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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TNY
    +6 +1

    Ex-convict sentenced to 30 years in mosque fire

    The Latest on the sentencing of an ex-convict in the arson fire at a Florida mosque (all times local): 3 p.m. An ex-convict who investigators say confessed to setting fire to a Florida mosque tied to the Orlando nightclub shooter has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Schreiber pleaded no contest to second-degree arson during Monday's hearing in Fort Pierce. A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by melaniee
    +2 +1

    Pakistan retaliates after U.S. denied visa to politician

    The chairman of Pakistan's senate says the body will not welcome any U.S. delegation, member of Congress or dignitary in Islamabad. The move comes after the U.S. failed to issue a visa to the senate's deputy chairman, a member of the right-wing Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam political party. Chairman Raza Rabbani says in a statement that no Pakistani senate delegation will visit the U.S. until an explanation for the delay in issuing a visa to Maulana Ghafoor Haideri is given by U.S. authorities.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by mariogi
    +27 +1

    Veterans raise more than $200,000 for Standing Rock pipeline protesters

    A military veteran organisation has raised more than $200,000 for a renewed campaign effort against the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline. Veterans Stand has collected $213,500 so far to send supplies to the Standing Rock Native American reservation in North Dakota to help protesters and those who will be affected by the construction of the $3.7 billion pipeline, which would cut through four states and threaten the water supply for millions of people.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Nelson
    +18 +1

    ISPs who don’t want competition get good news from FCC chair

    The Federal Communications Commission is preparing to eliminate a requirement that Charter Communications compete against other ISPs with new broadband deployments spurred by its purchase of Time Warner Cable. The FCC's approval of the merger last year required Charter to deploy broadband with download speeds of 60Mbps to at least 2 million residential and small business locations, of which at least 1 million must be in areas served by at least one other high-speed provider.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by larylin
    +24 +1

    Trump administration withdrew memo that found 'ample legal justification' to halt Dakota Access pipeline

    Two days before the Trump administration approved an easement for the Dakota Access pipeline to cross a reservoir near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, the U.S. Department of the Interior withdrew a legal opinion that concluded there was “ample legal justification” to deny it. The withdrawal of the opinion was revealed in court documents filed this week by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the same agency that requested the review late last year.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +9 +1

    Australian children's author Mem Fox detained by US border control: 'I sobbed like a baby'

    The Australian children’s book author Mem Fox has suggested she might never return to the US after she was detained and insulted by border control agents at Los Angeles airport. Fox, who is famous worldwide for her best-selling books including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Possum Magic, was en route to a conference in Milwaukee earlier this month when she was stopped.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by roxxy
    +16 +1

    These are the 24 Senators that introduced a bill to let telecoms sell your private internet history

    Protection of your Internet history is up in the air thanks to new, pending legislation. A new bill coming before Senate aims to completely dismantle the FCC’s ability to enact data security or online privacy protections for consumers under the powers of the Congressional Review Act. Senate Joint Resolution (S.J.Res 34) was introduced by Arizona Senator Jeff Flake and cosponsored by 23 other Senators.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by kinopravda23
    +1 +1

    2 Transgender Women Beaten in Queens: Police

    A man is charged with a hate crime in the beating of two transgender women in Jackson Heights on St. Patrick's Day, police said Saturday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +21 +1

    You have one day to stop Congress from giving away your web browsing history

    Last week, on a party-line vote, the Senate voted to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data. Tomorrow, the House of Representatives will vote, and if the House also votes to repeal the rules, the bill will go to President Trump, who is expected to sign it. The consequences of repeal are simple: ISPs like Comcast, AT&T, and Charter will be free to sell your personal information to the highest bidder without your permission — and no one will be able to protect you.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by junglman
    +15 +1

    Jersey Shore MIT grad dies in 'prank' falling from library dome

    An MIT graduate from the Jersey Shore fell to his death after what is believed to have been a prank at his alma mater went terribly wrong. Nicholas Paggi, 24, from Bayville was climbing the school’s famous “Great Dome” of the Barker Engineering Library when he came down the side of one of the roofs and slipped trying to go back up the other side, his mother Helga Paggi told CBS Boston, and was found in the bushes below.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    New Verizon Video Blatantly Lies About What's Happening To Net Neutrality

    Lies and hyperbole are certainly no strangers to either side of the net neutrality debate, but as the FCC moves to kill net neutrality -- net neutrality opponents have taken things to an entirely new level. FCC boss Ajit Pai's speech last week unveiling the move was utterly packed with claims that had already been painstakingly debunked over the last decade (read: lies), from the absurd claim that gutting consumer protections would somehow help consumers in the Comcast era, to the similarly untrue claim that net neutrality killed broadband investment.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wetwilly87
    +22 +1

    Dave Chappelle apologizes for telling people to give Donald Trump ‘a chance’

    When Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live the weekend after the November 8 election, he said he was willing to give newly elected President Trump a chance. Shortly before his November 12 hosting gig, Chappelle had visited the White House — which was still occupied by Barack Obama — and the experience had left him feeling “hopeful and proud to be an America,” the AV Club reported. That kind of benevolence was on his mind as he, like everyone else at SNL, struggled to come up with a show that would acknowledge...

