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The FCC in a 3-2 vote on Thursday overrode North Carolina law, granting The City of Wilson to expand its Greenlight broadband service beyond the city's jurisdiction. Here's the ruling in full detail.
FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler dismissed criticism of taking action to override North Carolina law on municipal broadband networks: "As they say in North Carolina, that dog won't hunt." Thus, the City of Wilson gains the right to expand its fiber network. But the issue is far from settled. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis is already fighting back. Plus: "This issue is headed for the courts," says a technology think-tank executive.
In a blog post on Friday, Internet giant Google reversed a change in policy about pornography that it had only announced on Tuesday. "A ton of feedback" triggered the reversal. Here's what Google had to say at Google Blogger.
Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
There's been a great deal of discussion about the "net neutrality" vote at the FCC. So what are the details included in the commission's 3-2 vote on Thursday to regulate the Internet? Here are the key provisions as provided by the FCC.
Lenovo's website is fully accessible after being knocked offline for several hours Wednesday following a hack attack. Lenovo vows to tighten security and to find out what happened but won't discuss what all hackers - allegedly from Lizard Squad - did.
Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes. The Associated Press offers a look at what "net neutrality" means and what is likely to happen next
In today's Bulldog wrapup of business and technology news: Google places ads in Android apps store; Uber strikes a deal with hotel chain; Cempra looks for big 2015; Nickelodeon's new app; WhatsApp suspended in Brazil.
With 775,000 North Carolina residents at risk from the Anthem health insurance hack and with news that Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer, was hacked Wednesday, what's a business to do to protect data? Hosting and web services firm Peak 10's vice president for governance, risk and compliance has some ideas.
A group of hackers called Lizard Squad is claiming responsibility for a hack of Lenovo's website on Wednesday evening. A check of Lenovo's site early Thursday found that it is back online. The hackers said they attacked Lenovo in response to the raging Superfish adware controversy.
Some critics talk about the "net neutrality" plan like it's a government takeover of your Netflix account. Supporters say it'll protect the status quo without price controls or new taxes. But the lobbyists and politicians aren't telling the whole story.
Shoeboxed, a fast-growing startup in Durham focused on expense management and receipt tracking, is moving its headquarters this week to the American Underground @ Main.
More than 775,000 North Carolina residents who are members of health insurance plans, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, were affected by the recent data breach at insurance giant Anthem. The state is recommending people contact Anthem directly.
SAS is putting together a new group to focus on helping clients deal with financial risks, and the world's largest privately held software firm has promoted a recently hired banking executive to lead the new group.
Bronto's upbeat update; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles' new exec; YouTube for Kids half-baked?; Comcast earnings
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Bronto's CEO offers a 2014 review via YouTube; IBM targets hybrid cloud; Quintiles adds a new exec; VentureBeat writer criticizes new YouTube for Kids; and Comcast income rises.