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Submission + - Verizon Blocks Messages of Abortion Rights Group (

Benjamin Stein writes: "In case there was still doubt in anyone's mind that net neutrality was a Good Thing, according to the New York Times:

"Saying it had the right to block "controversial or unsavory" text messages, Verizon Wireless has rejected a request from Naral Pro-Choice America, the abortion rights group, to make Verizon's mobile network available for a text-message program."
And as Nancy Keenan, president of Naral said:

"No company should be allowed to censor the message we want to send to people who have asked us to send it to them," Ms. Keenan said. "Regardless of people's political views, Verizon customers should decide what action to take on their phones. Why does Verizon get to make that choice for them?"
Update: Verizon has since reversed its position"


Submission + - SCO Files for Bankruptcy (

GuitarNeophyte writes: "SCO announced today that it has filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the US Bankruptcy Code." After years of fighting and losing legal battles with Linux, Novell, Redhat and other users, SCO is finally losing their monetary backers. Now that they've realized that their gambles didn't pay off, many investors are cutting their losses. From this article, "The company's stock lost 43% of its value today, last trading at 37 cents, down from around $20 a share in 2003, shortly after the company filed its first lawsuit."

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