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by kong88
    +2 +1

    18 Cable Companies Promise To Support Net Neutrality; None Will Guarantee You In Writing

    Every time the net neutrality fight comes back around, we hear the same tired promise from the cable industry: We love net neutrality, we will promise you net neutrality, just don’t pass or enforce any laws that actually require us to do it. As we embark on fighting this fight for the second time in just the last three years, industry is back at it, making the same promise. They’re saying it in press statements, on their websites, through their executives, and in utterly laughable videos: We guarantee you will always have an open internet. But do they actually mean it?

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by funhonestdude
    +26 +1

    Consumers Demand FCC Investigate Bogus Net Neutrality Comments

    News: Consumer groups are calling on the FCC to stop ignoring and properly investigate the hundreds of thousands of fake comments being fraudulently submitted to the FCC's net neutrality proceeding.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by zobo
    +1 +1

    Sheriff won't let his deputies carry overdose antidote

    A sheriff in an Ohio county with record numbers of drug deaths in recent years is sticking to his longstanding refusal to allow deputies to carry an overdose antidote.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Pfennig88
    +22 +1

    AT&T’s ‘support’ for net neutrality means tricking customers to fight against it

    If you weren’t paying close attention yesterday, it may have looked like AT&T got onboard the net neutrality “day of action” protest. The company’s website displayed a banner saying that “AT&T supports an open internet,” and it sent a message to DirecTV customers mentioning the same thing. “Tell Congress to adopt permanent protections,” both messages added, before directing people to an “Open Internet” page on AT&T’s site.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by Apolatia
    +1 +1

    Senators call on IRS to halt contract with Equifax

    Seven members of the Senate Banking Committee are asking the Internal Revenue Service to rescind a $7.25 million contract with Equifax. The senators say the awarding of the contract shows a clear disregard for millions of Americans who had their personal information stolen. The contract came to light as Equifax's former chief executive made the rounds at a series of congressional hearings this week on a data breach that affected 145 million Americans.

  • Current Event
    12 months ago
    by lostwonder
    +15 +1

    Nebraska regulators approve Keystone XL pipeline route

    Pipeline plan clears last major regulatory hurdle after vote in Nebraska, but legal challenges and protest likely to follow

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by llx
    +10 +1

    Lawmakers demand investigation into FCC Chairman Ajit Pai

    Pai accused of evading questions about FCC helping Sinclair expand media empire. "Because of the number of incident[s] where members of this administration have used personal communications services for government business, we also inquired whether the Chairman or his staff have used personal e-mail or social media messaging applications to communicate with Sinclair. The Chairman has repeatedly refused to answer these inquiries, raising questions about whether he is appropriately following Commission rules."

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by messi
    +14 +1

    Ajit Pai and the FCC want it to be legal for Comcast to block BitTorrent

    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today, and while there’s a lot to be unhappy with, it’s hard not to be taken with the brazenness of his argument. Pai thinks it was a mistake for the FCC to try and stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008, thinks all of the regulatory actions the FCC took after that to give itself the authority to prevent blocking were wrong, and wants to go back to the legal framework that allowed...

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by timex
    +10 +1

    FCC Won't Help Uncover Identity Theft in Net Neutrality Comments, Says New York's Top Prosecutor

    On Tuesday, the FCC finally unveiled its plans to kill net neutrality, and on the same day, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman publicly excoriated the agency for refusing to cooperate with his office’s investigation into the hundreds of thousands of likely fake comments that were filed in support of ending the open web.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by timex
    +22 +1

    Bots are influencing the debate over net neutrality, says New York’s attorney general

    Hundreds of thousands of Americans are having their identities stolen and used to interfere in government decisions about whether internet service providers should be allowed to block apps, slow websites and charge fees for what people do online, says New York’s attorney general. “For six months my office has been investigating who perpetrated a massive scheme to corrupt the FCC’s notice and comment process through the misuse of enormous numbers of real New Yorkers’ and other Americans’ identities,” wrote Eric Schneiderman, New York state’s top lawman, on Tuesday.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by Pfennig88
    +24 +1

    Americans are spending Thanksgiving fighting for net neutrality

    Earlier this week, the Federal Communications Commission released its final plan to kill off the net neutrality policies put in place by Barack Obama. It did this just days before a major national holiday in the United States, and is giving the public just three weeks to react before the rollback will be voted on. But that timing hasn’t stifled the early response.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by jackthetripper
    +17 +1

