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ISPs Use Facebook Scandal to Push For Bad Privacy Laws They Know They’ll Get To Write

An industry that has spent decades fighting for less privacy oversight suddenly wants to lead the way on new legislation.
Karl Bode
4.12.18
data
data

Given Facebook’s Privacy Backlash, Why Aren’t We Angrier With the Broadband Industry?

If you're mad about Cambridge Analytica taking data from Facebook you should be absolutely livid about AT&T and Verizon.
Karl Bode
3.20.18
Broadband access
Broadband access

Verizon Forced to Repair Broadband Infrastructure It Has Literally Let Fall Apart

A new settlement requires Verizon to replace bad cable, defective equipment, and faulty back-up batteries—and to take down 64,000 double telephone poles or pole stumps.
Karl Bode
3.14.18
Broadband competition
Broadband competition

Why Broadband Competition at Faster Speeds is Virtually Nonexistent

Phone companies won't upgrade DSL lines, and cable companies won't expand their service maps.
Karl Bode
2.14.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

Apple Is Blocking an App That Detects Net Neutrality Violations From the App Store

Update: Apple backed off.
Jason Koebler
1.18.18
State of Surveillance
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
net neutrality
net neutrality

FCC Chair Ajit Pai Falsely Claims Killing Net Neutrality Will Help Sick and Disabled People

Ajit Pai and telecom lobbyists keep repeating the lie that net neutrality is holding back telemedicine.
Karl Bode
12.6.17
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
big telecom
big telecom

Verizon Wants the FCC to Overturn State Internet Privacy Laws

The telecom giant filed a white paper with the commission last week arguing that it had the authority to overrule recent state-level laws.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.3.17
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Verizon Abandoning 8,500 Rural Customers Is Proof that Wireless Is Not Broadband

The move makes it even harder for the FCC to make its case.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.19.17
Open Internet
Open Internet

Democratic Lawmakers Blast Trump’s FCC for ‘Anti-Consumer’ Agenda

Trump’s FCC chief Ajit Pai was in the hot seat Tuesday on Capitol Hill.
Sam Gustin
7.26.17
government
government

How to Track What Congress Is Doing on the Internet

A new tool aims to monitor what government workers look at online.
Louise Matsakis
6.12.17