FCC Votes 3-2 to Upend Net Neutrality


The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era Net neutrality rules that prevented Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise giving preferential treatment to customers. Backers of the repeal characterized it as promoting greater technological innovation and freedom to conduct business. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who spearheaded the reversal of the Title II Net neutrality regulations, was joined by Commissioners Michael O’Reilly and Brendan Carr. Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel strongly dissented.

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Robot security guard freaks out homeless people … and neighbors

The robot was put into place to try and deal with the number of needles, car break-ins and other crimes that have reportedly come from a nearby encampment of homeless people.

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German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.

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Former Google and Uber engineer is developing an AI 'god'

The concept of an AI ‘god’ may seem outlandish, but a former Google and Uber engineer is touting the idea of a high-tech ‘deity’ as a way to improve society.

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#MeToo: How an 11-year-old movement became a social media phenomenon

The #MeToo campaign to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault continues to prove the power of social media for activism.

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Apple to make iPhone power management chips itself, report says

The iPhone always features in best phone lists and the business is very profitable for Apple, but the company isn’t sitting still and wants to increase those profits.

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Report: Apple to Make iPhone Power Management Chips Itself

The iPhone always features in best phone lists and the business is very profitable for Apple, but the company isn’t sitting still and wants to increase those profits.

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Google questioned by UK election watchdog over Russian meddling in Brexit

The U.K.’s election watchdog has asked Google for information related to Russia’s alleged meddling in Brexit and the broader problem of fake news.

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An estimated $30 billion in Bitcoins may be lost forever

The Bitcoin cryptocurrency’s value has increased exponentially in 2017, which means that with an estimated few million coins misplaced over the years, nearly $30 billion may have been lost forever.

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Pentagon accidentally exposes web-monitoring operation

The Department of Defense accidentally exposed an intelligence-gathering operation, thanks to an online storage misconfiguration.

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Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays.

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Nvidia Unveils Major Volta Upgrade to its SaturnV Supercomputer

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Nvidia has made a massive upgrade to its own supercomputer, the SaturnV, courtesy of the Volta V100 GPU.

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Russian Ministry of Defense tweets video game as 'proof' US backs ISIS in Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense tweeted on Tuesday “irrefutable” proof of collusion between the United States and ISIS in Syria.

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Cray ARMs its Supercomputers for War, HPC Workloads

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The venerable supercomputer manufacturer announced it’s partnering with Cavium to build supercomputers featuring the ThunderX2 CPU.

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Oculus Home Update Breaks AMD Support on DK2 Hardware

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The Oculus DK2 headset was an engineering model pushed out to early adopters, not a final product — but it’s still not working properly on AMD cards, courtesy of Oculus’ last software update.

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