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Apple devices are butt dialing 911 from its refurbishing facility – 20 times per day

Since October, emergency responders in Elk Grove and Sacramento County, California have received over 1,600 false alarm 911 calls coming from an Apple repair and refurbishing site in the area. It&#821

The FCC's order gutting net neutrality is now official — but the fight is just getting started

The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules, has officially taken effect in the Federal Register. It may sound like the end of the line,

More dead commenters appear to come out against net neutrality

Two more dead commenters have been spotted commenting on the FCC’s foregone net neutrality vote, a small but not insignificant discovery considering that, while public outcry for net neutrality

Internet pioneers plead with Congress to preserve net neutrality

Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC.

New York attorney general joins 27 senators to call for a delay of critical net neutrality vote

Today in a press conference, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman elaborated on his office's efforts to investigate the FCC's flood of fake anti-net neutrality comments while calling for a del

FCC will vote whether to delete net neutrality on December 14

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. Pai distributed

Apple would like to remind the FCC that it can’t activate imaginary FM radios that iPhones don’t have

Apple responded today to FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, who issued a statement that “urged” Apple to activate the FM chips that he claimed are in iPhones in the name of public safety. The recent hurri

Sonos is testing a speaker with a mic and voice control

It looks like Sonos is nearing the release of a speaker that has a built-in voice control assistant. According to an FCC filing found by Dave Zatz, the company is seeking to get approval from the U.S.

Amazon, Kickstarter, Reddit, YC join ‘save net neutrality’ protest planned for July 12

A day of protest over the FCC's controversial proposal to eliminate net neutrality rules has been planned for July 12, with supporters of the online action including the likes of Amazon, Etsy, Github,

An open letter to everyone who uses the internet

The free and open internet as we know it is at risk.

FCC nixes proposal that would’ve allowed cellphone calls on planes

The Federal Communications Commission doesn’t want to hear you gabbing on your smartphone while on commercial flights. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai wants some quiet time while hurtling through the air

The implications of the end of net neutrality

When Donald Trump pulled off a stunning victory to win the U.S. presidency, the entire world began to speculate about what a Trump administration will look like. As the chief executive of a native adv

FCC ushers in a troublesome new world for online privacy

Along party lines, the FCC voted to impose limitations on Internet service providers' use of web browsing information disregarding the sensitivity of the information in a way that differs from regulat

Net neutrality withstands legal challenge

Net neutrality won yet another legal victory today when a federal appeals court upheld Federal Communications Commission rules that prohibit data throttling online. But the fight for net neutrality is

FTC, FCC launch inquiry into how companies distribute security fixes to mobile devices

The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission announced today that they are teaming up for an inquiry into how security updates to smartphones and other mobile devices are rel

Time Warner-Charter merger given go-ahead by Federal Communications Commission

The proposed merger of Time Warner and Charter Communications is set for approval by government regulators, who want the combined company to follow restrictions designed to prevent it from stifling th

FCC proposes new privacy rules for ISPs

As widely expected, the FCC has proposed expansive new data privacy rules for broadband providers that, if adopted, could see ISPs required to gain explicit consent from users for using or sharing the

American privacy in the digital era should not be for sale

Here's why the imminent FCC vote to expand privacy protections to include broadband connections is important.

As FCC considers new broadband privacy rules, report urges wider user data safeguards

A new report from U.S. consumer rights and privacy advocacy group, the Center for Digital Democracy, has set out the case for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to tighten data protection rul

FCC Urged To Rein In Broadband Providers On Privacy Grounds

More than 50 U.S. consumer and privacy organizations including the Center for Digital Democracy and the Electronic Frontier Foundation have co-signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler calling for "
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