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The Switchboard: Net neutrality protests bring FCC comment total to over 1.5 million

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A list of 5 million 'Gmail passwords' leaked, but there's no need to panic. "A list of almost 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But the passwords seem to be old, and they don't appear to actually belong to Gmail accounts," according to Mashable.

'Internet Slowdown Day' sends over 111,000* new comments on net neutrality to FCC. E Pluribus Unum writes: "According to the FCC*, by 6 PM ET the agency saw 111,449 new public comments added to the already record-setting total, with some 41,173 filed into the 14-28 docket of the FCC’s website since and another 70,286 sent to the inbox, setting a new high water mark of some 1,515,144 to date, with more yet to come."

Google's studied silence on net neutrality has finally broken. "On Wednesday, Google said it would oppose efforts by large Internet providers to speed up, slow down or manipulate Internet traffic that their customers request," I write. "Although Google has recently spoken out on net neutrality through industry groups and think tanks, this marks the first time since 2010 that Google has staked out an explicit position of its own on the policy."

T-Mobile takes Wi-Fi voice and text everywhere. Computerworld reports: "In addition to domestic use, it will allow calls into the U.S. from any WiFi network outside the country, using the subscriber's regular T-Mobile number and no additional apps. Starting Sept. 17, WiFi Un-leashed also extends to flights on U.S. airlines -- minus the voice calls -- with unlimited text, picture messaging and visual voicemail through a partnership with in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo."

Twitter to borrow as much as $1.5 billion. Re/code reports: "Twitter is offering as much as $1.5 billion in convertible notes to private investors in an attempt to stock up on cash, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission document filed Wednesday."