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Rand Paul, Who Accepts Bitcoin Donations, Is Trying to Kill Net Neutrality

motherboard.vice.com — Sen. Rand Paul is running for the GOP presidential nomination-and he's also vying for the title of "biggest net neutrality hater." Paul, the Kentucky Republican, has introduced a resolution designed to torpedo the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules, in the latest GOP assault on the new open internet policy.

As Comcast Deal Collapses, the FCC Chairman Emerges as an Open Internet Hero

motherboard.vice.com — Earlier this week, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts reached out to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler in a last-ditch effort to lobby for the cable giant's $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable. Roberts argued that the deal would benefit consumers and advance the public interest, adding that the company was "eager" to complete the transaction.

The Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Could Be Facing a 'Death Sentence'

motherboard.vice.com — Comcast's proposed $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable could be doomed if the Federal Communications Commission hauls the two companies before an administrative law judge to justify their deal, according to industry experts.

These Six Senators Think America's Biggest Cable Merger Is a Bad Idea

motherboard.vice.com — ​ Comcast wants to gobble up its top rival Time Warner Cable in a $45 billion buyout-but the deal's prospects appear to be growing dimmer by the day. As company officials and federal regulators begin negotiations Wednesday over possible merger conditions, six US senators have s​trongly urged the Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission to block the deal.

The Republican Party Introduced Yet Another Resolution to Kill Net Neutrality

motherboard.vice.com — ​If anyone thinks that Republicans will roll over and con​cede defeat in the battle over net neutrality, they're dead wrong. On the contrary, GOP lawmakers are laying the foundation for a fierce, multi-pronged attack against the Federal Communications Commission's new open internet rul​es, which are designed to preserve net neutrality, the principle that broadband giants shouldn't be able to pick winners and losers online.

Silicon Valley's Attack on Anti-Gay Laws Is a Watershed Moment for Tech Activism

motherboard.vice.com — Indiana's new "religious freedom" law has ignited a national firestorm of protest-and the tech industry is leading the fight. The new law, which critics say opens the door to discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people, has prompted many leading tech companies to engage in corporate activism on social issues with a newly emboldened intensity, according to LGBT advocates.

Silicon Valley's Attack on Anti-Gay Laws Is a Watershed Moment for Tech Activism

motherboard.vice.com — Indiana's new "religious freedom" law has ignited a national firestorm of protest-and the tech industry is leading the fight. The new law, which critics say opens to the door to discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people, has prompted many leading tech companies to engage in corporate activism on social issues with a newly emboldened intensity, according to LGBT advocates.

Did Obama Help Google Avoid Antitrust Sanctions? A Senate Panel Will Investigate

motherboard.vice.com — ​ It's no secret that many Google honchos- including executive chairman Eric Schmidt -have long enjoyed a close relationship with President Obama's White House. Now, a key Senate panel wants to know if those ties may have influenced the federal government's 2013 decision not to charge Google with antitrust violations.

FCC Chief Slams Broadband Giants, Says Net Neutrality Will Win in Court

motherboard.vice.com — The Federal Communications Commission's landmark net neutrality rules will survive a fierce legal onslaught from the broadband industry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler predicted on Friday, in his strongest defense of the new policy since two lawsuits were filed earlier this week.

Europe May Charge Google with Abusing Its Search Monopoly Soon

motherboard.vice.com — ​ Google's rivals have long complained bitterly that the search giant has abused its dominant market position to harm competitors like Microsoft, but the tech titan has thus far escaped any serious sanctions over its conduct. That may be about to change.
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May 04, 2015

.@whpresscorps So you don’t think that our political discourse have become extremely polarized, ideologically rigid, and devoid of nuance?

Apr 24, 2015

RT @motherboard: As Comcast deal collapses, the FCC chairman emerges as an open internet hero: bit.ly/1OkFTs0 pic.twitter.com/HO2MkndPce

Apr 24, 2015

As Comcast Deal Collapses, the FCC Chairman Emerges as an Open Internet Hero motherboard.vice.com/read/as-comcas… via @motherboard



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