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Just made a donation to the EFF. If you're interested in doing likewise you can do so here:

I've been asking this a lot lately, but how are things like this real?

"The FCC Still Doesn’t Know How the Internet Works"

OK happy #FOIAFriday everybody, I'm relaunching FOIA The Dead under the Freedom of the Press Foundation banner!!! Put a lot of new work into this


Don't forget: if you join this week or give a loved one an FSF membership by 12/9, you're supporting #freesoftware twice - a generous donor is matching all donations up to $10,000!

This was interesting.

"Amazon, Apple, Facebook, And Google should be broken up"

It's GAME NIGHT, the board game about choosing a game to play during game night! Gather the family and stare at SO MANY OPTIONS!

Play cards from your hand like "I'm not in the mood for that one" and "oh god that one takes forever to set up" and "Why don't we just go buy a new one?" and at the end, whoever actually plays a game WINS!

We live in an age when #porn sites have less #popups and #ads than news sites.

My life has reached an apex:

I just unironically said "What's up, dog?" to an actual dog.

Final thing this morning on

The wonderful Techdirt podcast (thx @mmasnick ) recently had former FCC commish Tom Wheeler and his former advisor Gigi Sohn on to get their reaction to the current Pai's plan to gut the very net neutrality rules they worked to get in place.

Wheeler: "[the plan has a] preposterous concept that transparency is sufficient ... I'm dumbfounded! 'Evil is permissible as long as you tell people you are engaging in evil activities.'"

Also worth reading is the Comcast v. FCC appeal ruling from 2010.

In short, the non-Title II authority of the FCC is insufficient to police bad actions of ISPs like Comcast acting against net neutrality. But, Title II would allow the FCC to protect net neutrality.

October 19, 2007

"EFF tests agree with AP: Comcast is forging packets to interfere with user traffic"

"Comcast keeps telling its users that the problems they're seeing are not its fault. It's time for Comcast to come clean about what it's doing and take its users' reports seriously."

From October 26, 2007

"Comcast's "We Don't Throttle BitTorrent" Internal Talking Points Memo"

If a customer asks:
I read that Comcast is limiting customer access to BitTorrent. Is this true?

No. We do not block access to any applications, including BitTorrent. We also respect our customers’ privacy and don’t monitor specific customer activities ... Therefore, we do not know whether any individual user is visiting BitTorrent or any other site.

Remember to call your reps. ISPs are known liars. Title II matters.

From December 22, 2009:

"Comcast settles bandwidth throttling lawsuit for $16 million. That's 4 hours of revenue."

Just found out about which is a web-based streaming music player.

It grabs music to play based on playlist recommendations in music subreddits (of which it has a ton, but you can add custom ones too).

It's quite nice if you want to play and discover #music from any or all genres. 🎶

(You can even create "desktop app" by installing it as an application in Web for GNOME (Epiphany) or in Chrome/Chromium. Or just keep it around in a pinned tab in your favorite browser.)

Chairman Of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Committee On Communications Voices Strong Support For Net Neutrality Protections