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APA Fires ‘Stranger Things’ Star’s Agent Following Sex Abuse Allegation

“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard then left the agency Friday, days after the allegation against Grasham surfaced. Wolfhard, who plays Mike Wheeler on the Netflix supernatural drama series “Stranger Things” and also starred in “It,” had been represented by Grasham — whose client list consists predominately of child actors — but has now left APA. 15 more words

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Streaming service VidAngel declares bankruptcy after losing legal battles with studios

VidAngel claims that Chapter 11 will give it room to reorganize its business so it can focus on its new business. It also says it still has millions in the bank to fight its court battles and continue its investment in its own original content through VidAngel Studios. 9 more words

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Pirate Bay is Mining Cryptocurrency Again, No Opt Out 

The miner is not directly embedded in the site’s core code but runs through an ad script. Many ad blockers and anti-malware tools are stopping these request, but people who don’t use any will see a clear spike in CPU usage when they access the site. 6 more words

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will serve a second term despite protests

The confirmation wasn’t surprising, as many expected the vote to be split largely along partisan lines. The 41 “no” votes (all from Democrats) are a record high for a Chairman confirmation hearing, however. 8 more words

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ISPs want Supreme Court to kill Title II net neutrality rules now and forever

The lobby groups want a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission exceeded its statutory authority by reclassifying broadband as a common carrier service. Such a ruling could prevent future FCCs from implementing net neutrality rules as strict as the current ones, which outlaw blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. 37 more words

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Verizon Backs Off Dickish Plan to Boot Rural Customers (Sort Of)

This is a perfect demonstration of the screwed up state of the US network structure. Telecoms are simultaneously consolidating and agreeing to stay out of each other’s way. 31 more words

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8,500 Verizon customers disconnected because of “substantial” data use

We asked Verizon whether 50GB a month is a normal cut-off point in its disconnections of rural customers, but the company did not provide a specific answer. 54 more words

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