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Past articles by Jon:

Amazon unveils three satellite user terminals, plans broadband service in 2024

Amazon Kuiper terminals come in three sizes, with max speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gbps. → Read More

Meta to lay off another 10,000 as Zuckerberg celebrates “year of efficiency”

After over-hiring, Zuckerberg says staff cuts taught him that "leaner is better." → Read More

Marvel angry about Ant-Man dialogue leak, demands names of Reddit and Google users

Reddit post linked to leak on Google Docs; Marvel tries to subpoena both firms. → Read More

Starlink explains why its FCC map listings are so different from reality

Starlink filings lump RV and home service together; SpaceX blames FCC system. → Read More

Biden FCC nominee withdraws, blaming cable lobby and “unlimited dark money“

Gigi Sohn gives up amid opposition from Republicans and Democrat Joe Manchin. → Read More

After Musk’s mass layoffs, one engineer’s mistake “broke the Twitter API”

Twitter's paid-API project had "only one site reliability engineer," report says. → Read More

Twitter revenue, earnings reportedly fell 40% shortly after Musk buyout

Twitter doesn't report earnings publicly anymore but told investors of decline. → Read More

Twitter API error broke the site today as Musk blames “brittle” platform

Error message: "Your current API plan does not include access to this endpoint." → Read More

Netflix fights attempt to make streaming firms pay for ISP network upgrades

Netflix to EU: ISPs are trying to charge twice for the same infrastructure. → Read More

Florida bill would make bloggers who write about governor register with state

Rules for bloggers who write about elected officials raise First Amendment concern. → Read More

Reddit tells court: Film studios spewed “nonsense” in demand for users’ names

First Amendment covers users who anonymously discussed piracy, Reddit tells court. → Read More

Tesla shareholder suit says Musk and co. lied about Full Self-Driving safety

Investor lawsuit cites recall of Tesla cars that act dangerously in intersections. → Read More

Russia fines Wikipedia for publishing facts instead of Kremlin war propaganda

Third fine since Ukraine invasion targets articles about Russian military units. → Read More

SpaceX unveils “V2 Mini” Starlink satellites with quadruple the capacity

V2 Mini outperforms first-gen satellites, but full-size V2 must wait for Starship. → Read More

VW wouldn’t help locate car with abducted child because GPS subscription expired

VW says its Car-Net service shouldn't have demanded $150 payment from detective. → Read More

US says Google routinely destroyed evidence and lied about use of auto-delete

Filing: Google deleted chats for nearly four years despite requirement to keep them. → Read More

EU seeks input on making tech companies pay for ISPs’ network upgrades

EU opens proceeding that could mandate direct payments from content providers. → Read More

After defending false data, Comcast admits another FCC broadband map mistake

Comcast could have avoided giving false data to FCC by checking its own website. → Read More

Starlink to charge users in “limited-capacity” areas $30 more than others

New prices: $90 in "excess-capacity" areas, $120 in "limited-capacity" places. → Read More

NSA’s “state secrets” defense kills lawsuit challenging Internet surveillance

SCOTUS won't review Wikimedia's loss in case over NSA's Upstream surveillance. → Read More