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FCC Extends Comment Deadline on Ajit Pai's Proposal to Slash Broadband Standards

Senate Democrats are resisting the Federal Communications Commission and its Donald Trump-appointed chief Ajit Pai’s proposals to radically change national standards governing access to and the quality of home broadband, Ars Technica reported , but it’s unclear whether they will be able to do more than stall him. Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

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How Spammers Hijack Abandoned URLs to Spread SEO Garbage Across the Internet

“Was The Morningside Post website hacked?” a friend asked me. The site, which I once co-edited, seemed to have died, and returned as a zombie version of itself. About five months ago, my successors at TMP—the student-run news publication at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs—accidentally… Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

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Oops, Snapchat Accidentally Ended Up on a Russian Government Snitch Registry

As Russia transitions into an internet dystopia, it appears that Snapchat has been dragged right in. Today, Snapchat’s parent company Snap was registered as an “information distribution organizer.” And by July 1st, 2018, an amended law will require “information distribution organizers” to store months of user data,… Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

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Microsoft's Plan to Beam Internet Over TV Frequencies Is So Crazy It Might Work

In the same hotel where Alexander Graham Bell once demoed coast-to-coast telephone calls, Microsoft will announce plans for a new white space internet service on Tuesday. This ludicrous technology sends broadband internet wirelessly over the unused channels of the television spectrum. It’s also ingenious. Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com