NY attorney general Eric Schneiderman, FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, and 28 senators want the FCC to delay its upcoming net neutrality vote, giving investigators more time to look into a spate of fake public comments submitted under real peoples' names.
South Dakota Senator John Thune says he is hearing about it.... The new FCC policy, according to chairman and director Ajit Pai, will instead "require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate". Pai, who was appointed by Trump to lead the FCC, has argued that "these heavy-handed regulations" restrict internet service providers and make it harder for providers to build out their networks, he said in a statement last month.
"[It is] incumbent upon the FCC and all of my colleagues to stand back, figure out what's in this record before us and get to the bottom of these stolen identities", said Rosenworcel.
On Monday, Schneiderman estimated that, in addition to swarms of computer-generated names, as many as 1 million comments were submitted using real people's identities without their knowledge.
More: Net Neutrality comments were a record.
Schneiderman cited reports that that half a million of the comments appear to have been filed from Russian email addresses, a fact that net neutrality advocates likely hope will stoke further public interest in the often dry proceedings of the communications regulatory body.
As the FCC prepares to vote to repeal net neutrality rules December 14, opponents are trying their hardest to fight till the end.
The FCC does not require commenters to verify their identity, and features on the FCC website allow multiple comments to be uploaded from the same computer at once.
Pai's plan "removes bright-line rules based on bipartisan principles, embraced by Republican and Democratic FCC chairmen over the last two decades", Eshoo said.
"They just have to stop this vote", Schneiderman said at a press conference. "This is a big step but given the FCC's conduct over the past eight months we remain skeptical", Schneiderman said.
Meanwhile, an FCC member called on the commission to delay a scheduled December 14 vote on repealing net neutrality rules enacted under the Obama administration until an investigation can be completed. Over 23 million comments were submitted to the FCC, but allegations of fraud and fake comments have destroyed the integrity of that process, enabling the FCC to ignore public feedback.
As Republicans now hold a majority of the FCC's five seats, the order to repeal the net neutrality rules is expected to pass. Twenty-eight USA senators have asked that the vote be postponed due to the allegations of fraud dismissed by Chairman Pai.
"One of the arguments is the government shouldn't get involved in the Internet", said Anthony Martino, director of Northeast Cyber Security and Forensic Center at Utica College.
The BSP managed to bag two mayoral seats of Aligarh and Meerut but the Samajwadi Party and the Congress drew a blank. BJP candidates have won maximum seats of Mayor and Chairman in Municipal Corporations and Nagar Palika Parishads.
The 27-year-old receiver expressed his interest in staying in Philadelphia when talking to media members last week. Everyone has welcomed me with open arms and now I'm looking forward to being here for a long time.
Kearse was everywhere on Sunday, ripping off 79 yards in the first half before adding another 78 after halftime. I do think letting Nagy, the offensive coordinator, call most of the plays Sunday was a good move, however.
Charles, Mo., on November 29, President Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Little Rocket Man" and "sick puppy". "The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it", she said.
Crowds of curious and excited onlookers packed the streets of Nottingham on Friday, including avid fan Irene Hardman. Markle was wearing an ankle-length navy coat, as she and her fiancé greeted fans outside the National Justice Museum.
GM does have a division dedicated to mobility services, Maven , but it focuses primarily on auto sharing, not ride-hailing. GM is one of several companies that have announced plans to put self-driving vehicles on the road within a few years.
If you miss the first viewing, another good time to sneak a peek is when the supermoon reaches its peak at 4 a.m. on December 4. Tomorrow will mark the closest the moon will orbit to the earth all year round and will appear bigger and brighter than usual.
Tiger still in the woods
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Voyager 1 Thrusters Fires Up First Time Since 1980
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Nebraska names Frost as new head coach
Frost will be officially introduced as Nebraska's head coach during a press conference on Sunday, Dec. 3, at noon. Nebraska finished 4-8 this season, the team's worst record in nearly 60 years.
Ole Miss Gets Hit By NCAA
Chris Vaughn: Five years, during which "he must not hold any athletically related duties during this time". No off-campus recruiting activities or hosting any meals for prospects or student-athletes.