FCC chair seeks to scrap open Internet access rules

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish. Ajit Pai followed through on a pledge to try to repeal “net neutrality” More...

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By Associated Press On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
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Hulu faces lawsuit over lack of audio track for the blind

BOSTON (AP) — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind and visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies. The More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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FCC weakens media ownership limits

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators have weakened rules meant to support independent local media. Now, one company can own newspapers and broadcast stations in one market, undoing a ban in place since 1975. More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Twitter rolls out double character count after testing

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Twitter announced Tuesday it is doubling the character limit for most users’ tweets after two months of testing shows the possibility of expanded content shouldn’t “substantially More...

By Guest Poster On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Reports: Broadcom making return to US, plans to buy Qualcomm in bid

WASHINGTON (UPI/Reuters) — Broadcom Ltd. will bring $20 billion in revenue to the United States when it relocates its headquarters from Singapore, President Donald Trump said Thursday when he hosted the More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Tesla shares drop after posting wider-than-expected loss

PALO ALTO, Calif. (CNBC) — Tesla shares fell Wednesday after the company posted a wider-than-expected loss as it spent heavily to ramp up production of its Model 3, its first mass market electric sedan. Complications More...

By United Press International On Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Facebook release: We’re now requiring disclosures for political ads

MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook on Friday said it is going to start requiring buyers of political advertisements to verify their identities and disclose who paid for the ads. The move brings Facebook More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...

By United Press International On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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BNP to cut links with shale and tar sands groups

PARIS (UPI/Financial Times) — Paris-based global banker BNP Paribas announced Wednesday it would no longer do business with companies whose primary activity involves oil and gas extracted from shale deposits, More...

By Guest Poster On Tuesday, October 10th, 2017
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GRANT: After Equifax breach, blockchain can give control back to consumers

Former Equifax CEO Rick Smith, in testimony to Congress last week, dodged repeated questions from Sen. Elizabeth Warren about whether consumers do, or should, own the personal data that makes up their identities. More...

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