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‘Deficiencies’ that broke FCC commenting system in net neutrality fight detailed by GAO

Today marks the conclusion of a years-long saga that started when John Oliver did a segment on Net Neutrality that was so popular that it brought the FCC’s comment system to its knees. Two years

Now streaming on Hotstar in India: Disney+

Disney+ has arrived in India weeks ahead of its scheduled launch date. The American giant revamped the Hotstar app and populated the on-demand video streaming service with Disney+ original catalog on

John Oliver slams Disney for censoring his show in India

John Oliver slammed Disney-owned Hotstar on Sunday for censoring his show, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, in India saying the local streaming service had edited at least three of hi

Net neutrality activists, not hackers, crashed the FCC’s comment system

An unprecedented flood of citizens concerned about net neutrality is what took down the FCC's comment system last May, not a coordinated attack, a report from the agency's Office of the Inspector Gene

John Oliver is erased from Chinese internet following segment on China

HBO’s Last Week Tonight has led to some drastic measures in China. After an episode aired on June 17th, the Chinese government is now trying to erase all signs of John Oliver on the internet. The sh

John Oliver helps you explain cryptocurrencies to your neighbor

John Oliver’s main skill is that he’s usually pretty good at explaining complex and boring topics in short TV segments. And this week’s episode of Last Week Tonight is particularly relevant to t

Medical bill advocacy startup Better pledges all of its revenue towards relieving medical debt

Put aside whatever shred of healthcare decency the Senate happens to be ripping out at the moment and take a look at Better, a startup helping people deal with out-of-network medical bills. The startu

Crunch Report | Comcast Launches Xfinity XFi

Today’s Stories  Comcast invests in mesh router maker Plume, launches Xfinity xFi for managing your home’s wireless network John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege Fac

John Oliver reminds us that Net Neutrality is still under siege

John Oliver has again fired off his quick wit at the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the Trump administration for trying to roll back Obama-era Net Neutrality rules. This isn’t the first time Oliv

John Oliver dives into the iPhone FBI encryption debate

If you were hoping that John Oliver would do a deep dive on the iPhone encryption debate: good news. Today's the day.

Surveillance Reform Movement Rallies Ahead Of June 1 Deadline

After two years of roadblocks in reforming the National Security Agency programs revealed by Edward Snowden, it seems the viral John Oliver segment and impending program deadline are breathing new li

John Oliver Just Changed The Surveillance Reform Debate

Remember Edward Snowden? For many Americans who talked to John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, the answer is no. It's been almost two years since the world was captivated by Snowden's leaks to The

Watch John Oliver’s Brilliant, Concise Primer On Net Neutrality

If you are a regular reader of TechCrunch, then you are probably up to speed on the issue of net neutrality. If you aren't, however, SHAME ON YOU. Just kidding. As HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host (and