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Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

Verizon throttled fire department’s “unlimited” data during Calif. wildfire

That's just pure evil. Messing with comms during an emergency can literally cost lives.

Why is something this vital still a private enterprise?

Because those who want it to stay the same have more money than those who want it changed, cause that's how government works baybee

Welcome to laissez-faire! where "Pure Evil" for profits is what we're all supposed to be. thank republican jaysus for saving us from that dirty socialism of regulation sto make sure this wouldn't happen

Boeing Developing A Laser To Predict Invisible Turbulence Before It Happens

Boeing Developing A Laser To Predict Invisible Turbulence Before It Happens
Boeing Developing A Laser To Predict Invisible Turbulence Before It Happens

Modern aircraft already have weather systems which show turbulence. At that, they will still fly into the turbulence, as it is not harmful, just bit scary for nervous flyers and a bit annoying.

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

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

Fucking Clippy!

Found the Russian bot

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

According to this article the list is:

The petition was cosigned by attorneys general in the following states: New York, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Mississippi, as well as New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and the District of Columbia.

Alphabetized for easier searching:

California Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Hawaii Illinois Iowa Kentucky Maine Maryland Massachusetts Minnesota Mississippi New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island Vermont Virginia Washington

Edit: Hijacking my own comment:

For those of you disappointed your state isn't on the list (and even those of you happy to see it there), you can still help fight for net neutrality. Right now there is a discharge petition that is only ~40 votes shy of forcing the house to vote on the CRA to re-instate net neutrality. If you can't convince your state AG to join this lawsuit, press your representative to sign onto the discharge petition. You can find out more at Battle For The Net .

The article doesn't mention which states anyone know of a list?

Basically all the blue states with a few red thrown in for good measure.

Holy crap what's with all the trolls today.

'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

Try one of these subthreads