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How an Investigation of Fake FCC Comments Snared a Prominent D.C. Media Firm 

Millions of records that the FCC’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long probe into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s latest net neutrality proceeding. Analysis of the data would lead investigators last fall to…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Ajit Pai, CQ Roll Call, The Dumbest Crimes

'Free Streaming' Offers From Internet Providers Ultimately Cause Price Hikes, Research Suggests

They say nothing in life is free. Maybe that isn’t always the case, but when it’s your internet provider offering you a freebie, it’s best to assume there’s always going to be some hidden cost.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, European Economic Area

Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish

The GOP Is Introducing More Fake Net Neutrality Bills

This trick is getting old.
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Gop, Bob Latta

The GOP Is Introducing Another Fake Net Neutrality Bill

This trick is getting old.
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Gop, Bob Latta

Newly Empowered, Democrats Demand Ajit Pai Stop Withholding Documents

A few months after Trump’s inauguration, an attorney appointed by the president to a top post at the Justice Department produced a memo in which he outlined the administration’s views on congressional oversight. The memo stated simply that, because Democrats were in the minority, they had no legal authority to conduct…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Justice Department, Trump, Ajit Pai, Fcc Oversight

FCC Faces Off in Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against Consumer Advocates and Internet Giants

Oral arguments began Friday in the case of Mozilla v. FCC, a lawsuit brought by a wide range of advocacy groups and trade organizations representing some of the nation’s largest internet companies, which all seek to vacate the vote to repeal net neutrality pushed through by the Federal Communications Commission in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Mozilla, Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, Internet Giants, Mozilla V Fcc

Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone

An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York Attorney General’s office for its role in submitting potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Commission during the agency’s 2017 efforts to rollback Obama-era net…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Federal Communications Commission, Identity Theft, Trump, Roger Stone, Free Our Internet

Ajit Pai and Republicans in Congress Helped Enable 'Bounty Hunters' to Track Your Phone

A growing chorus of Washington lawmakers is now pressing federal regulators to do something about the fact that wireless carriers have recklessly sold off data that can pinpoint the locations of their customers’ mobile phones (and thus the customers themselves). The firestorm of inquiries began after it was revealed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Washington, Phone tracking, Ajit Pai, Congress Helped Enable Bounty Hunters

Court Rejects FCC Motion to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown

Shutdown or no, the consolidated lawsuits facing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its 2017 rules that wiped out net neutrality protections nationwide will go forward on Feb. 1, a three-judge panel in D.C. Circuit ruled Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, D C Circuit, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai, DC Circuit

FCC Trying to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown, But It Probably Won't Work

Citing an ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday moved to postpone the next phase of the lawsuit challenging its 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality protections nationwide. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai

Tech Comebacks, 'Bandersnatch' Endings, and Net Neutrality: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Welcome to 2019! You made it. Despite the government shutdown and myriad other cursed baggage we’re still faced with—including the official death of net neutrality, for which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and self-affirmed shill released a gloating statement—there was actually some good news this week! For one, lots of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Ces, Consumer Tech, Ajit Pai, Best of the week, Nintendo Switch, Bird Box, Bandersnatch

Ajit Pai's Gloating Statement About the Death of Net Neutrality, Translated

I’ve lost count of how many times net neutrality has “died” in the last year, but the last long-shot effort to override the FCC’s 2017 decision is now officially dead in the water. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai knows that this milestone is huge, and he’s using the opportunity to dance on the internet’s grave.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, CRA, Ajit Pai, Shills

Dear Democrats: No One Gives a Shit If You Think the Net Neutrality Petition Is a Waste of Time

There’s a handful of House Democrats wrestling with the idea of signing a document that, it’s safe to say at this point, will have no historical impact whatsoever. If it is remembered at all, it will be remembered as a list of people who failed to overturn one of the most unpopular decisions by the Trump…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Democrats, House, Ajit Pai

Stop Sending Regular Text Messages

Thanks to a Federal Communications Commission vote last week, wireless carriers now have more control over your text messages. If that sounds ominous, that’s because it is—so much so that now’s the perfect time to ditch regular ol’ text messaging altogether.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Robocalls, Text Messaging, Ban Spam But Not Like This

FCC Official Wanted 'Veto' Power Over Video Featuring Ajit Pai and Pizzagate Pusher

Of all the controversies surrounding the FCC this year, Chairman Ajit Pai’s appearance in a Daily Caller video dancing alongside a woman who had pushed Pizzagate conspiracy theories was perhaps the easiest to avoid.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Daily Caller, Ajit Pai, Fcc Screwups

Democrat Signs House Petition to Save Net Neutrality After Voters Call Her Out

A Pennsylvania Democrat who drew the scorn of activists and constituents after declining to sign on to a House effort aimed at overturning the FCC’s net neutrality repeal now says she will attach her name to the resolution.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Pennsylvania, House, Mary Gay Scanlon, Democrat Signs House

