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Congresswoman defends “states’ rights” to protect ISPs from muni competition

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US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).

US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants to make sure the Federal Communications Commission never interferes with "states' rights" to protect private Internet service providers from having to compete against municipal broadband networks.

Twenty states have passed laws making it difficult for cities and towns to offer their own broadband Internet services, and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has pledged to use his agency's authority to "preempt state laws that ban competition from community broadband."

He may get a chance to make good on that promise soon. EPB, a community-owned electric utility in Chattanooga, Tennessee said it is "considering filing a petition to the FCC" to overturn a state law that prevents it from offering Internet and video service outside its electric service area.

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chrispt
2147 days ago
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Seriously?
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teh_g
2147 days ago
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Limiting competition is the true capitalist way, right?!
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Alexis Ohanian puts net neutrality ads around DC ahead of FCC vote

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As protesters wait for the FCC to vote on a new version of itsnet neutrality rules, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is trying to draw the attention of the Washington, DC public. This morning, Ohanian officially revealed a PSA poster that is filling advertising space around the city's bus shelters. The posters play on the transportation theme, delivering a "traffic advisory" about "gridlock and new fees" imposed by internet service providers, then asking readers to call the FCC in protest. They're the result of acrowdfunding campaign that reached its goal of $20,000 earlier this week, a success Ohanian attributes to a last-minute flood of over $2,000 in dogecoin from Redditors.

The posters aren't quite what the original campaign...

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2211 days ago
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The Internet Is About to Become Worse Than Television

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The Internet Is About to Become Worse Than Television

Last week, an obscure but potentially internet-transforming document was leaked from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. It revealed that government regulators are considering rules that would give big companies a chance to make their online services run faster than smaller ones.

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Heartbleed Explanation

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Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret.
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chrispt
2243 days ago
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Perfect explanation of how Heartbleed works.
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Jerom
2235 days ago
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Я больше шар не видел. Супер пост.
Moscow, Russia
tomazed
2238 days ago
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crystal clear
josephwebster
2240 days ago
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This is actually a very good explanation.
Denver, CO, USA
Tobiah
2241 days ago
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XKCD explains heartbleed
San Jose, California
Lacrymosa
2241 days ago
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good simple explanation of heartbleed
Boston, MA
jchristopherslice
2241 days ago
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Computer Science 101
Clemson, SC
expatpaul
2242 days ago
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The best explanation of Heartbleed I've seen.
Belgium
chrisminett
2242 days ago
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xkcd does it again!
Milton Keynes, UK
katster
2243 days ago
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Simple is good.
Sactown, CA
mitthrawnuruodo
2243 days ago
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Best explanation, yet.
Wherever
mrnevets
2243 days ago
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Heartbleed: a simple explanation. It affected a huge number of websites. Be safe and change your passwords!
macjustice
2243 days ago
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Best explanation yet.
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jkevmoses
2243 days ago
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Great explanation of Heartbleed that is causing internet security issues all over the place.
McKinney, Texas
srsly
2243 days ago
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You know I'm only sharing this because I've never seen a story this shared before. 56 people! 57 now.

I should get back to work.
Atlanta, Georgia
grammargirl
2243 days ago
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Clearest explanation I've seen by FAR.
Brooklyn, NY
smadin
2243 days ago
yeah, I think this does a very good job of making clear JUST HOW BAD this is.
glindsey1979
2243 days ago
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If you aren't a techie, this will explain the Heartbleed bug to you super-simply.
Aurora, IL
aaronwe
2243 days ago
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Perfect.
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sfringer
2243 days ago
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In a nutshell!
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JayM
2243 days ago
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.
Atlanta, GA
adamgurri
2243 days ago
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nice
New York, NY
bgschaid
2243 days ago
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You can’t explain it simpler and more to the point
bogorad
2244 days ago
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Умеет!
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Covarr
2244 days ago
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Ah, now I understand.
Moses Lake, WA
rohitt
2242 days ago
Yes. Clear as a day
revme
2244 days ago
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This actually makes it really clear.
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teh_g
2244 days ago
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Alt text: Are you still there, server? It's me Margaret.
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Heartbleed

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I looked at some of the data dumps from vulnerable sites, and it was ... bad. I saw emails, passwords, password hints. SSL keys and session cookies. Important servers brimming with visitor IPs. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. I should probably patch OpenSSL.
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jth
2245 days ago
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Perfect XKCD on heartbleed today.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
aaronwe
2245 days ago
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xkcd is still the most timely comic on the interwebs.
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tedder
2245 days ago
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absolutely perfect Heartbleed XKCD today. Alt text too.
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Brstrk
2245 days ago
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Updated a third of my passwords and counting. This week's gonna suck.

PS: Not even the fanfics! Those ******* preps ruining the scene. I should cry sexily.
fxer
2245 days ago
As someone else on newsblur noted, changing passwords is only safe once the site confirms it has issued new SSL certs
Brstrk
2245 days ago
... And now I will have to cry more. So much more.
adamgurri
2245 days ago
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Patch your imagination
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Michdevilish
2245 days ago
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Worse than (No) imagination
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llucax
2246 days ago
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I still want to check the commit log to see if the commit that introduced the vulnerability was by any chance done by somebody@nsa.gov
Berlin
timdiggerm
2245 days ago
Oh please.
jamiemarie
2244 days ago
http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/man-who-introduced-serious-heartbleed-security-flaw-denies-he-inserted-it-deliberately-20140410-zqta1.html
llucax
2244 days ago
But it looks like the NSA (or someone) has been taking advantage of this: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/04/wild-heart-were-intelligence-agencies-using-heartbleed-november-2013
tante
2246 days ago
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xkcd on Heartbleed. (check the ALT text)
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npilon
2246 days ago
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So very this
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2246 days ago
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Alt Text: I looked at some of the data dumps from vulnerable sites, and it was ... bad. I saw emails, passwords, password hints. SSL keys and session cookies. Important servers brimming with visitor IPs. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, c-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. I should probably patch OpenSSL.
fxer
2245 days ago
Oblig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JjJzMBGUwo
denubis
2246 days ago
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oh gods. The alt-text. The alt text is me today.
Sydney, Australia

TwoFactorAuth Lists All the Sites with Two-Factor Authentication

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TwoFactorAuth Lists All the Sites with Two-Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication is critical for protecting your online accounts, but sadly, not every site supports it (even, shockingly, many banks ). TwoFactorAuth.org is a new site that all the sites that do or do not support two-factor authentication.

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2266 days ago
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Everyone should use 2-factor authentication.
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ceeeeej
2262 days ago
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This is a cause I can get behind. All should support the smartphone apps with SMS as a backup.
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