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Report: 'Net Neutrality' Foe Ajit Pai Is New FCC Head
ABC NEWS President Donald Trump has reportedly picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's airwaves... 2 days
Trump's reported FCC chairman signals end to net neutrality - CNET
CNET President Donald Trump could name Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission as early as Friday, which means the open internet rules' days are likely... 3 days
donald trump reportedly set to name net neutrality foe ajit pai to lead the fcc Donald Trump reportedly set to name net neutrality foe Ajit Pai to lead the FCC
THE VERGE Donald Trump plans to elevate FCC... 3 days
How to disable Flash in Edge for Windows 10
Windows Central How do I disable Flash in Internet Explorer and Edge for Windows 10? Flash is dying a slow death on the internet due to security issues, increasing incompatibility, bugs, and... 6 days
FCC Chairman warns Republicans against net neutrality repeal - CNET
CNET In his last speech as chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler defends his controversial open internet rules that prohibit broadband providers from favoring their own services at the... 1 week
MOOC enrollment drops at HarvardX and MITx after free certifications disappear
TechCrunch  An internal study of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by Harvard and... 1 week
FCC chairman warns against hasty net neutrality repeal - CNET
CNET In his last speech as chairman, Tom Wheeler tells the incoming GOP administration not to tamper with controversial open internet rules. 1 week
outgoing fcc chief tom wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality
THE VERGE VIDEO The outgoing head of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler, used his final public... 1 week
FCC: AT&T and Verizon's free data programs violate net neutrality rules video - CNET
CNET AT&T and Verizon...you've got some 'splaining to do (or maybe not). 2 weeks
FCC: AT&T, Verizon mobile programs violate open web rules - CNET
CNET Regulators say AT&T's DirecTV Now and Verizon's FreeBee program, which let you stream video without it counting as data, violate net neutrality. 2 weeks
new fcc report says at t and verizon zero rating violates net neutrality New FCC report says AT&T and Verizon zero-rating violates net neutrality
THE VERGE Just a week and a half before he is set to leave office, FCC... 2 weeks
At least SOMEBODY cares about net neutrality
THE VERGE Last week, Dutch regulators ordered T-Mobile to stop its Data-free Music service because the "zero rating" offering violates net neutrality rules in The Netherlands. The service is similar to T-Mobile's Binge On plan offered... 4 weeks
Dutch regulators order T-Mobile to stop offering free music streaming over net neutrality concerns
TechCrunch  T-Mobile’s no-data-charge-music-streaming-thing has been going strong since 2014 here in the States, with the company adding services to the offering one... 4 weeks
Tom Wheeler: The open internet's unlikely defender - CNET
CNET When the former lobbyist took the reins at the FCC, consumer advocates worried his industry ties spelled trouble. Three years later, they see him as a champion for consumers. 1 month
EFF urges companies to prepare for more surveillance and censorship
TechCrunch  The Electronic Frontier Foundation – a group of tech pioneers trying to keep the Internet open and free – have published an open letter to tech companies pleading... 1 month
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Windows Central Keep your online history secure and your future endeavors free from prying eyes with iMore Offer's extreme savings on VPN.asia! Leaving yourself and your Internet history open online can be a risky... 1 month
AT&T and Verizon tell the FCC to back off on net neutrality complaints
THE VERGE Verizon and AT&T have responded to letters from the Federal Communications Commission that argued the companies’ sponsored data plans are harming consumers... 1 month
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to make way for Trump appointee - CNET
CNET With a Republican moving into the White House in January, a driving force behind net neutrality gets ready to move on. 1 month
IAB study says majority of IoT owners are okay with ads on their devices
TechCrunch  It might seem a little weird to think about seeing ads on, say, your smart refrigerator — but according to... 1 month
AT&T should keep the business of content and distribution separate
THE VERGE Walt’s column this week highlights the problems with the AT&T-Time Warner merger, with Walt suggesting that content and distribution should be separate. This week on Ctrl-Walt-Delete Walt and... 1 month
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to step down in January - CNET
CNET Chairman Wheeler, who oversaw online privacy protections and the passage of Net Neutrality, will step down from the job on January 20th to make room for... 1 month
IAB study says majority of Americans are okay with ads on their IoT devices
TechCrunch  It might seem a little weird to think about seeing ads on, say, your smart refrigerator — but according to... 1 month
FCC slams AT&T and Verizon over zero-rating offers - CNET
CNET Officials say AT&T's DirecTV Now, which lets you stream video without it counting as data, violates net neutrality. They're eyeing a Verizon offer too. 2 months
AT&T and Verizon Facing FCC Scrutiny After Exempting Their Own Apps From Data Caps
MacRumors Both AT&T and Verizon offer apps and streaming services that don't count against the data cap they impose on customers,... 2 months
This insane example from the FCC shows why AT&T and Verizon’s zero rating schemes are a racket
THE VERGE This week AT&T announced that it would give special treatment to DirecTV’s new streaming... 2 months
FCC says AT&T and Verizon ‘harm consumers’ with free data schemes
THE VERGE In two letters sent to AT&T and Verizon yesterday, the FCC writes that sponsored data plans from the telecom giants are a threat to net neutrality.... 2 months
Net neutrality, standing in line for Spectacles, and Gilmore Girls
THE VERGE Welcome to Vergecast Lonely Paul edition. Dieter and Nilay are out this week, so Paul enlisted some of his colleagues who would never let him down like that... 2 months
Will net neutrality survive Donald Trump?
