Monthly Archives: March 2016

Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now … Continue reading

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FCC not to investigate Netflix throttling of some mobile consumers

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Video provider Netflix did not violate any U.S. regulations when it "throttled" the picture quality for AT&T and Verizon wireless customers and the FCC has no plans to investigate, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said … Continue reading

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FCC wants limits on how ISPs like Comcast use data from online activity – Philly.com

International Business Times FCC wants limits on how ISPs like Comcast use data from online activityPhilly.comComcast executive vice president David Cohen said in a blog post Thursday that Wheeler's proposed rules are "inexplicably targeted to block ISPs, who have been … Continue reading

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Kuwait arrests U.K.-based national for sarcastic online postings

(Reuters) – Kuwait’s Interior Ministry has arrested a Kuwaiti man who had lived in Britain and charged him with publishing “offensive videos and sarcastic comments” about Gulf leaders on social media, the state news agency KUNA said on Thursday. KUNA, … Continue reading

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Comcast Eyes Standalone Option for Stream TV Service – Multichannel News (blog)

Daily Star Gazette Comcast Eyes Standalone Option for Stream TV ServiceMultichannel News (blog)The latest round got started this week when TV Predictions noticed that Comcast's FAQ about Stream TV, a $15 per month skinny TV service tailored for mobile devices, … Continue reading

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Exclusive: Uber will use Progressive Insurance to cover Texas drivers

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will use Progressive Insurance to provide coverage for drivers in Texas beginning on Friday, in a pilot that could lead the ride-hailing market leader to diversify its U.S. insurance purchasing from its current sole provider, Uber … Continue reading

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Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Adds Comcast’s Soto as Director – StreetInsider.com

Spirit Airlines (SAVE) Adds Comcast's Soto as DirectorStreetInsider.comMs. Soto is Corporate Senior Vice President & Global and Chief Information Security Officer of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA), which operates as a worldwide media and technology company. She previously served at Comcast … Continue reading

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Amazon in talks to buy stake in mapping company HERE: sources

Amazon is in talks with a consortium of German carmakers about taking a stake in high-definition digital mapping company HERE, two auto industry sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Last August, BMW, Audi and Mercedes agreed to pay … Continue reading

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FCC’s Rosenworcel to talk ‘digital divide’ near Comcast HQ – Philly.com (blog)

Philly.com (blog) FCC's Rosenworcel to talk 'digital divide' near Comcast HQPhilly.com (blog)Comcast, the city's largest publicly traded company and the nation's largest residential Internet provider, offers low-income families with school-age children a discounted $10-a-month Internet service marketed as Internet Essentials. … Continue reading

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Historic Indoor Rifle League Keeps Winter Competition Alive in Northern Ohio – AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

AmmoLand Shooting Sports News Historic Indoor Rifle League Keeps Winter Competition Alive in Northern OhioAmmoLand Shooting Sports NewsIn the beginning of the league, individuals created ranges in old theaters, basements and sheds. Now, clubs have the opportunity to fire in … Continue reading

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EarthLink Holdings Corp. (ELNK) Shares Sold by GSA Capital Partners LLP – South Florida Hedge Fund Managers

South Florida Hedge Fund Managers EarthLink Holdings Corp. (ELNK) Shares Sold by GSA Capital Partners LLPSouth Florida Hedge Fund ManagersEarthLink Holdings Corp. logo GSA Capital Partners LLP decreased its stake in EarthLink Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:ELNK) by 30.9% during the fourth … Continue reading

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Painful Comcast cancelation phone calls targeted by California legislation – Ars Technica

Ars Technica Painful Comcast cancelation phone calls targeted by California legislationArs TechnicaGatto's press release mentions Ryan Block, who in 2014 posted a recording of his attempt to cancel Comcast service over the phone. Instead of letting the customer quickly cancel, … Continue reading

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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: EarthLink Holdings, KAR Auction Services, MDC Partners and Mercer International – Nasdaq

South Florida Hedge Fund Managers The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: EarthLink Holdings, KAR Auction Services, MDC Partners and Mercer InternationalNasdaqChicago, IL – March 31, 2016 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the … Continue reading

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Under fire, Trump flip-flops on call to punish women who have illegal abortions – Examiner.com

Examiner.com Under fire, Trump flip-flops on call to punish women who have illegal abortionsExaminer.comRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to guests during a campaign rally at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel on March 30, 2016 in Appleton, Wisconsin. Photo by … Continue reading

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China finds drug users and convicts among ride-hailing app drivers

Five ride-hailing platforms in China, including Didi Kuaidi and Uber, have been called in by authorities in the southern city of Shenzhen over the lax process of screening drivers, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Some drivers were found to … Continue reading

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