Our Robocall Hell Is a Result of Inconsistent Enforcement and Carrier Apathy

Despite endless government initiatives, updated regulations and a laundry list of promises from industry, the problem is worse than ever.
Karl Bode
Right to Repair

FTC Gives Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo 30 Days to Get Rid of Illegal Warranty-Void-if-Removed Stickers

The FTC says that if companies don't change their warranty practices, it may take 'legal action.'
Matthew Gault
Right to Repair

FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law

Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services.
Matthew Gault
big telecom

Former Obama FTC Chair Is Now a Comcast Lobbyist Fighting Against Net Neutrality

Jon Leibowitz, an Obama-appointed head of the Federal Trade Commission, has been lobbying for Comcast in his role at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Kaleigh Rogers

What Are 'Data Brokers,' and Why Are They Scooping Up Information About You?

These sites you haven't heard of are sharing boatloads of data about you.
Yael Grauer
Cambridge Analytica

The FTC Is Officially Investigating Facebook for the Cambridge Analytica Data Scandal

The Federal Trade Commission announced on Monday that it has opened an investigation into Facebook and whether it violated its stated privacy policy.
Kaleigh Rogers

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
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

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

FTC’s crackdown on influencers is toothless.
Matthew Gault

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

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
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