• The FCC misled Congress on net neutrality comment issues, says agency watchdog

    2 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    The FCC's inspector general found no evidence of a DDOS attack and alleged the FCC “misrepresented facts” in response to Congressional inquiries.
    There's no evidence that the Federal Communications Commission's website was deliberately attacked when millions of people sought to post comments about the agency's then-proposed rollback of net neutrality rules and the agency misled members of Congress about what really happened, according to a newly released report from the FCC's inspector general confirms there's no evidence that the FCC's website was deliberately attacked when millions of...
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  • Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC's comment system

    Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC's comment system

    2 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    An unprecedented flood of citizens concerned about net neutrality is what took down the FCC's comment system last May, not a coordinated attack, a report from the agency's Office of the Inspector General concluded. The report unambiguously describes the “voluminous viral traffic” resulting from John Oliver's Last Week Tonight segment on the topic, along with some poor site design, as the cause of the system's collapse.
    Here's the critical part:
    The May 7-8, 2016 degradation of the FCC's ECFS was not, as reported to the public and to Congress, the result of a DDoS attack. At best, the...
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  • FCC now says there were no cyber attacks during net neutrality comment period

    FCC now says there were no cyber attacks during net neutrality comment period

    2 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    The partisanship in the battle over net neutrality continues, with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pointing fingers about a claimed attack on the agency's servers during the critical public-commenting period before the Republican-controlled FCC repealed federal net neutrality rules. As online...
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