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How to handle a government shutdown in the new GOP playbook

Republican lawmakers are planning a sweeping rewrite of the House’s rules to avoid a government shut down and have vowed to pass the legislation without a Democratic filibuster.The changes would also dramatically increase the power of committees that are critical to the legislative process.Democrats have warned that if Republicans can’t pass the measure, they will

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How to tell if you’re a victim of a scammer

In a world where it’s impossible to tell a victim from a perpetrator, it’s essential to know the difference between the two.And a new tool to do just that has arrived on the market.The scammy, scammy app called Scrape has arrived.Its developers are using Scrape’s app-specific API to help identify people who are victims of

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What’s the most valuable part of a broadband Internet connection? The Verge

2:00 p.m.Pacific: Comcast, the nation’s second-largest cable and Internet provider, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to extend the Lifeline program’s current three-year expiration date, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the FCC by the company.The FCC voted 3-2 last week to extend Lifeline’s extension, which expires June 30.Comcast has long argued that the

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Why the FCC’s net neutrality order matters

By LUCAS ROBERTS, AP EditorThe Federal Communications Commission has issued a new net neutrality rule that could limit the ability of companies like Facebook and Netflix to speed up the flow of content to consumers.The rule, which takes effect July 1, requires Internet service providers to treat all online content equally, even if they pay

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How to get your IP address hidden on BitTorrent sites

BitTorrent users can hide their IP addresses, but it takes more than that to get a hidden IP.BitTorrent tracker and news site TorrentFreak reports that some sites are showing users a hidden, IP-based link on their site.TorrentFreaks explains that the trick to getting this feature working is to add a proxy.To do this, you’ll need

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How to Hack a Pirate Bay (and Everything Else)

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Canada to cut $4 billion from telecoms by 2020, $10 billion in 2020-21

Canada’s telecom industry has been hit hard by the federal government’s decision to scrap the country’s three telecoms giants, BCE, Rogers and Telus.But the federal Liberal government says it is not taking any action that would lead to the loss of jobs and growth.“We are not cutting Canadian jobs, we are not reducing Canada’s competitive

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What’s the difference between a mobile device and a laptop?

When you’re looking to pick up a new laptop or tablet, you’re usually looking for a big, sleek, and powerful machine that’s designed for gaming.But what you probably don’t want to do is take your phone and tablet out for a spin.Here are some of the best gaming laptops and tablets for PC, Mac, iOS,