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Last week, we reported that tens of thousands of fraudulent comments had been filed in favor Ajit Pai’s proposal to roll back net neutrality rules, using text taken from the Center for Individual Freedom (though, according to the CFIF, they aren’t behind the fake comments). We spoke to several people who had comments filed under their names and addresses, as did reporters from other outlets, and several more supposed commenters responded to our emails after publication saying they hadn’t filed comments with the FCC.

But the coverage hasn’t deterred whoever is filing these fake comments, which have ballooned. On Wednesday last week, 128,000 of these particular identical comments, beginning “The unprecedented regulatory power the Obama Administration imposed on the internet…” had been filed.

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Motorola’s smartphone plans for the year ahead have been leaked in a presentation slide on Evan Blass’ Twitter account, and it appears there are five phone ranges on their way, including a Moto X. Blass has also tweeted an image showing Moto X4, which all but confirms the official name of the new phone.

The presentation slide shows two Moto Z flagship phones: Moto Z Play and Moto Z Force, a solo Moto X model, the two Moto G phones: G5 and G5 Plus, a Moto E and Moto E Plus and an entry-level C-series comprising a Moto C and Moto C Plus.

The Moto X is the interesting model, as it fits into a very narrow gap between the Moto G mid-range series and Moto Z flagships. We’ve heard rumours surrounding a Moto X handset before, dating back to December 2016, but these turned out to be the Moto G mid0range series instead.

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On the first day of Microsoft’s Build 2017 developer conference, CEO Satya Nadella announced the numbers for Windows 10 and related products.

Nadella told the audience that Windows 10 has now reached a count of 500 million monthly active users. These numbers are accompanied by 100 million monthly Office 365 users and 140 million monthly users of their Cortana digital assistant.

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The much-rumoured 10.5-inch iPad Pro may be unveiled in June if a leaked stock system document showing upcoming cases for it is to be believed.

The leaked stock report is allegedly from an Apple Authorised Reseller, and subsequently shared with 9to5Mac, and shows an Under Armour Gear Metropolis Folio case for an “iPad 10.5”. The UAG case is noted as being new for June 2017, which would tie in with Apple’s WWDC 2017 conference.

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A phishing scam that surfaced earlier this week used Google Docs in an attack against at least 1 million Gmail users.

However, that amounted to fewer than 0.1 percent of Gmail users were affected, according to the company.

Google last year put the number of active monthly Gmail users at more than 1 billion.

Google shut down the phishing scam within an hour, it said, through both automatic and manual actions. It removed the fake pages and applications, and it pushed updates through Safe Browsing, Gmail and other anti-abuse systems.

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A 7-year-old flaw in Intel chips could enable hijackers to gain total control of business computers and use them for malicious purposes.

The Intel AMT (active management technology) vulnerability is the first of its kind, according to Embedi, which released technical details about it last week.

Attackers could take advantage of the flaw to get full control over business computers, even if they were turned off, provided they were plugged into an outlet, according to the firm, which makes security products for embedded and smart devices.

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While Windows Phone might be called a thing of the past, a Windows Phone OEM named Coship, also known as Moly, has confirmed that it’s planning something unique. The company is working to create a device that runs two operating systems.

This setup will be just like the dual-OS installation in computers. This means that you can select which operating system you wish to boot in. The operating systems being worked upon are Android and Windows 10 Mobile. For the Windows 10 Mobile lovers, it must be an exciting update.

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What’s the cheapest way to make a Google Home device? Use the free Google AIY Project Kit that comes clubbed with the latest edition of MagPi, the official Rpi magazine.

MagPi 57 includes an accessory board, a stereo microphone, a cardboard case, some connector wires, and an arcade button used to activate the Google Assistant. You’ll have to hook your own Raspberry Pi board to complete the system, followed by setting up the Google Assistant SDK and Google Cloud Speech API.

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OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau has posted a picture on his Chinese Weibo account that confirms a new OnePlus smartphone is on the way. The image shows cartoon workers putting together a phone, and it’s accompanied by OnePlus’ usual hashtag of Never Settle.

What the official teaser doesn’t give away is the name of the phone. Logic would suggest it will be called the OnePlus 4, following the OnePlus 3T released in 2016. However the number 4 is considered unlucky in China, so it’s thought the next phone will go straight to OnePlus 5.

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At its May 2 event, Microsoft launched Windows 10 S–a lighter version of Windows 10. The company announced that it’ll partner with OEMs like Acer, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Samsung, and Toshiba to launch cheaper notebooks starting from $189. The company also used the opportunity to launch a new member of the Surface family, i.e., Surface Laptop.

Surface Laptop is Microsoft’s answer to Chromebook, which are dominating the schools all across the United States. It’s a lightweight Windows laptop that’ll run Windows 10 S.

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