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South Florida scammers bilked millions from consumers, FTC says

Operating through companies with names such as Helping America , 321 Financial Education and Instahelp America, three South Florida residents bilked tens of millions of dollars from financially strapped consumers, including the elderly and disabled, the Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s Office allege in a complaint filed in federal court. 773 more words

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Feds Shut Down Multimillion-Dollar Debt Relief Scam

A phony debt relief operation that bilked tens of millions of dollars from individuals — including the disabled and elderly — based on the promise it could lower their debt burden is out of business after a federal court temporarily halted the scheme.  408 more words

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U.S. FCC gets set to free wireless, unleash even more competition

”The Federal Communications Commission this month is launching initiatives that will shape the fate of America’s wireless industry,” Robert M. McDowell writes for The Wall Street Journal. 837 more words

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Who Will Save The Internet?

Gee while everyone is laser focused on the Trump thing there was something more important that rhetoric of the day….but few seem to notice…..they were too busy calling anyone that does not agree with them all the insulting garbage they could throw. 299 more words

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Who Will Save The Internet?

Gee while everyone is laser focused on the Trump thing there was something more important that rhetoric of the day….but few seem to notice…..they were too busy calling anyone that does not agree with them all the insulting garbage they could throw. Thanx to Trump and his minions we may be losing our internet neutrality….if that is the case who will save us and our internet…..
Tomorrow, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to initiate a process to repeal the strong net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015. These rules protect the internet as an open, decentralized, and level playing field, free from content discrimination. They ensure that you—not your internet service provider (usually your cable or phone company)—control what you can access online.
Source: An open letter to everyone who uses the internet | TechCrunch Again who will save our internet?
Three years ago, as the Federal Communications Commission pondered what to do about net neutrality, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver sprang into action, offering an impassioned plea to his viewers to flood the agency’s inbox with messages in defense of a free and open Internet. By the next day, the otherwise dull F.C.C. was at the center of a media firestorm as its Web site crashed under a sudden surge of traffic. Now, with net neutrality in greater danger than ever, Oliver is hoping for a reprise of his 2014 success. Earlier in May, he urged viewers to go to his own Web site, “gofccyourself.com,” which simplifies the commenting process for leaving messages for the F.C.C. “Every Internet group needs to come together like you successfully did three years ago,” the comedian said this month on his show. “Every subculture must join as one. Gamers, YouTube celebrities, Instagram models, and even Tom from MySpace, if you’re still alive. We need all of you.”
Source: The Battle to Save the Internet from Trump Begins | Vanity Fair Glad to see someone is stepping up and doing the right thing.

FCC kicks off effort to roll back so-called 'net neutrality' rules

”In a 2-to-1 vote along party lines today, the FCC authorized a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to undo the 2015 decision to enforce open internet rules under Title II of the Communications Act. 801 more words

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Is Computer Tech Support Really Calling to Help You?

Does the thought of losing everything on your computer leave you queasy? That’s the anxiety fraudsters attempt to exploit with tech support scams – and it’s conduct the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and law enforcement partners are challenging through… 418 more words

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Fake number for medical care rips off veterans, feds say

A bogus phone number very close to the real one is a scam targeting veterans who are seeking medical care, federal officials said Monday. 201 more words

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