The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 6th, 2018 day edition

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Washington became the first state in the country on Monday to pass its own net neutrality law in the wake of the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) repeal of the popular Obama-era rules.

Gov. Jay Inslee (D) signed a bill Monday afternoon forbidding internet service providers from blocking or throttling web content, or from charging websites for higher delivery speeds.

During a ceremony for the bill signing, he called the legislation a "free speech bill.".

“All Washingtonians should enjoy equal and unfettered access to the educational, social and economic power of the internet,” Inslee said.

“I’m proud that Washington state is helping lead the way to preserve these net neutrality rules, which ensure a level playing field for consumers and innovators.”.

In repealing the net neutrality rules, the FCC included a provision in its order forbidding states from filling the void with their own rules.

Attorneys general in nearly two dozen states, joined by public interest groups and internet companies, have sued to overturn the repeal. »

HP releases new germicide-resistant computers for hospitals

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HP announced a new line of laptops, displays, and all-in-one desktops resistant to intense cleaning materials for people who work in hospitals and doctors’ offices.

There’s HP’s EliteOne 800 Healthcare Edition All-in-One desktop, there’s the 27-inch HP Healthcare Edition Clinical Review Display, and there’s the EliteBook 840 Healthcare Edition notebook.

The HP EliteBook has a physically isolated security controller, which will supposedly make it more difficult for hackers to access. »

Martin Shkreli Ordered to Forfeit His Secret Wu-Tang Clan Album to the US Government

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What to Know The federal government won an order forcing "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to forfeit his one-of-a-kind copy of a Wu-Tang Clan album.

Shkreli paid $2 million in 2015 for the only copy of "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin".

The government, in papers filed in federal court in Brooklyn last December, said it wanted Shkreli to forfeit some $7.4 million in assets pursuant to his conviction. »

British intelligence reportedly told the CIA months before the election that Trump's campaign had illicit contacts with Russia

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Well before the 2016 presidential election, the CIA received intelligence from the UK about President Donald Trump's communications with Russia during his presidential campaign.

Shortly afterward, they also received a confidential package containing information about Russian President Vladimir Putin's involvement in Russia's hacking and online influence campaign during the election cycle.

Obama knew about Russia's election meddling efforts months before the election, according to Axios. »