FCC Votes 3-2 to Upend Net Neutrality


The FCC on Thursday voted 3-2 to repeal Obama-era Net neutrality rules that prevented Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or otherwise giving preferential treatment to customers. Backers of the repeal characterized it as promoting greater technological innovation and freedom to conduct business. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who spearheaded the reversal of the Title II Net neutrality regulations, was joined by Commissioners Michael O’Reilly and Brendan Carr. Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel strongly dissented.

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Redditors don’t read what they vote on, according to a new study

A new study has found that almost three-quarters of posts to Reddit are voted on by users who haven’t actually clicked through, and many visitors to the site merely scan through headlines.

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Senate Moves to Permanently Kill the FCC's Broadband Privacy Rules

The Senate Thursday voted to roll back the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) broadband privacy rules designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers (ISPs) c…

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Wikipedia bans editors from citing Daily Mail as source

Wikipedia said Wednesday editors voted to bar the Daily Mail as a source of reference in its entries, adding that the news website was “generally unreliable.”

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FCC Approves Broadband Privacy Rules to Protect Consumers. Here's What Comes Next.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to approve new broadband privacy rules that will give consumers greater control over how their personal information is collected and shared b…

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Brexit: Google sees spike in UK searches for 'getting an Irish passport'

Google saw a 100 percent surge in U.K. searches for “getting an Irish passport” after Britain voted to leave the European Union.

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House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back law demanding warrants for old emails

Article Image The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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FCC Extends Broadband Lifeline to Low-Income Subcribers


The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 to approve a $2.25 billion program to subsidize broadband Internet service and bundled voice and data packages for low-income consumers. The new subsidy is part of a major overhaul of the agency’s Lifeline program, which has provided affordable phone access for decades. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voted in favor of the measure. Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly dissented.

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FCC votes in favor of allowing Lifeline low-income subsidies for Internet plans

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3 to 2 in favor of extending the U.S. government’s Lifeline program to offer subsidies for broadband Internet, and not just basic phone service.



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