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Robocalls are getting worse. And some big businesses soon could start calling you even more.

Robocalls ravaged Americans’ smartphones in record numbers in June.

House Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Broadband Bills

The House Commerce Committee has favorably, and unanimously, reported a trio of broadband-related bills to the full House for a vote, as well as a pirate radio bill that attempts to keep ad dollars out of pockets of those broadcast brigands.

SEC Probes Why Facebook Didn’t Warn Sooner on Privacy Lapse

Apparently, the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether Facebook adequately warned investors that developers and other third parties may have obtained users’ data without their permission or in violation of Facebook’s policies.

In wireless, competition is easing and revenues are poised to rise

According to some of the nation’s top Wall Street analysts, wireless network operators are positioned to reap the financial benefits of a relatively quiet first half of 2018.

In America’s tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here’s how San Francisco wants to fix it.

Despite being awash in tech start-ups and the latest innovations, San Francisco has a surprising lack of connectivity.

Russian Influence Campaign Sought To Exploit Americans' Trust In Local News

Russia's information attack against the United States during the 2016 election cycle sought to take advantage of the greater trust that Americans tend to place in local news.The information operatives who worked out of the Internet Research Agency

Comcast Raises Bid for Sky as Regulatory Decision Accelerates Sale Process

Comcast moved quickly to counter 21st Century Fox’s latest bid for Sky, raising its offer to $34 billion on the same day that Fox upped its buyout bid for the European satellite TV provider. Comcast said its higher bid has been recommended by Sky’

Economists Put the Tab at $61 Billion to Bring Fiber Broadband to Rural US

The cost to deploy fiber to unserved US rural areas is about $61 billion, said Jim Stegeman, president of CostQuest Associates, an economic consultancy that specializes in telecommunication.

House Commerce Democrats Want Further GAO Review of TV Sharing Deals

House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) want the General Accountability Office to look into the impact of various local broadcaster sharing agreements on competi

Senators urge Department of Justice to review Comcast bid for Fox

A group of senators is urging the Justice Department to scrutinize Comcast’s $65 billion bid to buy much of 21st Century Fox.