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The great Internet Slowdown: Join tomorrow’s protest against the FCC’s new net … – ExtremeTech

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Tomorrow, September 10, will mark the first great Internet Slowdown — a protest by some of the web’s largest companies over the FCC and US government’s handling of net neutrality. All across the web, on sites such as Reddit, Netflix, and WordPress, a spinning “loading…” icon will appear, reminding everyone that internet slow lanes — where some websites load more slowly than others if you don’t pay your ISP some…

Join the Internet Slowdown September 10! – BillMoyers.com

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

This Wednesday, September 10, you can show the world how you feel about a free and open Internet that’s available to all, with no “fast lanes” giving better access to those with the thickest wallets. The symbolic “Internet Slowdown” day of action will give Web visitors a taste of what cyberspace would be like if Internet Service Providers (ISPs) were allowed to charge more for faster access, gave favored treatment…

Top Websites Will Participate in ‘Internet Slowdown Day’ Protest This Wednesday – Yahoo Tech

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top websites — including…

Top Websites Will Participate in ‘Internet Slowdown Day’ Protest This Wednesday – Yahoo Tech

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top websites — including…

A racial remark led to Hawks probe and CEO giving up NBA team – CNN

Monday, September 08, 2014

(CNN) — The racially charged email that led to Atlanta Hawks controlling owner Bruce Levenson giving up his team was discovered after another member of the Hawks leadership made a racial comment, the team’s CEO said. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said the comment during a June conference call about free agents prompted an internal investigation. That comment was made by Hawks general manager Danny…

Top Websites Will Participate in ‘Internet Slowdown Day’ Protest This Wednesday – Yahoo Tech

Monday, September 08, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top websites — including…

Microsoft revamps MSN with Metro flair and integrated productivity tools – PCWorld

Monday, September 08, 2014

Microsoft has unveiled its revamped MSN portal that combines easy access to personal productivity tools and content from a large number of providers. As the company tries to revive MSN, the focus this time is also on top content from the Web instead of offering original content. For the relaunch, the company has signed up with over 1,300 publishers worldwide including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Yomiuri,…

Microsoft begins bundling Delve tool into Office 365 – PCWorld (blog)

Monday, September 08, 2014

Microsoft will begin integrating its “Oslo” content tool, now officially known as Delve, into its Office 365 subscription plans by January 2015, it said Monday. Delve will roll out to new or existing customers of the Office 365 Business Essentials and Business Premium plans, as well as the Office 365 Small Business, Small Business Premium, and Midsize Business plans. Unlike Word, PowerPoint and Excel, content creation isn’t the point of Delve. Instead, Delve…

Thousands get ‘Peter Pan virus’ phishing email – The Guardian

Monday, September 08, 2014

A warning has been issued about what has already become known as the “Peter Pan virus” after thousands of people received a scam email claiming they had booked tickets to see a pantomime in Bournemouth this Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK and further afield are thought to have received the message, described as one of the most convincing examples yet of a phishing email designed to…

Bruce Levenson’s Email Reveals Depth of NBA’s Racism Issues – New York Times

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Atlanta Hawks CEO explains how owner’s racially charged email was discovered – CNN

Monday, September 08, 2014

(CNN) — The racially charged email that led to Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson giving up his team was discovered after another member of the Hawks leadership made a racial comment, the team’s CEO said. In an exclusive interview with CNN, Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said the comment during a June conference call about free agents prompted an internal investigation. That comment was made by Hawks general manager Danny Ferry,…

Bruce Levenson’s Email Reveals Depth of NBA’s Racism Issues – New York Times

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Bruce Levenson’s Email Reveals Depth of NBA’s Racism Issues – New York Times

Monday, September 08, 2014

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Another Donald Sterling: NBA owner to sell team after revealing racist email – Salon

Monday, September 08, 2014

Donald Sterling has a new partner in NBA ignominy. Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson says he is selling his controlling interest in the team, in part due to an inflammatory email he says he wrote in an attempt ”to bridge Atlanta’s racial sports divide.” Levenson says he regrets the email sent to the team’s co-owners and general manager Danny Ferry two years ago as ”inappropriate and offensive.” In a statement released…

The Internet Power Vacuum Worsens – Wall Street Journal

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Obama administration plan to give up U.S. protection of the open Internet won’t take effect for a year, but authoritarian governments are already moving to grab control. President Obama is learning it’s as dangerous for America to create a vacuum of power in the digital world as in the real one. In March the administration asked Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, to suggest a plan…

Hawks owner will sell share due to racist email – SB Nation

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Atlanta Hawks minority owner Bruce Levenson will sell his share of the franchise after the discovery of a racist email he sent in 2012. Here’s a statement from NBA commissioner Adam Silver. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding Atlanta Hawks owner Bruce Levenson: pic.twitter.com/H91NSEqf6t — NBA (@NBA) September 7, 2014 Levenson self-reported the details of the email to Silver…

Two Cities With Blazing Internet Speed Search for a Killer App – New York Times

Saturday, September 06, 2014

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Top websites join Internet Slowdown Day in symbolic protest of ‘fast lanes’ – CNET

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new Net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group that is behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top Web…

Top websites join Internet Slowdown Day in symbolic protest of ‘fast lanes’ – CNET

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new Net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group that is behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top Web…

Top websites join Internet Slowdown Day in symbolic protest of ‘fast lanes’ – CNET

Friday, September 05, 2014

Internet Slowdown Day will be headlined by several major companies when Web users and so-called Net activists come together on Sept. 10 to demonstrate what the Internet might look like if so-called fast lanes are allowed as part of the new Net neutrality rules that the Federal Communications Commission is currently considering. Fight for the Future, the group that is behind the advocacy event, announced Thursday that several top Web…