Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

(Reuters) – Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport’s governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 years old.

Net neutrality is bad? 1 million PornHub employees can’t be wrong. Oh, wait.

WASHINGTON, DC—If Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai actually allowed the weight of public comments on the FCC’s proposed changes to network neutrality regulations to sway (or confirm) his position, he seems to have given more credence to the “opinions” of spam-generating software “bots” than actual citizens, researchers have found.

At the Shmoocon information security conference on Saturday, Leah Figueroa, lead data engineer at the data analytics software company Gravwell, presented a detailed analysis of the public comments submitted to the FCC regarding network neutrality. Applying filters to the over 22 million comments submitted to the FCC, Figueroa and her team attempted to identify which comments were submitted by real US citizens—and which were generated by bulk-uploading bots

At the end of September, Figueroa said, she and her team pulled in all of the submitted comments from the FCC site and applied a series of analytical steps to separate “organic” comments—those most likely to have been submitted by actual human beings—from comments submitted by automated systems (“bots”) using faked personal data.

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Microsoft Monday: Xbox One X Hits 100 Enhanced Games, New Windows 10 S Laptops, Interesting Draw Bot

“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, “Microsoft Monday” includes an update about new Windows 10 S laptops, the Xbox One X hitting over 100 enhanced games, a new draw bot and much more!

Congressman, ousted from ethics panel, asks it to investigate him

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Less than three days after he was removed from the U.S. House of Representatives Ethics Committee, Republican lawmaker Patrick Meehan asked the panel to investigate allegations he engaged in sexual harassment and misused official resources.

Government shutdown fizzles on spending, immigration deal in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congress voted on Monday to end a three-day U.S. government shutdown, approving another short-term funding bill as Democrats accepted promises from Republicans for a broad debate later on the future of young illegal immigrants.