Rob Pegoraro tries to make sense of computers, consumer electronics, telecom services, the Internet, software and other things that beep or blink through reporting, reviewing and analysis–from 1999 to 2011 as the Washington Post’s tech columnist, now for a variety of online and print outlets. He ...
When FCC chairman Ajit Pai declared in a speech Wednesday that he would move to demolish existing net-neutrality rules, he didn’t explain what new regulations would keep internet providers from blocking, slowing or surcharging the legal sites and apps you visit. A lengthy filing posted Thursday provides some answers — and if you don’t completely trust your internet provider, you may not like them.
The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is determined not just to demolish the net-neutrality rules the FCC passed two years ago, but to bulldoze their legal foundation. FCC chair Ajit Pai laid out his position in a speech at the Newseum in Washington that left zero doubt about his hate for the current “Open Internet” rules banning internet providers from blocking, slowing or surcharging legal sites, apps and services.
Q. I forgot to the password to my Gmail account and also no longer have the “recovery email” account I specified when I created the account. How can I get back into my Gmail? A. Everybody forgets passwords, but Gmail’s can be easier to misplace mentally because the site doesn’t nag you for your password every day—if Google sees you connecting from the same computer and location as before, it will assume it’s still you.