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FCC

In the Wake of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Repeal, California Eyes Its Own Net Neutrality Law

But these efforts face a steep uphill climb.
Karl Bode
1.8.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

We Can't Rely on the FTC to Defend Net Neutrality

The agency doesn’t have the same kind of teeth for defending an open internet.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.29.17
Valve
Valve

FTC Gives YouTubers Who Peddled ‘Counter-Strike’ Gambling Site a Slap on the Wrist

FTC’s crackdown on influencers is toothless.
Matthew Gault
9.7.17
payback
payback

We Talked to the Hacker Who Flooded Alleged IRS Scammers With Robocalls

A telephonic DDoS worthy of a top spot on r/justiceporn.
Danny Paez
6.26.17
apps
apps

How to Stop Telemarketers and Robocalls Dead in Their Tracks

Burner, the mobile app that lets users create temporary phone numbers, is now working with Nomorobo to block spam phone calls.
Yael Grauer
1.17.17
fake news
fake news

Fake Science News Is Just As Bad As Fake News

A Canadian journalist set out to get a fake article published in a scientific journal.
Bryson Masse
11.25.16
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

Homeopathic Products Must Disclose That There’s No Scientific Evidence They Work

The Federal Trade Commission recently updated its labeling requirements for the alternative treatments.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.16
Facebook
Facebook

Facebook’s WhatsApp Data Gambit Faces Federal Privacy Complaint

Memo to Facebook and WhatsApp users: You are the product.
Sam Gustin
8.26.16
Cancer
Cancer

That Phone Cancer Study Was Great News for Makers of Anti-Radiation Devices

People are freaking out about cell phone radiation, and companies are thriving because of it.
Ankita Rao
6.3.16
News
News

Federal Regulators Will Investigate Why Your Phone Doesn't Get Updates

The FCC and the FTC want phone makers to be better at giving users security updates.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.9.16
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

Rise of Ad Blocking Is the Ad Industry's Fault, Says Outgoing FTC Commissioner

Julie Brill says consumers are ‘taking matters into their own hands’ after the ad industry crippled the ill-fated Do Not Track program.
Janus Kopfstein
4.1.16
ADVERTISING
ADVERTISING

Creepy Ad Company Says It Will Stop Eavesdropping With ‘Audio Beacons’

Silverpush claims it won’t be using ultrasonic tones to target ads anymore, but its website still advertises the tracking tech.
Janus Kopfstein
3.21.16