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+ - FCC posts its 400-page net neutrality order->

Submitted by jriding
jriding (1076733) writes "Simply titled "Open Internet FCC-15-24A1," the order runs 400 pages.
The actual text of the new rules is only 305 words long.
Wheeler said reclassifying broadband as an utility gives the FCC its best shot at withstanding legal challenges. The courts have twice tossed out earlier rules aimed at protecting Internet openness. The FCC chairman has said repeatedly the agency does not intend to set rates or add new taxes to broadband bills. More than 100 pages of the 400-page document released Thursday explain that forbearance.

AT&T had hinted it would file a lawsuit once the new rules become public. The company's chief lobbyist, Jim Cicconi, didn't indicate Thursday when or even if AT&T would sue — only that the battle is far from over.

"Unfortunately, the order released today begins a period of uncertainty that will damage broadband investment in the United States," Cicconi said. "Ultimately, though, we are confident the issue will be resolved by bipartisan action by Congress or a future FCC, or by the courts.""

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Comment: Re:Sony Comcast Level Reputation (Score 1) 266

by jriding (#49095215) Attached to: Lenovo To Wipe Superfish Off PCs

There is no "to be fair". This is how these companies and politicians get away with everything. Well that company came forward and admitted they were raping us so they are better then the ones that don't admit it.
The answer to that is NO. There will be no raping.
You rape you lose. Go to jail, loose your business, etc.
Otherwise they just keep raping and just apologize as soon as they are caught. There is no penalty in the "to be fair" model.
If we want them to change they need to know, if they are caught they are out of business, out of office, in jail, hung by the neck.

Comment: Re:Oops! (Score 4, Interesting) 255

by jriding (#49026063) Attached to: Jeb Bush Publishes Thousands of Citizens' Email Addresses

I am not a fan of the current republicans but I don't see how this is a bad thing. He is in public office. Any communication involving his position should be available by FOIA. So how is this bad again?

At least we can see when he says "hey shut down that bridge in NJ" or "I will let you write the law and I will say I wrote it if you pay me $25,000"

Comment: Re:One difference (Score 4, Insightful) 271

by jriding (#48990681) Attached to: Why Gmail Has Better Security Than Your Bank

If Google is hacked, Google takes the hit and looks bad.
If your bank gets hacked, you take the hit, the merchant takes the hit, the bank walks away clean.

It is not identity theft (this makes the individual responsible to resolve.) it is fraud (causing the banks and fed to be responsible to clean it up).
Someone needs to sue the bank because they allowed the fraud to happen then called it identity theft so they could wash their hands of it.

Comment: Re:Why don't they know? (Score 1) 87

by jriding (#48982445) Attached to: Novel Fluorinated Compounds Discovered In Firefighters' Blood

It is called intellectual property. Once a company claims that there product is protected they do not have to disclose whats in it. Look at fracking mixtures. We take the trust us it is safe to people instead of give us a list of whats in it.
The same issue is shown here. Company makes product and yes it puts out fires really well. That is all they test for.
We need laws that state you must list and test what is in your product to make sure it is safe in how it is being applied.

Comment: Re:Protectionism never works (Score 5, Insightful) 484

by jriding (#48816667) Attached to: IEEE: New H-1B Bill Will "Help Destroy" US Tech Workforce

You forgot the fact that the cost of goods and services will never drop in half to match the salary drops. That equals profit. Why would they drop the profit?
Does apple drop the cost of the goods because they use cheap slave labor instead of making the products in the expensive US?

So enjoy your 10$ loaf of bread. It now only takes you 3 weeks to make that.

Comment: Re:God-damn. (Score 1) 138

by jriding (#48790217) Attached to: Rare Recalled NES Game Stadium Events On Ebay For $99,000

Have you seen what we are doing to the food they eat, the water they drink? Only bottled water is safe now. We have fast food in the schools. Fuck the kids money is the only thing that matters.
In fact unless you can show a company will come out better in profits you are not allowed to stop them from doing directly dangerous things to others.

Comment: Re:I don't see the big deal here. (Score 1) 182

by jriding (#48625553) Attached to: US Links North Korea To Sony Hacking

Management feels it is better not to secure.

"A quote from a sony cio interview from 2007 regarding security sums up the problem and assures this type of mess will continue...

"The cost to harden the legacy database against a possible intrusion could come to $10 million, he says. The cost to notify customers in case of a breach might be $1 million. With those figures, says Spaltro, âoeitâ(TM)s a valid business decision to accept the riskâ of a security breach. âoeI will not invest $10 million to avoid a possible $1 million loss,â he suggests."

Money will say more in one moment than the most eloquent lover can in years.