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Comcast wants to control what you do online. Do you want to let them? - Net Neutrality
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Got a tech question or want to discuss tech? Weekly /r/Technology Tech Support / General Discussion Thread
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If Trump’s FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet—and the Future
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First Republican lawmaker to publicly oppose the FCC’s radical net neutrality repeal
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Uber Paid Hackers $100,000 to Cover Up a Breach Impacting 57 Million Customers
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Maine lawmakers denounce FCC plan to end net neutrality
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America Won't Forget Net Neutrality Over Thanksgiving
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'We are disappointed': Tech firms are speaking up against the FCC's plan to kill net neutrality
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FCC Releases Net Neutrality Killing Order, Hopes You're Too Busy Cooking Turkey To Read It
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Net Neutrality Isn't Just A "US Problem": Here's Why India & The World Needs To Be Very Worried
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Thank you, Phish fans, for caring about net neutrality
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Statement on FCC proposal to roll back net neutrality in the U.S. - The Mozilla Blog
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The EFF created a tool allowing you to easily lobby Congress to protect Net Neutrality
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More than a Million Pro-Repeal Net Neutrality Comments were Likely Faked
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As DOJ calls for “responsible encryption,” expert asks “responsible to whom?”
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BLACK FRIDAY NIGHTMARE: Macy's credit card system reportedly crashes on the biggest shopping day of the year
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There’s Now a Dark Web Version of Wikipedia
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Net neutrality protests to hit Verizon stores across the U.S. during busy holiday shopping season
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Cloudflare Might Be Exploring a Way To Slow Down FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Home Internet Speeds
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AT&T and Comcast win lawsuit they filed to stall Google Fiber in Nashville.
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UK ISPs banned from using "up to" speeds in advertising
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High-speed quantum encryption may help secure the future internet
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Facebook hasn’t done enough to tell customers they were duped by Russian propaganda
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A startup is waging war on plastic with packaging made from seaweed that you can eat instead of throwing away
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CQ Roll Call Helped Mystery 'Customer' Send FCC Comments
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AT&T and Comcast lawsuit has nullified a city’s broadband competition law.
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Imgur confirms it was hacked
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Tesla’s Newest Promises Break the Laws of Batteries: Elon Musk touted ranges and charging times that don’t compute with the current physics and economics of batteries. - Bloomberg
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Twitter suspends 45 suspected propaganda accounts: Report
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AI is highly likely to destroy humans, Elon Musk warns: 'Should that be controlled by a few people at Google with no oversight?'
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How four Microsoft engineers proved that the “darknet” would defeat DRM. From the archives: How this quartet nearly got fired for it.
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Does Next-Gen TV spell doom for over-the-air DVR?
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Mozilla is working with Have I Been Pwned on a data breach notification feature for Firefox
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Private companies are launching a new space race – here’s what to expect
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Staggering Variety of Clandestine Trackers Found In Popular Android Apps
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Amazon's Jeff Bezos surpasses $100 billion net worth
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Pornhub owner may become the UK's gatekeeper of online porn
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Regulators question Google over location data
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I'm on the FCC. Please stop us from killing net neutrality
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Looming Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks BitTorrent Throttling Fears
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Computer programmed to think like serial killer has creepy hobby - “artificial intelligence software has been working non-stop to try and crack the serial killer’s letters in the hopes of revealing who it is. The machine, known as CARAMEL, was programmed to think like the killer.“
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Key Windows 10 defense is 'worthless' and bug dates back to Windows 8
3221 comiconomist This is one of the shitiest headlines I have ever seen: it gives the impression the (acting) FTC chair holds the *exact opposite view* than she actually expresses in her speech. Here's a relevant extract of the article that does a better job summarizing her view: > A speech Tuesday by the acting chairperson of the Federal Trade Commission **pushes back, hard, against a growing clamor among those who fear Internet companies are getting too big**. > Speaking at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., Maureen Ohlhausen said that the public must **ask itself whether unelected government bureaucrats are the best qualified to pick the winners and losers in high tech markets**. > ... > As Ohlhausen put it in her speech, **the fear is that** “we are spiraling towards a dystopian future where a few giant technology companies will ultimately gain sustained control over our economic lives.” > ... > Current U.S. antitrust regulations focus on consumer welfare. **Ohlhausen said technological platforms don't necessarily win simply because they had a big portion of the market at one time**. > ... > The litmus test, for her, is that **antitrust enforcement must turn on the specific facts on an individual case, with the focus of actual likely harm to consumers**. The goal, she said, is to "protect free and open markets for the benefit of consumers." > ... > **U.S. antitrust rules have come to focus solely on the potential damage to consumers, so if prices remain low, the damage to distributors and other middle-men, and the potential damage to the entire nation's commercial infrastructure, is not considered.** > ... > Ohlhausen ended her speech by saying that she was neither "a champion of today's leading Internet firms nor their foe." > Rather, she, and the FTC, have "vigorously supported policy positions that they sometimes love and sometimes hate." People should read the fracking article, and whoever wrote that headline is either incredibly incompetent or incredibly overworked. Edit: The headline now reads "Internet companies too big? FTC chair says more than market share counts", which is a fair headline - now we just need Reddit to be able to edit headlines as well!
