Tag: Net Neutrality

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai waits to be introduced during a forum April 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. FCC Chairman Pai and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue participated in an Agriculture Department forum to discuss "improving e-connectivity in rural America." (Photo by …

Senate Votes to Defy FCC, Reinstate Net Neutrality

The Senate voted on Wednesday to save the FCC’s net neutrality rules. Despite the Senate’s best efforts to have the rules reinstated, the bill has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House. Democrats used a little-known legislative mechanism known as the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to force a vote. 

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: Facebook co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg returns to the witness table after taking a brief break while testifying before a combined Senate Judiciary and Commerce committee hearing in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill April 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Zuckerberg, 33, …

Concrete Examples of Google, Facebook and Twitter Violating ‘Net Neutrality’

The 2015 net neutrality rules passed under Obama did not apply to Google, Facebook, or any big internet platform. The massive lobbying forces of Silicon Valley worked hand and glove with the Obama administration to ensure these fake net neutrality rules did not apply to their own businesses.

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Los Angeles Gamer Arrested After Police ‘Swatting’ Death

Police arrested a Los Angeles man on Friday after he made a revenge prank call — a “swatting” — to police in Kansas about a potential hostage incident that resulted in the police killing an innocent man.

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Big Tech Besieged: The 6 Biggest Setbacks & Scandals for Big Tech in 2017

It has been a year of setbacks for big tech, with Google, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, among other tech companies, all finding themselves facing new political threats from without and within. Tech companies’ favorite candidate lost the election, they were hauled before congress, and both left and right-wing media are out to get them.

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California Legislature Plans to Pass Own Net Neutrality

California’s Democrat-controlled legislature is again leading the so-called “resistance” to President Donald Trump — this time, by planning to reinstate Net Neutrality rules repealed by FCC’s Republican majority last Thursday.

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Celebrities Melt Down over Net Neutrality Repeal: ‘F*ck the FCC’

Hollywood stars took to social media Thursday to denounce the Federal Communications Commission, Chairman Ajit Pai, and the agency’s vote to repeal Obama-era net neutrality regulations, restoring what the FCC chief called the restoration of a “free and open Internet.”

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FCC Repeals Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rule

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” on Thursday, which will repeal the agency’s 2015 net neutrality regulation.