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Jimmy Kimmel Is in Trouble With the FCC for Using Emergency Alert Sounds

The FCC fined ABC $395,000 after a "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" sketch used emergency alert system sounds three times.
Bettina Makalintal
8.16.19
FCC

Experts Say the DOJ Justification for T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Approval Is a Joke

The DOJ’s proposed plan to protect competition will do nothing of the sort, industry watchers say.
Karl Bode
7.26.19
security

Nationwide Outage Meant AT&T Customers Couldn't Dial 911

Police across the country reported the issue on Tuesday morning. Last year, AT&T was fined $5 million for outages that prevented 911 calls in 2017
Joseph Cox
7.2.19
Hacking

Senator Warren Says Key FCC Cybersecurity Advisory Council Panders to Industry

Key panels intended to advise the FCC are increasingly stocked with industry insiders, resulting in policies that leave consumers and common sense behind.
Karl Bode
7.2.19
DIY

A DIY Internet Network Has Drastically Expanded Its Coverage in NYC

With the installation of "Supernode 3," NYC Mesh now covers large swaths of both Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Karl Bode
6.25.19
security

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data

The Open Technology Institute, Free Press, and the Georgetown Law Center on Privacy & Technology filed the complaint Friday after multiple Motherboard and New York Times investigations.
Joseph Cox
6.14.19
Wireless

American Cell Phone Carriers Are Terrible and 5G Isn't Magically Going to Save Us

The US lost the race to fast, affordable 4G. The wireless industry now wants the public to believe that 5G will be a silver bullet.
Karl Bode
6.5.19
FCC

American ISPs Are Better Than Ever, FCC Proclaims in Study Based on Flawed Data

Ajit Pai's FCC says more Americans than ever have access to fast internet connections, but critics say the study is "fundamentally at odds with reality."
Karl Bode
5.30.19
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
5.23.19
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
5.20.19
security

FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation

Ajit Pai’s FCC cares more about the privacy of its investigation than the privacy of consumers, one says.
Joseph Cox
5.13.19
location data

FCC Commissioner Demands Answers from AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon on Phone Location Data

The demands are the latest move to pressure telecom companies, who said they would stop the sale of location data to third parties after Motherboard’s coverage.
Joseph Cox
5.1.19
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