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The Justice Department won’t help the FCC fight against local broadband restrictions

The FCC is in the midst of legal action to tackle state restrictions on municipal broadband, but the Department of Justice has declined to take any stand in the cases.
Web

Requesting ‘Do Not Track’ settings? Companies are just laughing in your face

Do Not Track requests are just that and only that, requests. And according to the Federal Communications Commission, they're requests that don't have to be, and often aren't, honored.
Mobile

Would you pay $14 a minute for phone calls? Now prison inmates won’t have to either

The FCC is taking "further steps to rein in the excessive rates and egregious fees on phone calls paid by some of society’s most vulnerable: people trying to stay in touch with loved ones serving time in jail or prison."
Mobile

Finally! The FCC is releasing telemarketers’ numbers to help you block them

The FCC announced it is releasing "robocall and telemarketing consumer complaint data weekly to help developers build and improve “do-not-disturb” technologies that allow consumers to block or filter unwanted calls and texts."
Mobile

Sprint will throttle unlimited data customers when they hit 23GB in a month

After saying it will adhere to net neutrality policies by removing throttling for its unlimited data customers, Sprint changed its mind and will throttle them if they hit 23GB of data usage during a billing cycle.
Cool Tech

Anti-drone shoulder rifle lets police take control of UAVs with radio pulses 1:29

The new DroneDefender from Battelle is a rifle-mounted anti-drone security system that uses radio pulses to disable a hostile drone without destroying it.
Mobile

The FCC hands down a $1.2M fine to Sprint over mishandled 911 outage in 2014

The FCC is on a crusade against carriers who did not act accordingly during 911 outages, and Sprint is the latest victim of the agency's wrath as it was hit with a $1.2 million fine for mishandling a 911 outage in 2014.
Web

Net neutrality doesn’t violate Bill of Rights, FCC says

In a new filing, the FCC has asserted that the First Amendment does not apply to ISPs and that new net neutrality rules do not violate any of those companies' constitutional rights.
Mobile

New York man in trouble after he interfered with Sprint’s network with illegal equipment

The FCC stepped in to lend a helping hand after Sprint issued a complaint to the federal agency, saying someone was interfering with its network in New York City. After looking into the matter, Jian Chang finds himself between a rock and a…
Computing

Updated: Smart City fined after blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at convention centers

The FCC has revealed that it's fining telecommunications company Smart City for jamming personal hot-spots at convention centers.
Computing

Apple updating Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard, could be coming soon

FCC listings published in recent days suggest Apple could be about to launch a refreshed Magic Mouse and wireless keyboard. The updated devices look set to include non-removable batteries and support Bluetooth LE 4.2.
Web

Customers flood the FCC with thousands of Net neutrality complaints

Internet users are demanding that the Federal Communications Commission crack down on Internet service providers to enforce the new Net neutrality law. Many want to end data caps and overage charges.