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Submission + - AT&T's Metered Billing Off By Up To 4,700% (

jfruhlinger writes: "Metered billing for home Internet service may be the way of the future. But shouldn't we have the right to expect that the meters will at least be accurate? As AT&T moves its DSL and fiber customers to plans where they'll have to pay for overages, some users have noticed that the company' assessment of how much data is being used can be wildly inaccurate."

Submission + - Comcast Trying to Avoid Dubious Title 1

An anonymous reader writes: The folks over at the Consumerist annually now run their "Worst Company in America Tournament", a light-hearted way to allow annoyed consumers to vent some of their accumulated angst. You'll perhaps recall that Comcast won the award last year, going so far as to beat out companies like Ticketmaster and Bank Of America for the "honor."

Eager to avoid a repeat, the Consumerist notes that Comcast has sent out numerous memos urging employees to stuff the ballot box over at the website.

Submission + - Post-Release Open Source Recall 2

CodeInspired writes: "I'm about to release some code that I wrote into the open source community. I've looked into a few of the licensing models; BSD, GPL2, GPL3, etc. I think I understand the basics of each of them with regards to distribution restrictions. However, what I don't fully understand is what my options are after the code has been released. If I pick BSD initially, but later regret that decision and want to switch to something more restrictive, what are my options? Can I change it once the code has been released? If so, which parts of the code does that new license apply to?"

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