Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

Dozens of orders from wholesale customers like Whole Foods and Bed Bath & Beyond are relayed online each day to fulfillment warehouses, which send out Mr. Callicott’s paraffin-free candles. The GoodLight website accounts for 15 percent of its sales, which could reach $1.5 million this year; the e-commerce behemoth Amazon makes up another 10 percent. And many of the company’s […]

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What You Need to Know About a Repeal of Net Neutrality

For you and me, the Federal Communications Commission’s plan to repeal net neutrality rules can be boiled down to two questions: What might happen? And whom do you trust? Here’s our guide for internet users looking for answers. The Backdrop The net neutrality rules were passed in 2015 during the Obama administration when Democrats controlled the F.C.C. The goal was to adapt […]

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How to Spot the Netflix Email Scam

A new phishing email scam is targeting millions of Netflix subscribers. The email scam is designed to trick Netflix users into thinking their accounts are in danger of suspension, which means that any subscribers worried about having their latest Stranger Things binge interrupted could be in danger of falling prey to a scheme seeking their personal and credit card information. According to Deadline, the new […]

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How a Tiny Error Shut Off the Internet for Parts of the US

A year ago, a DDoS attack caused internet outages around the US by targeting the internet-infrastructure company Dyn, which provides Domain Name System services to look up web servers. Monday saw a nationwide series of outages as well, but with a more pedestrian cause: a misconfiguration at Level 3, an internet backbone company—and enterprise ISP—that underpins other big networks. Network analysts say […]

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