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  • Internet Provider Data Drain

    01/16/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 46 replies
    Me ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Neoliberalnot
    We have Exede satellite providing Internet service. For the last 2 months they say we have used up our 10GB data allowance in 3 days or less. This month we used it all up in less than 24 hours. We streamed a one hour serial show on low resolution on our LG smart tv, and used the Internet for email. I also spent an hour or two on FR. Exede claimed we had used the entire 10GB. We've had this service for 1.5 years and our online behavior has not changed. This location is a getaway home and we visit...
  • Internet users raise funds to buy lawmakers' browsing histories in protest

    03/30/2017 7:32:46 AM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 22 replies
    THE HILL ^ | 03/30/2017 | PAULINA FIROZI
    Internet users are fighting back after Congress voted to block Obama-era internet privacy protections. Two fundraising campaigns have so far raised more than $215,000 to purchase and reveal lawmakers' browsing histories. Actor Misha Collins, the star of television show “Supernatural,” has raised more than $63,000 on his GoFundMe page. More than 3,000 people have donated to the page, which has a goal of $500 million. “Great news! The House just voted to pass SJR34. We will finally be able to buy the browser history of all the Congresspeople who voted to sell our data and privacy without our consent!” he...
  • Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history

    03/24/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Maech 24, 2017
    The Senate voted to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations, a first step toward allowing internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell your browsing habits and other personal information as they expand their own online ad businesses. Those rules, not yet in effect, would have required internet providers to ask your permission before sharing your personal information.
  • Senate votes to block internet privacy regulations

    03/23/2017 3:03:24 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23,3017 | Harper Neidig and Ali Breland
    If passed by the House and signed by President Trump, the bill would use an obscure law called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to eliminate the rules before they go into effect. The CRA would also prevent the FCC from passing “substantially similar” regulations in the future, though no court has ruled on what agencies can pass under those standards. Critics of the privacy regulations say they are too onerous, and subject service providers to stricter regulations than websites such as Facebook and Google, which also collect consumer data.
  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies
    techspot.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.
  • Anyone else experiencing slower Internet / bandwidth?

    03/14/2015 8:00:09 PM PDT · by jsanders2001 · 75 replies
    I have noticed a significantly slower Internet bandwidth speed lately. I'm decently savvy with computer. I have cleared the cache, checked for browset helper objects, viruses, trojans, reset the modem and router and have connected directly from the modem to the computer; still have a slow connection. Even disconnected other computers and access points on the network. I called my ISP and they say they haven't had any outages. So my question - is anyone experiencing this?
  • FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

    03/13/2015 6:09:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 74 replies
    CNS ^ | March 12, 2015 | Rudy Takala
    Two weeks after passage, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally released its landmark “net neutrality” regulations Thursday morning. Among its many determinations, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not enjoy First Amendment protections because they do not have a right to free speech. “The rules we adopt today do not curtail broadband providers’ free speech rights,” the commission said on page 268 of its decision, noting that because they merely serve as a means for others to express themselves, broadband providers are not entitled to free speech rights themselves. “When engaged in broadband Internet access services, broadband providers are...
  • The Internet isn't broken. Obama doesn't need to 'fix' it. [Obama wages war against small, new ISPs]

    02/19/2015 3:31:59 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 18, 2015 | Ajit Pai, Joshua Wright
    Consider that activists promoting this rule had previously targeted neither AT&T nor Verizon with their first net-neutrality complaint but MetroPCS — an upstart competitor with a single-digit market share and not an ounce of market power. Its crime? Unlimited YouTube. MetroPCS offered a $40-per-month plan with unlimited talk, text, Web browsing and YouTube streaming. The company's strategy was to entice customers to switch from the four national carriers or to upgrade to its newly built 4G Long Term Evolution network. Or take T-Mobile's Music Freedom program, which the Internet conduct rule puts on the chopping block. The "Un-carrier" allows consumers...
  • Kim Komando: 3 surprising things that spy on you that you can't stop

    08/10/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Komando.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Kim Komando
    Do you ever feel like you're being watched? In the past, you could chalk it up to paranoia, close the curtains and get on with your life. Thanks to technology, it's not just your imagination. You really are being watched in your home, at work and everywhere in between. From online advertisers and hackers to the NSA and other government agencies, everyone is trying to keep tabs on you. And things keep getting worse. If you think you know every gadget and organization that's a danger, think again. Here are three things spying on you that you probably didn't know...
  • Many home routers supplied by ISPs can be compromised en masse, researchers say

    08/11/2014 9:36:34 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 44 replies
    CSO ^ | 10 August, 2014 23:33 | Lucian Constantin (IDG News Service)
    Specialized servers used by many ISPs to manage routers and other gateway devices provisioned to their customers are accessible from the Internet and can easily be taken over by attackers, researchers warn. By gaining access to such servers, hackers or intelligence agencies could potentially compromise millions of routers and implicitly the home networks they serve, said Shahar Tal, a security researcher at Check Point Software Technologies. Tal gave a presentation Saturday at the DefCon security conference in Las Vegas. At the core of the problem is an increasingly used protocol known as TR-069 or CWMP (customer-premises equipment wide area network...
  • Comcast vs. Netflix: Is this really about Net neutrality?

