Contributed by Wil Alambre over the course of December 14th…
FCC Votes to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules
The Federal Communications Commission today voted to repeal Net Neutrality rules put in place by the United States government back in 2015 under the Obama administration. Instead of classifying internet service providers as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, the FCC has voted 3-2 in favor of rolling back to reclassifying ISPs as "information service" providers, as they were between February 1996 and February 2015.
Patreon cancels new service fee, apologizes to users
"Many of you lost patrons, and you lost income. No apology will make up for that, but nevertheless, I’m sorry."
Apple opens its promised podcast analytics service in beta
Apple has launched a beta version of that free podcast analytics service today, giving more information on who is listening on Apple’s Podcast app and their behaviors and preferences.
The Walt Disney Company To Acquire Twenty-First Century Fox
The two companies today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.
Microsoft is adding native OpenSSH to Windows 10
It’s available immediately as a beta option in the Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. TechCrunch reports that the native client will mean developers won’t need to download a third-party client to gain access to remote servers, and ServeTheHome has a quick instruction video on how to enable the new SSH support.