FCC Releases New Net Neutrality Rules


Net neutrality became a buzzword in 2014, as many media sources and public figures voiced their opposition to the FCC’s “fast lanes.” The FCC released a report that outlines its new rules, beginning with an acknowledgment of the widespread public engagement in the Net Neutrality debate. The report goes on to establish rules that protect the Open Internet from paid prioritization, eliminate unreasonable interferences and disadvantages, and increase transparency.

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Net Threats: Internet Openness in Danger


Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “ Net Threats ”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. War ignited this year over Net Neutrality, with government officials, lawmakers, Internet service providers, entertainment providers, and even comedians joining the fray. By Shannon Perry.

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Reset the Net Campaign


Fight for the Future , a nonprofit that advocates for digital rights and Internet freedom, is spearheading an anti- National Security Agency protest on June 5 th to Reset the Net. Marking the one-year anniversary of the first Edward Snowden report on the NSA, the protest seeks to eradicate the government “prison” around the Internet by making Internet users more protected from “prying eyes”. How the Reset the Net protest will actually manifest itself remains to be seen.

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ProBeat: Net Applications will no longer track the browser wars

Venture Beast

After 14 years, Net Applications is killing off its NetMarketShare reports that track browser and operating system market share. Read More. Big Data Business Commerce Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur Apple category-/Computers & Electronics/Software/Internet Software chrome Chrome OS Chromium Edge Edge Firefox Google Google Chrome Internet Explorer linux mac MacOS Microsoft Mozilla ProBeat Safari Windows Windows 10

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Net Neutrality Advocates Arrested at Google Headquarters


Regarding the current debate over the FCC’s proposed fast lanes, most consider Google a supporter of Net Neutrality. In early June, Google supported the Reset the Net campaign , a protest against mass data collection. On June 24 th , supporters of the OccupyGoogle movement arrived at Google’s Mountain View Headquarters in order to “pressure Google to take action and protect net neutrality in order to maintain an open Internet.” By Shannon Perry.

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Net Threats: The Glut of Information


Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “ Net Threats ”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. Respondent Joel Halpern, an engineer at Ericsson, provides a concise and accessible summary of the problem in the report. By Shannon Perry.

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Net Threats: Deteriorating Trust in Governments and Corporations


Reflecting the increasing attention paid to information security by many Americans, Pew Research recently conducted a large study, “ Net Threats ”, to identify important trends among technology experts’ opinions and predictions regarding the future of digital security. The recent Reset the Net campaign illustrates this spread of distrust within the United States. By Shannon Perry.

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Nation-Blanking DDoS Attacks Launched By Individuals Now Proven Able To Take Entire Nation’s Off The Net


According to the Verisign DDoS Trends Report for 2Q2016, peak attack volume for DDoS Attacks was coming in 256 Gigabits per second (Gbps). Bob Gourley. We live in times of extreme technological hooliganism, where small groups or even individuals can cause asymmetric damage from a distance.

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Amazon’s net income tripled last quarter, and it didn’t even have Prime Day to help

The Verge

Its net income nearly tripled from this time last year, as retail store closures and coronavirus restrictions encouraged people to spend big online. In its earnings report today, Amazon said it made $6.33 billion in net income, up from $2.13

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FCC repeals net neutrality: What it means for IT

IT Manager Daily

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to repeal net neutrality last month, causing a stir for anyone who uses the Internet – so, pretty much everyone. While there’s no timeline yet for the end of net neutrality, it’s important to start preparing for the changes the new rules might bring. One of the main concerns for IT with the net neutrality repeal is cloud computing, according to Hewlett Packard. But for now, the end of net neutrality is on its way.

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Elastica Emerges From Stealth, Lays a Safety Net Around Cloud Applications and Services


Enterprises are finding themselves unintentionally out of compliance with reporting standards due to a lack of data visibility in SaaS-based application. By Bob Gourley Data Science Powered CloudSOC™ Solution Enables Security for Cloud Applications and Services by Providing Transaction Visibility, Threat Detection, Controls and Forensics Analysis.

