Karl Bode

tech-power

75% of FTC Officials Worked for Corporations It’s Supposed to Be Regulating

A new report says most FTC officials over the past 20 years worked for corporations before or after their tenure, and more than half had direct financial conflicts of interest.
Karl Bode
14 hours ago
tech-power

New Proposal Would Let Companies Further Screw You Over With Terms of Service

A long line of legal experts say the American Law Institute proposal would make an already huge problem dramatically worse.
Karl Bode
3 days ago
big tech

FCC Ignores History, Plans to Rubber Stamp T-Mobile/Sprint Merger

Experts say reducing the number of major wireless competitors will make phone plans more expensive for everyone.
Karl Bode
4 days ago
big telecom

The FCC Flubbed the Puerto Rico Hurricane Response and Won't Answer Questions About it

"The FCC has yet to conduct a vigorous investigation into the failure of the islands’ communications infrastructure, which was a major factor in the death toll."
Karl Bode
5.15.19
repair

Adobe Tells Users They Can Get Sued for Using Old Versions of Photoshop

"You are no longer licensed to use the software," Adobe told them.
Karl Bode
5.14.19
tech-internet

SpaceX and Amazon Hope to Deliver Cheap Broadband With Low-Orbit Satellites

A new study shows how more broadband options should bring lower prices, assuming the promises pan out.
Karl Bode
5.10.19
data caps

Americans' Increasing Data Use Is on a Collision Course With Data Caps

Comcast customers are using more data than ever before, but restrictive broadband caps are set to clash with trends like 4K video streaming.
Karl Bode
4.30.19
5G

Wireless Carriers Make It Clear: You’re Going to Pay More For 5G

American consumers pay some of the highest prices in the world for 4G mobile data. Don’t expect that to change with 5G.
Karl Bode
4.30.19
net neutrality

This ISP Is Offering a 'Fast Lane' for Gamers...For $15 More Per Month

Priority routing services like Cox Communication's 'Elite Gamer' offer are usually a mixed bag, and in many instances provide no discernible benefit at all.
Karl Bode
4.25.19
tech-internet

'768K Day' Is As Overhyped As Y2K, ISP Says

Experts have warned that '768k day' could cause significant headaches next month, but service providers told Motherboard that the threat is overhyped.
Karl Bode
4.24.19
big telecom

In Letters To Senate, Wireless Carriers Downplay Their Latest Location Data Scandal

Carriers insist location data scams are rare and they do their best to police them. Government investigators may want to confirm that claim.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
tech-internet

Report: 26 States Now Ban or Restrict Community Broadband

Many of the laws restricting local voters’ rights were directly written by a telecom sector terrified of real broadband competition.
Karl Bode
4.18.19
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