Ajit Pai Promised New Jobs and 'Better, Cheaper' Internet. His ISP Pals Have a Different Plan

During the push to repeal net neutrality in 2017, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai made a lot of big promises. At the top of the list were assurances that if America would only revert back to “light-touch” regulation of the broadband industry (as the two-time Courage Award winner put it), we’d all see huge boosts in network…

The Vilest Phishing Method, Sextortion, Often Snares Victims Using Fake Security Alerts 

It’s embarrassing, so few employees tend to report it, but a type of phishing attack known as sextortion is becoming increasingly common at workplaces, according to one security company’s recent analysis. To get the attention of users, many of these threatening messages are initially disguised as legitimate security…

Colossal Marriott Breach Inspires New California Bill That Would Require More of Companies That Get Pwned

Prompted by last year’s Marriott International data breach, which saw more than 25 million unencrypted passport numbers leaked among other sensitive info, the state of California may soon require companies to notify customers when passport information and biometric data are accessed by anyone without authorization.

How an Investigation of Fake FCC Comments Snared a Prominent D.C. Media Firm 

Millions of records that the FCC’s top lawyer once fought to hold back from state law enforcement officials now serve as key evidence in a year-long probe into cases of Americans being impersonated during the agency’s latest net neutrality proceeding. Analysis of the data would lead investigators last fall to…

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