Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday that broadband subsidies provided to low-income households won’t be expanded until oversight responsibilities have been handed over to states. In a statement published by the FCC, Pai committed to supporting the inclusion of...
Republicans in Congress voted this week to gut a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rule that would sell everyone out to Internet Service Providers (ISP). The push will give ISPs the right to sell customer data to marketers, insert ads in your traffic, and insert tracking cookies in...
The US House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to kill a set of Obama-era privacy regulations for internet service providers created by the Federal Communications Commission last October. The most notable part of the rules, which has...Show More Summary
The House was expected to vote Tuesday on a bill that would stop the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules that would stop your internet service provider from tracking your browsing behavior and selling that information to advertisers.
Soon, internet service providers may be able to share or sell your data without your permission. The Federal Communications Commission approved rules last year banning ISPs from doing just that, but on Thursday, the Senate voted along party lines, 50-48, to bar the FCC from enforcing those rules, even though...
The U.S. Senate has voted in favor of overturning privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, which -- if the measure survives a second vote in the House of Representatives -- will allow internet service providers to sell customer data to advertisers without people having a say.
T-Mobile is among the first U.S. telecom companies to announce its plans to thwart pesky robocallers. The move represents part of an industry-wide “Robocall Strike Force” set up by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year to combat the 2 billion-plus automated calls faced by U.S. consumers each month. Other key members of the group include Apple, Google, […]
Are you ready to be tracked online, everyone? Senate Republicans voted yesterday to overturn internet privacy protections for individuals that were created by the Federal Communications Commission in October. "These were the strongest...Show More Summary
HMM: Senate votes to kill FCC’s broadband privacy rules. The Senate’s 50-48 vote Thursday on a resolution of disapproval would roll back Federal Communications Commission rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer...Show More Summary
The Senate has voted to repeal internet privacy rules enacted under President Obama: According to the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under then-President Barack Obama, internet providers would need to obtain... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to invoke the Congressional Review Act to kill controversial privacy rules adopted by the previous Federal Communications Commission.
By Klint Finley for WIRED. If Democrats, Republics, and the telecommunications industry can agree on anything, it’s that robocalls are the worst. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission passed rules today that expand the authority of phone companies to block unwanted phone calls. Show More Summary
The Senate voted today to strike down a rule created by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama era that regulated the conditions under which telecommunications carriers could share information about customers and laid out a protocol for companies to disclose information about data breaches. The rule, published on Dec. 02, 2016, during the final...
Late last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), under the guise of protecting privacy, rolled out a rule creating a new and unnecessary regulatory regime that would impact the ability...
In a victory for internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast, and AT&T, t he US Senate on Thursday voted to kill a set of Obama-era privacy regulations passed by the Federal Communication Commission last October. The rules would...Show More Summary
The nation's top telecom regulator is moving further to thwart illegal robocalls that have annoyed countless consumers at dinnertime and scammed millions of Americans. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday proposed new rules...Show More Summary
Last year, former US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler proposed a rule that would prevent internet providers from selling customers’ private data to third parties without their consent; the rule passed in October...Show More Summary
According to a report in Recode, lawmakers in the Senate could act tonight to tear down privacy rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission under President Obama. The rules in question force internet service providers to...Show More Summary
When I was still working as a lawyer, before I switched to writing, I worked at the Federal Communications Commission. My former boss, Chairman Reed Hundt, had a line he often quoted, and it made a big impression on me. It’s from the...Show More Summary
The head of the Federal Communications Commission told the U.S. Congress he did not agree that “the media is the enemy of the American people” and said he would act independently of the White House on media-related matters. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, whom President Donald Trump has...