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Overnight Tech: FCC chief poised to unveil plans on net neutrality | Uber eyes flying cars | Media rules under scrutiny

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 18:07
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will reveal his plans for net neutrality tomorrow.

Palantir to pay $1.7 million to settle discrimination case

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 17:59
Palantir will pay $1.7 million to Asian job applicants who accused the company of discrimination as part of an agreement with the Department of Labor.In September 2016, the Labor Department's Of...

Groups urge lawmakers to oppose 'devastating' net neutrality rollback

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 16:11
The letter comes one day before FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to reveal his plans for net neutrality reform.

Trump inaugural committee says there were errors in donor records

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:51
Trump's inaugural committee has conceded that its recent Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings contained numerous errors, which it plans to fix.

FCC fines telecom firm accused of deceptive practices $1M

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:34
The Federal Communications Commission said on Tuesday that it will hand a $1 million fine to Advantage Telecommunications for illegally switching customers' long-distance carriers without authorization.Th...

FCC chairman promises 'comprehensive review' of existing media regulations

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 13:24
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission promised on Tuesday that the agency would look to cut media regulations.During a speech at the National Association of Broadcasters' convention in Las Vegas, Aj...

Reports: FCC chair to reveal anti-net neutrality plans this week

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:11
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is expected to lay out his case this week for repealing the agency's net neutrality rules, according to ...

Dem FCC commissioner 'uncomfortable' with plan to kill net neutrality

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 08:50
The sole Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says she is "uncomfortable" with the plan that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is reportedly promoting to dismantle net neutrality.In a Tue...

Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 18:25
NEW FCC DIVERSITY PANEL: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon have a committee to advise the agency on promoting diversity in the communications industry, Chairman Ajit Pai announced on M...

House Dem calls on FCC chairman to reveal net neutrality plans

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 17:39
Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce technology panel, wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday calling on him to inform Congress about his plans to roll back the 2015 net ne...

FCC to create advisory panel on diversity

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:00
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon have a committee to advise the agency on promoting diversity in the communications industry, Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Monday."Every Am...

Week ahead in tech: Trump's antitrust pick heads before Senate

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 06:00
If confirmed, Makan Delrahim will oversee the DOJ's review of major mergers.

Telecom giants spent $11m on first-quarter lobbying

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:07
Major internet service providers spent more than $11 million on lobbying amid fights over privacy rules and a coming showdown over net neutrality.Three of the largest telecom companies - AT&T, Verizon and Comca...

Facebook spends $3.2M in first quarter

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:06
Facebook spent $3.2 million on federal lobbying in the first quarter of 2017, the most the company has spent over a three-month period.Disclosure reports filed with Congress on Thursday show tha...

WikiLeaks docs detail UK role in developing CIA's TV hacking malware

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:45
The latest batch of CIA documents outlines "EXTENDING," the UK relative of the CIA's "Weeping Angel" malware.

Roger Stone's Twitter account locked over tweet

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 16:03
Roger Stone on Thursday had his Twitter account suspended after appearing to threaten a Media Matters employee in a tweet."I'm watching you and know what you're up to. Better watch your ass," the former adviser to...

Dem lawmaker: FCC now stands for 'Forgetting Choice and Competition'

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 14:57
Sen. Edward Markey isn't happy about the FCC's latest vote.

FCC eases restriction on media ownership

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:20
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday passed a rule that would allow media companies to purchase more local stations around the country.

Net neutrality supporters 'rickroll' FCC

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 12:00
They don't want the FCC to give net neutrality up.

FCC votes to deregulate business data services

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:50
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Thursday voted to ease some regulations on the market that provides secure data lines to businesses.The proposal had drawn criticism from small business and consumer a...