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Free Speech3 days ago

Part IV: As Hate Speech Proliferates Online, Critics Want to See and Control Social Media’s Algorithms

WASHINGTON, August 22, 2019 — Lurking at the corners over the renewed debate over Section 230 the Communications Decency Act...

Free Speech4 days ago

Part III: The GOP Wants to Kill the Fairness Doctrine, Then Applies It to the Internet

WASHINGTON, August 21, 2019 — Questions of political neutrality and social media bias have been at the forefront of the...

Antitrust5 days ago

Justice Department Collaborating with State Attorneys General’s Antitrust Investigation of Big Tech, Says Chief

ASPEN, Colorado, August 20, 2019 – More than a dozen state attorneys general have launched an antitrust investigation of big...

Free Speech5 days ago

Part II: Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz Want to Repeal Section 230 and Break the Internet

WASHINGTON, August 20, 2019 — Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act has been termed one of the most important...

Free Speech6 days ago

A Short History of Online Free Speech, Part I: The Communications Decency Act Is Born

WASHINGTON, August 19, 2019 — Despite all the sturm und drang surrounding Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act today,...

Broadband Mapping & Data1 week ago

Free Press Denounces Facebook Ads, New Content Moderation, Problems of Broadband Adoption

Ads that describe immigrants of color as an “invasion” violate Facebook’s community standards and should not be allowed to run,...

House of Representatives2 weeks ago

House Homeland Security Committee Issues Subpoena to the Owner of 8chan Internet Site

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2019 -- The Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Homeland Security Committee have issued a subpoena...

Antitrust2 weeks ago

FCC Finalizes Approval of T-Mobile-Sprint Merger, As States Continue to Oppose

WASHINGTON, August 14, 2019 - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday issued a final order (PDF) that would approve...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Trump Delays 10 Percent Tariff on Chinese Tech Goods, Buttigieg on Broadband, Facebook Eavesdropping

The Trump Administration on Tuesday decided to delay a new 10 percent tariff for Chinese goods such as laptops and...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Cable Industry Touts Energy Efficiency, Next Century Highlights Open Access Fiber, Aspen Forum Set

Nearly 100 percent of internet modems, routers, and other equipment sold to residential broadband subscribers in 2018 met the energy-efficiency...

5G2 weeks ago

Local Government Officials Don’t Like FCC Preemption of Wireless Facilities, See Hope in D.C. Circuit Decision

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2019 - The Federal Communication Commission’s stated efforts to accelerate the buildout of 5G wireless networks has...

FCC2 weeks ago

FCC Authorizes $121 Million in Rural Broadband Funding from Connect America Fund

WASHINGTON, August 12, 2019 — The Federal Communications Commission on Monday authorized over $121 million in rural broadband funding, marking...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Tech Groups Push Back on Trump Social Media Bias, Microsoft Calls Rural Broadband ‘Urgent National Crisis,” Huawei Operating System

Public Knowledge,  the Computer & Communications Industry Association and TechFreedom on Friday pushed back at the Trump Administration’ reported Executive Order that...

5G2 weeks ago

FCC Rejects Changes to Existing Radiofrequency Exposure Limits

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2019 — Following more than six years of public input and review, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit...

Privacy and Security2 weeks ago

Public Knowledge Blasts Latest Privacy Meltdown, This One at Instagram Affiliate Hyp3r

WASHINGTON, August 8, 2019 – News of another data breach at Facebook marketing partner Hyp3r on Thursday prompted more demands...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Rep. Bob Latta and Ajit Pai on Robocalls, Rural Massachusetts Projects, John Horrigan Report on Digital Divide

Congress and the Federal Communications Commission are working together to stop robocalls, wrote FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Rep. Bob...

Drones3 weeks ago

Greater Commercial Use of Drones Will Force Revisions of Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Say Experts

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2019 - As drone flying becomes more commonplace, unmanned aircraft system regulations must be updated to promote...

Fiber3 weeks ago

‘Dig Once’ Provides Future-Proofing Solution for Federal Highway Infrastructure, Says BroadbandNow

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2019 - Investment in future-proofing roads for high-speed fiber optic infrastructure could save $126 billion federal dollars...

Social Media3 weeks ago

Protesting Twitter’s ‘Normalizing Racism,’ Activists Call on Social Network to Ban White Supremacists

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2019 — As the second anniversary of the Unite the Right rally approaches, activists are calling for...

Social Media3 weeks ago

White House on Friday to Host Social Media Officials to Discuss Violent Extremism

WASHINGTON, August 7, 2019 - The White House on Friday will host a meeting to bring together administration officials and...

