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US Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality | Hacker News

US Senate Votes to Save Net Neutrality

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Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

The FCC's current chairman, Ajit Pai, has made it clear that he will work to put special interests over what's good for the American people. The FCC was once an agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the public interest, but it has morphed into an agency that exists solely to do the bidding of giant telecom companies. It is a disgrace.

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Senate Votes to Reverse Net Neutrality Rollback

UPDATE: By a vote of 52 to 47, the Senate approves the measure, which now moves to the House, where it faces an uncertain future.

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The Verge on Twitter

Microsoft reportedly working on $400 Surface tablets to compete with the iPad https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2018/5/16/17360056/microsoft-surface-tablet-ipad-competition-price-specs?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/ejLNM7JCT1

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The coolest USB flash drive you can buy: Apricorn Aegis Secure Key 3z | ZDNet

The Aegis Secure Key 3z has you covered, making it the perfect USB flash drive for professionals and business users. Rather than relying on a software-based encryption solution, the Aegis Secure Key 3z features built-in hardware-based 256-bit AES XTS encryption (with FIPS 140-2 validation) that's totally cross-platform and OS agnostic -- it'll work on Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, Chrome, embedded systems, in fact, anything that has a powered USB port and storage file system.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Here's what's next in the fight to save #NetNeutrality http://gizmo.do/tzUWhLU  pic.twitter.com/PedE1teXPm

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The Verge on Twitter

Tidal is reportedly months behind on royalty payments to labels https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17361646/tidal-late-royalty-payments?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/m9WWvTefx2

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OnePlus Bullets Wireless: Everything I want in $69 Bluetooth headphones

The OnePlus 6 may be today’s big gadget news, but after months of leaks, there wasn’t much surprise left. The company’s first wireless headphones, on the other hand, might actually be the more compelling product for an audiophile like me, always on the look out for a good value.

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Senate Democrats score big win in fight to preserve net neutrality rules

Republicans like Senator John Thune of South Dakota accused the Democrats of playing politics with the vote.  In a speech on the floor of the Senate , he called Wednesday's vote a "fake" debate that his Democratic colleagues know is going "nowhere." Thune said he supports principles of net neutrality like no blocking and no throttling. And he would like to see bipartisan legislation to codify these principles into law. He had proposed such legislation in 2015, and today proposed putting aside the vote on the CRA to use that 2015 proposed legislation as a starting point in a bi-partisan bill to preserve net neutrality.  He said he was "disappointed but not surprised" that Democrats rejected his offer to work on amending this legislation.

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Senate votes to overturn Ajit Pai’s net neutrality repeal

The FCC's current chairman, Ajit Pai, has made it clear that he will work to put special interests over what's good for the American people. The FCC was once an agency dedicated to protecting and promoting the public interest, but it has morphed into an agency that exists solely to do the bidding of giant telecom companies. It is a disgrace.

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Net neutrality is all but officially dead

As companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast acquire more online content like video, they could give their own services priority on their networks, squeezing out competitors and limiting what you can access. This might mean fewer startups get a shot at becoming the next Facebook, Netflix or YouTube. Ultimately, it could lead to your internet experience looking more like cable TV, where all the content is curated by your provider.

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Spotify still features R. Kelly merch, despite new policies against sex offenders

It's worth noting that the majority of R. Kelly merch provided by the site via Spotify is listed as out of stock, though it's not clear whether or not that's because of the transgressions of R. Kelly or if it's just because of his fan base and their desire for "Feeling Single" wands . Other sites, like MusicToday or Rockabilia , still sell merch from the singer.

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3 reasons why hiring older tech pros is a smart decision

Many older employees also appreciate the same flexibility that younger workers do, as they balance work and home life with aging parents and children reaching adulthood, said Sarah Gibson, a consultant with expertise on changing generations in the workforce. "Many are looking at opportunities to do either consulting or independent work, which can save the bottom line, because you're not hiring employee overhead," she said. "It can actually save on costs as opposed to assuming that an older employee is going to cost more."

