FCC

Everyone's missing the other part of the net neutrality debate — Big Tech is poised to become even more powerful

• <b>The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to repeal its net neutrality rules.</b>• <b><br>The repeal is good news for Facebook, Google, Amazon, and the other big internet companies that have deep pockets and can afford to pay any tolls put in place by the</b> <b>internet providers.</b>• <b><br>The repeal could make</b> …

Internet

Washington Did A Lot This Week And America's Schools Will Feel It

Hello and welcome to another roundup of the top education stories. It's been a long week and a lot has happened. Here's our recap.<p><b>The FCC votes to repeal net neutrality regulations</b><p>The Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era rules that restrict …

Education

Can Net Neutrality Be Restored? Democrats Want To Force A Senate Vote To Overturn The FCC's Decision

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted by a 3-2 margin to undo the Obama administration's net neutrality rules, a controversial …

Government

Extra charges for Facebook and YouTube? Never, I say

LOS ANGELES — Like turning on lights and making phone calls, we consider it a right that we can watch free entertainment on YouTube, post travel photos on Facebook and listen to online music.<p>After all, we treat Internet providers another utility, just like the electric or phone company, with our …

IMac Pro

Stephen Colbert Suggests That Trump Would Befriend Cannibals — But the Insanity Doesn't Stop There

It's no secret “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert despises President Donald Trump. In fact, the majority of his show focuses on making fun of or …

Conservative View

While you’re looking the other way, Trump is changing America for decades to come

The president’s incendiary tweets and the Russia scandal distract us from decisions that are reshaping the internet, the environment and democracy<p>Now twice as long, his tweets are half as good. The early-morning dispatches from the iPhone of Donald Trump, often sent while he lies in bed, propped up …

Opinion

How Trump just signed his presidential death warrant with net neutrality vote

Young people are angry (more than usual).<p>Thursday’s vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to end net neutrality affects America’s …

Jessica Rosenworcel

Stephen Colbert has the only net neutrality explainer you need to watch

Unless you were living under a rock yesterday, you probably heard that the Federal Communications Commission voted to overturn the net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

Exclusive: FCC plans to fine Sinclair $13.3 million over undisclosed commercials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission plans to fine Sinclair Broadcasting Corp $13.3 million after it failed to properly disclose that paid programming that aired on local TV stations was sponsored by a cancer institute, three people briefed on the matter told Reuters.<p>The …

Jessica Rosenworcel

New 4K HDR TV? What You Need To Know About Streaming Bandwidth & Content Alternatives

<b>Stephan Jukic – December 15, 2017</b>Actual native 4K TV content for 4K ultra HD TVs can come from many sources, both digital and physical. In addition …

Televisions

FCC proposal would allow elite control of the Internet

Regarding the Dec. 13 Economy & Business article “Plan to kill rules on net neutrality deeply unpopular”:<p>Founder James Madison said a concern in formulating the Constitution was to “protect the minority of the opulent against the majority.” History shows this idea as a constant struggle from below …

Opinion

Trump Printed Out Every Regulation Created Since 1960, What Were They?

The same day the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Obama-era net neutrality legislation, President Donald Trump stood in the …

Business

Opinion: Three stock winners, three losers in net neutrality ruling

The repeal of net neutrality rules was met with outrage and disappointment by many.<p>Those widely considered to be the founding fathers of the modern …

Business

Ted Cruz Celebrates the End of Net Neutrality: Your Texas Roundup

Ted Cruz Celebrates the End of Net Neutrality: Your Texas Roundup<p>Plus: A top Ken Paxton aide resigns after calling sexual assault survivors …

Net Neutrality

Corporate Media Allowed Net Neutrality to Die in Silence

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to repeal net neutrality rules, which will allow internet service providers to block or slow …

Journalism

Star Wars’ Mark Hamill Cuts Down FCC’s Ajit Pai: ‘A Jedi You Are Not’

The ‘Last Jedi’ star—aka Luke Skywalker—is not happy about the FCC chairman’s decision to dismantle net neutrality, and let his fury be known on …

Culture

Must-See Moments: Text Messages Prove Bias and Corruption in FBI

The Daily Signal’s Facebook Live show “Top 10” features the top news stories of the week—many of which have gone either misreported or underreported …

Conservative View

Comcast to be “unleashed” on rivals when NBC merger conditions expire | Ars Technica

Breakup of Comcast and NBC should be explored, senator says.<p>Yesterday's repeal of net neutrality rules isn't the only good news Comcast is getting …

Net Neutrality

Forget Neutrality

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to end net neutrality — a rule that required internet providers to treat all web traffic equally.<p>The decision was really controversial. And a lot of the controversy boils down to a single number. As luck would have it, that number is today's …

Internet

Seth Meyers says any room Omarosa enters becomes 'a Situation Room'

On Thursday, the government did something most Americans opposed and there was chaos and drama at the White House — so, just your average day in …

Seth Meyers

Here's how Trump is trying to undo Obama's work

A year of dysfunction in Congress and the GOP failure to repeal the Affordable Care Act has fueled a popular narrative that President Trump has …

Barack Obama

State cell phone exposure guidelines echo Berkeley

BERKELEY — The California Department of Public Health this week issued guidelines on reducing people’s exposure to radio frequency energy from cell …

Scientific Research

California activists applaud state’s new cell phone safety advisory

SACRAMENTO — California’s new cell-phone safety guidelines issued this week for adults and children are being welcomed by the public health, …

Public Health

How Ridley Scott replaced Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer in All the Money in the World in just 9 days, amidst Sony's heavy publicity push and award buzz

11:40 PM ET, December 15, 2017<p><b>Star Wars: The Last Jedi opened with a box-office gross of $45M, the second-largest Thursday preview in North America,</b> …

Christopher Plummer

The daily business briefing: December 15, 2017

1.<p>Split FCC votes to end net neutrality rules<p>The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to repeal the Obama administration's landmark …

Ajit Pai

Disney Would Pay Fox $2.5 Billion If Regulators Block Acquisition

If Fox backs out, it will have to pay Disney $1.53 billion.<p>The Walt Disney Co. has made a $2.5 billion bet that it will gain approval from regulators …

Bob Iger

Trump's White House Is Full of White Men, Not Diverse Like Sarah Huckabee Sanders Says

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged a question about how many black senior staffers work under President Donald Trump on Thursday, …

Donald Trump

The FCC repealed net neutrality — and cable companies fell (CMCSA, TMUS, TWX, S, VZ, CHTR)

• <b>The Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>Many of the major telecom companies were down after the vote.</b><p>The Federal Communications Commission, chaired by Ajit Pai, voted to reclassify the internet as a Class I utility, turning over so-called net …

Net Neutrality

Is Revolution in the U.S. Brewing?

Get ready, America. According to a new study on inequality and revolutions throughout history, the United States soon may experience a profound …

Liberal View

Calif. Health Dept. Warns on Cellphone Use - Thu., Dec. 14, 2017

<b>Dr. Karen Smith</b><p>Keep cellphones away from your body and don’t sleep near one at night, says the California Dept. of Public Health.<p>“Although the …

Surveillance