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Stop hiding 47,000 net neutrality complaints, advocates tell FCC chair

Today, 16 groups wrote a letter urging the FCC to release all the complaints so they can be reviewed by the public before the commission finalizes a plan to dismantle the 2015 net neutrality rules. 31 more words

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Verizon throttles video for good with its not-so-unlimited plan

The entry-level Go Unlimited plan is now $5 cheaper, but it also comes with a ton of restrictions. In addition to 480p video, you can experience reduced speeds at all times to reduce network congestion, even if you only use a couple of gigabytes per month. 7 more words

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Weather Channel's Eclipse Live Feed Broadcasts Audio of F-Word

Amidst music playing and a countdown clock ticking down on the video screen, what sounded like producers prepping for the show came over the audio feed. 24 more words

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How A Pop Song Could “Watch” You Through Your TV

Researchers at the University of Washington have demonstrated that phones, smart TVs, Amazon Echo-like assistants, and other devices equipped with speakers and microphones could be used by hackers as clandestine sonar “bugs” capable of tracking your location in a room. 9 more words

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PewDiePie happily made Nazi jokes until he saw real Nazis

“I thought now was as good a time as any to say that I want nothing to do with these people,” PewDiePie said. “I don’t think anyone who watches me think I’m an actual Nazi, but I know that some people may still have doubt mainly because of all the jokes I’ve been making. 21 more words

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Netflix says in discussions with Disney over Marvel, 'Star Wars' films

Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos told Reuters “we are still in active discussions” with Disney about the possibility of securing a deal to retain the rights to stream Marvel and Lucasfilm releases on Netflix after 2019. 8 more words

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US ISPs could soon monitor your ‘secret’ porn viewing habits

Industry behemoth MindGeek — the parent company of the world’s 38th-largest website, PornHub, as well as most of the other well-known porn-streaming tube sites and production powerhouses Brazzers and RealityKings — got to work on encrypting its family of sites right away. 37 more words

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