Wireless Carriers Now Want to Be the Keepers of Your Website Login Data

But a history of privacy scandals makes them the worst candidates for the job.
Karl Bode
net neutrality

California's Resurrected Net Neutrality Bill Just Passed a Major Hurdle

The state senate Communications and Conveyance Committee voted 8-2 in favor of net neutrality bill SB-822.
Kaleigh Rogers
net neutrality

California’s Net Neutrality Bill Is Back from the Dead, with the Help of Its Biggest Detractor

State assembly member Miguel Santiago helped gut the bill last time, but this time he’s a cosponsor.
Kaleigh Rogers

Our Robocall Hell Is a Result of Inconsistent Enforcement and Carrier Apathy

Despite endless government initiatives, updated regulations and a laundry list of promises from industry, the problem is worse than ever.
Karl Bode

'Exorcists' Tried to Purge the NSA of Its Demons in Manhattan This Weekend

“Watching us, watching them, watching us.”
Samantha Cole
Donald Trump

Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Are Both Against the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

Hillary Clinton is taking a more cautious approach to the proposed $85 billion merger.
Sam Gustin

AT&T’s $85 Billion Time Warner Buyout Faces Tough Federal Scrutiny

US regulators will examine the merger closely for evidence of antitrust harm.
Sam Gustin
Motherboard Blog

AT&T Hacker 'weev' Demands One Bitcoin for Each Hour He Spent in Jail

The infamous hacker wants reparations. And statues of domestic terrorists, apparently.
Fruzsina Eordogh

AT&T's DirecTV Takeover Will Crush the Dream of A-La-Carte TV

You're already getting your internet from them, if it comes with satellite TV channels, that might just stop you from cutting the cord.
Meghan Neal
Motherboard Blog

Tracking Students With RFID Chips Is Pretty Lucrative

Today in the department of bad ideas, we have a pair of San Antonio high schools that's decided to tag its students with RFID chips so that they can track their every move on campus. Starting this fall, the Northside Independent School District will be...
Adam Estes
Motherboard Blog

Before The Muppets, Jim Henson Made an Adorably Surreal Video For AT&T

To describe a robot future, the makers of The Bell System, at the time the leading telephone service in the US and Canada, hired Jim Henson. Then known as the eccentric behind the variety puppet show Sam and Friends, and before he became a household...
Katie Bennett
Motherboard Blog

AT&T Could Have Bought the Internet in 1971

Recent victories over Hollywood's Stop Online Piracy Act have reinvigorated the fight against a corporate takeover of the internet.
Janus Rose