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Net Neutrality Ended on Monday and the Internet Still Works

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 6/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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Remember when the FCC repealed net neutrality last December? Net neutrality supporters went into hyperbole-overload. Some even spewed racial slurs at FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and stalked his house. You would’ve thought the world, or at the least, the internet would end.

The FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order went into effect today,...

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In Sweden, Microchipping Humans Is All the Rage

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 5:30pm 5/13/2018 at 5:30pm
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Since 2015, Swedes have embraced microchip technology and have been volunteering by the thousands to have a tiny microchip injected into their hand.

The AFP reports:

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France Files Complaint Against Apple, Google For “Abusive Commercial Practices”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 16, 2018 at 10:00am 3/16/2018 at 10:00am

France is not happy with the way that Apple and Google are allegedly treating its smaller software developers and has filed a complaint asking that the two tech giants stop “abusive commercial practices.”

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MIT Librarian: sexist Star Trek posters intimidate women

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00pm 3/11/2018 at 2:00pm
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After having my car keyed during the Bush era for a pro-president bumper sticker, I have avoided those with political slogans.

As I live in California, in a veritable sea of soccer mom mobiles, having a distinguishing feature on my Honda is critical. So I chose “Star Trek Valedictorian”.

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Net Neutrality Advocates Want the States to Protect Their Precious Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30pm 1/15/2018 at 12:30pm
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Amazingly, we all didn’t die when the FCC voted to rollback the net neutrality rules implemented during President Barack Obama’s administration. Those who desperately want those regulations in place have not stopped fighting. Now they have chosen to place pressure on the states to save net neutrality.

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No, the World Will Not End Because the FCC Repealed Obama’s Net Neutrality

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The FCC has voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the 2015 Net Neutrality rules enacted during former President Barack Obama’s administration.

You know what’s going to happen? NOTHING.

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Who’s Up For Sharing Nude Photos of Yourself with Facebook?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 4:30pm 11/11/2017 at 4:30pm
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No, this isn’t an Onion article.  Facebook has a new pilot program aimed at protecting users from having their nude bodies plastered all over Facebook . . . by requiring that you upload a photo of your nude body to Facebook.

They will then “hash” your nakedness (turn it into a unique...

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Astronomers Witness Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:30pm 10/16/2017 at 3:30pm
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Astronomers have witnessed the collision of neutron stars for the first time and discovered that it created gold. They have concluded that gold, platinum, and uranium are the result of these collisions. From The Wall Street Journal:

“Gold is forged in the nuclear furnace of neutron star collisions,” said astrophysicist Duncan Brown,...

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Russian Hackers Take U.S. Cyber Defense Data From NSA

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/5/2017 at 4:00pm
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Russian hackers for the Kremlin have allegedly stolen the U.S.’s cyber defense details after an NSA contractor took home classified documents and uploaded them on his home computer.

These documents provide details on how our government agencies get into “foreign computer networks” and how we defend ourselves “against cyberattacks.”

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SEC Hackers Did Access Private Information in 2016 Hack

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 10/2/2017 at 3:00pm
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Last month, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) admitted that hackers accessed its network in 2016, but assured everyone that no one anyone’s personal information.

It turns out the hackers did access at least two people’s information: names, Social Security numbers, birthdays.

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Walmart Wants to Deliver Your Groceries and Put Them Away for You

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 9/30/2017 at 1:30pm
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Who’s up for a Walmart delivery person in your home, putting away your groceries, when you’re not there?

That’s the latest project Walmart is working on to better compete with Amazon: “in-fridge delivery.”

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Hypocrite Government Agency Lashes Out at Equifax Over Data Collection While Continuing to Collect Data

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 5:30pm 9/28/2017 at 5:30pm
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You gotta love government agencies. They lash out when private businesses hurt consumers and yet evidence always seems to surface that they do the exact same thing, sometimes even worse.

Take the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an agency not many know about. Dodd-Frank birthed this agency as a way to protect...

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City of Jerusalem Seeks Technology Ties With India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/28/2017 at 2:30pm
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An initiative sponsored by the Embassy of Israel in India seeks to connect Jerusalem’s startup ecosystem with India’s technology scene. Contrary to the popular perception, Jerusalem is fast catching up with Tel Aviv as a leading technology center in the world. In 2015, TIME magazine named Jerusalem as one of the world’s...

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Equifax CEO Resigns After Huge Data Breach

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 9:33am 9/26/2017 at 9:33am
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Equifax CEO Richard Smith has resigned a few weeks after the company disclosed a massive data breach that exposed private information of almost 150 Americans. From The Wall Street Journal:

Paulino do Rego Barros, Jr., who most recently served as president of Equifax’s Asia-Pacific business, has been named interim CEO. Board member...

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DOJ Reportedly Opens Insider Trader Investigation Into Equifax Stock Sales

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 18, 2017 at 2:30pm 9/18/2017 at 2:30pm
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In July, major national credit-reporting company Equifax was hit by a cyberattack that exposed personal information of about 143 million U.S. consumers. Three executives at the company sold shares that totaled $1.8 million only a few days after the company learned of the breach.

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Israel, India to Boost Start Up Cooperation 

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11:30am 9/12/2017 at 11:30am
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India wants to strengthen ties with Israeli start ups, a visiting delegation of Indian IT companies to the Jewish State stressed. The delegation was organised by Nasscom, Indian association representing software companies, and the global consulting firm Accenture. “The Nasscom Product Council and IT consulting major Accenture plan to collaborate with Israel Innovation Authority...

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Equifax hit with class-action suits after massive data breach

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