Broadband Data3 weeks ago

Faster Access in Metro and Suburban Areas, Amazon and Higher Prices, Trump and Social Media

Broadband technologies are getting better and faster, but access is still concentrated in metro and suburban areas, Kim Hart and...

House of Representatives3 weeks ago

Bipartisan Committee Leadership Calls to Remove Tech Immunity From U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2019 — The United States should be cautious about including language similar to the Communication Decency Act’s...

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

Electric Coop Broadband Partnerships, Deepfake Enforcement, Problems with Hipster Antitrust

A recent report from the CoBank Knowledge Exchange detailed new insights into successful broadband partnerships. The report, written by economists...

Privacy and Security3 weeks ago

Poorly Executed Federal Privacy Law Could Cost U.S. Economy $122 Billion Annually, Says ITIF

WASHINGTON, August 6, 2019 – If not properly executed, a federal privacy law could cost billions, according to a report...

Social Media3 weeks ago

Seeking to Quell ‘Evil Contagion’ of ‘White Supremacy,’ President Trump May Ignite New Battle Over Online Hate Speech

WASHINGTON, August 5, 2019 — President Donald Trump on Monday morning attempted to strike a tone of unity by denouncing...

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

Cloudflare Disconnects 8chan Web Forum, Democrats Seek Antitrust Civil Penalties, Verizon Lockdown on Phones

Cloudflare, an online service that helps websites mitigate DDoS attacks, will be terminating its services for the forum 8chan following...

Broadband Mapping3 weeks ago

Tackling Broadband Mapping Critics, FCC Orders ISPs to Provide Geospatial Data and Will Implement ‘Crowdsourcing’

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2019 — The Federal Communications Commission  on Thursday initiated a new process for collecting fixed broadband data...

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

USF Cap, New Pew Map, State Support for Electric Co-Ops, IP3 Awards

The Universal Service Fund should be subject to a budget cap, argued Technology Policy Institute Senior Fellows Sarah Oh and...

Section 2303 weeks ago

Sen. Josh Hawley Speaks to the Snapchat Generation, Babysitting Them With 30 Minutes a Day on Social Media

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2019 — Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., took the stage at the National Conservative Student Conference on Wednesday...

5G3 weeks ago

South Korean Wireless Carriers Deploying Gigabit Wireless 5G, Says IHS Markit

WASHINGTON, August 1, 2019 – While U.S. carriers struggle to unveil real-world deployments with truly high-speed 5G deployments, South Korean...

5G4 weeks ago

5G Innovation is Contingent on Collaboration Between the Public and Private Sectors, Experts Say at CSIS Event

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2019- 5G innovation is contingent on collaboration between the public and private sectors, said experts at the...

Broadband Data4 weeks ago

Federal Communications Commission and Internet Providers Need to Improve Broadband Mapping, Say Experts

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2019- Broadband mapping experts believe that the Federal Communications Commission and internet service providers are not doing...

Broadband Roundup4 weeks ago

Sen. Markey’s CAMRA Act Gains Support, Senators Seek Delay on Rural Health Changes, Groups Oppose USF Cap

Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., announced on Tuesday four new endorsements for the Children and Media Research Advancement Act. This legislation...

Antitrust4 weeks ago

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Settlement Fiercely Criticized by Activists, and Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is ‘Insulted’

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2019 — The Justice Department’s recently announced settlement on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger has drawn widespread criticism, even...

Broadband Data4 weeks ago

Drew Clark: Broadband Maps Are a Mess, So Now Let’s Focus on Actually Improving Them

The Founder of Broadband Census and Breakfast Breakfast, and the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois -...

Intellectual Property4 weeks ago

In Congressional Oversight Hearing, Register of Copyrights Says Office Is Responding to Online Users

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple said on Tuesday that next year, her division of the...

Broadband Mapping4 weeks ago

Panelists Highlight Importance of Accurate Broadband Maps in Closing Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 — Closing the digital divide will require a multifaceted long-term solution, and better broadband maps are...

Privacy and Security4 weeks ago

Millennials Do Value Privacy, and Congress Should Pass Federal Privacy Legislation, Says Rick Boucher

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – Disputing the stereotype that the “millennial” generation doesn’t value privacy as much as their elders...

Antitrust4 weeks ago

Big Tech and Big Data Make Privacy Law An Important New Topic for Antitrust Enforcement

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2019 – Privacy legislation and antitrust action don’t normally get discussed together. Yet as big tech firms...

Europe4 weeks ago

‘Like’ Button Liability, the Fight Against ‘Addictive’ Social Media, Defending PEG Media

Third party websites that use Facebook’s “Like” button can be held liable for processing personal user data and transmitting it...