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Did The FCC Get Net Neutrality Right?

Did The FCC Get Net Neutrality Right?

By Chris Crum February 26, 2015

As you may have heard, the FCC announced that it has set rules on net neutrality and an open Internet, which it says “will protect free expression and innovation on the Internet and promote investment in the nation’s broadband networks.” …

FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal FCC to Businesses: Blocking Wi-Fi Is 100% Illegal

The Federal Communications Commission has stated, unequivocally, that businesses which interfere with consumers’ Wi-Fi are in direct violation of the law. “In the 21st Century, Wi-Fi, represents an essential on-ramp to the internet. Personal Wi-Fi networks, or “hot spots,” are …

Louis C.K.'s New Special Now Available for $5

Like he’s done in the past, comedian Louis C.K. is premiering his new standup special on his website, and is letting fans grab a copy for just $5. The new special is called Louis C.K.: Live at the Comedy Store, …

Google Fiber Coming to Four New Cities: Report Google Fiber Coming to Four New Cities: Report

According to sources quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Google is gearing up to announce that its Fiber initiative is expanding into four metro areas. The four cities reportedly getting Google Fiber next are Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham, and Nashville. From …

Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats Check Out These Insane WordPress Stats

Earlier this month, Automattic gave us a look at a bunch of stats about WordPress.com blogs in 2014. They were pretty impressive. For example, there were a total of 18,300,771 new blogs created throughout the year. That’s up 12.5% compared …

90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad 90s Facebook Ad Is Hilarious Parody of Early AOL Ad

If Facebook would have come around in the mid-90s, you would’ve been burning through free trial discs like Fruit by the Foot. I know I would’ve. From comedian Brent Weinbach comes this damn-near-perfect parody of those old internet ads – …

4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down 4chan Founder and Admin ‘moot’ Is Stepping Down

Chris Poole, 4chan founder and admin, is stepping down. Known as “moot” on the site (anonymously until 2008), Poole says he is “humbled to have had the privilege of both founding and presiding over what is easily one of the …

Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia Facebook Brings Free Internet Services to Colombia

Facebook has just launched its Internet.org app in Colombia, bringing free basic internet services to the country. This is the first time that the app has reached a Latin American country. “Before today, only about 50% of Colombians had access …

Have an Enemy? Site Will Send Them a Glitter Bomb

ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com is a new site that does exactly what it says it does. If you have an enemy, and you want to show them your hate in the most passive-aggressive way imaginable, the good folks at ShipYourEnemiesGlitter.com will package up …

Here’s What The Internet Looked Like In 2014 Here’s What The Internet Looked Like In 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at what the year brought, and what people were interested in. What better way to do that than to look at the lists provided by the major Internet services …

Comcast, Time Warner Cable Still Most-Despised Comcast, Time Warner Cable Still Most-Despised

As we prepare to transition from 2014 to 2015, Comcast and Time Warner Cable – two companies attempting to merge – are still the best at being the worst. The American Consumer Satisfaction Index, a huge (80,000 or so) annual …

Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous? Is The Right To Be Forgotten Dangerous?

Google has released its latest Transparency Report, which as of earlier this year, now looks at URL removal requests from the highly-publicized Right to be Forgotten ruling in Europe. The inventor of the World Wide Web recently spoke out against …

Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA Google Slams MPAA For Trying To Resurrect SOPA

Google says it’s “deeply concerned” about reports that the MPAA has been secretly leading a campaign to revive SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) and help “manufacture legal arguments” in connection with an investigation by Mississippi State Attorney General Jim …

Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous Web Inventor: 'Right To Be Forgotten' Dangerous

A lot of people (especially those not trying to hide information about themselves) agree that the Right to Be Forgotten in Europe is problematic for a variety of reasons, including the censorship of information. The latest to speak out against …

Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative Comcast Sued Over Xfinity Public Hotspot Initiative

A couple of Comcast customers are none too happy with the company’s Xfinity WiFi hotspot initiative, and have filed a class-action lawsuit against the ISP in a California district court. Toyer Grear and Joycelyn Harris allege Comcast is violating the …

Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin Google Now Accepting Fiber Signups In Austin

Google announced as far back as April that it would be launching Google Fiber in Austin, Texas. In October, the company revealed it would launch in December. Well, guess what. December is here, and Google just announced that it is …

Google Internet Balloon Surprises S. African Farmer Google Internet Balloon Surprises S. African Farmer

A South African sheep farmer stumbled upon something odd recently – a crashed balloon filled with electronic components. Thinking it was a weather balloon, he did some investigating. What he found was that the balloon was actually made in the …