More Comcast Customers Report Name Changes to "Whore" and "Dummy" 

Remember a couple days ago, when the world learned Comcast had changed a customer's name from "Ricardo Brown" to "Asshole Brown?" Looks like our Ricardo might not have been the only one. More Comcast customers have reported similar incidents to Elliott.org. The name changes range from "dummy" to "whore" to the… » 1/30/15 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Let's Talk About Whatever You Want Right Now

There are only a handful of hours left in the work week before you can start prepping for face-stuffing and football-watching on Super Bowl Sunday. This year's big game will feature 44,928 LED lights (which will hopefully stay on), two teams, one Katy Perry, and not a single drone. It's all bound to be entertaining. » 1/30/15 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

The FAA's Drone Ban at the Super Bowl Is Absurd

You may have heard about the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quietly declaring that this year's Super Bowl will be a "no drone zone." You may not have heard just how big that no drone zone will be. It's 60 miles wide. The no drone zone is larger than the city of Phoenix. Seems a little bit absurd, huh? » 1/29/15 7:20pm Thursday 7:20pm

The Gorgeous View From a Delivery Drone Over Hong Kong 

Drone delivery is inherently dangerous—regardless of how excited companies like Amazon are getting about the idea, the thought of airborne robots weaving in between skyscrapers and over cars is downright unnerving. That's why it took months of preparation for a group of hobbyists to stage Hong Kong's first drone… » 1/29/15 6:50pm Thursday 6:50pm

The FCC Just Redefined Broadband So Expect Faster Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) just voted to redefine broadband as "internet which is actually fast enough to use." Now, in order to call its service broadband, companies will need to guarantee download speeds of 25 megabits per second or faster and upload speeds of 3 Mbps or faster. This is really,… » 1/29/15 11:48am Thursday 11:48am

Feds Are Spying on Millions of Cars With License Plate Readers

We've known for a long time that federal authorities have a lot of license plate readers at their disposal, some of which they surely use for nefarious purposes. However, new details have emerged that show exactly how nefarious those purposes are. Does secretly spying on millions of Americans and seizing property… » 1/27/15 10:40am Tuesday 10:40am

How Comcast's Political Machine Is Manipulating (And Impersonating) You

Did you know that Comcast ghostwrites endorsement letters from politicians to the Federal Communications Commission about its awful merger with Time Warner Cable? Like, a Comcast flack literally puts words in local leaders' mouths and then uses them as evidence that America likes this merger. » 1/26/15 5:45pm Monday 5:45pm

Barrett Brown Will Spend 5 Years In Jail for Hacking-Related Offenses

A federal judge just sentenced journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison and ordered him to pay nearly $890,000 in restitution for charges related to the 2011 hack of Stratfor Global Intelligence. Brown's supporters maintain that the young writer and activist was "merely linking to hacked material." Either way,… » 1/22/15 4:07pm 1/22/15 4:07pm