US States must not create net neutrality laws
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Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:27

US States must not create net neutrality laws


FCC warns against filling the vacuum

Now that the Federal Communications Commission has ditched net neutrality rules, it has warned US states not to fill the vacuum and create laws of their own.

Verizon wants to stop states protecting consumer privacy
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Wagging the watchdog's tail


Showing the mood of the US telcos, Verizon sent a letter and white paper to the FCC, demanding that the regulator step in to stop States regulating against telco’s snooping on citizens.

FCC tells Apple to turn on its FM radio function
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Stop Apple fanboys from dying

Fruity cargo cult Apple has a problem with allowing users to have a radio function on their iPhones – it wants them to use its expensive Apple Play instead.

FCC spinning like crazy on DDoS attack
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Monday, 24 July 2017 11:11

FCC spinning like crazy on DDoS attack


Regulator is not providing the paperwork

The US FCC is acting suspiciously over a DDoS attack which apparently forced it to shut down its net neutrality comment system in May.

How the US government killed off mobile phones
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We could have had the first 72 years ago

The world could have had mobile phones more than 40 years ago but the concept was killed off by the US government which considered them too niche and refused to give out any spectrum.

Republicans back mobile message spam
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017 12:26

Republicans back mobile message spam


It is what the corporates want


As part of making America Great again, the Republicans are sponsoring a bill which will allow corporations to leave sales messages on your mobile phone.

FCC refuses to provide proof of hack
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Monday, 22 May 2017 11:02

FCC refuses to provide proof of hack


Did it even happen?


The FCC is getting a bit of bad press for refusing to reveal details of an alleged DDoS hack which caused its site to crash.

FCC blames John Oliver for “hack”
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 11:57

FCC blames John Oliver for “hack”


Kill the comics


Not happy with trying to censor comics who make jokes at Donald Trump’s expense, the FCC is now wading into Late Night telly host John Oliver for leading a campaign against its net neutrality rules.

Cisco and Oracle cheer the end of net-neutrality in the US
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If these guys want it you know it must be good


Oracle announced its support for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's controversial plan to roll back the agency's net neutrality rules.

US tech startups fear FCC will kill them off
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End of Net Neutrality means end of us


More than 800 startups have written to the FCC chairman Ajit Pai saying they are "deeply concerned" about his decision to kill net neutrality.