Link25 (274) – The Net Neutrality Is Burning Edition

For the past week you’ve done nothing but work, secluded from the world while the rest of us had an amazing time laughing at hilarious videos and enjoying everything else the internet has to offer. Well, now it’s your turn. These are 25 of the week’s best links, articles, images, and videos from all over the web and we’re about to give you a glimpse of everything you’ve missed out on. And seriously…it was a lot. From the Republican tax plan to the FCC’s ruling on Net Neutrality, there’s something here for everyone. But enough with this petty banter. This is Link25 (274) – The Net Neutrality Is Burning Edition.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Will Bother Some People. Good.

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THERE IS A scene in Star Wars: The Last Jedi—I won’t say too much, but you’ll see it yourself—where a young Asian woman does a brave, selfless thing to help the Resistance. It’s a very sweet, very Star Wars Hero Moment, but it’s also an important one. Los Angeles Times film writer Jen Yamato called out its (click on image to read the full article).

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FCC Repeals 'Net Neutrality' Rules For Internet Providers

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After a brief security evacuation, U.S. telecom regulators have voted to repeal so-called net neutrality rules, which restrict the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps.

After weeks of heated controversy and protests, the Republican majority of the Federal Communications Commission voted along party lines on Thursday to loosen Obama-era regulations for Internet providers.

The rules, put in place in 2015, banned cable (click on the image to read the full article).


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The FCC repeals its net neutrality rules

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California firefighter dies as Thomas blaze rages

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A California firefighter has been killed by a wildfire burning across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
Fire chief Ken Pimlott said the victim was apparatus engineer Cory Iverson, 32, a father-of-one whose wife is pregnant with a second child.
Iverson was part of a crew battling the Thomas Fire, one of six major blazes currently raging in the (click on the image to read the full article).


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