Monthly Archives: April 2012

FCC Takes Steps to Crack Down on Phone Bill Cramming

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to require telephone carriers to provide their customers more billing information in an effort to crack down on mysterious, unauthorized charges on their phone bills. The new rules, adopted Friday, are targeted at … Continue reading

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FCC focuses on low-income broadband

FCC announces broadband adoption competition: The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it has launched a new competition asking for ideas about how best to increase broadband adoption among low-income Americans. To finance the competition, the FCC will use $25 … Continue reading

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Congress Should Grill the FCC Over Redacted Google Wi-Fi Snooping Report

Privacy advocates have long objected to the Google Street View feature, pointing to photographs that show men leaving strip clubs, protesters at an abortion clinic, sunbathers in bikinis, and people engaging in activities visible from public property in which they … Continue reading

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FCC Plays Politics, Orders TV Stations To Publish Ad Rates Online

TV political advertising data, available to the public at TV stations and at the Federal Communications Commission, will now be available online — much to the chagrin of TV stations. In an effort to secure easier public access and to … Continue reading

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