Tag Archives: politics

FCC will help New York investigate fake net neutrality comments

To say the FCC has been reluctant to look into the millions of fake comments supporting its decision to kill net neutrality would be an understatement.

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Australia investigates Facebook and Google over media impact

Internet giants may be trying to make nice with publishers, but that's not completely reassuring to Australian regulators. The country's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating Facebook, Google and other "digital platform provide...

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Uber, but for toxic techbro culture

Some companies are just born with an infinite number of chances to keep doing everything wrong and yet somehow seem immune to the consequences. Uber is one of those companies.

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FBI failed to warn officials about Russian email hackers

It's no longer a secret that Russian hackers have targeted the personal email accounts of American officials, but the FBI was apparently less than vigilant in giving these targets a heads-up. The AP has discovered through interviews that, out of nea...

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UK bill would give police the power to seize drones

The UK doesn't just want to institute rules governing how you fly your drone -- it wants to give police more power to take drones out of commission. A newly unveiled Drone Bill would give law enforcement the authority to order pilots to not only ord...

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SEC knew about weak security years before hack

The hack that compromised the US Securities and Exchange Commission was a shock and more than a little damaging, but could it have been prevented? Unfortunately the answer is very likely yes. The Hill has combed through the SEC's internal evaluatio...

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Australia may offer facial recognition data to telecoms and banks

The concerns over government facial recognition systems don't just revolve around the possibility of Orwellian control -- it's that they may share that data with others you don't completely trust. Australia is learning this first-hand.

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Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments are likely fakes

It's no secret that bots flooded the FCC with comments supporting its plans to kill net neutrality. But just how many comments were fraudulent

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Treaty ending use of planet-warming HFCs takes effect in 2019

The treaty phasing out the use of Earth-warming hydrofluorocarbons now has an official start date. Sweden has become the 20th country to ratify the Kigali Amendment, invoking a clause that has the measure taking effect on January 1st, 2019. From th...

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Tech incubator Y Combinator severs ties with Peter Thiel

It's safe to say that Peter Thiel's relationship with the tech industry has been... contentious.

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