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FCC Blocks Law Enforcement Inquiry Into Fake Neutrality Comments

Critics have charged that the Federal Communications Commission failed to investigate or hinder bogus comments because the fraud undermined trust in the validity of the comment process, helping to downplay and discredit the massive genuine opposition to the FCC’s plan. 50 more words

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Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

“It is a classic example of regulatory capture, where the regulatory agency bends to the wishes of those they are supposed to oversee,” Wheeler said today during a press conference with US Rep. 17 more words

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Steam drops Bitcoin support due to volatility and $20 transaction fees

“In the past few months we’ve seen an increase in the volatility in the value of Bitcoin and a significant increase in the fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network,” wrote Chinn. 43 more words

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Representatives ask GAO to investigate FCC net neutrality comments

Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Gregory Meeks and Frank Pallone Jr. have sent a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) asking it to investigate the comments. 64 more words

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Disney Goes Rabid Over Redbox Selling Digital Movie Codes, Scores Bill Nye Win

“Redbox recently began illegally selling Plaintiffs’ digital movie codes to Redbox customers in blatant disregard of clear prohibitions against doing so and in violation of ’ copyrights,” states a five-claim complaint made Thursday in California federal court by the studio as well as its Marvel, Lucasfilm and Buena Vista units. 10 more words

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Comcast deleted net neutrality pledge the same day FCC announced repeal

Parts of Comcast’s net neutrality statement changed from promises about what it will do in the future to statements about what it does in the present. 40 more words

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Over 1.3 million anti-net neutrality FCC comments are likely fakes

The actual number of fake grassroots (aka astroturfing) comments is likely to be considerably higher, Kao added. Out of 22 million total comments, only 800,000 appear to be genuinely original — and 99 percent of them support net neutrality. 42 more words

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