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FCC chief guts net neutrality under the banner of ‘freedom’

We can all rest easy.

Ajit Pai is going to restore the free and open internet we’ve been pining for, lo these past two years.In his speech at a FreedomWorks event this week, the FCC chief lamented the lost golden age of broadband, which we lived in before onerous net neutrality regulations were passed that mandated ISPs treat all internet traffic equally and forbid them from blocking or throttling users’ access to content.[ Read ‘em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]In the two years since the “serious mistake” of Title II classification was foisted upon the telecommunications industry, the country has been plagued by a decline in infrastructure investment, according to Pai.

The consequences are dire: Fewer Americans will have access to high-speed internet, there will be fewer jobs, less competition, and declining test scores—no wait, he failed to mention that last one. Regardless, net neutrality is the culprit.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

New, deadlier trend in the raging opioid epidemic: Elephant tranquilizer

It’s 10,000X stronger than morphine, 100X stronger than fentanyl, and on the rise.

Google becomes first foreign internet company to launch service in Cuba

Google servers inside Cuba are now live on the internet, marking a major milestone in the country’s communications evolution and promising faster access to Google’s services for Cuban users.The computers are part of Google’s global network of caching servers, which store frequently requested content locally so it doesn’t have to be accessed over long distances.[ Office 365 vs.

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That speeds up access in any country but is particularly important in a nation like Cuba, which has relatively low connectivity to the rest of the world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Amazon might use driverless vehicles to deliver packages in the future

But don't expect to see Amazon-branded autonomous cars any time soon.

Nuclear waste facility receives its first shipment since 2014 accident

Shipments to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant will ramp up in frequency through 2017.

42% off Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – (XBOX ONE, PS4)...

Today you'll see the price drop an extra 42% on Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.

Experience total freedom of choice in Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands, the ultimate military shooter set in a massive open world setting.  The Santa Blanca drug cartel has transformed the beautiful South American country of Bolivia into a perilous narco-state, leading to lawlessness, fear, and rampant violence. With their corrosive influence growing, the cartel plagues the citizens of Bolivia but all hope is not lost.

The Ghosts, an elite US Special Forces team, are tasked to combat the cartel and save the country from collapse.  See the discounted Ghost Recon Wildlands on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Hajime, the mysterious evolving botnet

Hajime (meaning ‘beginning’ in Japanese) is an IoT worm that was first mentioned on 16 October 2016 in a public report by RapidityNetworks.
In this blogpost we outline some of the recent ‘improvements’ to Hajime, some techniques that haven’t been made public, and some statistics about infected IoT devices.

Google pushes fake news, hate-speech workshops (and YouTube) on UK teens

After backlash over censored LGBTQ+ content, Google debuts "Internet Citizens" project.

China ‘hacked’ South Korea to wreck Star Wars missile shield

FireEye fingers Middle Kingdom infiltration teams Well-connected security biz FireEye is claiming Chinese hackers are trying to break into South Korea's military to halt the deployment of an anti-ballistic weapons system in the country.…

FCC ends price caps on many business data lines

The U.S.

Federal Communications Commission has voted to deregulate the providers of the business data lines connecting broadband service to many small businesses, schools, hospitals, and ATM machines.The deregulation of business data services, or BDS, could mean broadband price hikes for those businesses as well as for mobile phone customers, critics said.

BDS provides the backhaul that connects mobile towers to the wired internet.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The commission's 2-1 party-line vote ends price caps on much of the BDS market across the U.S., while retaining price regulations in about a third of the country.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

FCC helps AT&T and Verizon charge more by ending broadband price...

Business Internet price caps eliminated even when customers have only one choice.

YouTube TV review: Not a game-changer out of the gate, but...

Using it is easy, but it doesn't offer multiple tiers or apps for many platforms.