Reporting

NCTA: FCC is Lowballing Broadband Deployment

The Federal Communications Commission is failing to, in a reasonable and timely manner, account for the extent to which unserved areas are getting broadband. That was a key takeaway from NCTA-The Internet & Television Association's comments to

Consumer Groups Want in on Privacy Hearing

Consumer privacy advocates are less than thrilled that Senate Commerce Committee leaders declined to invite them to an upcoming hearing on data privacy.

Sen. Wyden pushes changes to protect senators’ personal accounts from continued threats

A major technology company has been telling senators and their staffers that their personal email accounts were targeted by foreign hackers, Sen.

First Amendment group sues DOJ over seizure of New York Times reporter's phone, email records

A CA-based First Amendment group is suing the Justice Department in federal court over the agency's seizure of phone and email records from Ali Watkins, a reporter at The New York Times.

Despite data caps and throttling, industry says mobile can replace home Internet

AT&T and Verizon are trying to convince the Federal Communications Commission that mobile broadband is good enough for Internet users who don't have access to fiber or cable services, in filings they submitted for the FCC's annual review of br

Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

Although it is not much to look at now, as of the week of Sept 24 the "War Room" will be Facebook’s headquarters for safeguarding elections.

House Minority Leader Pelosi on net neutrality: California will pave the way for a federal law

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined CA state senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), firefighters, state legislators and community advocates in support of CA Senate Bill 822, which would enact the strongest net neutrality standards in

Verizon denies allegations that it’s degrading mobile data service for Hurricane Florence victims

In a post on reddit, a person identifying themselves as a Verizon customer in North Carolina complained about a lack of mobile data service, writing,

California Attorney General gets Privacy Boost

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed into law a state funding bill that will grant Attorney General Xavier Becerra $700,000 and five new staffers to help craft and implement the state’s sweeping new privacy law. AG Becerra has reportedly told Gov.

Sen Thune eyes 2019 for privacy legislation push

As the Senate Commerce Committee prepares to bring in tech and telecom officials for a hearing on consumer privacy, Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has suggested Congress should legislate.