Justice Department drops challenge to California net neutrality rules

Andreas Milano

The Justice Department dropped its 2018 lawsuit challenging California’s state net neutrality rules on Monday, removing one of the law’s major roadblocks preventing it from going into effect.





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In 2017, the Trump Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era internet regulations banning internet service providers, like AT&T and Verizon, from throttling or blocking traffic and implementing paid fast lanes. The following year, California passed its own law instituting net neutrality rules at the state level. That law was quickly challenged by the Trump-led Justice Department, which argued that California’s law was

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EU Antitrust VP Warns Apple to Give Equal Treatment to All Apps Amid Tracking Changes

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Amid Apple’s planned privacy changes that will require app developers to ask for permission before tracking users for advertising purposes, European Commission VP Margrethe Vestager today warned Apple that it must treat all apps equally, including its own.


In an interview with Reuters, Vestager said that if Apple is not treating its apps in the same way when it comes to the privacy requirements, “it can be competition” that could lead to antitrust issues.

Facebook, the most vocal opponent of Apple’s upcoming privacy changes, has claimed that Apple’s plans are anti-competitive because Apple’s own apps are exempt from the

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US drops suit against Calif. net neutrality rule, but ISPs are still fighting it

Andreas Milano

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The Biden administration has abandoned a Trump-era lawsuit that sought to block California’s net neutrality law. In a court filing today, the US Department of Justice said it “hereby gives notice of its voluntary dismissal of this case.” Shortly after, the court announced that the case is “dismissed in its entirety” and “all pending motions in this action are denied as moot.”

The case began when Trump’s DOJ sued California in September 2018 in US District Court for the Eastern District of California, trying to block a state net neutrality law similar to the US

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Musk’s Bitcoin Investment Follows Months of Twitter Talk | Top News

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(Reuters) – Tesla’s $1.5 billion Bitcoin investment unveiled on Monday may not surprise CEO Elon Musk’s followers on Twitter, where he has shown himself as a major proponent of the soaring cryptocurrency.

The announcement of Tesla’s investment, buried in Tesla’s 2020 annual report, follows months of tweets by Musk related to cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, sometimes helping fuel its rally.

The cryptocurrency jumped 10% on Monday following Tesla’s disclosure.

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In a December exchange on Twitter, Musk asked MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor, who recommended Tesla buy Bitcoin, about the possibility of “large transactions” to convert some of

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Electronic Arts acquires Glu Mobile for $2.4 billion

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Electronic Arts is getting into the Kim Kardashian business. At least, that is the case if its deal to grab mobile gaming behemoth Glu Mobile goes through. EA announced its plans today to acquire Glu in a deal worth $2.4 billion. The companies expect the acquisition to close in second quarter of this year. This is EA’s second major acquisition in recent weeks, following its move to bring publisher Codemasters under its umbrella.

Glu is known for the aforementioned Kim Kardashian Hollywood game as well as other mobile hits like Tap Sports Baseball, Dine Dash Adventures, and Disney Sorcerer’s Arena.

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Elon Musk, Tesla Make a Billion-Dollar Bet on Bitcoin

Andreas Milano

Laughing all the way to the virtual bank.
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Internet mischief-maker, cryptocurrency enthusiast, and sometime world’s richest man Elon Musk has laid the groundwork for customers to buy one of his cars all in bitcoin soon.

Tesla said on Monday morning that it would acquire $1.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency. In a filing with the SEC notifying the agency of its purchase, the company said that it would “begin accepting bitcoin as a form of payment for our products in the near future.” The price of the cryptocurrency shot up by more than $5,000

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