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A Complete List of Things the FCC Doesn’t Want You To See

Interesting to note how many potential regulations were not released while simultaneously being asked for public comment on them.

Source: A Complete List of Things the FCC Doesn’t Want You To See

Way to Go, FCC. Now Manufacturers Are Locking Down Routers

Thanks, FCC, for making our lives less secure. All you had to do was leave well-enough alone.

At least one large manufacturer has reacted to the new rules by locking down software. And more could follow.

Source: Way to Go, FCC. Now Manufacturers Are Locking Down Routers | WIRED

Hey FCC, Don’t Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers

Preventing any technology from being examined and/or altered by the purchaser creates a sort of technological feudalism where faceless corporate entities decide what’s best for the people and their lives. If I want to alter a radio to make it work better, I should be allowed to do so so long as it does not violate other legitimate spectrum uses. If I want to alter my car to run better or build a better mousetrap, I should be allowed to do so as well. DRM, the DMCA, and the special-interest groups that defend them are destroying freedom at every turn. Have some sense, FCC!

Proposed rules by the FCC have digital watchdogs and open source advocates worried that manufacturers will lock down routers. Here’s why that matters and what you can do about it.

Source: Hey FCC, Don’t Lock Down Our Wi-Fi Routers | WIRED

FCC Reminds AT&T It Was Insane to Offer Unlimited Data

AT&T used to use unlimited data plans as a selling point. Whoops.

Source: FCC Reminds AT&T It Was Insane to Offer Unlimited Data | WIRED

AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data

It’s one of the biggest fines ever levied by the FCC against a telecom provider.

Source: AT&T just got hit with a $100 million fine after slowing down its ‘unlimited’ data

Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start

The demise of the merger is unqualified good news for content producers. But what about cable and broadband customers?

Source: Stopping the Comcast–Time Warner Merger Is Only the Start – The New Yorker

Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal

The world is paying attention to internet policy in a way that it never has before.

Source: Comcast Can Blame Us All for Sinking Its Time Warner Deal | WIRED