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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

Samsung Tablet Spotted At FCC And It's Likely The Galaxy Tab S3 Wi-Fi: MWC Launch?

An unannounced Samsung tablet with model number SM-T820 has just passed through the FCC and it's likely the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab S3. This indicates an imminent U.S. release, possibly shortly after the MWC unveiling.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 13, 2017

New FCC Chair Plots Net Neutrality's Death: Can He Really Kill It?

Ajit Pai, the new FCC chairman, has vowed to overturn net neutrality in the name of free market. This rule prevents ISPs from slowing or discriminating consumer access to web content.

Internet February 12, 2017

AT&T CEO Expects $85B Time Warner Deal To Skip FCC Review And Close By Year-End

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the Time Warner merger should go through by the end of this year. Moreover, the deal will apparently dodge an FCC review.

Business Tech February 12, 2017

Trump's New FCC Chairman Closes Zero-Rating Probe: Net Neutrality On Life Support

The FCC under the Trump administration is changing the game of net neutrality. In his first days in office, new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has closed the investigations into the fairness of various zero-rating practices, raising alarming concerns.

Business Tech February 10, 2017

Net Neutrality Erosion Looms: Here’s What Could Happen And Why You Should Care

There could be a potential assault of net neutrality under the Trump administration, which spells for a number of problematic outcomes. Here’s how it might affect you.

Internet February 8, 2017

Huawei Maya Smartphone Spotted On Benchmarking Site, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 2 GB RAM And More

A mysterious Huawei smartphone has been spotted on benchmarking site Geekbench. The phone is rumored to be the Huawei Maya and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 6, 2017

FCC Stops 9 Companies From Subsidizing Internet To Low Income Users

The Federal Communications Commission has stopped nine ISPs from offering subsidized internet plans to the poor. It was announced alongside other policy reversals that many believe will have profound implications.

Internet February 5, 2017

Moto G5 Plus Receives FCC Approval, Nearing MWC 2017 Debut

The Moto G5 Plus has received the green signal from the FCC which hints that its U.S. launch is drawing close. The Moto G4 Plus' successor may debut at the MWC 2017 this month.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 3, 2017

New FCC Chairman Has Spoken: Set-Top Box Proposal Is Now Officially Dropped

The FCC proposal that sought to encourage third-party manufacturers to build their own set-top boxes has already been dropped from the agency's agenda. Observers believe that it is as good as dead.

Internet February 1, 2017

Motorola Moto G5 Passes Through The FCC Ahead Of Launch

Motorola is expected to launch two new smartphones at Mobile World Congress 2017. One of those handsets has just passed through the FCC.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 29, 2017

Trump Is Tapping Ajit Pai, Enemy Of Net Neutrality, As FCC Chairman

Many believe that Ajit Pai has been appointed chairman of the Federal Communications Commission due to his fierce criticism of net neutrality. Under his watch, the agency is expected to overturn this rule.

Internet January 23, 2017

Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) Gets FCC Certification, US Launch Imminent

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) has been recently certified by the FCC, suggesting that the smartphone's U.S. release is around the corner. The Galaxy J7 (2017) could possibly be unveiled at the MWC 2017 in February.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 20, 2017

Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro And Galaxy C9 Pro Drop By FCC, Signaling US Release

The Samsung Galaxy C5 Pro and Galaxy C9 Pro have been spotted at the FCC, indicating that a U.S. release is in the cards. Both handsets pack upper-midrange specs with highlights in the RAM and camera departments.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 18, 2017

New LG Smartwatch Gets FCC Certification: Android Wear 2.0, LTE Connectivity In Tow

One of LG's rumored new smartwatches has surfaced via a leaked FCC document. It could be the latest wearable in the LG Watch Urbane smartwatch range and possibly what Google has previously identified as Angelfish.

Wearable Tech January 14, 2017

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Warns Against Net Neutrality Repeal Before Stepping Down: 'Where's The Fire?'

In his final public speech before stepping down as FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler defended net neutrality and the Open Internet Order. The policies are in danger of being repealed under the incoming Trump administration.

Internet January 13, 2017

AT&T And Verizon Zero Rating Again On FCC's Radar For Net Neutrality Violations, But T-Mobile Binge On Is OK

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler issued a new report before leaving office, again raising concerns of net neutrality violations with AT&T and Verizon's zero-rating practices. T-Mobile's Binge On gets a pass and the report explains why.

Internet January 12, 2017

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