    FCC Commissioner Pleads: 'Please Stop Us From Killing Net Neutrality'

    One of the Federal Communications Commission’s top five officials has urged Americans to “make a ruckus” in response to the agency’s plan to vote next month on a policy to gut net neutrality. In an op-ed published Wednesday in the Los Angeles Times, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel issued an urgent plea for the public to call or write to the FCC before the Dec. 14 vote.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +16 +1

    Fires deliberately set inside Texas Walmart

    A suspected arson attack at a Texas Walmart was caught on camera Wednesday. Investigators said someone set two fires inside the store. Jackie Sinclair said she was doing some last-minute Thanksgiving shopping when a Walmart employee walked by frantically. Sinclair said she saw the massive flames and pulled out her cellphone to record. "I was like hang on let me show the kids," Sinclair said. "I'm one of those moms - I show my kids everything."

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by hxxp
    +19 +1

    If Trump’s FCC Repeals Net Neutrality, Elites Will Rule the Internet—and the Future

    Net neutrality is the First Amendment of the Internet. It guarantees that speech is equal on the network of networks—whether the words come from Walmart, the corporate behemoth that identifies as the largest retailer in the world, or Walmart Watch, the movement that “seeks to hold Walmart fully accountable for its impact on communities, America’s workforce, the retail sector, the environment and the economy.”

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +15 +1

    1.3M comments on net neutrality were likely faked, data expert says

    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is criticizing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after he said it was flooded with fake public comments on net neutrality and did nothing about it. Schneiderman said an investigation shows hundreds of thousands of fake comments that were against net neutrality were sent to the FCC. Another data scientist said the number could actually be more than a million.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by geoleo
    +12 +1

    Tech companies ask FCC to keep net neutrality rules

    A letter signed by 200 companies argues that scrapping the rules will hurt the US economy. More than 200 companies, including AirBnb, Reddit and Twitter, are urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its plan to repeal its net neutrality regulations. In a letter addressed to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday, the companies asked the agency to reverse course and scrap plans to roll back most of the Obama-era regulations that prevent broadband providers from messing with your internet access.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by everlost
    +2 +1

    Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal

    We wrote earlier this week about how Comcast has changed its promises to uphold net neutrality by pulling back from previous statements that it won't charge websites or other online applications for fast lanes. Comcast spokesperson Sena Fitzmaurice has been claiming that we got the story wrong. But a further examination of how Comcast's net neutrality promises have changed over time reveals another interesting tidbit—Comcast deleted a "no paid prioritization" pledge from its net neutrality webpage on the very same day that the Federal Communications Commission announced its initial plan to repeal net neutrality rules.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by roxxy
    +12 +1

    Senators ask the FCC to delay its net neutrality vote

    A group of senators has sent a letter to the FCC asking the commission to delay its December 14th vote on proposed net neutrality protection rollbacks, The Hill reports. Led by Senator Maggie Hassan, 28 senators signed the letter, which pointed to evidence that the proposal's public comments were rife with fraudulent posts.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by hedman
    +28 +1

    The FCC Tried To Hide Net Neutrality Complaints Against ISPs

    When FCC boss Ajit Pai first proposed killing popular net neutrality protections (pdf), he insisted he would proceed "in a far more transparent way than the FCC did" when it first crafted the rules in 2015. That promise has proven to be a historically-hollow one.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by Petrox
    +15 +1

    Bots or Not, FCC Refuses to Delay Net Neutrality Vote

    Despite increasing concerns over the integrity of the public comment process, the agency will vote as scheduled.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by roxxy
    +16 +1

    “Face reality! We need net neutrality!” Crowds chant across the country

    Protestors across the nation rallied in support for network neutrality on Thursday, a week before the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to take a historic vote rolling back network neutrality regulations. Protestors say those regulations, which were enacted by the Obama FCC in 2015, are crucial for protecting an open Internet.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by zobo
    +10 +1

    The Folks That Built The Internet Tell The FCC It Has No Idea How The Internet Works

    By now the FCC has made it clear it has absolutely no intention of actually listening to the public or to experts when it comes to its plan to repeal popular net neutrality rules later this week. It doesn't really matter to the FCC's myopic majority that the vast majority of the record 22 million public comments on its plan think it's a stupid idea. It apparently doesn't matter than over 800 startups have warned the FCC that its attack on the rules undermines innovation, competition, and the health of the internet.

  • Current Event
    11 months ago
    by distant
    +23 +1

    Up to 10 million net neutrality comments were bogus: NY attorney general

    Children, the elderly, and dead people are among the most active in submitting input to the FCC about its net neutrality policy. That’s the conclusion you would get from reading the organization’s database of comments that’s it’s required by law to collect and consider before it changes major regulations like those protecting net neutrality. New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, reports today that his six-month investigation has found up to 2 million fake comments submitted on behalf of citizens around the country.