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John Oliver, not bots, a source of FCC’s negative net neutrality repeal comments

John Oliver, not bots, a source of FCC’s negative net neutrality repeal comments

Technology
The Federal Communications Commission acknowledged Wednesday that bots were not responsible for the agency's website slowdown after it sought public comment last year on its controversial plan to repeal net neutrality. After people were temporarily unable to contest the proposal, the FCC at the time put out a statement blaming the issue on an "attack" by bots coordinated by "external actors." "Beginning on Sunday night at midnight, our analysis reveals that the FCC was subject to multiple distributed denial-of-service attacks (DDos)," said Chief Information Officer David Bray in the statement. "These actors were not attempting to file comments themselves; rather they made it difficult for legitimate commenters to access and file with the FCC." However, the slowdown was likely due to ...
Famous birthdays for June 28: Kathy Bates, John Cusack

Famous birthdays for June 28: Kathy Bates, John Cusack

Entertainment
June 28 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: -- English King Henry VIII in 1491 -- Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens in 1577 -- English clergyman John Wesley, founder of Methodism, in 1703 -- French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau in 1712 -- Italian author Luigi Pirandello in 1867 -- Composer Richard Rodgers in 1902 -- Filmmaker/comedian Mel Brooks in 1926 (age 92) File Photo by Chris Chew/UPI -- Actor Pat Morita in 1932 -- Former CIA Director/Defense Secretary Leon Panetta in 1938 (age 80) -- Comedian Gilda Radner in 1946 -- Actor Kathy Bates in 1948 (age 70) -- Actor Alice Krige in 1954 (age 64) -- Football Hall of Fame member John Elway...
Elton John sings 'Circle of Life' at Prince Harry's wedding reception

Elton John sings 'Circle of Life' at Prince Harry's wedding reception

Entertainment
May 19 (UPI) -- British pop star Elton John sang "Circle of Life" at a lunchtime wedding reception Queen Elizabeth II held Saturday for her grandson Prince Harry and his new bride Meghan Markle. He also performed "Tiny Dancer." "Prince Harry asked Sir Elton to perform at the reception which was hosted by Her Majesty The Queen at St. George's Hall, Windsor Castle," Kensington Palace said. "Sir Elton performed for the newly married couple in recognition of the close connection he has with Prince Harry and his family." John was a friend of Harry's mother Princess Diana and sang "Candle in the Wind" at her funeral in 1997. Harry and Markle's wedding cake -- a spongey confection with filling made from Amalfi lemon curd and elderflower buttercream, as well as elderflower syrup made at the mona...
Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Chicago Bears sign OL Matt McCants, John Franklin III, three others

Sports
The Chicago Bears announced Monday they signed five players, including offensive lineman Matt McCants, and also placed four players on waivers. McCants has played 28 NFL games, including three starts, while with the Oakland Raiders, Cleveland Browns and Bears. He has not started a game since 2013. The Bears also signed wide receiver Matt Fleming, defensive back John Franklin III, offensive lineman Jeremi Hall and defensive back Tyrin Holloway. The team waived offensive lineman Travis Averill, linebacker Howard Jones, offensive lineman Cameron Lee and linebacker Nyles Morgan. Franklin played quarterback and receiver during his college career, which included stops at Florida State, Auburn and Florida Atlantic. He also starred in Netflix's "Last Chance U" documentary series. Holloway t...
Ravens' John Harbaugh impressed by Jackson's accuracy

Ravens' John Harbaugh impressed by Jackson's accuracy

Sports
One perceived knock on Lamar Jackson coming into the 2018 NFL Draft centered on his accuracy, with one unnamed offensive coordinator going so far as to say "when he throws, he hopes."Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh apparently doesn't share that view. Harbaugh praised the accuracy of the former Louisville quarterback on Saturday, just nine days removed from the team selecting him with the 32nd overall pick of the draft. "The thing that I was really impressed with is I thought he was accurate," Harbaugh told reporters of the 21-year-old Jackson. "You read the reports and stuff like that but he's a naturally talented thrower. He's got natural arm talent. And that's something that I think people were questioning. So to see him out here throwing the ball naturally and very accurately I tho...