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FCC: Nearly half the calls you receive this year will be spam

Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
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FCC: Nearly half your calls will be spam

Nearly half the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam, according to a study by First Orion referenced in a Federal Communications Commission report Thursday.
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FCC: Nearly half the calls you receive this year will be spam

Nearly half the the calls made to US cell phones in 2019 will be spam according to a report from the Federal Communications Commission. The report was on prevalence and prevention of illegal robocalls.
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FCC Chairman Warns of 'Regulatory Intervention' as He Criticizes Carriers' Anti-Robocall Plans

The Federal Communications Commission will consider "regulatory intervention" if the major telecommunications carriers don't set up a system this year to stop spoofed robocalls, FCC chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday. "It's time for carriers to implement robust caller ID authentication," Pai said in a statement, noting that some companies have already committed to carrying out protocols, known as the SHAKEN/STIR framework, in 2019. A report adds: Pai sent letters to major wireless carriers in Nove...
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How to Restore Separation of Powers

Editor’s Note: The following is the ninth in a series of articles in which Mr. Yoo and Mr. Phillips lay out a course of constitutional restoration, pointing out areas where the Supreme Court has driven the Constitution off its rails and the ways the current Court can put it back on track. The first entry is available here, the second here, the third here, the fourth here, the fifth here, the sixth here, the seventh here, and the eighth here.The war between President Donald Trump and Special Coun...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Russia, Court, America, United States, Federal Communications Commission, SEC, Epa, University Of California Berkeley, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Harry Truman, Doj

Texas Lawmaker Wants To Ban Mobile Throttling In Disaster Areas

Bobby Guerra, a Democratic member of the Republican-controlled Texas House of Representatives, filed a bill last week that would prohibit wireless carriers from throttling mobile internet service in disaster areas. "A mobile Internet service provider may not impair or degrade lawful mobile Internet service access in an area subject to a declared state of disaster," the bill says. If passed, it would take effect on September 1, 2019. Ars Technica reports: The bill, reported by NPR affiliate KUT, ...
Tags: Verizon, Obama, California, Tech, Ars Technica, Federal Communications Commission, Npr, Pai, Santa Clara County, Kut, Ajit Pai, Guerra, Texas House of Representatives, Bobby Guerra, Verizon Santa Clara

A fight is heating up over T-Mobile's $26 billion deal with Sprint as the companies try to convince lawmakers the tie-up will be good for consumers

T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure will be pitching their companies' $26 billion merger before Congress this week, hoping to ease lawmaker's concerns about wireless competition while pushing the tie-up as a key part of the nation's 5G quest. Why it matters: It's a key test for a deal that would reduce the number of major national wireless carriers from four to three.Driving the news: The fierce lobbying battle over the $26 billion deal has divided Democrats. ...
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Monday round-up

Amy Howe covers last week’s Supreme Court news, including action “in cases asking the justices to intervene in cases involving the death penalty and abortion,” in a podcast at Howe on the Court. At First Mondays (podcast), Howe joins the hosts to expand on those topics. At The Daily Signal, Elizabeth Slattery observes that after last Thursday’s order in in June Medical Services v. Gee, in which a divided court blocked a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privil...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, America, Bloomberg, Federal Communications Commission, Louisiana, Economist, ABA Journal, Round-up, John Roberts, Fourth Circuit, Robert Barnes, Roberts, Howe, Adam Liptak

United States: D.C. Circuit Hears Challenge To Federal Communications Commission's 2018 Restoring Internet Freedom Order - Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held a marathon oral argument in Mozilla Corp. v. FCC, No. 18-1051 (D.C. Cir. Feb. 22, 2018)
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SpaceX seeks FCC approval for up to 1M Starlink satellite earth stations

SpaceX has opened a new window into its ambitious plans for a global satellite broadband data network, thanks to an earth-station license application filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The application, filed on behalf of a sister company called SpaceX Services, seeks blanket approval for up to a million earth stations that would be used by customers of the Starlink satellite internet service. The stations would rely on a flat-panel, phased-array system to transmit and receive sign...
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Friday round-up

Last night the Supreme Court, by a vote of 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the more liberal justices, blocked a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals from going into effect pending appeal. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. For , Brent Kendall and Jess Bravin report that “[b]y staying the effect of the lower-court ruling, the justices likely committed themselves to giving a ful...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Alabama, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Louisiana, Round-up, John Roberts, Fourth Circuit, Roberts, Howe, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin, Brent Kendall, Michael Dorf

SpaceX test-fired a giant rocket engine with 'insane power' for moon and Mars missions. The future of Elon Musk's company may ride on its unrivaled performance.

