Senate Votes To Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User DataThe Republican-led Senate has voted to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information.
FCC: Over 12,000 911 Calls Failed During AT&T OutageAn investigation by the U.S. federal telecom regulator says about 12,600 callers couldn't reach 911 directly from their cellphones during a five-hour AT&T outage on March 8.
Dallas Mayor Acknowledges 911 Call Center Understaffed, Will FixDallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says staffing at the city's 911 call center has been understaffed for years.
I-Team: T-Mobile 911 Looping Problem Started In OctoberThe Dallas Police Department first alerted the public about the T-Mobile issue on its blog on February 7. The city put out memo addressing the issue a week later.
AT&T 911 Problem Fixed, But No Word On What HappenedThe FCC says it is unacceptable that for 5 hours people couldn't use this to call for help.
FCC Concerned About AT&T's Data Cap ExemptionsAT&T lets customers watch video on DIRECTV apps without eating into monthly data allotments. Federal regulators said that these exemptions are concerning, and could hurt competition.
FCC Beefs Up Emergency Cellphone AlertsThe federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.
FCC Delays Vote On Much-Disputed Cable Box RulesFederal regulators have delayed a vote on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes. Consumers could potentially save hundreds of dollars each year if they don't have to buy or rent a cable box.
Court Tosses Data Speed Reduction Lawsuit Against AT&TA federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit by federal officials which claimed that AT&T misled millions of smartphone customers with unlimited data plans who had their internet speeds cut.
AT&T Forced To Pay Millions In FinesThousands of customers, including many small businesses, will receive refunds.
Watchdog Group Calls TV Content Ratings FlawedThe television content ratings system consistently fails to protect children from adult fare and must be overhauled, a watchdog group said Monday. A study faulted the 20-year-old system over how shows are rated.
Verizon To Pay $1.35 Million In 'Supercookie' SettlementVerizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its 'supercookie' that the government said followed phone customers on the internet without their permission. Verizon will also have to get an explicit 'yes' from customers for some kinds of tracking.