Net neutrality fight is about to come roaring back

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Activists gather in Washington DC outside FCC headquarters in December 2017 to protest the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.  


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An old battle over who governs the internet will likely reignite as Democrats take control of the Federal Communications Commission following the inauguration of Joe Biden. Reinstating Obama-era net neutrality rules thrown out under the Trump administration will likely be a top priority for the agency, experts say. 

Earlier this week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced he’ll be stepping down from his post on Jan. 20 — the day Biden is sworn in. That paves the way for a Democrat to lead the agency and reestablish the FCC’s authority to impose rules of the road for the internet. 

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With Ajit Pai stepping down, the net neutrality debate is roaring back

Net neutrality protest

Activists gather in Washington DC outside FCC headquarters in December 2017 to protest the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections.  


Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

An old battle over who governs the internet will likely reignite as Democrats take control of the Federal Communications Commission following the inauguration of Joe Biden. Reinstating Obama-era net neutrality rules thrown out under the Trump administration will likely be a top priority for the agency, experts say. 

Earlier this week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, an appointee of President Donald Trump, announced he’ll be stepping down from his post on Jan. 20 — the day Biden is sworn in. That paves the way for a Democrat to lead the agency and reestablish the FCC’s authority to impose rules of the road for the internet. 

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Report: Digital technology has ‘central role to play’ in reaching net zero

Digital technology has a “central role to play” in achieving net zero emissions and tech giants must play their part, a report has said.

mart meters, supercomputers, weather modelling and AI could all help cut carbon emissions by one third in the next 10 years, according to the Royal Society.

It estimates that digital technology contributes between 1.4% and 5.9% to global emissions and recommends that firms be more open about their energy consumption, in particular from data centres.

This pandemic has accelerated the digital transition so now is the time to take stock and ensure the sustainable development of future digital technologies and systemsProfessor Andy Hopper, Royal Society

The net zero transition should be data-led, with governance arrangements in place that enable the safe and rapid use of data to support the achievement of the net zero target, the report explained.

Regulators such as the Financial Conduct Authority

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Zoom Founder’s Net Worth Has Plunged $7 Billion Since October As Explosive Pandemic Growth Slows

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Despite booming earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations, shares of Zoom are tanking on Tuesday after a quarterly report revealed that the firm’s explosive pandemic growth could be reaching its upper limit, and the fortune of the firm’s billionaire founder and CEO, Eric Yuan, has plunged in tandem.

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As of 1:00 p.m. EST, shares of Zoom have plummeted 14% on Tuesday, tanking Eric Yuan’s fortune by $2.8 billion as a result. 

Yuan, who owns a roughly 22% stake in the work-from-home staple, is now worth $18.2 billion, Forbes estimates, down from $25.1 billion in late October.

After the market close on Monday, Zoom

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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who killed net neutrality, will step down after Trump term ends

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Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, will finish up in January.


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Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, will step down Jan. 20, the agency said in a release Monday. He was appointed by President Donald Trump, who took office in 2017, and will leave on the day Trump’s successor, Joe Biden, is inaugurated.

“It has been the honor of a lifetime to serve at the Federal Communications Commission, including as chairman of the FCC over the past four years,” Pai said in the release. “I am grateful to President Trump for giving me the opportunity to lead the agency in 2017, to President Obama for appointing me as a Commissioner in 2012, and to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and the Senate for twice confirming me. To be the first Asian American to chair the FCC has been a particular privilege. As I often say: only in

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We Have the Tools To Get To Net Zero Emissions. Let Us Use Them

As the effects of climate change result in more severe weather events like bushfires and floods-people know the price of remaining dependent on polluting fuels is too high

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Australia’s failure to set a firm political course to net zero emissions is a profoundly backward act of economic and environmental self-harm. It’s in the national interest that we equip ourselves with not just the political will, but the practical tools required to harness the popular appetite for affordable renewable energy in the absence of a political solution.

This week a Deloitte Access Economics report found that a failure to achieve net zero emissions by 2070 would shrink the economy by six per cent and cost nearly 900,000 jobs. This would be akin to

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Standard Shoe Sole & Mould India reports standalone net loss of Rs 0.01 crore in the September 2020 quarter

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Net Loss of Standard Shoe Sole & Mould India reported to Rs 0.01 crore in the quarter ended September 2020 as against net loss of Rs 0.20 crore during the previous quarter ended September 2019. There were no Sales reported in the quarter ended September 2020 and during the previous quarter ended September 2019.

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Britain to ban new petrol cars by 2030 on road to net zero emissions

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030, five years earlier than previously planned, as part of what Prime Minister Boris Johnson is casting as a “green revolution” to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.

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Johnson, who is grappling with Europe’s most deadly COVID-19 crisis, Brexit trade negotiations and the departure of his most senior adviser, wants to underscore his green credentials as part of what he hopes will be a reset for his government.

“Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful,” Johnson said

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Britain to ban new petrol cars and vans by 2030 on road to net zero emissions

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will move up a ban on new petrol and diesel cars and vans to 2030 and is eyeing 250,000 new jobs as part of a green industrial revolution, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said as he tries to meet Britain’s net zero emissions climate target.

FILE PHOTO: An exhaust emits fumes as a car is driven through Richmond in London, Britain December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Johnson is seeking to show his government is on track to deliver manifesto promises after a tumultuous few days in which he was forced to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone with COVID-19, and his most senior adviser, arch Brexiteer Dominic Cummings, was ousted.

“Now is the time to plan for a green recovery with high-skilled jobs that give people the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to make the country cleaner, greener and more beautiful,” Johnson said in a

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GrapeCity Developer Solutions Introduces New Technology for .NET Product Line

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — GrapeCity, a global provider of award-winning enterprise software development tools, announced that its .NET product, ComponentOne, is now compatible with .NET 5 – Microsoft’s latest release. .NET 5 is the most significant advancement for .NET desktop development in the past decade. This new technology brings many new capabilities to applications, including single-file applications, performance improvements (like 20% faster JSON serialization), web and cloud investments, ARM64 support, and much more. .NET 5 is a step forward for desktop applications built on WinForms and WPF because it unifies development across the web, cloud, mobile, and gaming (insert applications or platforms?) by providing a single .NET runtime and SDK. Merging the .NET framework, .NET Core, and Xamarin/Mono will improve developers’ work by providing components for the many different versions of .NET. To learn more about ComponentOne’s .NET 5 controls and support, visit GrapeCity’s website.

ComponentOne’s .NET

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