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March 30, 2017 1:17 AM FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur Wave of TV Industry Mergers

Proposal would restore ‘UHF discount’ in calculating audience share WASHINGTON—Federal regulators plan to reverse an Obama-era rule that prevented major television-station owners from buying stations or readily selling themselves, a move that could touch off a wave of deals among media companies. The proposal, which would effectively loosen a national 44

March 29, 2017 7:57 PM Congress Just Made It Harder for You to Shield Yourself From Internet Discrimination

Did you spend eight hours binge-watching Netflix last night? Or did you search the Internet to read about birth control options, find a new church, or research ways to get involved with your local political party? If so, there’s an important fact you should know: Information about the websites you visited or the time you spent using certain apps is not as private 50

March 28, 2017 10:58 PM As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Both chambers of the U.S. Congress have voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules for Internet service providers. President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect 81

March 28, 2017 10:18 PM House Votes in Favor of Letting ISPs Sell Your Browsing History

Your internet history and browsing habits are for sale, and the House voted Tuesday to keep it that way, rolling back rules that would have barred internet service providers from selling your data without consent. The measure would bar the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules it passed last year, during President Barack Obama's administration 60

March 28, 2017 10:14 PM House passes bill undoing Obama internet privacy rule

The House on Tuesday voted in favor of blocking internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year, sending the bill to President Trump, who is expected to sign it into law. The FCC rules would have given consumers greater control over what their internet service provider can do with their data. The regulations would 54

March 28, 2017 10:00 PM The House just voted to wipe out the FCC’s landmark Internet privacy protections

House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday, by a margin of 215-205, to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for Web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration. It also marks a sharp, partisan pivot toward letting Internet providers collect and sell their customers' Web browsing history, location 83

March 24, 2017 6:24 PM Trump touts Charter hiring that was in works for two years

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday touted Charter Communications Inc's decision to invest $25 billion in the United States and a plan the company announced before he was elected to hire 20,000 workers over four years. At a White House event with the second-largest U.S. cable company's Chief Executive Thomas Rutledge and Texas Governor Greg Abbott 62

March 23, 2017 10:20 PM Overnight Regulation: Senate moves to strike Obama-era internet privacy rules

Welcome to Overnight Regulation, your daily rundown of news from the federal agencies, courts, Capitol Hill and beyond. It's Thursday evening here in Washington, where GOP leaders were forced to postpone a vote on their ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill as they scrambled for votes. The Senate voted Thursday to strike down Obama-era Internet privacy rules 72

March 23, 2017 7:25 PM U.S. Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules

In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission. The U.S. Senate has a lot going on: confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee, negotiations on repealing the Affordable Care Act, votes on gun sales regulations and bear-hunting rules for Alaska 47

March 23, 2017 6:37 PM March 911 Outage Affected More Than 12,000 Callers

FCC probes breakdown that occurred after AT&T made changes to its network More than 12,000 AT&T Inc. wireless customers couldn’t get through to 911 during a five-hour outage earlier this month, federal regulators said Thursday. The outage occurred on March 8, starting in parts of the central and eastern U.S. before spreading to the rest of the country 32