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FCC Fines Florida Man $120M For Spoofed Robocalls

The FCC issued its largest fine in history on Thursday, May 10, against a Florida-based man. The individual, identified as Adrian Abramovich, has been charged with making nearly 100 million spoofed robocalls in just three months.

Business Tech May 11, 2018

Net Neutrality Will Die On June 11: Here's How This Will Affect You

The death of net neutrality will happen on June 11, as determined by the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Ajit Pai. The repeal of net neutrality rules will have a significant effect on both internet service providers and consumers.

Internet May 11, 2018

Purported Samsung Galaxy S8 Lite Gets Certifications, Could Launch On May 21

Both the FCC and TENAA listed an unannounced Samsung smartphone that might soon launch as the Galaxy S8 Lite. Here's what specifications it will bring to the table.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech May 10, 2018

T-Mobile Used 'False Ringtones' To Trick Customers Into Thinking Their Rural Calls Were Going Through

The court finally ordered T-Mobile to pay a fine of $40 million to the U.S. Treasury after it had found the company guilty. Consumers complained to the FCC about the network's actions that tricked rural subscribers with 'false ringtones' to simulate call completion.

Business Tech April 18, 2018

Second-Generation Snap Spectacles Could Come Soon, According To FCC Filing

An FCC filing revealed that a new Spectacles might be hitting the market soon. It appeared that despite the first Spectacle's failure, Snap is not stopping at two models.

Gadgets April 13, 2018

Google's Next Android TV Dongle Revealed By The FCC: 4K Support, Assistant Voice Control, And More

The FCC revealed a new Android TV device that was recently filed for approval. The dongle is reportedly capable of 4K streaming with voice control via Google Assistant and is expected to be officially revealed next month during Google I/O

Google April 12, 2018

Moto Z3 Play Partial Specs Revealed By FCC: Snapdragon 636, 6.1-Inch Display, And More

The Moto Z3 Play just popped up at FCC's website. The listing confirmed some rumors and leaks, including the processor, RAM, camera, and the design.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 31, 2018

SpaceX Starlink Network Of Satellites To Beam Superfast Internet From Space

The FCC initially approved Elon Musk's latest endeavor to blanket the Earth with a network of satellites called 'Constellation.' These satellites in low-Earth orbit will beam superfast internet to bridge America's internet divide.

Space February 17, 2018

Nope, The US Government Isn’t Building A Centralized 5G Network: Here’s Why

Contrary to what’s been previously reported, the Trump administration is not planning to build a centralized 5G network to avoid Chinese interference. Simply put, it’s not going to be possible.

Internet January 30, 2018

Montana Governor Signs Order To Protect Net Neutrality

After the FCC repealed net neutrality in December, people were unsure how governments around the country would react. Now Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order protecting net neutrality in the state.

Internet January 26, 2018

HomePod Receives FCC Approval, Apple Might Give A Release Date Any Day Now

Apple's HomePod is speculated to release very soon as insiders confirm that shipments are on their way. Now, reports claim that the smart speakers have been approved by the FCC and are cleared for distribution, which is hopefully around February.

Apple January 21, 2018

Senate To Force Vote On Reversal Of FCC Net Neutrality Repeal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate gained enough sponsors for a vote on a bill that would reverse the net neutrality repeal. The Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality back in December.

Internet January 10, 2018

CES 2018: FCC Chair Ajit Pai Cancels Appearance Over Death Threats

FCC Chair Ajit Pai canceled his upcoming appearance at CES 2018 due to death threats. Pai came under fire following the repeal of net neutrality.

CES 2018 January 7, 2018

Major Silicon Valley Trade Group, The Internet Association, Says It Will Sue FCC Over Net Neutrality

The fight over net neutrality continued to heat up as major Silicon Valley trade group, The Internet Association, said it will sue the FCC. It represents companies like Facebook, Google, and Netflix.

Business Tech January 7, 2018

FCC Won't Delay Repeal Of Net Neutrality Over Fake Comments

The FCC announced that it will not delay its repeal of net neutrality despite the controversial public comment system done before the vote. Millions of fake comments supporting the repeal were reportedly submitted within the public comment period.

