Also, ProTip...regardless of who's driving you, don't hold your phone on your ear closest to the window if it's down.

TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports -- DHS’s programs will become a massive violation of privacy that could serve as a gateway to the collection of biometric data to identify and track every traveler at every airport and border crossing in the country

TSA Plans to Use Face Recognition to Track Americans Through Airports -- DHS’s programs will beco...

God, airport security is already exhaustingly paranoid. How much worse can it get? Is this sheer level of invasion actually going to help anything?

No, the only goal is to pork-barrel contracts to politician’s buddies in the security industry, and to seem to be doing something about those wascally terrorists to those stupid enough to believe the measures work.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_theater

See who in DHS/TSA has investments in face recognition tech.

Same when the head of TSA was invested in Rapiscanners.

This isn’t about public safety it’s about getting rich off terrorism.

Prisoner training.

This is how they get us used to the ever-encroaching police state they are steering us toward.

Hacker Hijacks North Korean Radio Station, Plays ‘The Final Countdown’

Hacker Hijacks North Korean Radio Station, Plays ‘The Final Countdown’
Hacker Hijacks North Korean Radio Station, Plays ‘The Final Countdown’

So from our end this may be a joke, but from the IT person in charge of security, he may have been killed for allowing this to happen.

https://youtu.be/MGQaH3-LK54

A completely missed opportunity to play this...

They're not clueless, and most of them aren't brainwashed. They live in constant fear that they or their family members will piss off the wrong government official and get everyone they know and love "disappeared" to a brutal concentration camp, or simply taken out to a field somewhere and executed.

Good, that makes their security worse. Typical evil mastermind point of failure - killing your competent staff.

Equifax is making an app, because apparently screwing 143 million people wasn’t enough.

Equifax is making an app, because apparently screwing 143 million people wasn’t enough.

Why shouldn't they? It's not like there have been any real consequences of allowing all that information to be compromised.

The only way anything will change is if Equifax loses customers and that isn't likely to happen for a while if at all. It could happen, I think, but it wouldn't be easy.

Let's say some hacker goes to a bank and applies for a loan in your name using compromised information. So the bank checks your credit with Equifax and decides that it'd be a great idea to give that hacker a megabuck because Equifax says you have great credit. The bank hands over the money to the hacker, the hacker disappears, and the bank comes after you for the money. Then the bank comes after you for the money and ruins your life.

What should happen is that you make the case that any bank that relies on information from Equifax when making a loan decision is negligent since everyone is fully aware that Equifax information has been compromised, you're found not liable, and the bank has to cover the costs of your defense.

Until that happens, until using information from Equifax is detrimental to its customers, nothing will change.

we are never liable for 3rd party information in any court... that is called hearsay.

that is why banks removed US courts from the picture.

welcome to /sub/latestagecapitalism

please collect your torches and pitchforks and meet the group in the town square.

Wtf is wrong with PR these days? Just slink away and hide! So many commercials and sponsored news stories and ads. We remember still Equifax, you suck. We will remember again when none of us have a true credit history. Now fuck off!

I've lost almost $4k so far.. what could go wrong now?

Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack

Senators push to ditch social security numbers in light of Equifax hack

great now everyone is going to get assigned an ipv6 address instead. /s

seriously though cgp grey does a good video on social security numbers and their history. They were never meant to be what they are now. Thank the IRS.

I blame the private sector far more than the IRS. IRS didn't tell them to use SSIDs to track our credit.

I’ve never quite understood why having to show ID to vote was a bad thing.

This is a great idea. They were never meant to be a secret personal identity PIN.

Sorry, Comcast: Voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in Colorado

Sorry, Comcast: Voters say “yes” to city-run broadband in Colorado

Comcast sues the city for something to stall in 3, 2, 1,...

Tell Comcast there's going to be a town hall meeting in 4 to 6 weeks between the hours of 8am and 5pm. We'll have everyone show up at 6:15pm.

Colorado FUCK YEAH! Comin' to set, a muthafuckin' precedent.

Sorry?

Fuck that, no one is sorry.

Ethereum user deletes code library, freezing 280 million in crypto currency

Ethereum user deletes code library, freezing 280 million in crypto currency

Does this mean AMD GPU prices will finally go down?

Nice - adding this to my library when I want to mindlessly argue cryptocurrency because I have no stake in it.

because it's decentralized

Not without pissing off a lot of people and casting doubt on the mutability of a supposedly immutable blockchain.

Try one of these subthreads