Elon Musk posted videos of SpaceX test-firing its new Raptor rocket engine for the first time, later sharing a photo of a second test. The engine is a crucial part of the Starship launch system, which SpaceX hopes will rocket humans to the moon, Mars, and beyond. A space-industry analyst said the viability of the Starship program relies on continued and successful tests of the engine, since Raptors will power the spacecraft and are designed to be reusable. Starship test vehicles are being bui...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Ars Technica, Nasa, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Federal Communications Commission, Mars, Wall Street Journal, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Blue Origin, Raptors

Ex-FCC Commissioner Advises T-Mobile, Sprint On $26 Billion Merger

An anonymous reader quotes a report from CNET: Former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is working to help T-Mobile and Sprint get their $26 billion merger approved by regulators. Clyburn, a Democrat, confirmed she's working as a paid consultant to the carriers to advise them on their impending merger. The news of her involvement was first reported by Politico on Monday. The companies, whose merger was announced in April last year, need approval from the Federal Communications Commission and the U...
Tags: Fcc, Politico, Tech, Sprint, Federal Communications Commission, Cnet, John Legere, T Mobile, AT T and T Mobile, Clyburn, Mignon Clyburn, New T Mobile, US Department of Justice Affordable

Leak reveals that hundreds of bounty hunters have had access to super-fine-grained mobile location data for years

After a blockbuster report in Motherboard revealed that bounty hunters were able to buy realtime location data that originated with three of the four major cellular carriers (the exception is Verizon), the carriers scrambled to spin the news, insisting that the bounty hunter access represented a recent, small-scale aberration, but a new set of leaks reported on in Motherboard reveals that the practice has gone on for years, at industrial scale, and that the resellers who supplied bail bondsmen ...
Tags: Mobile, Verizon, Post, News, Fcc, Sprint, T-mobile, AT&T, Federal Communications Commission, Motherboard, AT T T Mobile, Jessica Rosenworcel, Bounty Hunters, LocationSmart, Joseph Cox, Geoffrey Starks

We Need a National Rural Broadband Plan

The government has given a lot of money to major telecommunications companies without much regulatory accountability.
Tags: News, Federal Communications Commission, Computers and the Internet, Telephones and Telecommunications, Federal Aid (US, Rural Areas, Rural Utilities Service

Tuesday round-up

Briefly: Robert Barnes reports for The Washington Post that “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday night made her first public appearance since undergoing cancer surgery in December, attending a celebration of her life presented in song.” For The Detroit News, Jonathan Oosting reports that yesterday Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied a request to delay a trial in Michigan, scheduled to begin today, in a case involving claims “that maps approved by the Republican-led Legislature in 2011 intentionall...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Ap, Gop, Wyoming, Tennessee, Federal Communications Commission, Wisconsin, Michigan, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Round-up, Mark Sherman, Sonia Sotomayor, Legislature

Ajit Pai Loses in Court -- Judges Overturn Gutting of Tribal Broadband Program

A federal appeals court has overturned Ajit Pai's attempt to take broadband subsidies away from tribal residents. From a report: The Pai-led Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in November 2017 to make it much harder for tribal residents to obtain a $25-per-month Lifeline subsidy that reduces the cost of Internet or phone service. The change didn't take effect because in August 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit stayed the FCC decision pending appeal. The ...
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FCC Struggles To Convince Judge That Broadband Isn't 'Telecommunications'

A Federal Communications Commission lawyer faced a skeptical panel of judges on Friday as the FCC defended its repeal of net neutrality rules and deregulation of the broadband industry. From a report: FCC General Counsel Thomas Johnson struggled to explain why broadband shouldn't be considered a telecommunications service, and struggled to explain the FCC's failure to protect public safety agencies from Internet providers blocking or slowing down content. Oral arguments were held on Friday in th...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Johnson, Stephen Williams, Robert Wilkins, Patricia Millett, Thomas Johnson

FCC didn’t have the right to repeal net neutrality, court case argues

This week a major court case in support of net neutrality began, with a group of consumer advocates and internet trade organizations challenging the Federal Communications Commission's overturning of the Open Internet Order. The post FCC didn’t have the right to repeal net neutrality, court case argues appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Legal, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Trends, Web, Mozilla, Federal Communications Commission, Open Internet

Locast, a Free App Streaming Network TV, Would Love to Get Sued (slashdot)

