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Will Google's parent test Project Loon in the U.S.?

Heavily redacted documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission suggest it might.        

FCC hires a privacy guru to help lead its telecom investigations

If you want proof that the Federal Communications Commission is getting serious about privacy, you only need to look at its latest recruit. The agency has hired Jonathan Mayer, one of the masterminds behind Do Not Track browsing, as the chief technologist for its Enforcement Bureau. Show More Summary

With this hire, the FCC could soon get tougher on privacy and security

The Federal Communications Commission has hired Jonathan Mayer, a rising star in privacy circles, to serve as its technical lead for investigations into telephone, television, and Internet service providers. He will work primarily on...Show More Summary

Is Net Neutrality ‘The Law’ Or ‘The Great Internet Power Grab’?

Sometime in the next several months, a federal appellate court will choose between two narratives used to describe the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision earlier this year to regulate the Internet as a public utilityShow More Summary

Give the community college accrediting panel room to improve

The semi-public commission that accredits community colleges in California on behalf of the federal government deserves to be upbraided. Even some of its own members concede that it has done too little to help the colleges it oversees improve, and has instead just sanctioned them at a rate much...

Truecaller adds complaint data from the FCC to improve spam detection

Truecaller, the app that helps block unwanted calls, has beefed up its spam detection. The company is now integrating weekly complaint data from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make blocking calls more accurate and efficient....

FCC Update from #NAFB15

Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) commissioner, Ajit Pai, made a trip to Kansas City, MO to address attendees of the 2015 National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s (NAFB) annual convention. Commissioner Pai’s has been focused on creating a regulatory environment in which competition and innovation will benefit the American consumer. Show More Summary

Broadcasters Take the Case Against Cable Merger to FCC

Broadcasters have filed formal paperwork with the Federal Communications Commission requesting that the regulatory agency put its review of the proposed Charter Communications-Time Warner Cable merger on hold. Variety reports that the National Association of Broadcasters says the FCC should...

?Why NBC Is Giving Donald Trump's Rivals Their 15 Minutes of Fame

Well, 12 minutes and five seconds to be exact. In accordance with Federal Communications Commission rules that require political candidates to have the same amount of air time, NBC stations have begun filing legal notice about Donald Trump's broadcast time on Saturday Night Live. "Donald Trump, a... Read More > Other Links From Saturday Night Live Donald Trump

The push to free up city-run Internet might be in trouble

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

Regulators may have to wage an uphill legal battle if they want to use federal powers to nurture small, city-run broadband projects. The Justice Department said Friday that it won't be helping the Federal Communications Commission fight a couple of key lawsuits on municipal broadband, in a possible indication of trouble ahead for the FCC. The government's lawyers said they […]

FCC Says It Won’t Force Facebook And Google To Stop Tracking You

The Federal Communications Commission says it will not impose requirements on Google, Facebook, and other internet companies that make it harder for them to track users. The announcement is in direct opposition to privacy advocates who...Show More Summary

Lumia 950 pass through the FCC

2 weeks after the Lumia 950 XL received approval from the Federal Communication Commission the Lumia 950 has now also received approval from the FCC for sale in the USA. The smaller of Microsoft’s new flagship handsets, the device with its 2560 x 1440 5.2 inch screen and hexacore processor can now be pre-ordered from […]

FCC Says You Can’t Keep Websites From Tracking You

The Federal Communications Commission tossed out a consumer-led petition Friday that would have prevented websites and companies such as Google and Facebook from tracking users on request. The post FCC Says You Can’t Keep Websites From Tracking You appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The FCC says it can’t force Google and Facebook to stop tracking their users

2 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it will not seek to impose a requirement on Google, Facebook and other Internet companies that would make it harder for them to track consumers’ online activities. The announcement is a blow to privacy advocates who had petitioned the agency for stronger Internet privacy rules. But it's a […]

Donald Trump is going on SNL. Will his rivals demand ‘equal time’?

3 weeks agoTechnology : Post Tech

When Donald Trump takes the stage on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, federal regulators may be watching closely, too. A little-known TV rule at the Federal Communications Commission could be used to guarantee "equal time" on TV for...Show More Summary

NBC may give Trump too much air time on SNL, and the government is watching

Saturday night, Donald Trump will be enjoying a nice chunk of free airtime on NBC. His competition might feel that is unfair. There's a chance the Federal Communications Commission, which has rules regulating how much time candidates...Show More Summary

U.S. Investigating Covert Chinese Radio Broadcast Network

3 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

The Federal Communications Commission has announced an investigation into a California firm after a Reuters report revealed that its radio broadcasts are backed by the Chinese government.

FCC strikes again over Wi-Fi blocking

You’d think that hotels and convention centers would be well aware by now that the Federal Communications Commission does not tolerate any interference with business travelers’ right to use a personal Wi-Fi hot spot. But apparently the message hasn’t yet hit home with some companies. Show More Summary

Hilton is the latest hotel suspected of blocking customers’ personal Wi-Fi

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Travel : Gulliver

IT ALWAYS seemed improbable that Marriott was the only one. Last year the hotel chain paid $600,000 to America's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to settle a complaint that it had blocked customers' personal wireless modems and...Show More Summary

Verizon Wireless Asks FCC For Permission To Start Offering WiFi Calling

Not one to be left behind while the other major carriers are hanging out on the technology bandwagon, Verizon Wireless has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to enable WiFi calling on its network. In applying to the FCC for the waiver, Verizon likely didn’t want anyone calling them out for skipping a step: AT&T recently got the

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