FTC and FCC shine a light on mobile security updates

The FTC and the FCC want to improve mobile security, and have issued orders to eight companies for information on their mobile update procedures. The companies include Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and the FCC is looking into carriers as…
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Could the FCC’s proposed open set-top boxes accidentally encourage piracy?

The open set-top boxes championed by FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and others could end up accidentally encouraging piracy by making less-than-legal streaming services like Popcorn Time seem legitimate, lawmakers are warning.

The FCC is finally replacing old TTY tech with a Wi-Fi based solution

The FCC determined that it would replace the long-standing teletypewriter (TTY) devices that are currently in service with a real-time text (RTT) solution. The Wi-Fi based system would provide easier access for the hearing impaired.

Remember radio? Pirates sure do

It's easy and inexpensive to start a pirate radio station. Licensed broadcasters and lawmakers are concerned. FCC enforcement is hampered by budgets. Threats to emergency broadcast alerts and content unregulated by consumer protection laws…

A blow in the battle to keep the Internet free and equal

The debate regarding Net neutrality has reached a fever pitch, and all the drama is centered in the House. On Friday, representatives voted 241 to 173 to pass the No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act.

New FCC filings by Microsoft lend credence to rumors of a new Xbox One

Two new FCC filings by Microsoft may point to Xbox One revisions. One appears to be a slimmer version of the model currently on the market, while the other could be a more powerful console.

New FCC rules will tighten the reins on ISP tracking of customer usage

The new rules make it nearly impossible for ISPs to secretly track information about your online activities, other than information directly related to maintaining or improving their networks.

The FCC votes to subsidize broadband for Americans living near the poverty line

Broadband access isn't a luxury, according to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler -- it's necessary for modern life. Yet 64 million Americans don't have access to it. The FCC wants to help by subsidizing their service.

FCC said to be close to approving Charter bid for Time Warner Cable

According to the Wall Street Journal, the FCC is in the process of finalizing conditions that'd see Character Communications merger with Time Warner Cable. The preliminary terms are subject to approval by five FCC commissioners.

AT&T dodges data-throttling class-action lawsuit

A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit against AT&T over charges of data throttling. However, the carrier will still have to face legal action from the likes of the FCC and FTC.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge reviews: Too gorgeous for their own good 3:14

Samsung's new flagship smartphones are gorgeous, powerful, and waterproof, but delicate glass, carrier locking, and carrier bloatware steal their shine

Verizon fined $1.35 million for tracking customers without them even knowing

Verizon agreed to a $1.35 million settlement with the FCC relating to the firm's illegal use of supercookies directed towards its customers. Verizon also agreed to several other settlement provisions requiring it to become more transparent.