Internet January 7, 2018

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's What That Means For You And What Will Happen Next

The Federal Communication Commission, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to kill net neutrality. The move will have a very significant effect on our access to the internet, and the next few weeks will be crucial in shaping its future.

Internet December 15, 2017

No, Portugal Isn't An Example Of A Future Without Net Neutrality

Portugal was said to be an example of what would happen if there weren't net neutrality rules. However, the claim may have gotten a few points wrong.

Internet December 5, 2017

Net Neutrality's Fate Is In The Hands Of These FCC Officials

Net neutrality is in danger, as the Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has moved to eliminate the regulations. Pai, along with commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Mignon Clyburn, and Jessica Rosenworcel, will make the vote on Dec. 14.

Internet November 23, 2017

FCC Will Likely Kill Net Neutrality In December: A Frightening New Era For The Internet

Net neutrality will die this December. Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai is reportedly planning to announce plans for a December meeting to vote on net neutrality one last time.

Internet November 17, 2017

FCC Wants Apple To Activate iPhone FM Radio Chips, But There's One Major Problem

FCC chairman Ajit Pai renewed the call for the activation of FM radio chips in smartphones. Pai singled out Apple in his statement, but there is one major problem in enabling the feature on the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

Apple September 28, 2017

Microsoft Wants To Bring High-Speed Internet To Millions Of Americans In Rural Areas

Millions of people in America don't have access to high-speed broadband internet, but Microsoft wants to change that. The company wants to tap unused television channels to connect millions of Americans in rural areas.

Internet July 11, 2017

Netflix Backtracks, Now Back In The Fight To Save Net Neutrality

Netflix was thought to have given up on the fight to save net neutrality, as CEO Reed Hastings said that winning the battle is impossible under a Trump presidency. The streaming service has now backtracked and returned to the fray.

Internet June 15, 2017

Nokia Smartphone Drops By FCC, Could Be The Mighty Nokia 9 With 8 GB RAM: US Release Imminent?

An unannounced Nokia smartphone dropped by the FCC and it's likely the much rumored Nokia 9. Previous leaks revealed a powerhouse with Snapdragon 835 and 8 GB of RAM, and the FCC listing suggests an imminent U.S. release.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech June 10, 2017

Netflix Stops Fight Against Net Neutrality, Suggests Battle Can't Be Won

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings appears to be pulling out of the battle to keep net neutrality, especially since his company can survive through it. Though honest, his attitude toward the contentious issue might spur other companies to think the same.

Internet June 5, 2017

FCC Votes To Kill Net Neutrality: Here's How It Could Affect You And What You Can Do About It

The FCC has voted to move forward with chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to weaken the rules regarding net neutrality. Here's how that could affect you and how you can make your voice heard.

Internet May 18, 2017

FCC Claims Website Crash Caused By DDoS Attacks, Not John Oliver's Call For Net Neutrality's Last Stand

Comedian and TV show host invited viewers to take their last stand in protecting net neutrality. The public comment system of the FCC website crashed afterward, with the FCC insisting that the incident was caused by multiple DDoS attacks.

Internet May 9, 2017

T-Mobile Bids $8 Billion At FCC Airwaves Auction: Un-Carrier Now In Position To Topple AT&T, Verizon

T-Mobile bid nearly $8 billion at the recently concluded auction for broadcast airwaves spectrum by the FCC. The wireless licenses that the Un-Carrier acquired would allow it to further challenge, and possibly outmuscle, AT&T and Verizon.

Business Tech April 14, 2017

FCC Chairman Junks Proposal To Allow In-Flight Voice Calls Using Mobile Phones

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai junked the proposal of his predecessor, Tom Wheeler, to allow airline passengers to make phone calls while in flight. Pai said that the proposal is ill-conceived and not in the public interest.

Business Tech April 11, 2017

FCC Chair Aims For Quick Reversal Of Net Neutrality Rules: Is It Time To Review Our Internet Usage?

FCC is reportedly aiming for an April repeal of net neutrality rules as ISPs ease the worries about privacy breaches. Is it time to review the way we use the internet?

Internet April 9, 2017

Forget Internet Privacy: Trump Signs Controversial Online Privacy Repeal Into Law

U.S. President Donald Trump has officially signed the resolution that repeals the rules protecting the online data of users from internet providers. The controversial bill was met with opposition from online privacy advocates and consumer groups.

