telecom

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
comcast

Comcast Is Already Hated—and It's About to Become a Lot More Powerful

With Comcast buying up broadcasters to cement its domination of the emerging streaming video market, it's about to get a lot worse.
Karl Bode
5.9.18
T-Mobile

The T-Mobile, Sprint Merger Will Be Terrible For Consumers

Eliminate one of four carriers and the incentive to compete on price is reduced proportionally. Of course, T-Mobile and Sprint executives spent most of the weekend trying to claim the exact opposite.
Karl Bode
4.30.18
telecom

The Jobs-and-Competition-Killing T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Is Back On

Here comes yet another competition and job-killing mega-merger that nobody asked for.
Karl Bode
4.13.18
net neutrality

Canada’s Telecoms and National Media Want the Government to Block Piracy Websites

Digital rights groups worry that website blocking could cover more than illegal piracy.
Jordan Pearson
1.30.18
State of Surveillance

There's No Public Evidence Huawei Spies on Americans, But the Company Is Getting Blackballed Anyway

Telecom companies scrapping plans to sell Huawei phones reeks of hysteria and protectionism.
Karl Bode
1.17.18
Wireless Emergency Alerts

Hey, Hawaii: The Telecom Industry Lobbied Against Testing for Emergency Alert System

Everyone in Hawaii received a ballistic missile threat today under a system that currently has no good testing protocols.
Jason Koebler
1.13.18