Want to watch the Super Bowl and other network TV for free? A start-up called Locast will let you, and (so far) the big broadcasters aren't trying to stop it. From a report: On the roof of a luxury building at the edge of Central Park, 585 feet above the concrete, a lawyer named David Goodfriend has attached a modest four-foot antenna that is a threat to the entire TV-industrial complex. The device is there to soak up TV signals coursing through the air -- content from NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS and CBS...
Tags: New York, News, Supreme Court, Washington, Fox, Federal Communications Commission, Aereo, Denver, Clinton, Central Park, Barry Diller, NBC CBS ABC, Goodfriend, Msmash, David Goodfriend, Locast

New Net Neutrality Bill Headed To Congress

Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) said today he would "soon" introduce a bill to permanently reinstate the net neutrality rules that were repealed by the Federal Communications Commission, led by chairman Ajit Pai, in 2017. From a report: Markey's announcement comes as a federal court is set to hear oral arguments over the FCC's repeal of net neutrality regulations in 2017. Markey, who is a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, has previously introduced a bill that would permanently reinstate net neut...
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FCC Faces Off in Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against Consumer Advocates and Internet Giants

Oral arguments began Friday in the case of Mozilla v. FCC, a lawsuit brought by a wide range of advocacy groups and trade organizations representing some of the nation’s largest internet companies, which all seek to vacate the vote to repeal net neutrality pushed through by the Federal Communications Commission in…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Mozilla, Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, Internet Giants, Mozilla V Fcc

Charter slashes network spending by $2B, but makes up for it by charging its customers more

When Trump FCC Chairman (and former telcoms executive) Ajit Pai murdered Net Neutrality, he told us the slaughter was necessary, otherwise the ISPs wouldn't invest in their networks. A year later, Charter has joined Comcast in announcing major cuts to its capital expenditures budget, slashing spending from $8.9 billion under Net Neutrality to $7 billion under Net Discrimination, which allows the company to extort funds from online services on pain of having their data slowed down when Chart...
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Fake FCC Comments Linked to Ex-Trump Campaign Director's Org, Boosted By Roger Stone

An organization run by a former Trump campaign statewide director is being investigated by the New York Attorney General’s office for its role in submitting potentially hundreds of thousands of fraudulent comments to the Federal Communications Commission during the agency’s 2017 efforts to rollback Obama-era net…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Federal Communications Commission, Identity Theft, Trump, Roger Stone, Free Our Internet

Net neutrality battle gets a new day in court tomorrow

More than a year after net neutrality was essentially abolished by a divided Federal Communications Commission, a major legal challenge supported by dozens of companies and advocates has its day in court tomorrow. Mozilla v. FCC argues that the agency’s decision was not just dead wrong, but achieved illegally. “We’re not just going into court to argue that the FCC made a policy mistake,” said Public Knowledge VP Chris Lewis in a statement. “It broke the law, too. The FCC simply failed in its ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Supreme Court, Congress, Government, Broadband, Policy, Mozilla, Federal Communications Commission, Chris Lewis, Kavanaugh, Comcast Verizon, Ajit Pai, Evan Greer

5G networks could pose a cybersecurity risk. So who's in charge of making sure they don't?

And what role should the Federal Communications Commission have?
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Court releases March calendar

The Supreme Court issued the argument calendar for its March sitting today. Over a six-day period from March 18 through March 27, the justices will hear oral argument in nine cases. Three of those cases are likely to be among the biggest cases of the term. On March 26, in Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, the justices will return to the topic of partisan gerrymandering – that is, the idea that state officials violate the Constitution when they draw district lines to favor one politica...
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Comcast Lowered Cable Investment Despite Net Neutrality Repeal

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Comcast's cable division spent 3 percent less on capital expenditures last year, despite promises that the repeal of net neutrality rules would boost broadband network investment. Comcast's cable division spent $7.95 billion on capital expenditures during calendar year 2017, but that fell to $7.72 billion in the 12 months ending on December 31, 2018. Comcast's overall capital expenditures went up 2.3 percent, from $9.6 billion in 2017 to $9....
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After Net Neutrality repeal, Comcast, Charter and Verizon cut investment in their networks

When Trump FCC Chairman Ajit Pai cheated his way to a repeal of Net Neutrality, he justified allowing ISPs to decide to slow down the services you want to use by saying that doing so would encourage investment in network buildout, saving America from its sad status as one of the most expensive, slowest places to use the internet in the rich world. But after a full year of neutracide, Comcast has made a liar out of Ajit Pai, reducing infrastructure spending by 3% in 2018, according to the ...
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