This Week in Tech – 8/20/2017

Russia revoked .ru domain of racist Daily Stormer

Roskomnadzor blocked the site of American neo-Nazis The Daily Stormer in the domain zone (.ru). This is reported on the agency’s website


FCC Pledges Openness – Just Don’t Ask to See Complaints

SHORTLY AFTER AJIT Pai was named chair of the Federal Communications Commission in February, he said he wanted the agency to be “as open and accessible as possible to the American people.”


Racist Daily Stormer moves to Russian domain after losing .com address [Updated]

Earlier this week, the infamous hate site the Daily Stormer lost control of the “dailystormer.com” domain after two domain registrars—first GoDaddy, then Google’s domain service—refused service to the company


Netflix cofounder’s MoviePass will now let you see one movie per day in theatres for just $10 a month

Netflix cofounder Mitch Lowe has a radical new business model for his startup MoviePass


Google’s Anti-Bullying AI Mistakes Civility for Decency

As politics in the US and Europe have become increasingly divisive, there’s been a push by op-ed writers and politicians alike for more “civility” in our debates, including online


AT&T’s $85 Billion Time Warner Merger is Going to be Approved

Despite Donald Trump’s breathless promise to block AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner during the Presidential campaign, the companies and DOJ are moving into the “advanced stages” of the approval process, notes The Wall Street Journal


US Voting Machine Supplier Leaks 1.8 Million Chicago Voter Records [Updated]

A leading US supplier of voting machines confirmed on Thursday that it exposed the personal information of more than 1.8 million Illinois residents

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