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A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protections
Electronic Frontier Foundation • Kate
The BROWSER Act: A Worthy Goal, But There's an Easier Fix to the Net Neutrality Privacy Mess
Forbes • Contributor, James Cooper
Editors’ commentary of this week at The Verge
The Verge • Andrew Marino
Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation
BBC
'Pretty ridiculous': thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules
The Guardian • Dominic Rushe
Overnight Tech: Twitter execs divided over Trump | Group asks FCC to delete fake net neutrality comments | Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads to fight 'forces of authoritarianism'
The Hill • Ali Breland, Harper Neidig
Identity-theft victims ask FCC to clean up fake anti-net neutrality comments
Ars Technica • Jon Brodkin
FCC asked to remove fake comments on net neutrality
The Hill • Ali Breland
Someone impersonated them to slam the FCC's net neutrality rules. Now they want answers.
Washington Post • Brian Fung
Proposed Trump Budget Might Limit FTC’s Ability to Protect Consumers Against False Advertising
Adweek • Patrick Coffee
 
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Data Privacy, Net Neutrality
A Bad Broadband Market Begs for Net Neutrality Protections
Electronic Frontier FoundationKate
Anyone who has spent hours on the phone with their cable company can tell you that in the broadband market, the customer is not always right. When it comes to Internet access wired into your home, the major ISPs like Comcast, Charter,...
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Google Inc, Net Neutrality
The BROWSER Act: A Worthy Goal, But There's an Easier Fix to the Net Neutrality Privacy Mess
ForbesContributor, James Cooper
This week, Representative Marsha Blackburn introduced the BROWSER Act, which would place a host of notice and consent requirements on broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) and so-called “edge providers,” who use the Internet to deliver online content and applications. Although the proposal...
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Electronic Components, Google Inc
Editors’ commentary of this week at The Verge
The VergeAndrew Marino
Here’s cast. This week, Nilay, Dieter, and Paul plow through a week of news starting with (no surprise) the FCC’s ongoing mission to destroy net neutrality. This was also a week full of new gadgets — from the new Microsoft Surface Pro,...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
Net neutrality: 'Dead people' signing FCC consultation
BBC
A campaign group has complained to the US Federal Communications Commission over its refusal to erase fake comments from a consultation on net neutrality. Fight for the Future's complaint is signed by 14 people who say their details were used without permission...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
'Pretty ridiculous': thousands of names stolen to attack net neutrality rules
The GuardianDominic Rushe
Last Tuesday, Joel Mullaney, a software engineer from Watertwin, Massachusetts, was browsing Reddit when he spotted a thread about people whose names and postal addresses had been falsely used to post comments on a government website attacking Obama-era open internet regulation. Mullaney,...
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Facebook Inc, Homeland Security
Overnight Tech: Twitter execs divided over Trump | Group asks FCC to delete fake net neutrality comments | Zuckerberg tells Harvard grads to fight 'forces of authoritarianism'
The HillAli Breland, Harper Neidig
TWITTER ANGST OVER TRUMP: Twitter insiders are at odds over whether to celebrate President Trump's headline-grabbing use of their platform. Some Twitter executives have praised Trump's prolific Twitter habit, saying it brings welcome transparency to government. Others lament the way Trump has...
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Net Neutrality, Public Relations
Identity-theft victims ask FCC to clean up fake anti-net neutrality comments
Ars TechnicaJon Brodkin
Fourteen people who say their names and addresses were attached to anti-net neutrality comments without their permission have asked the Federal Communications Commission to notify other victims of the impersonation and remove fraudulent comments from the net neutrality docket. As we've previously...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
FCC asked to remove fake comments on net neutrality
The HillAli Breland
Individuals whose identities were used without their permission on comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are speaking out to the agency. In a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai signed by 14 people, the group offers support for the principle of...
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Finance, Net Neutrality
Someone impersonated them to slam the FCC's net neutrality rules. Now they want answers.
Washington PostBrian Fung
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Advertising Industry, Business Ethics
Proposed Trump Budget Might Limit FTC’s Ability to Protect Consumers Against False Advertising
AdweekPatrick Coffee
Regulations: BOOOO, amirite? Maybe. The Trump administration certainly doesn’t like them, and neither do any of the major advertising industry trade groups. But the budget proposal released this week could (theoretically) have an effect on the Federal Trade Commission’s ability to put...
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