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YouTube briefly took down FCC chairman Ajit Pai

The internet’s most hated man, Ajit Pai, was taken down from YouTube for seven hours after a copyright complaint from the record label Mad Decent. Earlier this week, The Daily Caller posted a video of the FCC chairman dismissing concerns over net neutrality by while dancing around in a Santa …

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Everything coming to Netflix in January

The new year is just around the corner, and that means a whole new slate of movies and TV shows to watch on your streaming service of choice will soon be on their way. Netflix will be kicking the new year off in a big way, and it comes down …

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New trailers: Ready Player One, Annihilation, and more

I haven’t seen The Last Jedi yet (I’m going Saturday night!), but I’m excited to catch it this weekend. That’s not something I would have expected two years ago: I’ve never been a big Star Wars fan, but The Force Awakens is such a perfect start to the new trilogy …

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Facebook Squashes 19-Year-Old Bug, and More Security News This Week

The biggest story in tech this week—and maybe this year—was net neutrality, which the FCC effectively abolished by rolling back Obama-era rules that prevented the creation of internet “fast lanes.” They did so despite overwhelming evidence that the mandatory public comment period was overrun with bots, form letters, and over …

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Secrecy Is Dead. Here's What Happens Next.

“Hey Don, we have an unusual idea. Leak us one or more of your father’s tax returns.” WikiLeaks slid that message into Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter DMs—an unusual request for the son of a then-presidential candidate. Since its founding, WikiLeaks had portrayed itself as the ultimate fourth estate—a digital drop-box …

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