Security April 4, 2017

Cards Against Humanity Creator Retaliates Against Internet Privacy Resolution By Threatening To Purchase Congress’s Browsing History

The creator of Cards Against Humanity has threatened to buy the browsing history of Congress members in light of a resolution to roll back internet privacy rules passes. Purchasing such information might not be that easy or even legal, however.

Internet March 31, 2017

Now That Congress Just Killed Online Privacy, Can VPN Protect You From Snooping Eyes?

After Congress voted to repeal the FCC privacy rules, people have flocked to find VPNs. But what is a VPN and can it protect your online privacy?

Security March 30, 2017

Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules: ISPs Can Now Sell Your Data Without User Permission

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to repeal privacy rules passed by the FCC last year. The rollback will introduce the right of internet service providers to sell internet browsing data sans any permission or consent from consumers.

Internet March 29, 2017

Lawmakers Make A Move To Overturn Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules: What This Means For Internet Users

Republicans in the U.S. Senate just voted to repeal the Obama-era FCC internet privacy protection ruling concerning Internet Service Providers. What can this mean for their consumers’ privacy?

Internet March 24, 2017

FCC Cracks Down On Billions Of Robocalls Every Month, Allows Phone Companies To Easily Block Them

In its new proposed rules released March 23, FCC said it would push for phone companies to target as well as block illegal robocalls. There are about 2.4 billion of these calls every month, many of which are fraudulent.

Business Tech March 24, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Drops By FCC Before AT&T Release: What To Expect

The AT&T version of the Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has dropped by the FCC, signaling an imminent release. The smartphone should hit multiple U.S. carriers, so here's what specs to expect.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 21, 2017

AT&T Customers Unable To Call 911: Here's What Happened (Service Restored Now)

AT&T users in more than 14 states nationwide were unable to call 911 on Wednesday, March 8. The carrier says it has solved the issue and restored the service, but people are still wondering what happened.

Internet March 9, 2017

FCC: US Senate Introduces New Resolution That Could Let ISPs Sell Your Web Browsing Data

Republican senators have just introduced legislation that would backpedal privacy rules for internet service providers. It will allow them to sell browsing history of their subscribers for advertising.

Internet March 9, 2017

FCC Declares War vs Robocalls Again: Ajit Pai Outlines Agenda For March

The Federal Communications Commission has again declared war against robocalls, automated phone calls that have been bugging the entire nation. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai revealed it as his agency's agenda this March.

Business Tech March 3, 2017

FCC Chair Calls Net Neutrality ‘A Mistake,’ Commits To Lighter Style Of Regulation Moving Forward

FCC Chair Ajit Pai has made comments about net neutrality rules that might have suggested such a concept will be over soon. Pai has announced that the commission will uphold a 'light-touch' regulation.

Internet March 1, 2017

FCC Chair's Policy Reversals Reveal Trump's 'Other War' Against Media [Analysis]

FCC Chair Ajit Pai backs up President Donald Trump's battle against the media by sacrificing consumer protection in favor of big telecommunications companies.

Internet February 26, 2017

FCC Chair Moves To Halt Broadband Privacy And Data Protection Rules Passed In October

The FCC plans to halt the implementation of a data security rule that compels ISPs to protect consumer data. Ajit Pai, current FCC chairman, plants to prevent the data security obligations from taking effect on March 2.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Starts Chipping Away At Net Neutrality: More ISPs No Longer Required To Be Transparent

The Federal Communications Commission has voted to suspend net neutrality transparency requirements for broadband providers with less than 250,000 customers. The move represents the first major regulatory action against the Obama administration's net neutrality laws.

Internet February 24, 2017

FCC Chairman Wants FM Radios Activated In Smartphones, But He Won't Push For It

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai expressed his desire for smartphone manufacturers to activate the FM chips that are found across most models. However, he will not be supporting a move to mandate companies to activate the FM radios.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 19, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Specs, Features And Release Date Rumors: Everything We Know About The Tablet

Samsung will reportedly unveil its Galaxy Tab S3, the successor of the Galaxy Tab S2, at its impending MWC 2017 event. Here's a look at all the rumored specs and feature

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 13, 2017

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