FCC Votes To Give Phone Companies Power To Block Robocalls From Reaching YouThe Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to give wireless phone carriers the right to block those calls automatically, without needing the customer’s permission.
FCC Warns About New 'One-Ring' Robocall ScamThe FCC says the robocalls have a "222" area code, and tend to happen late at night.
FCC Chair Promises New Rules As Net Neutrality Ends TodayAs the FCC rolls back net neutrality rules, the commission says consumers will be protected under new"Restoring Internet Freedom" rules.
Senate Dems Win Significant Victory To Preserve Net Neutrality RulesDemocrats in the Senate squeaked out a major victory in their effort to save Obama-era net neutrality protections.
How Do Scammers Call You With Your Own Phone Number?Have you ever gotten a phone call from your own number? Or one that was just a few digits off? It’s the latest illegal scam to get you to answer your phone – neighborhood spoofing.
FCC Chairman: Hawaii Didn't Have Safeguards In Place To Prevent Mistaken Missile AlertThe chairman of the FCC said Sunday that it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent missile strike.
Mark Hamill Battles FCC, Ted Cruz in 'Net Neutrality' Twitter WarActor Mark Hamill, best known for his role as Luke Skywalker, the savior of the galaxy in the iconic Star Wars universe, never shies away from a fight… even on Twitter.
FCC Votes To Undo Obama-Era Net Neutrality RulesThe agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday.
Schneiderman: FCC Agrees To Cooperate With Probe On Bot Comments About Net NeutralityNew York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the Federal Communications Commission has agreed to cooperate with his investigation into how millions of fake comments spammed the agency’s servers.
News On the Rocks: Ajit Pai - From His Transistor Radio, to FCC ChairmanA kid who grew up listening to radio is now in control of it. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was the child of immigrants from India who arrived in the United States with nothing but a transistor radio and $10.
Senators To NFL: Drop The 'Blackout Rule' Or We MightThe Federal Communications Commission voted this fall to stop enforcing the NFL's blackout policy, but the action did not end blackouts, which are written into the NFL's private contracts with broadcast and cable companies.
Marriott Fined $600,000 For Jamming Guests' Wi-Fi NetworksMarriott International will pay the government a $600,000 fine for jamming conference attendees' own Wi-Fi networks at one of its hotels, forcing them instead to pay as much as $1,000 each to use the hotel's own connection.
911 Text Technology Coming By Year's End Under Federal StatuteThe text 911 technology rolled out Thursday in several upstate New York counties and will soon arrive closer to home.
FCC Chairman: Cell Phone Calls On Planes Up To Each AirlineAs one part of the federal government looks to remove restrictions on making phone calls from airplanes, another agency is apparently considering its own prohibition.
FCC Holds Hearings On Sandy Communication FailuresIn addition to the physical devastation of superstorm Sandy, communications were disabled for many and the Federal Communications Commission is now holding hearings to try and prevent those failures in the future.