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
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, “ ,” 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.