telecom

Truth-In-Billing

New Bill Would Stop Internet Service Providers From Screwing You With Hidden Fees

Cable giants routinely advertise one rate then charge you another thanks to hidden fees a well-lobbied government refuses to do anything about.
Karl Bode
2 days ago
privacy

Canadian Telecom Giant Bell Wanted NAFTA to Ban Some VPNs

Bell wanted the privacy tools—which can also be used to access geo-blocked media—to be made unlawful under NAFTA.
Jordan Pearson
1.30.19
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
comcast

Comcast Forced to Refund $700,000 to Customers Over Misleading Fees

A new settlement with Massachusetts explains that Comcast advertised one rate, then charged customers more when the bill actually arrived.
Karl Bode
11.14.18
net neutrality

Researchers Believe Sprint Is Throttling Skype Without Telling Consumers

Sprint denies the claims but the researchers have run nearly 2,000 tests since the beginning of the year.
Karl Bode
11.9.18
ISP

An ISP Left Corporate Passwords, Keys, and All its Data Exposed on the Internet

The ISP, called Pocket iNet, left 73 gigabytes of extremely sensitive internet available for anyone to see.
Karl Bode
10.23.18
big telecom

Verizon Didn’t Bother to Write a Privacy Policy for its ‘Privacy Protecting’ VPN

Verizon's 'Safe Wi-Fi' says it "protects your privacy and blocks ad-tracking," but its current privacy policy is a placeholder that says the exact opposite.
Karl Bode
8.6.18
Broadband

Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy

In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Michael Gaynor
8.6.18
big telecom

Why New York Kicked the Country's Second-Biggest Cable Company Out of the State

New York State regulators say they are fed up by Charter Spectrum Cable's empty promises, poor service, and misleading claims.
Karl Bode
7.31.18
Techno Catharsis

Watch This Guy Smash a Modem With an Axe In Front of His ISP Over Poor Service

Jeremy Parsons had enough of poor service from Bell Canada, and took an axe to a modem outside a Bell store.
Jordan Pearson
7.20.18
big telecom

T-Mobile CEO Tells Congress That Reducing Competition Will Increase Competition

T-Mobile and Sprint are trying to merge, which would make three major cell phone providers instead of four.
Karl Bode
6.29.18
AB-375

California Rushes Through a New Privacy Law After Heavy Lobbyist Input

California lawmakers approve landmark new privacy restrictions, but lobbying influence could weaken many key provisions
Karl Bode
6.29.18
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