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Washington State AG and 20 Other AGs File Petition to Save Net Neutrality

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson today, along with the attorneys general of 20 other states and the District of Columbia, filed a petition to block the FCC’s attempt to repeal net neutrality. The FCC voted in December to scrap Obama-era rules that prohibit internet service providers from prioritizing some web sites and services over others. The […]

50 Senators Now Support Plan to Protect Net Neutrality

The number of Senators who’ve put their support behind protecting net neutrality has reached 50. Last week, Sen. Ed Markey (D) mustered support from 39 co-sponsors to force a vote in the issue. Today, that number has grown to 50 Senators, says the Free Press, including the entire Democratic caucus, several Independents, and Republican Senator Susan […]

OnePlus Investigating Customer Credit Card Security

OnePlus said it is taking customer complaints about compromised credit card data seriously and is investigating around the clock. Nearly 200 people who purchased products from OnePlus’ web site reported fraudulent activity on their credit cards afterwards. As a precaution, the company has disabled credit card payments on its web site and is only accepting PayPal […]

Facebook and Twitter Execs to Leave Disney’s Board

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg and Jack Dorsey, CEO of both Twitter and digital payments firm Square, are leaving Walt Disney’s board, according to a recent regulatory filing. “Given our evolving business and the businesses Ms. Sandberg and Mr. Dorsey are in, it has become increasingly difficult for them to avoid conflicts relating to […]

SoftBank May Offer An IPO for Japaneses Wireless Unit

SoftBank Group, the parent company of Sprint, is weighing whether or not to offer shares in its own Japan-based wireless company. Under the direction of CEO Masayoshi Sun, SoftBank has transformed itself in recent years into an investor in technology companies. The goal of the IPO would be to raise about $18 billion in funds […]

GOP Intro Bill a to Keep The U.S. Gov From Using Huawei, ZTE Equipment

A new bill introduced by Texas Representative Michael Conaway (R) would prevent any part of the U.S government from using equipment from Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE. The Defending U.S. Government Communications Act (H.R. 4747) explicitly prohibits the government from “using or contracting with an entity that uses certain telecommunications services or equipment” from Huawei and […]

Activision Blizzard Closes Only U.S. Distribution Center

Activision Blizzard has closed its only distribution center in the U.S., the company said Wednesday. The Fresno, Calif.-based distribution operation has shut down as of Jan. 5 and 50 people have been laid off, according to California Employment Development Department records. The decision to close the facility comes as nearly half of consumers have opted […]

President Trump Plays Call Of Duty? Announces US Is Shipping the F-52 That Only Exists in COD

This is not fake news, but a story from the Washington Post showing how out of touch the”President Trump” is! The first F-52 fighter aircrafts have made it safely to Norway, President Trump announced today. The problem is the F-52s are not real. They’re an advanced fighter in the video game  Call of Duty: Advanced […]

Sen. John Thune Sent Letter to Apple Over iPhone Slow-Down

Sen. John Thune Sent Letter to Apple Over iPhone Slow-Down Apple has caught the ire of Sen. John Thune (R) who wants to know more about Apple’s throttling of older iPhones. The company admitted last month that it sometimes slowed down older iPhones with aging batteries in order to prevent shutdowns. Apple insisted the strategy […]

CES In Las Vegas Suffers 2 Hour Power Outage

The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC)’s central hall went dark at around 11:20 local time (19:20 GMT). It took two hours before the organizers were able to say that the electricity supply for CES 2018  had been restored. In the meantime, attendees had been evacuated from the affected space, which hosts booths for LG, Samsung […]

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