FCC

Revolving Door

Ex-FCC Commissioner and Net Neutrality Advocate Clyburn Now Lobbying for T-Mobile

The revolving door spins yet again as consumer ally quickly shifts to lobbying for big telecom.
Karl Bode
2.5.19
FCC

It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

Network investment is down, layoffs abound, and networks are falling apart. This isn’t the glorious future Ajit Pai promised.
Karl Bode
1.24.19
SURVEILLANCE

Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Congress About Why Bounty Hunters Can Buy Cell Phone Location Data

The Chairman's staff said the selling of location data is not a 'threat to the safety of human life or property that the FCC will address during the Trump shutdown.'
Jason Koebler
1.14.19
privacy

We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead

Your daily habits are collected, sold, and abused by a universe of shady middlemen—and the government couldn’t care less.
Karl Bode
1.10.19
SURVEILLANCE

Senators Call on FCC To Investigate T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint Selling Location Data to Bounty Hunters

After Motherboard’s article, Senators Kamala Harris, Mark Warner, and Ron Wyden are coming out against telcos who are selling their customers' location data.
Joseph Cox
1.9.19
FCC

FCC Shuts Down, Ajit Pai Jokes He'll Still Police Naughty Language on TV

Government shutdown forces FCC to take a break from kissing up to big telecom.
Karl Bode
1.4.19
net neutrality

The New FCC Commissioner Helped the Agency Win a $48 Million Net Neutrality Lawsuit

Geoffrey Starks has been an assistant bureau chief at the FCC’s enforcement bureau since 2015.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.3.19
Broadband

The Future of American Broadband Is a Comcast Monopoly

The FCC insists a new report proves that broadband competition is raging and prices have dropped. The reality is notably different.
Karl Bode
12.14.18
FCC

The FCC Is Investigating Cell Carriers' Wireless Coverage Maps

Smaller companies say big carrier wireless claims of uninterrupted, nationwide coverage are a “sham.”
Karl Bode
12.12.18
telecom

Verizon Trims 10,000 Employees Despite Billions in Tax Cuts and Government Favors

Killing net neutrality in particular was supposed to spur both job growth and investment.
Karl Bode
12.11.18
FCC

FCC Commissioner Says Agency's 'Hiding' What It Knows About Net Neutrality 'Fraud'

The FCC continues to thwart FOIA efforts to get to the truth behind the fake comments that plagued the net neutrality repeal.
Karl Bode
12.3.18
mango

The Story of Lenny, the Internet's Favorite Telemarketing Troll

Lenny is a decade-old chatbot designed to troll telemarketers that has developed a cult following online. It’s remarkably convincing, but is it actually effective?
Daniel Oberhaus
11.21.18
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