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16 Dec 2017

Ajit Pai just handed Republicans a bag of shit

Pai gutted net neutrality without ever trying to make the case for it being a good idea. Pai’s final media appearance was a troll-ish video with alt-right blog The Daily Caller, in which he literally dances with a woman who supported the insane Pizzagate conspiracy that ended with a gunman storming a pizza parlor. His most recent private speech was a smarmy affair delivered to a room full of telecom lobbyists in which he joked about being Verizon’s puppet and taking orders from Sinclair Broadcasting.
Pai gutted net neutrality without ever trying to make the case for it being a good idea. Pai’s final media...

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10 Apr 2017

Ajit Pai’s net neutrality plan is nonsense – The Verge

Three stories about FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality dropped over the course of last night into this morning, all containing basically the same information. He Met with major telecom lobbying groups on Tuesday. He Thinks net neutrality is bad and wants to roll back the FCC’s Title II classification that made it happen. But also plans to have broadband providers stick net neutrality promises in their terms of service agreements. So that the FTC can enforce those agreements instead of the FCC
Three stories about FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality dropped over the course of last night...

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30 Mar 2017

The 265 members of Congress who sold you out to ISPs, and how much it cost to buy them

Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule  that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided  no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.
Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule  that opens the door for ISPs to...

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30 Jan 2017

Google co-founder Sergey Brin joins protest against immigration order at San Francisco airport

Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of Alphabet, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport tonight as demonstrators assembled at airports across the country in opposition to...
Sergey Brin, Google co-founder and president of Alphabet, joined protesters at San Francisco International Airport...

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17 Nov 2016

Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon suggests having too many Asian tech CEOs undermines ‘civic society’

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist seems to think there are  too many immigrants leading Silicon Valley. Steve Bannon, who  previously served as Breitbart News Network’s executive chairman, hinted at some of his views on foreign workers at technology companies in the past.
President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist seems to think there are  too many immigrants leading Silicon...

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