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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Sites like Travelocity pass full plaintext credit card numbers and IP addresses to DHS, which retains them for years   —  Ars editor learns feds have his old IP addresses, full credit card numbers  —  FOIA request turns up 9 years of records, including plaintext credit card numbers.
Jul 19, 2014, 6:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast loves the FCC's net neutrality rules, wants limits on “fast lanes”   —  There are a lot of good things for Comcast in the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality proposal, and Comcast is smart enough to recognize it.  —  Today, Comcast Executive VP David Cohen announced that …
Jul 16, 2014, 1:15 PMIn context
Casey Johnston / Ars Technica:
Call to cancel Comcast service turns into absurd interrogation; Comcast calls representative's behavior “unacceptable”   —  Call to cancel Comcast service descends into desperate, hysterical fireworks  —  A Comcast customer service representative tried to retain a customer …
Jul 15, 2014, 12:20 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC's awful website crashes on last day for initial net neutrality comments   —  If you can get the FCC comment site to work, this is what it looks like.  —  Today is the last day to file initial comments on the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality proposal …
Jul 15, 2014, 12:00 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Dish Anywhere streaming stays alive, despite Fox's win over Aereo   —  Appellate court denies Fox's request to impose a preliminary injunction.  —  A federal appeals court has denied Fox's bid to immediately shut down the Dish Anywhere streaming platform.  The United States Court of Appeals …
Jul 15, 2014, 9:00 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Netflix performance on Verizon FiOS dropped another 17 percent in June   —  Verizon Internet customers who want to watch Netflix at high quality and without interruption just can't catch a break.  While Comcast subscribers saw near-immediate speed improvements after Netflix paid for a direct connection …
Jul 14, 2014, 4:20 PMIn context
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Apple launches new Swift blog, offers Xcode 6 beta for free   —  Apple's new Swift programming language has attracted a lot of interest from developers since it was announced last month at WWDC, and now the company is looking to get it in the hands of more developers.
Jul 11, 2014, 10:35 PMIn context
David Kravets / Ars Technica:
Judge orders unmasking of Amazon.com “negative” reviewers   —  A federal judge has granted a nutritional supplement firm's request to help it learn the identities of those who allegedly left “phony negative” reviews of its products on Amazon.com.  —  The decision means that Ubervita …
Jul 11, 2014, 8:35 PMIn context
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Lyft reverses under legal pressure, cancels Friday night New York launch   —  Attorney General insists NY Supreme Court issued injunction—but Lyft denies it.  —  Facing the weight of the New York Attorney General, Lyft now says it will delay its planned launch in the Big Apple on Friday evening.
Jul 11, 2014, 6:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
9 out of 10 wireless 911 calls in DC don't provide accurate location info   —  Newly available data shows that 90 percent of 911 calls made from wireless phones in Washington, DC, “were delivered without the accurate location information needed to find callers who are lost, confused, unconscious …
Jul 10, 2014, 10:45 PMIn context

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