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Cult of Mac on Twitter

Cult of Mac is a site that follows everything Apple. News, reviews and how-tos.

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Linux admins: Dire vulnerability gives attackers root access in RHEL, CentOS, Fedora

This bug affects RHEL 6.x and 7x, as well as CentOS 6.x and 7.x, and Fedora 26, 27, 28, and Rawhide. Other operating systems built on top of Fedora/RHEL are likely to be affected, including HPE's ClearOS and Oracle Linux, as well as the recently-discontinued Korora Linux. Because the issue relates to a NetworkManager integration script, it is unlikely to affect Linux distributions that are not related to Fedora or RHEL. RHEL 5 is not affected.

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TechCrunch on Twitter

Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate https://tcrn.ch/2IMJQs5  pic.twitter.com/cAbSwi1JuP

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OnePlus 6 release date, news and features

The launch event is happening right now and we're reporting from it live, updating this page with everything you need to know about the OnePlus 6 as it's unveiled on stage.

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The OnePlus 6 is pricier, has an iPhone X-style notch and an upgraded camera

OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 6 is more water resistant than past iterations. But because it's not IP-certified for water protection, that means you can't go ahead and dunk it underwater for any notable amount of time. Instead, the company claims the phone can survive a couple of drops here and there from the rain or an overzealous sink.

19 Securus, that phone tracking company, has reportedly been hacked

Oh great. The company that lets cops monitor calls in real time across the US seems to have been breached.

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Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality | Hacker News

To add to that - we already have fake news along ALL political spectrums, and propaganda and lies coming from fake and legit places, to further be told what we can / can't view because of net neutrality, or for corporations to ban content themselves or make you pay to view certain websites moves us further into censorship territory like China. -- We definitely need to ensure that the internet stays as open as possible, if not we may need to create a new decentralized uncensorable internet like in Silicon Valley where net neutrality cannot be revoked. reply

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The Verge on Twitter

OnePlus 6 announced with a glass back and a notched 6.3-inch display https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/16/17359916/oneplus-6-phone-specs-release-date-price-announced?utm_campaign=theverge&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/2jn8Fm0sik

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Facebook's adding new features to Stories to complete its Snapchat domination

In both cases, the goal is to give users a way to privately save photos in a way that's tied to their Facebook account rather than their phone's local storage. Besides making Stories more appealing to those who don't have much storage to spare, it also makes it easier for people who share devices with family members, according to Facebook.

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Gotham is going, but a new Batman prequel show is coming

But don't expect young Bruce or anyone else in a bat costume to make waves in Pennyworth. The 10-episode series will be set in swinging London in the 1960s. Sean Pertwee currently plays the role of Pennyworth on Gotham, but the time period of the Epix series will call for a younger actor.

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U.S. Auto Safety Agency Is Probing Utah Crash of Tesla on Autopilot

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USA TODAY Tech on Twitter

How Google Assistant works with YouTube Music https://usat.ly/2IMXThj  pic.twitter.com/K8rR8z2ZDV

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YouTube Music subscriptions shake up Google Play Music and YouTube Red

Similar to its previous iteration , the focus here will be on personalization that tries to learn what music you like, but this time it's pushing music videos to the background in favor of audio. The personalization will naturally tie into Google Assistant AI, and pull from a subscriber's YouTube history to serve up suggestions. Google Play Music will remain for now, but the plan is to "close gaps" between services like YouTube Music's lack of a music locker for users to upload their tunes before GPM goes away at some unspecified point in the future -- YouTube exec T. Jay Fowler told USA Today it could as far away as 2019.

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Welp, Google is pausing its autoplay blocking feature

Google has been hyping its new autoplay-blocking feature for months. But it turns out the feature isn't quite ready for primetime.

