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'Free Streaming' Offers From Internet Providers Ultimately Cause Price Hikes, Research Suggests

They say nothing in life is free. Maybe that isn’t always the case, but when it’s your internet provider offering you a freebie, it’s best to assume there’s always going to be some hidden cost.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, European Economic Area


Jeff Bezos Nudes, Self-Aware Fish, and Brain Zapping: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

A good rule of thumb if you’re going to threaten to publish nude photos of the richest man on the planet unless he says you’re not working with the Saudi government is: Probably don’t do that! And if for some reason you are reckless enough to do that, you probably shouldn’t do so in writing!Read more...
Tags: Google, Star Wars, TV, Science, Technology, Movies, Instagram, Net Neutrality, Labor, Drugs, Horror, Funerals, China, Social Media, Star Trek, Fish


Study shows that countries that permit Facebook's beloved "zero rating" programs end up with more expensive wireless data

Facebook loves "zero rating," when an internet provider takes bribes from online services to exempt them from data charges on their networks: Facebook says that having a roster of (Facebook-approved) services that are free-to-use benefits the poorest people in a country (and the fact that this also makes "Facebook" synonymous with "internet" for whole nations is merely incidental). But reality has a well-known anti-Facebook bias, which is why all the studies done on the supposed benefits o...
Tags: Mobile, Facebook, Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, California, India, US, Eu, Competition, Scholarship, Eff, Poor Internet For Poor People


Could Congress Settle the Net Neutrality Debate, Once and for All?

WASHINGTON — As net neutrality goes through its fourth go-around in the courts, what are the chances that Congress will find a fix? The new Democratic House majority held its first hearing on the issue on Thursday, and Republicans came to the session with a series of legislative proposals. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the committee’s […]
Tags: Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Washington, House, Greg Walden, Mike Doyle


Mozilla exec calls on Congress to restore 2015 net neutrality protections

After citing several negative examples on how the FCC's decision to repeal net neutrality had hurt consumers and businesses, Mozilla's COO wants Congress to restore the 2015 order to protect an open and free internet without gatekeepers. The post Mozilla exec calls on Congress to restore 2015 net neutrality protections appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Android, Mobile, Business, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Trends, Web, Mozilla, Computing, Coo


The GOP Is Introducing More Fake Net Neutrality Bills

This trick is getting old.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Gop, Bob Latta


The GOP Is Introducing Another Fake Net Neutrality Bill

This trick is getting old.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, Gop, Bob Latta


Newly Empowered, Democrats Demand Ajit Pai Stop Withholding Documents

A few months after Trump’s inauguration, an attorney appointed by the president to a top post at the Justice Department produced a memo in which he outlined the administration’s views on congressional oversight. The memo stated simply that, because Democrats were in the minority, they had no legal authority to conduct…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Justice Department, Trump, Ajit Pai, Fcc Oversight


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


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


Today, a DC appeals court hears arguments on whether Ajit Pai's act of neutricide will stand

An appeals court in the Federal Circuit is hearing arguments today from plaintiffs who say that Donald Trump's FCC Chairman -- and former telcoms exec -- Ajit Pai violated federal law when he overturned Net Neutrality without considering millions of public comments and expert opinions on the proposal. The hearing will also consider whether Pai had sufficient evidence to reclassify your ISP as an "information service" provider, like Google or Facebook, and thus exempt it from regulations tha...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, US, Donald Trump, Pai, Tim Wu, Federal Circuit, Ajit Pai, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Administrative Incompetence


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...
Tags: Post, News, Cable Company Fuckery, Net Neutrality, Obama, Comcast, Federal Communications Commission, Charter, Trumpism, Pai, Ripoffs, DOCSIS, Ajit Pai, Grifters, Late Stage Capitalism, Trump FCC


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


What’s at Stake in the Latest Courtroom Showdown Over Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON — The future of net neutrality once again will come before a federal court on Friday, the latest legal showdown over just what types of rules of the road should dictate how internet providers deliver content to customers. At issue is the Republican-led FCC’s rollback of most of the Obama-era FCC rules that prohibit […]
Tags: Politics, News, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Washington, Ajit Pai


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


Ajit Pai and Republicans in Congress Helped Enable 'Bounty Hunters' to Track Your Phone

A growing chorus of Washington lawmakers is now pressing federal regulators to do something about the fact that wireless carriers have recklessly sold off data that can pinpoint the locations of their customers’ mobile phones (and thus the customers themselves). The firestorm of inquiries began after it was revealed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Washington, Phone tracking, Ajit Pai, Congress Helped Enable Bounty Hunters


Morning Docket: 01.18.19

* Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, which was a rotten thing to do to America's hottest lawyer. [Buzzfeed] * Skadden settles with government over Manafort fiasco to the tune of $4.6 million. [NY Times] * Ben Brafman officially out as Harvey Weinstein's lawyer. [Law360] * Net neutrality case will press forward after the DC Circuit told the FCC it couldn't use Trump's shutdown as an excuse to delay the case. [National Law Journal] * Clients planning to spend more on tech and l...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Congress, America, Ars Technica, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump, Huffington Post, Trump, Ny Times, Michael Cohen, Skadden, National Law Journal, DC Circuit, Ben Brafman


Court Rejects FCC Motion to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown

Shutdown or no, the consolidated lawsuits facing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over its 2017 rules that wiped out net neutrality protections nationwide will go forward on Feb. 1, a three-judge panel in D.C. Circuit ruled Thursday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Net Neutrality, D C Circuit, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai, DC Circuit


