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FCC Head Ajit Pai: Killing Net Neutrality Will Set the Internet Free

(Reason.com)  In an exclusive interview today just hours after announcing his plan to repeal “Net Neutrality” rules governing the actions of Internet-service providers (ISPs) and mobile carriers, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has an in-your-face prediction for his critics: “Over the coming years, we’re going to see an explosion in the kinds of connectivity and […]

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Comcast is the fastest broadband ISP, and T-Mobile is the fastest wireless carrier, Ookla says – PC World

(PC World) Comcast is the fastest broadband ISP in the United States, according to Ookla, the developer behind the popular speedtest.net website. Ookla also named T-Mobile as the fastest wireless carrier in the U.S.Ookla found that Comcast Xfinity narrowly topped Verizon’s FiOS service as the fastest broadband ISP, while T-Mobile just edged out Verizon Wireless […]

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Internet Control: Google Plans Ad-Blocking Feature in Popular Chrome Browser

(CitizensOutpost) According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is preparing to introduce a new ad-blocking feature built into its popular Chrome web browser: The ad-blocking feature, which could be switched on by default within Chrome, would filter out certain online ad types deemed to provide bad experiences for users as they move around the web. […]

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Amazon’s web servers are down and it’s causing trouble across the internet – The Verge

(The Verge) Amazon’s web hosting services are among the most widely used out there, which means that when Amazon’s servers goes down, a lot of things go down with it. That appears to be happening today, with Amazon reporting “high error rates” in one region of its S3 web services, and number of services going […]

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The 9 fakest fake-news checkers – WND

  (WND) In some cases, Americans really have fallen for “fake news.” Just days ago, 20th Century Fox apologized for creating “fake news” sites – such as as the Houston Leader, the Salt Lake City Guardian, Sacramento Dispatch, the New York Morning Post and Indianapolis Gazette – as part of a promotional campaign for its […]