Last-Minute Push to Restore Net Neutrality Stymied by Democrats Flush With Telecom Cash

Net neutrality proponents now have less than two weeks to convince 38 House lawmakers to support an effort to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality. Seventeen of those votes could come from Democrats who have yet to sign on—all of whom have received significant contributions from…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, House, Federal Communications Commission, Congressional Review Act, Mary Gay Scanlon

The Feds Are Now Looking Into Who Sent Millions of Fake Net Neutrality Comments to the FCC

Federal investigators are looking into whether the mass submission of millions of fraudulent letters on net neutrality to the Federal Communications Commission’s digital comment system was a crime as part of a Department of Justice investigation, BuzzFeed News reported on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Isps, Department Of Justice, BuzzFeed News, Ajit Pai, Open Internet Rules, Net Neutrality Comments

Ajit Pai Just Got His Second 'Courage' Award of the Year

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received an award on Wednesday from a conservative media organization for his “courage in public service.” It is the second time Pai has been awarded for “courage” in 2018.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Daily Caller, Pai, Ajit Pai

Verizon: Maybe a Few Hamiltons Would Change You First Responders' Minds

Mobile giant Verizon has faced withering criticism in the months since it throttled Santa Clara County Fire Department firefighters trying to contain California’s Mendocino Complex Fire, then tried to force them to purchase increased data even as they were begging for immediate assistance. It said it would immediately…Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Technology, Net Neutrality, California, Wildfires, Isps, Throttling, Santa Clara County Fire Department, California wildfires, Mendocino Complex Fire

Ajit Pai Says It's 'Fact' Russian Accounts Filed Net Neutrality Comments, But FCC Says Different in Court

Does the Federal Communications Commission believe that more than half a million comments about net neutrality originated from Russia last year? It depends on who you ask. Remarks offered by Chairman Ajit Pai as recently as yesterday appear in stark relief to claims the FCC recently filed in court.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Russia, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, FCC Says Different in Court

FCC Denies NY Times, BuzzFeed Logs Linked to Fake 'Russian' Comments, Made-Up Cyberattack

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday applauded his agency’s decision to keep secret months’ worth of data logs sought by reporters trying to shed further light on suspicious activity last year involving millions of fraudulent net neutrality comments. The agency rejected two record requests filed by major publications, the…Read more...
Tags: Transparency, Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Buzzfeed, New York Times, Ajit Pai, FCC Denies NY Times

Democratic Senators Press Carriers Over Allegations of Video App Throttling

Following recent research that found U.S. telecom companies were throttling video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, three Democratic senators are now calling for a response from those major mobile carriers in letters to their respective company heads.Read more...
Tags: Verizon, Science, Net Neutrality, Youtube, Netflix, Sprint, Att, Streaming Video, Throttling, T Mobile

Indoor Vaping Bans, Trump's New AG, and the Home Button: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

It’s been one hell of a week. From the 2018 midterms—in which races in Florida, Arizona, and Georgia are still being contested—to raging wildfires in California that are wiping entire communities off the map and continuing to rage, the news cycle has verged on impossible for any one person to process in its entirety.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Energy, Elections, Science, Technology, Bluetooth, Net Neutrality, Fitness, Gross, Climate Change, California, Audio, Dna, Georgia, History

Sprint Offers Weak-Ass Denial in Response to Accusations of Skype Throttling

A multi-university study released this week concluded that Sprint has been throttling the bandwidth of customers using Skype, Microsoft’s popular internet-based video chat service.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Sprint, Skype, Skype Microsoft

Why Democrats Didn't Campaign More on Net Neutrality

As Americans line up to vote on Tuesday, some of net neutrality’s most vocal defenders remain confident that the issue will be a determining factor in the 2018 midterm elections. Privately, however, some Democrats have expressed doubt that the battle over the ‘net is key to regaining control of Congress—even as…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, 2018 Midterm Elections, Halfway To Hell

California Attorney General Delays Enacting State Net Neutrality Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday entered into an agreement with the telecom industry groups currently suing California over its recently passed net neutrality law, potentially delaying its implementation until next year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, California, Scott Wiener, Xavier Becerra

Telecom Groups Sue Vermont Over Net Neutrality Legislation

Four lobbying groups with ties to the biggest cable and telecom providers in the country have filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont over its measures to preserve net neutrality. The dispute is another front in the growing war between state governments and ISPs in the wake of the FCC’s repeal of Title II…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Vermont, Lobbyists

New York Attorney General Subpoenas Industry Groups, Lobbyists Over Fake Net Neutrality Comments

The New York Attorney General’s office has subpoenaed “more than a dozen telecommunications trade groups, lobbying contractors and Washington advocacy organizations,” the New York Times reported on Tuesday, seeking to determine whether they were behind the flood of fake public comments submitted before the Federal…Read more...
Tags: New York, Science, Technology, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Washington, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Telecoms, Isps, Lobbyists, Open Internet Rules, Net Neutrality Comments, Electronic Comment Filing System

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