    05/15/2014 1:40:39 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 20 replies
    cnet.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Marguerite Reardon
    If you noticed more buffering and sputtering when streaming video from Netflix a few months ago, you weren't alone. But who was really to blame? Your broadband provider or Netflix? Netflix, which earlier this year reluctantly agreed to pay interconnection fees to broadband providers, has suggested that Comcast is to blame because it's violating principles of Net neutrality, which are all about keeping the Internet free and open. Comcast has vigorously denied these assertions. Still, questions remain and confusion abounds over how the two ideas are linked or whether they should be linked at all. The confusion deepened with statements...
  • Cruz looking to blunt FCC authority

    05/14/2014 7:43:26 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/14 08:11 PM EDT | Julian Hattem
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is looking to strip the Federal Communications Commission of its ability to write new net neutrality rules.The senator is currently circulating draft legislation that would undercut the commission’s legal authority to write new regulations governing the way that Internet service providers treat different streams of traffic online.Cruz “has serious concerns about the course the FCC is pursuing on net neutrality and on the questionable authority on which it’s relying,” spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said in an email to The Hill. “He is exploring legislative options to preserve the freedom of the Internet to remain an engine for...
  • Five US Internet Providers Are Slowing Down Access Until They Get More Cash

    05/06/2014 8:34:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Popular Resistance ^ | May 6, 2014 | Timothy B. Lee
    If you’re the customer of a major American internet provider, you might have been noticing it’s not very reliable lately. If so, there’s a pretty good chance that a graph like this is the reason:These graphs comes from Level 3, one of the world’s largest providers of “transit,” or long-distance internet connectivity. The graph on the left shows the level of congestion between Level 3 and a large American ISP in the Dallas area. In the middle of the night, the connection is less than half-full and everything works fine. But during peak hours, the connection is saturated. That produces...
  • Internet providers can be forced to block access to illegal downloads, rules EU Court

    03/30/2014 5:29:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 28.03.14 @ 09:44 | Benjamin Fox
    EU-based internet service providers can be ordered to block customers’ access to a copyright-infringing website, following a ruling on Thursday (27 March) by the European Court of Justice (ECJ). The judgment follows a dispute between Austrian Internet provider Telekabel Wien and two film companies, based in Germany and Austria, over whether the internet service provider (ISP) should be forced to prevent its customers from accessing film download site kino.to, a Tonga-based website that received nearly 4 million visitors a day. …
  • Change your passwords: Comcast hushes, minimizes serious hack

    02/10/2014 8:25:32 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | February 9, 2014 | Violet Blue
    Are you a Comcast customer? Please change your password. On February 6, NullCrew FTS hacked into at least 34 of Comcast's servers and published a list of the company's mail servers and a link to the root file with the vulnerability it used to penetrate the system on Pastebin.
  • Is there a way to internet without an ISP ?

    12/14/2013 9:44:32 AM PST · by knarf · 132 replies
    self | December 14, 2013 | knarf
    If The ISP's are taken by the government, is there a way to use computers and the internet ?
  • State Police Probe Death Of Elderly Man Shot By Cops

    08/05/2013 3:48:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    WBBM ^ | 8/2/2013
    Illinois State Police have launched an investigation into why police in Park Forest shot a 95-year-old man with a bean bag round, leading to the man’s death. WBBM Newsradio’s John Waelti reports World War II veteran John Wrana met his demise at the hands of Park Forest police officers last week, after allegedly threatening nursing home staff and paramedics with a cane, butcher knife, and shoehorn at the Victory Centre assisted living center. But Wrana family attorney Nicholas Grapsas denied Wrana ever wielded a knife, and questioned why police needed to use force on an elderly man, when the staff...
  • FBI pressures Internet providers to install surveillance software

    08/03/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 57 replies
    c|net ^ | Aug 2, 2013 | by Declan McCullagh
    CNET has learned the FBI has developed custom "port reader" software to intercept Internet metadata in real time. And, in some cases, it wants to force Internet providers to use the software. The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts. FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during these discussions is that the software's real-time interception...
  • What You Need to Know About the Internet Snooping Bill (and How You Can Protect Yourself)

    07/31/2011 4:38:42 PM PDT · by lbryce · 19 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | July 29, 2011 | Adam Dachis
    On Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved an internet snooping bill that requires internet service providers (ISPs) to keep records of customer activity for a year so police can review them as needed. Here's what this bill means for you and what you can do about it. What Is This Internet Snooping Bill, Exactly, and Why Is It Bad? The lovingly titled Protecting Children From Internet Pornographers Act of 2011 (PCFIPA of 2011) requires ISPs to retain customer names, addresses, phone numbers, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and dynamic IP addresses. It's a record of your personal information...
  • House panel approves broadened ISP snooping bill

    Internet providers would be forced to keep logs of their customers' activities for one year--in case police want to review them in the future--under legislation that a U.S. House of Representatives committee approved today. The 19 to 10 vote represents a victory for conservative Republicans, who made data retention their first major technology initiative after last fall's elections, and the Justice Department officials who have quietly lobbied for the sweeping new requirements, a development first reported by CNET. A last-minute rewrite of the bill expands the information that commercial Internet providers are required to store to include customers' names, addresses,...