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Holy prequel, Batman! Alfred Pennyworth is getting his own origin story on TV

There aren't a lot of elements of Batman's legend that haven't been explored thoroughly in the realm of film and TV. Some of them are so well-tread that they've passed into cliche (how many times have Martha Wayne's pearls bounced off the pavement in Crime Alley, or has Catwoman flirted with Batsy on a rooftop?), but others have been sidestepped or ignored in favor of focusing on the action any Batman adaptation requires.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Im willing to bet Florida’s heat is a culprit in that explosion. As someone who has had the heat crack my windshield twice and destroyed a forgotten iPhone once.

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OnePlus 6 pictures: Bigger screen, glossy design and an optional notch

OnePlus claims that the OnePlus 6 is more water resistant than past iterations. But because it's not IP-certified for water protection, that means you can't go ahead and dunk it underwater for any notable amount of time. Instead, the company claims the phone can survive a couple of drops here and there.

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How to use Opera's Flow to sync your desktop and mobile browsers

Instead of syncing everything between mobile and desktop browsers, Flow allows you to only add specific links, videos, images, copied text from sites, and notes, all of which will be automatically sync'd between browsers. That means cookies, passwords, and history won't be shared between your browsers. For those that hold privacy on a pedestal, which everyone should, this could be a deal maker. To the contrary, for those that value the convenience of having absolutely everything in sync between desktop and mobile browsers, Flow might not be your thing. Either way, Flow is a great built-in service that makes it incredibly easy to move between desktop and mobile versions of Opera. Let's make it work.

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Got Amazon Prime? Shopping at Whole Foods Just Got Cheaper

The grocery store, which Amazon acquired for $13.7 billion last year, is offering the discounts now in its Florida stores, and will expand nationwide this summer.

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You'll soon hear 8 new voices in Amazon Alexa skills

You'll soon hear 8 new voices in Amazon Alexa skills

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Gizmodo on Twitter

Deadpool 2's original end credits scene was going to be outrageous http://gizmo.do/IiUrsAp  pic.twitter.com/ShKEnDsrbN

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Gizmodo on Twitter

The U.S. opioid crisis is so devastating, it's made more organs available for transplant http://gizmo.do/2udRvXn  pic.twitter.com/9bCLhfgFdu

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Apple's next HQ might be built near Washington D.C. or North Carolina.

The new location of the new Apple HQ is supposed to be revealed by the end of 2018. According to a new report, one of the spots Apple is looking at is in the same area that Amazon is eying too.

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FuelBox PowerStation review: The Swiss army knife of iPhone chargers

I’m a fan. Aside from the bulk, the FuelBox is convenient and easy to use. It doesn’t tie up your outlets. It’s neat and tidy. There’s no rat’s nest of cables on the kitchen counter. Cables no longer disappear, and the charging dock makes it easy to keep the battery pack topped up until it’s needed.

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Lifehacker on Twitter

Make horror movies a little less scary by researching this database of jump scares: http://lifehac.kr/e2rn5c3  pic.twitter.com/lapf60u5Nr

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Meet Wonder, an Android-powered Nintendo Switch competitor

Upon release, Wonder looks to sell a hardware package alongside a subscription service. It consists of a smartphone that can make calls, run apps and do all of the phone-y things that you’re used to, but will uniquely slide into a dock that can hook up to a TV and overclock the phone's GPU for enhanced gaming performance.

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Inexpensive Logitech Crayon iPad stylus released | Cult of Mac

Logitech’s $49 active stylus for iPad unveiled back in March just debuted. However, at this point the Crayon can only be purchased through Apple’s Education channel.

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Gizmodo on Twitter

This lawsuit against a trendy makeup brand highlights how the web is broken for millions http://gizmo.do/HZWuPpN  pic.twitter.com/PYNR8yf4KF

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IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

UPDATE: Since publishing this story we've heard whispers that IBM has taken note of staff objections to the removable storage ban, especially when doing software updates, and is considering making a few exemptions.

