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  1. spam phone calls
    FCC Says Carriers Have Until 2019 to Stop RobocallsThe FCC is just as sick and tired of constant spam calls as you are.
  2. select all
    Justice Department Sues California Over Net-Neutrality LawJeff Sessions was ready and waiting.
  3. select all
    How New FCC Rollbacks Could Cut Off Rural Americans From the InternetNearly 24 percent of all rural Americans reported major barriers to high-speed internet access.
  4. Targeted ‘Attack’ on FCC Was Just John Oliver FansThe FCC inspector general disputes a previous claim about a DDoS attack.
  5. FCC Throws Wrench Into Sinclair Media MegadealIt once seemed inevitable that the conservative juggernaut would further its local news reach, but no longer.
  6. Local News Is Turning Into Trump TV, Even Though Their Viewers Don’t Want ItAmericans prefer unbiased local news. But media consolidation makes it profitable for stations to broadcast biased national news, anyway.
  7. Harlem Shake Creator Is ‘Taking Action’ Against FCC Chairman for His Awful VideoFCC chairman Ajit Pai used Harlem Shake in an anti-net-neutrality video earlier this week.
  8. last night on late night
    Late-Night Shows Slam Net-Neutrality Vote, Host Funeral for the Internet“The only thing that should slow your internet speed is the number of people also sitting in Starbucks working on their screenplays.”
  9. Fake Americans Dominated the Net-Neutrality DebateBots inundated the FCC with anti-net-neutrality comments. And the Trump administration is hampering an investigation into how that happened.
  10. The Fight Over Net Neutrality Is a Protection RacketNice internet you have there — a shame if something happened to it.
  11. Without Net Neutrality, What Happens to My Netflix?It’s net neutrality versus Netflix, and you’ll be the loser.
  12. Here’s How the FCC Plans to Ruin the Open InternetA big win for telecom and a huge loss for everyone else.
  13. Trump’s FCC Clears the Way for Big Players to Dominate Local NewsFor the first time since 1975, a right-wing billionaire can now own a newspaper and a TV station in the same media market.
  14. GAO to Investigate Fishy Claims That FCC Comment System Was ‘Hacked’The public was supposed to deliver feedback on net-neutrality rollbacks when the weirdest thing happened: The FCC got hacked!
  15. FCC Asks Apple to Activate FM Radio Chip That Doesn’t ExistThe secret FM radio in your phone could save your life. If Apple will turn it on.
  16. Steve Bannon Has a Good Idea, Not That He’s Going to Do Anything About ItHow else do you stop the globalist Facebook conspiracy?
  17. Net-Neutrality Protests Result in Millions of Comments to the GovernmentThe FCC and Congress have a lot of reading to do.
  18. The Free, Open Internet Is Doomed for the Foreseeable FutureWhy raise your voice when nobody is willing to listen?
  19. FCC Begins Effort to Let Your Cable Company Screw YouThe commission opened debate on rolling back consumer protections.
  20. John Oliver Gives an Update on the FCC’s Net-Neutrality Comments SectionBecause of a weird FCC quirk, you should pause your net-neutrality outrage for the time being.
  21. Bots Are Fighting for Control of the FCC’s Comments SectionSomeone’s using the names and addresses of real people to flood the zone against net neutrality.
  22. feuds
    The FCC Insists That John Oliver’s Audience Did Not Crash Its Comments SectionThe FCC would very much like to be excluded from this narrative.
  23. controversies
    WGA Comes to Stephen Colbert’s Defense Against FCC and #FireColbert ControversyFCC Commissioner Ajit Pai is incurring late night’s wrath.
  24. select all
    It’s Time for a Grassroots Movement Toward Better Online PrivacyCongress won’t fight for you. Corporations won’t protect you. It’s only going to get worse.
  25. FCC Shifts Broadband-Subsidy Oversight to States Incapable of Handling ItIt’s a move that benefits monopolies and punishes smaller ISPs.
  26. GOP Senator Wants to Let Your ISP Sell Your Info to Advertisers AgainAnother consumer protection could quickly get rolled back under the new Washington regime.
  27. The FCC Blocks 9 ISPs From Providing Broadband Access to the PoorThe FCC wants to cut back on government programs that increase access.
  28. The Mobile Emergency-Alert System Is Getting an UpgradeThe character limit will quadruple, for more precise messages.
  29. The FCC Wants to Let Us Choose What the Internet Knows About UsEver wonder why you get travel ads after you visit Expedia.com?
  30. FCC Proposes Internet Subsidy for Low-Income HouseholdsThe internet is now a necessity, not a luxury.
  31. How Net Neutrality, Unloved by Very Powerful People, Made ItWhy did the Obama administration go net-neutrality crazy last fall? 
  32. FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rules, and Broadband Companies Are MiffedVerizon protests with Morse code and typewriters. 
  33. Rupert Murdoch Waiting Around for Rules to Change Before Buying More NewspapersThe FCC is taking forever.
  34. last night on late night
    Late Night: The 30 Rock Cast Played CharadesPlus: Adam Levine talked American Horror Story, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  35. The Fairness Doctrine Is Off the BooksThe FCC finally vanquishes the ghost of “balanced discussion.”
  36. The Former Heads of the FCC and FHA Will Soon Be Lobbying for the Industries They RegulatedD.C.’s revolving door and the “Mercedes divide.”
  37. Apple Finally Lets Google Voice on the iPhoneAnd it only took sixteen months!
  38. Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC MergerThey may put some limits on Comcast, but they won’t stop the deal.
  39. Has Google Street View Been Up to No Good?Feds investigate whether the search giant swept up confidential information from unprotected wireless networks.
  40. Fox Rebuffs FCC’s Offer to Mediate in Cablevision SpatYou could lose your Fox 5 tomorrow morning!
  41. fcc
    Court Rules the FCC’s Indecency Policy Is Itself IndecentAnd violates the first amendment.
  42. adam lambert
    Adam Lambert’s AMA Performance Offended Lots of PeopleAnd he’s making no apologies.
  43. Marketing Gimmicks
    Maloney & Porcelli Encourages You to Fudge Your ReceiptsA new app facilitates FCC fraud.
  44. f-bombs
    FCC Allowed to Fine for ‘Fleeting Expletives’The “one-free-expletive rule” no longer stands, sadly.
  45. outrage
    Family Guy Draws Ire of Parents Television CouncilAnd no, the complaint wasn’t about the show not being funny.
  46. Obama to Name FCC ChairJulius Genachowski, a former Harvard classmate of the president’s, is likely to get the job, according to reports.
  47. it just happened
    Court Overturns Indecency Fine for ‘Wardrobe Malfunction’; Timberlake Sings About It on ESPNCBS will not be held accountable for the Super Bowl halftime show, but will Justin Timberlake be held accountable for his crappy ESPYs song?
  48. New York Media Still Grieving Over Sue Simmons’s F-BombThe print media can’t stop writing about it. It’s almost as if thousands of people DIDN’T die in China this week.
  49. the take
    Bono Would Call Appeals-Court Decision ‘Fucking Brilliant’
  50. FCC Decency Case Goes Meta Good: People like Cher swearing on live television. Better: A gaggle of Fox and FCC attorneys arguing, at New York’s U.S. Court of Appeals yesterday, about guidelines for fining networks that allow people like Cher to swear on live television — and using plenty of examples. Mind-Blowingly Fucking Brilliant: C-SPAN airing said argument live. (Cable networks aren’t governed by the same rules as over-the-air broadcasts.) F-bombs Away at FCC Wrangle [NYDN]