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US Senate votes to preserve net neutrality, but effort faces overwhelming odds

U.S. Senate Democrats were handed a major victory on Wednesday when the body voted 52 to 47 in favor of undoing the Federal Communications Commission's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which ended Obama-era net neutrality protections.The measure passed with a better margin than expected, with three Republicans and two independents helping to put Democrats over the top, Reuters observed. It...

Google will make its paid storage plans cheaper

Google is rolling out new changes to its storage plans that include a new, low-cost storage plan and half off the price of its 2TB storage option, the company announced today. It’s also converting all Google Drive paid storage plans to Google One, perhaps in part because you’ll now have one-tap access to Google’s live customer service.Google One will get a new $2.99 a month option that gets...

New 'Your Phone' feature in Windows 10 further links your smartphone and PC

Microsoft has today announced at Build 2018 a brand new feature coming soon to Windows 10 called Your Phone that's designed to help further tie your Android or iOS smartphone to your PC. Unlike current implementations of phone integration, Your Phone is a window into your smartphone, right from your PC for instant access to text messages, photos, and notifications. With Your Phone, users will...

FCC Plans Net Neutrality Rollback For June 11; Senate Democrats Plan A Key Challenge

The Federal Communications Commission says that its order ending an era of "net neutrality" — the rules that restrict Internet service providers' ability to slow down or speed up users' access to specific websites and apps – will take effect on June 11.The FCC named a date that is one day before the Senate's June 12 deadline to vote on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that was...

Ubuntu 18.04: Unity is gone, GNOME is back—and Ubuntu has never been better

Canonical recently released Ubuntu 18.04, the company's latest iteration of its popular Linux distribution, nicknamed Bionic Beaver. Ubuntu 18.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will receive updates and support from Canonical until April 2023. But more notably...Unity is gone. GNOME is back. And Ubuntu has never been better.The demise of the company's Unity desktop, which Canonical...

Change Your Twitter Password Right Now

On Thursday, Twitter chief technology officer Parag Agrawal disclosed in a blog post that the company had inadvertently recorded user passwords, in plaintext, in an internal system. This is not how things are supposed to go! And while Twitter has fixed the bug, and doesn't think any of the exposed passwords were accessed in any way, you should still change your Twitter password right now to make...