Interesting to note how many potential regulations were not released while simultaneously being asked for public comment on them.
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.
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.
AT&T used to use unlimited data plans as a selling point. Whoops.
It’s one of the biggest fines ever levied by the FCC against a telecom provider.
The demise of the merger is unqualified good news for content producers. But what about cable and broadband customers?