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FCC chairman plans to 'reverse the mistake' of net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote May 18 to kick off a proceeding to "reverse the mistake" of the agency's 2-year-old net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said.

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Filestack reverses the concept of the CDN to offer lightning fast file uploads globally

There’s no point having great download speeds if the data can’t make its way onto the internet quickly.

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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.

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In the need for speed, Fastly goes all the way to the edge

Fastly knows that speed happens throughout the network. It's now moving to speed things at the edge.

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What Sears' recent troubles could tell us about Amazon's future

Sears was once THE powerhouse in retailing. Can its recent fall from grace provide any insights for current e-retailers?

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Mozilla scraps Firefox's 'Aurora' dev track

Mozilla has decided to drop one of Firefox's preview tracks that let customers test early versions of the browser before wider deployment.

An introduction to six types of VPN software

Anyone interested in a VPN to protect their privacy from their Internet Service Provider needs to be aware of the six types of available VPN software.

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24% off NETGEAR CM700 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem 1.4Gbps Certified for XFINITY, Time Warner, Charter, and More - Deal Alert

The NETGEAR CM700 High Speed Cable Modem provides a connection to high-speed cable Internet with speeds up to 1.4 Gbps. It is CableLabs certified DOCSIS 3.0 that is 32X faster than 2.0 devices. A Gigabit Ethernet port provides faster...

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Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent....

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5 ways your company can defuse a social media crisis

When an employee is caught in the crosshairs of a social media mishap, businesses need to tread carefully. Here’s how to prevent a crisis and defuse one that's already occurred.

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How to test your home network for a Telnet vulnerability

Is anything on your network vulnerable to PDoS from Brickerbot?

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How United Airlines can meld action and social media to save its brand

If executives at United Airlines want to rescue their brand, and quite possibly the fate of their company, they need to make concrete changes and then use social media to turn around the conversation.

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Wanna banish autoplay videos from your browser?

Autoplay videos are popping up everywhere right now. Thankfully, there's an easy way to stop 'em before they start.

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Labor Department accuses Google of underpaying women

The U.S. Department of Labor says Google discriminates against female employees in pay at a level that's even worse than the tech industry as a whole, The Guardian reported on Friday.

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Want to make money from YouTube? Just get 10k views first

YouTube is changing its rules, requiring creators to get 10,000 views before they start making money from videos posted to the platform.

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FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.

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Twitter sues U.S. government for demanding it unmask an 'alt' account

Twitter is suing the Department of Homeland Security and alleging the government is misusing an investigative tool as part of a witch-hunt to uncover who's behind a Twitter account critical of the immigration service.

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Did Congress just accidentally help keep your browsing history more private?

By eliminating restrictions of ISPs selling their customers browsing history, Congress may have inadvertently helped push us towards a more secure future.

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YouTube TV is here -- but is it something people want?

YouTube has launched its TV subscription services that should rival traditional cable services. But it still has some shortcomings.

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Twitter debuts a Lite version for emerging markets

Twitter launched a "Lite" version of its service that runs from the browser on a smartphone, in a bid to attract customers in emerging markets, who have flaky Internet connections or are wary of spending too much on data.

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