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Category Archives: Technology

FBI arrests Seattle woman for breaching CapitalOne’s servers; 100 million+ affected

Excerpt: Paige A. Thompson is in big trouble. The Seattle-based hacker is in federal custody after FBI agents searched her home and found evidence she breached the serves of CapitalOne.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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William Barr is totally, completely wrong: Encryption makes us stronger — not weaker

Excerpt: The Attorney General wants to require technology companies to build backdoors into their products to facilitate spying. That's a terrible idea that would make it illegal to properly secure anyone's data.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Frontier Communications to leave Cascadia; PNW assets sold to WaveDivision Capital

Excerpt: Nine years after taking on debt to buy Verizon's assets in the Pacific Northwest, Frontier Communications is offloading those same assets in a $1.35 billion sale to Kirkland-based WaveDivision Capital, which must be approved by regulators.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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VICTORY! U.S. House of Representatives finally votes to restore net neutrality

Excerpt: The people's House of Representatives finally has a majority willing to implement the people's demand for Net Neutrality. Get details on the historic vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI talks to King County Elections Director Julie Wise about the 2018 general election

Excerpt: Read NPI's interview with King County's top elections official. Topics discussed include preparations for the 2018 November general election, ballot security, and reforms like prepaid postage on ballot return envelopes that are making it easier to vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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The fight for net neutrality isn’t over yet

Excerpt: Ajit Pai is trying to destroy net neutrality, but the fight is not over. Learn what you can do to keep the Internet free and open.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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Read Patty Murray + Maria Cantwell’s Senate floor speeches in support of Net Neutrality

Excerpt: In an important victory for our digital liberties, the U.S. Senate voted 52-47 in favor of restoring net neutrality as the law of the land in this country. The following are the speeches given by United States Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell in support of a free and open Internet prior to the vote.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Book Review: Author Christian Davenport, for one, welcomes our new “Space Barons”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos, by Christian Davenport.
Written by:David A Johnson
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Governor Inslee signs net neutrality into law in Washington, drawing nationwide attention

Excerpt: Net neutrality will soon be the law of the land again -- at least in the Evergreen State -- following today's signing of Substitute House Bill 2282 by Governor Jay Inslee, officially titled protecting an open internet in Washington State.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: “Happening” shows that freedom from fossil fuels is possible

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "Happening" (A Clean Energy Revolution), a film directed by James Redford and featuring Mark Ruffalo, Ray Mabus, Dave Ramm, and Matthew Nordan. Learn about the growth of the renewable power industry and prospects for a clean energy future.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Victory! Washington’s House overwhelmingly votes for net neutrality at the state level

Excerpt: Net neutrality may be in grave peril at the federal level, but states like Washington are stepping up to protect the idea of a free and open Internet. By a vote of ninety-three to five, the House of Representatives on Friday adopted legislation that would safeguard net neutrality at the state level.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules; AG Bob Ferguson promises to sue the FCC

Excerpt: Donald Trump's men on the FCC (Ajit Pai, Brendan Carr, Michael O'Rielly) have voted to gut net neutrality, but their decision will be challenged in court.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton calls on the FCC to protect net neutrality

Excerpt: Read Gael Tarleton's message to the FCC urging Ajit Pai, Michael O'Rielly, and Brendan Carr not to scrap the rules that protect Internet freedom in the U.S.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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NPI to FCC’s Ajit Pai: Broadband must remain classified as a telecommunications service

Excerpt: Editor’s Note: The following are the comments submitted by the Northwest Progressive Institute to the Federal Communications Commission in support of a free and open Internet, opposing Republican Ajit Pai’s proposal to do away with the rules adopted in 2015 to require broadband providers to adhere to net neutrality. Commissioners: Title 47 of the Code […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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