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Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions

Microsoft says it has found a Russian operation targeting U.S. political institutions

It’s quite unfortunate POTUS suckles Putin’s dick because a real president would do something about this.

_______________________________ / It looks like you’re trying to\ \ rig an election. Can I help? / ------------------------------- \ \ __ / \ | | @ @ | | || |/ || || |\_/| \___/

"Microsoft is fake news."

/s

In related news, Google has ascertained the sky is indeed blue, and Intel is releasing new research suggesting tomorrow the sun may rise in the east.

Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules

Twenty-two states ask U.S. appeals court to reinstate 'net neutrality' rules

I hope you real Americans win. I remember live feeds with fcc and voting. Pai smiling and lying simultaneously. Warrants lethal injection if you ask me

'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies

'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutrality Cyberattack Lies
'Complete Joke': Democrats Ripped for Totally Failing to Grill FCC Chair Ajit Pai Over Net Neutra...

I watched a good bit of it. Each senator doesn't get much time, and they all had lots of varying questions for different commissioners. The format of the thing kinda forces them to ask a question about the thing everyone wants to know about and in turn get no real answer, effectively wasting their turn, or ask about something else and get a real answer and have time to ask a few questions, so that's what several did. Besides the fact that there were several other issues senators wanted to inquire about, the whole thing kind of sucked. Either you asked Jessica Rosenworcel and got the real answer you knew she would give, or you asked Pai and got a bunch of rambling about all sorts of shit and wasted your time. Or you used your whole time to bitch about not being able to use a cell phone at your super rural house in Montana while waving your cell phone around in the air, which the senator from Montana chose to do.

I know it seems silly to watch the theatrics from the senator from Montana, but that's actually a huge regulatory and financial issue that's currently ongoing. Long story short - there's a non-trivial amount of money the Federal government gives to telecoms and cell phone companies to provide cell service to rural America, and they haven't been honest about spending that the way they should. Part of the FCC's job is to ensure that money disbursed through that program is spent properly, so it makes sense that he'd go off about it here.

Sure are lot of people just begging to equate the Dems with the GOP despite the last NN vote being literally along party lines.

It is now Democrats’ fault that Republicans lie???

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money: Industry asks for handouts, arguing that broadband is essential—like a utility.

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money: Industry asks for handou...

ISPs want benefits but not responsibilities

That says it all.

The US has given them money twice to bring broadband everywhere. The companies pocket the money and don't deliver.

By the end of 2014, America will have been charged about $400 billion by the local phone incumbents, Verizon, AT&T and CenturyLink, for a fiber optic future that never showed up.

Source

Atrocious. Straight up theft. Welfare fraud. Wtf Deserving of torches and pitchforks.

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station.

FCC shuts down Alex Jones' pirate flagship radio station.

They were operating without a license since 2013. This was bound to happen.

So the F-C-C won't let him be or let him go crazy so fat is he...

People are gonna scream "what happened to free speech!" over this but the situation has nothing to do with his content lmao

Connecticut guy here, drive past Sandy Hook often. As long as they didn’t deny him a license based on content I hope they squash the SOB. If necessary I would defend his right to spew his toxic waste, but I’d rather have him STFU.

Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.

Telling the Truth About Defects in Technology Should Never, Ever, Ever Be Illegal. EVER.

Since our software is copyrighted, that lock is an 'access control for a copyrighted work' and that means that your research is prohibited, and any publication you make explaining how to replicate your findings is illegal speech, because helping other people get around our locks is 'trafficking.'"

Spreading of "illegal" information? That's pretty fucking flimsy.

"If I were going to break this encryption, hypothetically here is how I would it do it"...followed by a step-by-step process of how to, in fact, break that security element.

Telling someone how to pick a lock isn't illegal. Telling someone how to commit identity theft isn't illegal. Telling someone how to craft a Ponzi scheme isn't illegal. DOING those things is.

This speaks to a much broader problem in American legislation, and extends globally due to the multinational nature of many large corporate entities.

But that makes businesses spend money on fixing things, and the money they spend fixing something makes shareholders potential earnings to shrink, and management gets a smaller bonus. How are they supposed to afford private jets when people are out there telling the truth that their product is flawed!

Whoever uses this as a TIL tomorrow, I want you to know that it will be a repost.

Kind of like not being allowed to sell wine during prohibition, but selling bricks made of grapes, with warning to not add water and leave it ferment in a cool place was okay.

On Thursday, Ajit Pai Has To Explain Why His FCC Made Up A DDOS Attack And Lied To Congress

On Thursday, Ajit Pai Has To Explain Why His FCC Made Up A DDOS Attack And Lied To Congress
On Thursday, Ajit Pai Has To Explain Why His FCC Made Up A DDOS Attack And Lied To Congress

If he were honest, it'd be "I worked for Verizon prior to this job and I'm still in their pockets, and Net Neutrality is obviously bad for our profits. Fuck the people."

but what he will say:

"To my best of my knowledge at the time, my sources had indicated we were under attack from activist hackers."

"And What Sources may those be."

"I do not recall."

.... and boom the corruption continues

Make it under oath and if he lies he goes to jail.

Fuck him.

I can't wait for the entire GOP to lob softballs at him and then shut down any Democrat who makes things too uncomfortable.

We've seen this bullshit song and dance before.

A Consumer Reports survey finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies

A Consumer Reports survey finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than b...

And like most Americans, there are exactly zero available where I live. Thanks Comcast!

It's almost as though antitrust laws exist to serve some sort of purpose and maybe we should enforce them.

Surprising no one.

https://youtu.be/0ilMx7k7mso

Ajit Pai’s FCC Lied to Congress About Net Neutrality. They Should Act Now to Reverse the Repeal

Ajit Pai’s FCC Lied to Congress About Net Neutrality. They Should Act Now to Reverse the Repeal
Ajit Pai’s FCC Lied to Congress About Net Neutrality. They Should Act Now to Reverse the Repeal

I thought it was a crime to lie to congress?

Huh, TIL

It's only a crime if there's any chance of being charged with it.

Can we reset our governments operating system? There seems to be a corrupted partition.

They Should Act Now to Reverse the Repeal

They. You mean the same ones who pull an officer Barbrady with their Congressional investigation of Trump? The same ones who sit with their thumbs up their asses while the President has a pay to play policy? The ones who are paid by the cable industry to look the other way while Pai rapes the Internet? That they? ROFL.

Try one of these subthreads