4073 azurecyan Some would say we're already there.
721 3346378 So stop giving them tax dollars and regulatory protections.
207 W0LF_JK **Short history on Trade Monopolies in US**. The anti-Sherman trust act (1890) was made so as to be almost unenforceable. Loosely worded so as to discourage monopolies but keep the state from enforcing it in any applicable ways. In *United States v E.C Knight Company (1895)* the nail was put in the coffin when the government was rebuffed and the courts deemed an exchange of stock that gave the Knight company control of 95 percent of the sugar refining business not a trade. **This changed.** In 1901 in order to corner the New England market James Jerome Hill (President of the Great Northern Railway) backed by J.P Morgan (President of Northern Pacific Railroad) started a buyout of the Chicago, Burlignton, and Quincy railroad which was countered by President of the Union and Southern Pacific Railroad-->Edward Henry Harriman. This 'stock war' threatened to cause a crash on the New York Stock Exchange but thankfully Harriman backed out and the duo won control. In order to prevent another 'stock war' James Hill and J.P Morgan put the three companies under the control of the Northern Securities Company--> a **holding company** that had voting control over all of the three of railroads. This is where it gets interesting. President McKinley personally didn't believe it a monopoly and didn't care. Yet he was assassinated not long after he took office and his VP took his place. President Roosevelt compared to his predecessor did see the Northern Securities company a monopoly and got his Justice department to go after it. Ultimately this was decided in *Northern Securities Company vs United States (1904)*. Interestingly enough the government was able to convince the court that an exchange of stock was indeed a trade reversing their decision from the *Knight Case (1895)*. This small change paved the way for progressivism to keep business accountable in the years following. (Note: The anti Sherman trust act has since been hobbled again which is why we haven't seen a major prosecution since Enron) [**Semantics let alone Technology can make a hell of a difference in regards to upholding laws.**](https://www.policeone.com/police-products/investigation/articles/389338006-From-RICO-to-analytics-How-technology-can-speed-up-gang-investigations/) Tech will save us from The Technology monopoly. Edit: Interesting to note who led the Enron prosecution...
166 cabose7 nothing about how ISPs are too big though...
318 Keinichn My girlfriend and I always joke that it's going to get to the point where Amazon, Google, and Disney are fighting it out for who owns the world.
25 iYeaMikeDave Some of the big tech heads have more logical sounding policies for the economy than actual politicians
127 DoLittlest Amazon has freaked me out for awhile now. Mostly because they don't do much other than make it possible to never leave your house.
46 Murkwater You mean like the three credit bureaus? You know the ones that control what happens to everyone's lives' as far as mortgage, car loans, insurance, being able to buy a house, being able to rent an apartment, or get the right job? Those companies! Those three! Edit: kammaz aund priods... N qustn markz
836 Kaarous Antitrust suits incoming. And they richly deserve it.
63 Jynx3 As opposed to a few credit bureau, a few oil companies, a few banks and a few shopping outlets.