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United States | NEW SCHNEIDER BILL WOULD CRACKDOWN ON IRRITATING TELEPHONE SCAM CALLS

Discourage Dishonest Dialing Act would require FCC to implement technology to allow consumers to identify and decline scam calls that impersonate local numbers United States – Today, Congressman Brad Schneider announced new legislation to crackdown on telephone scam calls that impersonate local numbers by giving consumers the ability to recognize and shutdown these annoying calls. … Continue reading United States | NEW SCHNEIDER BILL WOULD CRACKDOWN ON IRRITATING TELEPHONE SCAM CALLS

AUSTIN, Texas | FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s operators $15,000 — a fine the FCC says in a lawsuit the operators are refusing to pay. The lawsuit … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

Robocall Volumes Shatter the National Record for Fourth Straight Month

IRVINE, Calif./ July 12, 2018 (STL.News) — The American public was inundated by 4.12 billion robocalls in June, setting a new national record for the fourth consecutive month and spiking 63% over the monthly total from June of last year. That record pace equaled roughly 1,591 robocalls placed every second during June, or 137.5 million … Continue reading Robocall Volumes Shatter the National Record for Fourth Straight Month

SACRAMENTO, Calif | Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California legislation that was billed as one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to revive net neutrality was watered down during a tense legislative hearing Wednesday, leading the author to repudiate what he called a “mutilated” bill. The legislation has been closely watched by energetic net neutrality advocates, who quickly denounced … Continue reading SACRAMENTO, Calif | Net neutrality backers fume as California bill watered down

NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

NEW YORK (AP) — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. The repeal of “net neutrality” took … Continue reading NEW YORK | Your internet use could change as ‘net neutrality’ ends

Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules

OLYMPIA, Wash./March 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Washington became the first state Monday to set up its own net-neutrality requirements after U.S. regulators repealed Obama-era rules that banned internet providers from blocking content or interfering with online traffic. “We know that when D.C. fails to act, Washington state has to do so,” Gov. Jay Inslee said … Continue reading Washington becomes 1st state to approve net-neutrality rules

Hawaii worker who sent false alert had problems but kept job

HONOLULU /January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Hawaii emergency management officials knew for years that an employee had problems performing his job. Then, he sent a false alert warning of an imminent missile attack earlier this month. The worker had mistakenly believed drills for tsunami and fire warnings were actual events, and colleagues were not comfortable working with … Continue reading Hawaii worker who sent false alert had problems but kept job

Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal

NEW YORK /January 16, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — The expected wave of litigation against the Federal Communications Commission‘s repeal of net-neutrality rules has begun. A group of attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued Tuesday to block the rules. So did Mozilla, the maker of the Firefox browser, public-interest group Free Press and New … Continue reading Wave of lawsuits filed to block net-neutrality repeal