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FCC can't censor Twitter before the election
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Moot point if it can ever

US President Donald [shooting starts when the looting starts] Trump’s attempts to force social media to carry his words of wisdom face an uphill battle from regulators who have said they cannot oversee the conduct of internet firms.

FCC warns about smart padlock which isn’t
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Wednesday, 08 April 2020 11:03

FCC warns about smart padlock which isn’t


Tapplock blasted

An electronic padlock which unlocks with a fingerprint or an app connected by Bluetooth to your phone does not work, according to the FCC.

FCC told to hold proper net neutrality consultations
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Told to ask people if neutrality repeal has harmed public safety

While the FCC successfully defeated Mozilla's attempt to undo the commission's repeal of net neutrality, the courts have ordered the watchdog to hold public investigations into whether repealing the law to prevent a multi-speed internet has had any negative consequences.

Huawei contests Pai's decision
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Friday, 29 November 2019 11:25

Huawei contests Pai's decision

Put up or shut up

Huawei has decided to challenge a US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision barring rural carrier customers from tapping an $8.5 billion government fund to purchase equipment from the Chinese company.

US FCC is the very definition of “corruption.”
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Democratic presidential candidate wades into Pai

A panel that provides policy advice to the Federal Communications Commission is “stacked with corporate insiders”, Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has moaned.

Senior member of Trump’s FCC jailed for fraud
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Broadband chairman lacked fibre

The former head of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) has been jailed for  five years for defrauding investors.

Pai’s FCC told to stop selling out to big corporations
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Look after the consumer

The US House Commerce Committee told the FCC to stop screwing around with customers and being a doormat for big companies.

Ajit Pai meets his Little Big Horn
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Tuesday, 05 February 2019 12:11

Ajit Pai meets his Little Big Horn


Custard's Last Stand 

Donald (Prince of Orange) Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai has fallen foul of the courts with his plans to take away a broadband subsidy from native Americans.

FCC tries to spin that broadband is not telecommunications
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Judges prove to be a tough crowd.

A Federal Communications Commission lawyer faced a sceptical panel of judges  as it tried to defend its repeal of net neutrality rules and deregulation of the broadband industry.

US Carriers may ignore privacy worries
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Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:23

US Carriers may ignore privacy worries


Until Trump gets his wall

US carriers will be given a free pass to do what they like with customer’s data until President Donald Trump gets his wall with Mexico and the government shutdown ends.