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FCC claims of DDoS net neutrality attack were ‘bogus’

Pretty much everyone saw this coming.  A forthcoming report from the FCC’s Office of Inspector General reportedly dispels earlier dubious claims from the FCC that its comment system was hit by a distributed denial of service attack in May of last year. It turns out, after all, that the commission’s site was likely brought to...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s how much money anti-net neutrality members of Congress have received from the telecom industry

The House of Representatives is sitting on its hands instead of calling a vote to protect net neutrality. But those same members of Congress have had their hands in the pot of the anti-net neutrality telecommunications industry for years. The net neutrality advocacy project BattleForTheNet.com on Monday released an updated interactive scorecard that compares where...CONTINUE READING
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A single House Republican sides with Democrats on net neutrality

There’s a Democratic bill in the House of Representatives that seeks to void the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality, restoring the Obama-era rules that once ensured a free and open internet.  But even with the support of nearly every Democrat in the House, the petition still falls far short of the 218 signatures it needs...CONTINUE READING
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Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s SCOTUS pick, could be the final nail in net neutrality’s coffin

Since President Donald Trump took office, net neutrality – the principle that internet service providers should treat all content equally and keep it accessible to all – has been under constant attack.  Brett Kavanaugh is the president’s latest blow to a future with a free and open internet. And we know this because Kavanaugh, a...CONTINUE READING
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3 ways California is leading the country in digital rights

In the past, California has exerted something like a gravitational pull on the rest of the United States; in both legislation and civil liberties, where the Golden State goes — with its 12 percent of the U.S. population and 14 percent of the country’s GDP — the U.S. has often followed. Digital rights advocates can...CONTINUE READING
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Democrat with financial ties to AT&T just gutted California’s net neutrality law

California lawmakers have the opportunity to pass a new law that would serve as the gold standard for true net neutrality protection across the country. But a Democratic assemblyman with financial ties to the telecommunications industry just gutted it. The California State Assembly Communications and Conveyance committee will likely vote on SB 822 on Wednesday,...CONTINUE READING
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What AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner means for the future of the internet

No one spends $85.4 billion to do you a favor. In its recent acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T sure as shit isn’t about to make you rethink this fundamental truth.  The telecommunications company was approved by a federal judge Tuesday for a massive takeover that has the potential to alter the media landscape in a...CONTINUE READING
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It’s official, net neutrality is dead. Here’s what that means

Net neutrality laws — or the set of regulations that required internet providers to treat all websites equally — were officially repealed today.   The rules were originally enacted by the FCC under the Obama administration in 2015, but in December, the FCC voted to repeal the measures. That vote officially goes into effect today. So...CONTINUE READING
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Need a VPN? Get 3 years of PureVPN for $69 (that’s 82% off and just $1.91 per month).

VPNs are all up in the hot gossip right now. Regardless of wheather you’re a VPN newbie or a seasoned pro, you have one thing in common: You’re all for being private on the internet, but aren’t trying to go broke. A solution: The beloved PureVPN is having its biggest sale of the year (and...CONTINUE READING
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Here’s why the Senate’s vote for net neutrality is a really big deal

There’s a glimmer of hope for net neutrality yet. That’s the takeaway from today’s victory in the Senate, where 52 Senators, including three Republicans, voted in support of a resolution that would reverse last year’s FCC ruling to end net neutrality. Though only one step toward bringing back President Obama’s 2015 net neutrality regulations, the...CONTINUE READING
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