THE VERGE When FCC chairman Tom Wheeler passed the Open Internet Order in February of 2015, it was the culmination of decades of work. After countless advocacy campaigns and legal fights, the order classified internet providers as common... 2 months
AT&T just declared war on an open internet (and us)
THE VERGE Last year we won the open internet back, but the new regulations had one big weakness: they didn’t explicitly ban a scheme called “zero rating.” Zero rating is... 2 months
AT&T users will be able to stream DirecTV Now without using their data
THE VERGE At an event in New York City today, AT&T has announced that its mobile subscribers will be able to stream its new... 2 months
Trump's new FCC advisers are more bad news for net neutrality
THE VERGE President-elect Donald Trump named two advisers to his Federal Communications Commission landing team yesterday, and the picks could spell more bad news for net neutrality. Continue... 2 months
Trump transition team appointments indicate a bid to dismantle net neutrality
TechCrunch  President-elect Trump has made it clear that he is more than a little hostile towards the FCC’s implementation of net neutrality, both in his own words... 2 months
Why you should be paying attention to the net neutrality debate
CBC Next week, Canada's broadcast regulator, the CRTC, accepts final submissions following its recent hearings on net neutrality, the principle that internet providers shouldn't be able to... 2 months
The internet is crowdsourcing ways to drain the fake news swamp - CNET
CNET Pundits and even President Obama are bemoaning fake news stories that appeared online leading up to the election. A solution might be... 2 months
When mom can't open cupboard, internet dishes on best solution - CNET
CNET What would you do? When a batch of fragile plates slide up against a cabinet door, online helpers offer suggestions that might bowl you... 2 months
Google’s new Wifi mesh routers are now available for preorder
THE VERGE Preorders are now open for Google’s new Wifi routers, along with an expected release date of December 6th, as noted by Droid Life. Google is selling the Wifi... 2 months
Tim Wu on advertising, Donald Trump, and Google's central tragedy
THE VERGE Tim Wu, a law professor at Columbia University, is perhaps best known for coming up with the phrase "net neutrality." In his last book, The Master Switch, Wu... 2 months
Here's what 40 internet companies want Trump to do - CNET
CNET Amazon, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Netflix, Twitter, Yahoo and 33 more internet companies have written an open letter to president-elect Trump. 2 months
Tech tips to help stay safe in Trump’s America
TechCrunch  Trump has gone on the record asking for backdoors to encryption and devices, saying he supports surveillance, and is against Net Neutrality. Policies pursuant to these goals will necessarily put... 2 months
The FCC tells AT&T it may be violating net neutrality with its DirecTV plans
THE VERGE The FCC has sent a letter to AT&T expressing “serious concerns about the impact of AT&T Mobility's ‘Sponsored Data’ program... 2 months
Net neutrality is suddenly on the chopping block
THE VERGE Against almost all expectations, Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, and suddenly, the future of the open internet looks radically different. Continue reading… 2 months
Virgin Media probes net neutrality limits in UK with zero-rated Facebook apps
THE VERGE UK mobile carrier Virgin Media has announced a new data plan that proves the thorny issue of zero-rating isn’t just a problem in the US.... 3 months
Virgin Media pushes net neutrality rules in UK with zero-rated Facebook apps
THE VERGE UK mobile carrier Virgin Media has announced a new data plan that proves the thorny issue of zero-rating isn’t just a problem in the US.... 3 months
How to be human: being open vs. being adulterous
THE VERGE Leah Reich was one of the first internet advice columnists. Her column "Ask Leah" ran on IGN, where she gave advice to gamers for two and a half years. During... 3 months
Reminder: You should Google your name plus ‘the hedgehog’
THE VERGE Everyday internet wisdom tells us that if you can dream it, it exists online. I’ve used this technique with great success to find everything from knickknacks for my apartment to... 3 months
Net neutrality is up for debate at CRTC hearings
CBC CRTC hearings this week could affect your monthly wireless bill. They will also cover differential pricing and net neutrality. 3 months
Yahoo open sources its porn-detecting neural network
TechCrunch  Ever wonder how things get marked NSFW on the internet? It’s Yahoo. Yahoo does it — with their special-made, smut-trained, porn-detecting neural network. And now you can, too, because the team behind the system... 4 months
'We need to fix this': Big telcos hoard fibre optic networks despite CRTC order
CBC Fibre optic cable capable of carrying more than 1,000 megabits of data per second has been called the future of... 4 months
Video of rapper booted from Uber ride for smoking weed lights up internet - CNET
CNET Rapper Unc Imo, 60, is very open about the fact that he smokes a certain medicine for his... 4 months
In praise of the internet's best festival, which is going away
THE VERGE For the past five years, XOXO Fest has ended with a warning that there might never be another one. The event — an annual gathering of 1,200... 4 months
Outgoing FCC chief Tom Wheeler offers final defense of net neutrality