Daily Stormer down: White supremacist site loses domain in wake of Charlottesville violence

The Daily Stormer website is offline after domain providers GoDaddy and Google expelled the white supremacist site.

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Apple kowtows to China, pulls some VPN apps from Chinese App Store

The tech giant’s move has sparked criticism from service providers, who say that Virtual Private Networks are crucial for users bypassing the so-called “Great Firewall of China.”

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Facebook to Launch Paywall in Response to Publisher Pushback

Facebook last week confirmed its plan to launch a paywall for content providers, a move that could ease longstanding tensions with traditional publishers who objected to giving away their print stories for free. Campbell Brown, former CNN and NBC News journalist and current head of Facebook’s news partnerships unit, announced the plan at a New York digital media forum, outlining the company’s strategy for monetizing the news content that drives so much of the user engagement on the site.

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FCC Privacy Proposal Troubles Broadband Internet Providers

Broadband Internet service providers are wary of a government plan to impose consumer privacy protection regulations on the sector. The Federal Communications Commission likely will issue the proposed regulations by Friday. It will accept public comment on the proposal before taking final action. The program would require ISPs to meet consumer privacy protection standards similar to the regulations that cover telephone service companies. ISPs currently are exempt from such requirements.

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Google's Loons to Glide Over India

Google has been in talks with telecom service providers in India to bring its Project Loon to the subcontinent, Rajan Anandan, Google’s managing director for Southeast Asia and India, said in an interview published Monday. The project would deliver Internet access via balloons floating thousands of feet in the air. It is Google’s latest effort to bring Internet access to remote parts of Asia. Last year, parent company Alphabet announced that it had signed agreements with mobile network operators in Indonesia to test the service later this year.

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FCC adopts 'Unlock the Box' proposal to open set-top box competition

Article Image The Federal Communications Commission will force cable providers to ensure interoperability for third-party set-top boxes, paving the way for companies like Apple to integrate linear television programming into their offerings.

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Rumor: Apple considering becoming a carrier, leasing network from existing wireless providers

Apple is allegedly in talks with wireless providers in both the U.S. and Europe about launching its own cellular service, in the same way MetroPCS and Boost Mobile piggyback on established carrier networks.

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US House Opens Up to Open Source

Providers of open source software recently found another market: the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. That market easily will grow to many thousands of potential open source users when the staffs of each representative, as well as the staffs of various House committees, are added to the total. Three advocacy organizations last month jointly announced that certain procurement restrictions that had constrained the use of open source technology in the House had been clarified.

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Apple to launch online TV service with support from major providers this fall, report says

Apple is reportedly in talks with major television content providers and broadcasters to launch a subscription online TV service that will be piped to Apple TV and supported iOS devices.

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New rules requiring U.S. carriers to unlock out-of-contract phones now in effect

America’s top wireless providers can no longer refuse to unlock devices for customers who have paid financing plans in full or completed their contract term under a new set of industry rules — agreed to over one year ago — which go into effect today.

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Federal IT Reform: Just Getting Started

Information technology providers who market to the federal government got some holiday cheer as the U.S. Congress and the White House approved legislation to improve the way the government acquires IT equipment and services. The reforms are significant and welcome, and no doubt will facilitate the marketing of IT to federal agencies. President Obama signed the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, or FITARA, on Dec. 16, as a component of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2015.

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Flat Federal IT Market Means Vendors Must Work Harder, Smarter

The U.S. government will remain a steady and significant customer for information technology providers over the next several years. That’s the good news. For the foreseeable future, though, the days of ever-growing federal spending for IT are over. Vendors will have to work harder to obtain government business; competition will be tougher; federal agencies will concentrate on seeking lower prices; and vendors will do well to seek out niche market opportunities and partnering arrangements to remain viable in federal IT contracting.

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