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Amazon reports $96.1 billion in Q3 2020 revenue: AWS up 29%, subscriptions up 33%, and ‘other’ up 51%

Venture Beast

Amazon reported fiscal Q3 2020 earnings, including revenue of $96.1 billion, net income of $6.3 billion, and earnings per share of $12.37. Read More. AI Business Cloud Commerce Enterprise Media Alexa Amazon Amazon-earnings category-/Business & Industrial coronavirus Covid-19

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Net Framework 4.5.x Error 0x80004005

Mick's IT Blog

SCCM was reporting back false data, which is part of my other blog posting. Recently, I had to deploy.Net Framework 4.5.2 to all systems, as it was a requirement for a software update. I first deployed it through software updates in SCCM 2012. The status showed up as compliant. I thought nothing more of it. I went to deploy the application and it failed on many machines.

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Microsoft reports $35.7 billion in Q1 2021 revenue: Azure up 48%, Surface up 37%, and LinkedIn up 16%

Venture Beast

Microsoft reported fiscal Q1 2020 earnings, including revenue of $37.2 billion, net income of $13.9 billion, and earnings per share of $1.82. Read More.

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Application List Report

Mick's IT Blog

The problem with that is it is a blanket report. It shows everything and all we were wanting is a report of the additional apps installed after a build. I wrote this PowerShell script that can be executed as a package in SCCM against machines to generate an application report. We have started the Windows 10 upgrades and part of this process is installing applications for users that are not included in the standard build.

Comedian’s Comments Crash FCC Comment Page


The Net Neutrality debate of the Spring has overflown into the Summer. On June 1 st , John Oliver, former reporter for the Colbert Report, offered his explanation of the Net Neutrality debate on his weekly comedic news show, Last Week Tonight. The Net Neutrality debate is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, but the barrage of public dissension reflects the current negative public opinion surrounding governmental involvement on the web. By ShannonPerry.

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Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15% in 2019, highlighting the challenge of net zero emissions


Amazon has pledged to make its retail and cloud-computing operations “net carbon zero” by 2040, but its newly released 2019 sustainability report shows that greenhouse gas emissions rose over the previous year by 15%. Emissions did grow more slowly than net sales, which increased 22% last year from 2018, but the increase illustrates the challenge the company faces in its quest to go carbon neutral. Rivian, a U.S.

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How to Measure Customer Experience


More than 5,000 organizations worldwide now have a dedicated CX leader, nearly half of whom report to the CEO. Avoid focusing only on one top-level CX metric , such as CSAT or Net Promoter Score (NPS),” says Thompson. Trends CEO customer experience customer satisfaction Customer Service CX metrics net promoter score ROIThe field of customer experience (CX) management is on the rise — and there’s no sign of it stopping.

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Bot-generated comments swamp FCC, urging overturn of net neutrality

Network World

Federal Communications Commission plan to repeal its recent net neutrality rules have apparently resorted to dirty tricks. An apparent bot-generated campaign has posted more than 83,400 comments on the FCC's website supporting the agency's plan to gut its own net neutrality rules. A handful of people whose names are on the bot-generated comments have denied making the comments, according to a report by ZDNet. Some supporters of a U.S.

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Microsoft reports $38 billion in Q4 2020 revenue: Azure up 47%, Surface up 28%, and LinkedIn up 10%

Venture Beast

Microsoft today reported fiscal Q4 2020 earnings, including revenue of $38.0 billion, net income of $11.2 billion, and earnings per share of $1.46. Read More.

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Amazon reports $88.9 billion in Q2 2020 revenue: AWS up 29%, subscriptions up 29%, and ‘other’ up 41%

Venture Beast

Amazon today reported fiscal Q2 2020 earnings, including revenue of $88.9 billion, net income of $5.2 billion, and earnings per share of $10.30. Read More.