Judge orders net neutrality lawsuit to go ahead despite shutdown

This week the possibility emerged that the ongoing government shutdown could delay net neutrality’s day in court — but the court was not sympathetic to the FCC’s request that the lawsuit be put off. Oral arguments for this major challenge to the agency’s rollback of 2015’s internet regulations will go ahead as planned on February 1. During a shutdown, federal employees — including government lawyers — must have specific authorization to continue working, since it’s illegal for them to do so with...
Tags: Lawsuit, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Government, Tech, Incompas, D C Circuit Appeals Court


Shutdown could delay challenge of FCC’s net neutrality rollback

The ongoing shutdown of the federal government has already had adverse effects on millions nationwide, and now could even delay a major legal challenge to the FCC’s infamous net neutrality repeal. The agency moved yesterday to delay oral arguments scheduled for just two weeks from now. The arguments in a consolidated lawsuit against the FCC led by the likes of Mozilla, Vimeo, and industry group INCOMPAS, were set to begin on February 1. But of course no one could have predicted a record-setti...
Tags: Startups, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Congress, Government, Department Of Justice, Pai, D C Circuit Court of Appeals, Mozilla Vimeo, Department of Justice the Commission


A VC’s Take: Global Volatility Hurts U.S. Venture Ecosystem

As Xconomy’s editors looked back at the year just passed, we asked technology leaders to comment on the trends they’d observed in 2018, and the developments they expected in 2019. Some leaders responded with their views on the business impact of the Trump era, pointing to specific policy positions such as tax code revisions, curbs on immigration, and the decision by federal regulators to roll back net neutrality requirements on telecom carriers.Alex Niehenke, a partner at Foster City, CA-based ...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Net Neutrality, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, Funding, Immigration, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Investment, Eu, Web


FCC Trying to Postpone Net Neutrality Lawsuit Over Shutdown, But It Probably Won't Work

Citing an ongoing partial shutdown of the U.S. government, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday moved to postpone the next phase of the lawsuit challenging its 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality protections nationwide. Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Ajit Pai


Tech Comebacks, 'Bandersnatch' Endings, and Net Neutrality: Best Gizmodo Stories of the Week

Welcome to 2019! You made it. Despite the government shutdown and myriad other cursed baggage we’re still faced with—including the official death of net neutrality, for which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and self-affirmed shill released a gloating statement—there was actually some good news this week! For one, lots of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Ces, Consumer Tech, Ajit Pai, Best of the week, Nintendo Switch, Bird Box, Bandersnatch


From Immigration to Taxes, Execs Talk Trump Effect on Innovation

When it comes to developing and promoting innovation, external factors beyond the control of company founders, investors, and other business leaders can also determine whether a startup succeeds or fails.In 2018, geopolitical events—in particular, President Donald Trump’s hard-line stances on trade and immigration, and the repeal of net neutrality rules—were top of mind for several business executives we interviewed recently. They shared their thoughts via e-mail with me, Xconomy’s national cor...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Politics, Net Neutrality, Internet, Washington, China, Funding, Immigration, Trends, Tech, Investment, Tax, Web, People, Software


FCC Chairman Pai celebrates failure to nullify his net neutrality repeal

As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is more pleased with what the House failed to do — namely, roll back his repeal of net neutrality rules. To be fair, he does have reason to celebrate; no one likes to see their work undone. But a statement issued today tells a very selective truth about Congressional opposition to his mas...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Pai, Congressional, U S House of Representatives, CRA, Ajit Pai, Brian Schatz


FCC Chairman Pai celebrates Congress failing to bring back net neutrality

As one Congress ends and another begins, many are looking forward to a rebalancing of power — especially in the House of Representatives, which Democrats handily retook in November. But FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is more pleased with what the House failed to do — namely, roll back his repeal of net neutrality rules. To be fair, he does have reason to celebrate; no one likes to see their work undone. But a statement issued today tells a very selective message about congressional opposition to his m...
Tags: Fcc, Net Neutrality, Obama, Congress, Government, Senate, Tech, House, House Of Representatives, Pai, U S House of Representatives, CRA, Ajit Pai, Brian Schatz


Ajit Pai's Gloating Statement About the Death of Net Neutrality, Translated

I’ve lost count of how many times net neutrality has “died” in the last year, but the last long-shot effort to override the FCC’s 2017 decision is now officially dead in the water. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai knows that this milestone is huge, and he’s using the opportunity to dance on the internet’s grave.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, CRA, Ajit Pai, Shills


Dear Democrats: No One Gives a Shit If You Think the Net Neutrality Petition Is a Waste of Time

There’s a handful of House Democrats wrestling with the idea of signing a document that, it’s safe to say at this point, will have no historical impact whatsoever. If it is remembered at all, it will be remembered as a list of people who failed to overturn one of the most unpopular decisions by the Trump…Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Democrats, House, Ajit Pai


Stop Sending Regular Text Messages

Thanks to a Federal Communications Commission vote last week, wireless carriers now have more control over your text messages. If that sounds ominous, that’s because it is—so much so that now’s the perfect time to ditch regular ol’ text messaging altogether.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Federal Communications Commission, Robocalls, Text Messaging, Ban Spam But Not Like This


The most common forms of censorship the public doesn’t know about

Justin Kosslyn Contributor Justin Kosslyn is the chief product manager at Jigsaw, a unit within Alphabet that uses technology to address global security issues. Amid all the discussion today about online threats, from censorship to surveillance to cyberwar, we often spend more time on the symptoms than on the underlying chronic conditions. If we want to make people around the world safer from an oppressive, weaponized Internet, we need to get a bit nerdy and talk...
Tags: Column, Technology, Net Neutrality, Privacy, Internet, Tech, Encryption, Digital Media, Open Internet, Rights, Freedom Of Speech, Cloudflare, Dns, Internet Engineering Task Force, IETF, North Star