Comcast broke law 445,000 times in scheme to inflate bills, judge finds

In yesterday’s ruling, King County Superior Court Judge Timothy Bradshaw found that “Comcast violated the Consumer Protection Act more than 445,000 times when it charged tens of thousands of Washingtonians for its Service Protection Plan without their consent,” Ferguson’s announcement said. Each wrongful monthly charge was a separate violation, so there were multiple violations per customer. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica » http://bit.ly/2IwO30W

Neil Gaiman Has Perfect Comeback for Christians Wanting ‘Good Omens’ Canceled

In the petition, titled “Tell Netflix: Cancel Blasphemous ‘Good Omens’ Series,” a Christian group called Return to Order calls the series “a mockery of God’s order and religion.” Among their gripes are the fact that “an angel and demon are good friends,” “God is voiced by a woman,” and “The Antichrist…is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers.” The petition concludes with a demand to “Stop promoting evil!” – Jude Dry, IndieWire » http://bit.ly/2FmAJLT

‘The Rain’ Renewed for Third and Final Season at Netflix

Netflix made the announcement in a tweet sent out Wednesday. The series is Netflix’s first Danish original series and takes place six years after a brutal virus carried by the rain wipes out almost all humans in Scandinavia. In the aftermath, two Danish siblings emerge from the safety of their bunker to find all remnants of civilization gone. Soon they join a group of young survivors and together set out on a quest through an abandoned Scandinavia, searching for any sign of life. – Joe Otterson, Variety » http://bit.ly/2RpaXvc

Hulu and Xbox Live Are Back Online After a Major Outage

According to Down Detector, there were more than 10,000 reports of issues connected to Xbox Live, as well as more than 10,000 instances of problems with Hulu. People were also reporting issues with Reddit earlier, but it appears that website is up and running again. The outage map on Down Detector shows that the Hulu and Xbox Live outages were only affecting the U.S. – Allison Matyus, Digital Trends » http://bit.ly/2IWUxX7
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