How to check if your identity was stolen to help kill net neutrality

FCC Net Neutrality

Yesterday, in a stunning (but inevitable) defeat for proponents of the open internet, the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules that stopped internet providers from favoring certain apps and services while slowing down or even blocking others. This isn't the end, as multiple state attorneys general announced that they would sue the FCC to restore the regulations shortly after the vote, but the wheels are officially in motion.

But whether you support net neutrality, oppose it or are completely indifferent, there's a chance that you unknowingly contributed to its demise. Weeks before the vote, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman published an open letter to the FCC in which he claimed that the FCC's comment process had been "corrupted," and that hundreds of thousands of US citizens may have had their names used in comments that they didn't submit themselves.

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How to check if your identity was stolen to help kill net neutrality originally appeared on BGR.com on Fri, 15 Dec 2017 at 16:32:31 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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