Net Neutrality: Goodbye Open Internet?

By: Tuesday January 14, 2014 6:52 pm

Today marks a moment long dreaded — the beginning of the end of net neutrality.

 

The Future of Our Communications Networks: Strong Enough to Weather Us Through the Storm?

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 7:30 pm

A year ago this week, Superstorm Sandy wrought unprecedented damage up and down the East Coast. The rest of the nation watched as residents in the line of the storm documented destruction in real time online, and reached out to emergency services and loved ones, demonstrating the vital necessity of a resilient communications infrastructure.

The Future of Our Communications Networks: Strong Enough to Weather Us Through the Storm?

By: Friday October 25, 2013 5:30 pm

A year ago this week, Superstorm Sandy wrought unprecedented damage up and down the East Coast. The rest of the nation watched as residents in the line of the storm documented destruction in real time online, and reached out to emergency services and loved ones, demonstrating the vital necessity of a resilient communications infrastructure.

Late Night: Who Needs a Bathtub?

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 8:00 pm

Why don’t we just admit that Grover Norquist’s work here in these United States is, well, done? Yes, the federal government is technically back in business, but only just in time to let Foster Farms continue selling salmonella-tainted chicken, JPMorgan Chase escape its latest fraud with a laughably small fine, and Sinclair Broadcast Group snap up a dozen or so more local television stations. And that’s just this week.

Fact Checked: Hannity Causing Immediate Harm to Consumers

By: Thursday October 24, 2013 2:05 pm

In a galling display of disregard for the public interest, Sean Hannity has been broadcasting provably false information on radio and TV about the Affordable Care Act. Salon’s “Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare” uncovered how he distorted the stories of three couples to imply that they were worse off under Obamacare’s new rules. In fact, the couples are now able to get more coverage for less money, but Hannity did not retract his report.

The Ted Cruz Shutdown: Internet Freedom Edition

By: Wednesday October 23, 2013 2:11 pm

The FCC desperately needs a progressive champion to protect Internet users and advocate for consumer rights. Big Telecom is waging warfare in every direction, and the FCC has a lot of work to do to keep this under control.

But there’s one man that stands in the way of all this; Senator Ted Cruz, up to his old tricks again.

Limbaugh Returns to Slutgate, Calling Educated Moms “Lushes” Who “End Up at the Motel”

By: Sunday July 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Rush Limbaugh sure knows how to get folks to talk about him, but he’s hit a new bottom on his website with a venomous smear of “mommies” who are ”too educated” and have become bored by their children.

Obama FCC Chairman Nominee Walking Conflict of Interest

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 10:15 am

As twilight strikes the Obama Administration, the vigorous campaign pledges of reforming Washington’s insider culture appear abandoned. Beltway Insider could scarcely apply to anyone more appropriately than President Obama’s nominee for Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler.

Murdochopoly

By: Sunday March 31, 2013 5:20 pm

Rupert Murdoch is looking to buy the Los Angeles Times. Should the FCC let him?

Will Google Buy Its Way Out of Trouble for a Mere $7 Million?

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 11:30 am

Reports were circulating in the tech press Friday that serial privacy violator Google is about to cut a deal with state attorneys general to close their investigation of the Wi-Spy scandal.

Remember what happened? Google sent specially equipped cars to travel the highways and byways of the world snapping photos of everything they passed. What Google did not say was that they were also sniffing out Wi-Fi networks and sucking up private data on those networks.

They got passwords, account numbers and email messages, including in France a couple trying to arrange an extramarital affair.

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