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SEC Investment Company Reporting Modernization Deadlines

Perficient Data & Analytics

In a new guide , we discuss the background of the SEC’s Investment Company Reporting Modernization Rules and the potential effects on individual financial institutions. If you are a larger entity with net assets of over $1 billion, you were initially required to comply by June 1, 2018. Smaller entities with net assets of below $1 billion had an initial compliance date of June 1, 2019.

German shooter hacked Facebook account to lure victims, bought gun on dark net

Network World

So far, it’s been reported that he hacked Facebook to lure victims, bought a gun on the ‘dark net’ and played the ‘violent’ video game Counter-Strike. The Telegraph reported that the shooter, who had dual German-Iranian citizenship, had hacked into a “pretty teenage” girl’s Facebook account. The media is delving into the digital life of the teenage shooter who opened fire at McDonald’s in Munich Germany’s Olympia Mall.

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Amazon reportedly considering mall spaces for fulfillment centers

The Verge

Amazon has had talks with Simon Property Group about converting some of its mall spaces into fulfillment centers, The Wall Street Journal reported. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Uber reportedly may sell its self-driving car division to rival Aurora

The Verge

Uber is in talks to sell its autonomous vehicle unit to startup competitor Aurora Innovation, TechCrunch reported. Uber autonomous vehicle | Uber.

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Democrats in Congress Propose Bill to Ban “Paid Prioritization”


There are two sides to most stories, and Net Neutrality is no exception. Although comments opposing the FCC’s proposed fast lanes literally crashed the Commission’s website earlier this month and several public figures have spoken out against the fast lanes, it remains difficult to quantify whether most Americans oppose Net Neutrality – or just the most vocal Americans. First, the bill indicates the willingness of Congressional leaders to wade into the Net Neutrality debate.

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SCCM: Local Administrators Reporting

Mick's IT Blog

The script can report the list to SCCM by writing the list to a WMI entry. You can do both SCCM reporting and text file reporting if desired. The script will need to be executed on a routine basis if you want it to be reported regularly to SCCM. You can create a query to show the systems that have reported users in the local administrators group. Here is a script that will gather a list of local administrators on a machine.

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Cox Might Slow Down a Whole Neighborhood's Internet If One Person Is Using Too Much Data


According to Ars Technica , Cox Communications not only wants certain customers to stop using so much data, it’s also reportedly… Read more. cox communications internet net neutrality covid 19 coronavirusIf there is anything as quite as infuriating as internet data caps , having your internet speed throttled is up there—especially if you pay extra to have ultra-fast, uncapped internet.

IBM: Tax-related spam up 6,000% since Dec.; Darkweb tactics net billions

Network World

And that’s just one of a number of tax season scams and frauds IBM X-Force security researchers have been tracking in a report “ Cybercrime Riding Tax Season Tides: Trending Spam and Dark Web Findings ” issued today. Tis’ the season for tax villains.

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Female Founders Alliance report measures impact of pandemic on women and entrepreneurship


Seattle-based Female Founders Alliance released a new report on Thursday that measures the effect of the pandemic on women and non-binary individuals and what the prolonged health and economic crisis is doing to their entrepreneurial aspirations. (Female Founders Alliance Graphic).

Local Administrator Report

Mick's IT Blog

In order to keep track of all systems all of the time, I wrote the following two PowerShell scripts to report systems in which a user is part of the administrators group. You will need to create a file called EmailAddresses.txt, which will have a list of email addresses that you want to be emailed a report. The firm I work at does not give users local administrator access for several reasons.

Cantwell report warns that Google and Facebook are killing local journalism as CEOs testify at Senate


Maria Cantwell discusses net neutrality at a 2017 town hall in Seattle. The technology industry is pushing local journalism over the edge, according to a new report from the office of Sen. The report released Tuesday predicts that by the end of 2020, newspaper revenue will be down 70% compared to 20 years ago and broadcast revenues will dip more than 40%. GeekWire Photo / Monica Nickelsburg).