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What Linux apps on Chrome OS means for open source

At the moment, Crostini is very much in the early stages. In fact, there's no guarantee it will be officially rolled out. With developers having only minimal success at the moment, it is possible the idea of containerized Linux apps on Chrome OS might have been nothing more than a pipe dream. However, if Google really wants to take Chrome OS to the next level, they need this win. Couple that with the huge win this could mean for open source applications, and the necessity of this happening becomes even more important. Although the average user can make do with Chrome OS, it's still a limiting platform for many users. The addition of Linux apps would go a very, very long way to making the Chromebook a Microsoft Surface killer. I could only imagine this goal is very much in the forefront of Google's collective mind.

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Amazon's Alexa gets new voices like Google Assistant (kinda)

Using Amazon Polly, you can choose a different voice for any utterance by using the Structured Speech Markup Language (SSML) and specifying an Amazon Polly voice using the “voice name” tag. It’s as easy as that. You can even use an Amazon Polly voice for every utterance in your skill if you like.

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Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

The two companies again returned to court this week over the long-running dispute, which first began seven years ago. Apple told jurors that Samsung should hand over all the profit it made on four devices that were heavily inspired by the iPhone. Samsung’s lawyers disagree.

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The SEC creates an educational “token” to stop scammers

“Travel is expensive, but we are at the cusp of a revolution that will democratize travel and leisure for everyone,” reads the breathless whitepaper for HoweyCoins. “The Internet was the first part of the revolution. The other part is blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.”

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Lifehacker on Twitter

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NBC News MACH on Twitter

'Brain in a bucket' study spurs medical, ethical debates https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/creepy-brain-bucket-study-sparks-medical-ethical-debates-ncna874711?cid=sm_npd_nn_fb_ma … pic.twitter.com/Yvainr6mQR

51 The weed-heavy story of how Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart became pals
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53 Adventurous tourist got catfished by a glamorous picture of a hotel pool
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56 YouTube app is YouTube at its best [Cult of Mac's Essential iOS Apps #14]
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58 Techmeme on Twitter
59 Intel's First 10nm Cannon Lake CPU Confirmed | Hacker News
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61 10 delightful fascinators you should wear while watching the Royal Wedding
62 Doom’s lead programmer recalls working with Steve Jobs | Cult of Mac
63 WhatsApp makes big improvements to group messaging
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66 Thandie Newton's Cannes dress paid homage to black Star Wars characters
67 Pink's response to an ageist troll should be in a museum
68 The SEC made a fake cryptocurrency to show you how ICO scams work
69 Jack Dorsey graces NYC's Blockchain Week to talk up magic internet money
70 hackaday on Twitter
71 PicoBrew Pico U brews beer, coffee, kombucha, other exotic drinks for less
72 Loads of delicious cookie dough spilled onto a North Carolina highway
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74 You can literally watch the Laurel-Yanny debate spread around the world in 24 hours
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77 Hulu’s mobile and web apps get the new live TV guide, better recommendations and more
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80 What's the difference: OnePlus 6 versus Samsung Galaxy S9
81 In New York, his neighbors pounded on his walls, so he built this home theater in Texas
82 Yanny or Laurel? Who cares when the reactions are this hilarious
83 Gizmodo on Twitter
84 Facebook updates push Stories past its Snapchat clone beginnings
85 Deutsche Bank: Facebook’s biggest GDPR risk is a flood of lawsuits
86 The data science life: Intuit's Ashok Srivastava on AI, machine learning, and diversity of thought | ZDNet
87 Why we care whether everyone heard ‘laurel’ or ‘yanny’
88 Mark Zuckerberg finally agrees to appear before the European Parliament
89 Feast your eyes on the iPhone X Tesla, a case so crazy it comes with its own phone
90 Gizmodo on Twitter
91 Square's bitcoin move has caused internal disagreement: CEO Dorsey
92 Facebook's fake account crackdown: Our AI spots nudity, hate, terror before you do | ZDNet
93 How Alphabet plans to keep hackers away from this year’s election
94 Here's all the data Apple collects on you