FCC Releases 2,444,672 Public Comments About Net Neutrality

The FCC’s proposed “Open Internet” rule is the single most commented-on rulemaking in the history of the agency, with nearly four million submissions to date. The FCC just dumped all of the words from the second commenting period, which ran from July 19 to September 15.


Now You Can Book A Hipmunk Hotel Room Through Yelp

Researching a holiday but too busy to click through a hotel’s Yelp reviews to see if it actually has rooms available? Fear not, because starting today you’ll be able to book hotels through Hipmunk without ever navigating away from Yelp.


The Sad, Weird World Of Unseen YouTube Videos

Embarrassing open mic nights, topical parodies, gaming tutorials — these are the YouTube videos we know. The ones we replay and the ones we send to our friends, coworkers, families and everyone we know. But YouTube has another layer. One where view counts sit at zero and bizarre bits of film rot away in indifference. It’s a dark, morbidly fascinating world — and it’s easy to invade.


Microsoft Is Finally Opening Two Azure Data Centres In Australia Next Week

It has been a long and frustrating 18-month wait, but it’s finally over. Microsoft is switching on its first Australian Azure data centres in Melbourne and Sydney next week, and it’s one particular cloud computing development that could mean good things for the Australian PC- and Xbox-using public.


Report: Chinese Authorities Are Now Targeting iCloud Users

Right on the heels of the iPhone 6 launch, Chinese authorities are now reportedly extending the Great Firewall to include iCloud services. That includes the iMessages, Contacts and Photos of any of its citizens that own an iPhone. In other words, China’s government could be tracking their every move.


Facebook: The DEA Can't Use Fake Profiles To Chase Suspects

Remember how the US Justice Department decided it was just fine for a Drug Enforcement Administration agent to steal a woman’s identity and set up a fake Facebook account to chase subjects? Well, Facebook’s not OK with that.


Squarespace Made One Of The Most Compelling Short Films I've Ever Seen About Climbing

Video: I’ll be honest, free climbing scares the living hell out of me. The idea that you could plummet from a giant rockface to your spine-smashing death is something I struggle with. So watching climber and avid outdoorsman, Alex Honnold, scale a granite rock face in Yosemite National Park is a compelling experience. Inexplicably, it turns out that the whole thing is a subtle and beautiful ad for web platform company, Squarespace.


NBN Co Announces The First 140 Suburbs To Get FTTN

It’s time. After much administrative arseing around, political double-speak, and general tapping of feet to pass the time, NBN Co has recommitted itself to the task of building the nation’s fast fibre network, this time with fibre-to-the-node as its design. The government’s broadband behemoth outed 140 new suburbs that will commence building FTTN services within a year. Are you on the list?


The Very First Wikipedia Entries For 19 Tech Icons

Single-serving tumblrs tend to fizzle out and die before their first day is even up, but First Drafts of History might actually have some staying power. Because when it comes to hunting down the more delightfully bizarre of Wikipedia’s first entries, there’s enough material to last a lifetime.


What's The Best Worst Amazon Review You've Ever Seen?

Amazon is at once one of the best and worst things that could’ve happened to the human race — it’s also one of the most universally popular. And what happens when you combine the unwashed, oblivious masses with an open customer review platform? Magic is what happens. You get magic.


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