Universal fiber broadband: What it could mean for you

IT Manager Daily

Imagine the possibilities of a city-wide fiber broadband network with mandated protections for net neutrality and consumer privacy. Plus, retail spaces would be able to lease space on the network, and privacy and net neutrality protections would be guaranteed for renters. Guaranteed net neutrality. Latest News & Views Special Report broadband net neutrality

Amazon reportedly delays Prime Day until September as it works to restore normal shipping

The Verge

Amazon may delay its Prime Day promotional event until September as it tries to regain its footing amid a surge in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported. The company reported $4 billion in operating income for the quarter and net sales of $75.5 Reports that Amazon was planning to delay Prime Day until at least August began swirling last month. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

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Bidding Open on DHS’ $6B Security Hub, House report stresses sharing


Via Net Security, more here. House report tells federal, local law enforcement to work on sharing – “The House Homeland Security Committee on Friday issued a plea to further empower fusion centers, the regional agencies tasked with analyzing and sharing local crime data with local, state and federal officials.” By Ryan Kamauff Here are the top news and stories of the day.

How Amazon and Starbucks are Impacting the Cryptocurrency Market


According to statista, Amazon and Starbucks reported net sales of $178 billion and $2.88 billion in 2017, respectively, evidence these two companies are major players with global presence. Recently, both Amazon and Starbucks have showed intention to use blockchain technology and/or virtual currency in their systems. Amazon hinted at this move through a survey targeting […]. Blockchain and Cryptocurrency CTO News

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Mother Earth reportedly stoked for Amazon's new 'Climate Pledge Arena' hockey stadium

Mashable VR

Welcome to the first net zero carbon certified arena in the world. In an act of immense humility, Amazon announced Thursday that it had secured the naming rights to the future home of Seattle's National Hockey League (NHL) team and will be calling it the "Climate Pledge Arena.". The name refers to the "climate pledge" Amazon announced and signed on to in 2019, which asks businesses to commit to becoming carbon neutral by 2040.

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Are containers a good choice for your applications?

David Linthicum

This according to 451 Research’s latest Cloud-Enabling Technologies Market Monitor report. In other words, they solve a core problem facing those moving applications to the cloud or building net-new in the cloud: portability, scalability, openness, and consistency. The application container market is set to grow from $762 million in 2016 to $2.7 billion by 2020.

Amazon’s potential investment in Rackspace would link longtime players in the cloud


Shares of Rackspace climbed as much as 19% at one point this morning amid reports that Amazon is in talks for a potential investment in the cloud infrastructure and services company. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Rackspace reported revenue of $2.4 billion and a net loss of $102.3

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Jeff Bezos became $13 billion richer yesterday


As reported by Bloomberg, the Amazon CEO saw the largest single-day increase to his net wealth since the publication's Billionaire Index was created eight years ago.

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Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to become world’s second richest person behind Jeff Bezos

The Verge

The Tesla CEO’s net worth now sits at around $128 billion, after increasing by $100 billion this year. There is a sizable gap between Musk and the number one spot, which is currently held by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos who has a reported net worth of around $182 billion.

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Streamlining the Manufacturing and Automotive Treasury Function

Perficient Data & Analytics

The logical structure for this transformation includes several key components: business events, centralized demand deposit accounts with banking connectivity, and a reporting data warehouse. It can also help you enable information delivery and simplify the integration of general ledger and golden source data in reporting. CASH BALANCE REPORTING AND LIQUIDITY MANAGEMENT. Corporate level cash balance reporting is difficult. REGULATORY AND COMPLIANCE REPORTING.

Seeking exceptional senior researcher/ writer for high-profile report on crowdsourcing

Trends in the Living Networks

We have just posted an ad over at CrowdsourcingResults for a senior researcher/ writer for a forthcoming report on crowdsourcing we are doing. Seeking exceptional senior researcher/ writer for report on crowdsourcing. Advanced Human Technologies is publishing a highly practical report to help people use crowdsourcing tools well. The task: * Do the bulk of the writing a report of approximately 45,000 words, under the close guidance and supervision of Ross Dawson.