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Telstra blocks access to 4chan, 8chan, LiveLeak in Australia
Telstra and other internet service providers have made the extraordinary decision to block access to 4chan ...
censorship  ISP 
yesterday by joeybaker
Stalkers and Debt Collectors Impersonate Cops to Trick Big Telecom Into Giving Them Cell Phone Location Data
In several cases, a stalker impersonated a US Marshal and reported a fake kidnapping in order to get telecom companies to give them real-time cell phone location data.
ISP  surveillanceState  corporateIncompetence 
13 days ago by joeybaker
Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Ajit Pai’s FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
netNeutrality  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption  ISP 
25 days ago by joeybaker
Ex-FCC counselor says Verizon 'abdicated' its public safety role in California fires
A former counselor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman under President Obama said on Monday that the agency under President Trump “abdicated” its role in public safety, citing connectivity issues during last year’s ma
ISP  corporateCorruption  corporateIncompetence 
6 weeks ago by joeybaker
T-Mobile announced a merger needing Trump administration approval. The next day, 9 executives had reservations at Trump’s hotel.
Such visits raise questions about whether patronizing the president’s private business is viewed as a way to influence public policy, critics said.
trumpCorruption  corporateCorruption  ISP 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
AT&T Execs Think It's Really Funny They Misled Consumers About 5G Availability
So earlier this month, we noted how AT&T had pissed off competitors and consumers alike by pretending its existing fourth generation wireless network (4G) was actually 5G. More specifically, AT&T has been changing the “4G”..
ISP  corporateIndemnity  corporateLies 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
AT&T Preps for New Layoffs Despite Billions in Tax Breaks and Regulatory Favors
Internal documents obtained by Motherboard show that the company is preparing for layoffs—megamergers, deregulation, and tax breaks aren’t providing the public benefits AT&T promised.
ISP  corporateLies  governmentMalfeasance  corporateConsolidation 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Despite promises to stop, US cell carriers are still selling your real-time phone location data
Last year, four of the largest U.S. cell carriers were caught selling and sending real-time location data of their customers to shady companies that sold it on to big spenders, who would use the data to track anyone “within seconds” for whatever reason they wanted. At first, little-know…
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  informationObscurity  userIsTheProduct 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Carriers can sell your location to bounty hunters because ISP privacy is broken.
Motherboard reports that there is now a black market where you can buy the location of any phone.
ISP  corporateCorruption  surveillanceState  informationObscurity 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Spammers bombarded mobile phones in the US with 48 million robocalls in 2018
Preliminary year-end data is in on the explosive growth in robocalls to cell phones in the US, with more people than ever getting bombarded by calls from spammers and marketers who go to great lengths to trick you into answering their call. Robocall management company YouMail has been tracking the volume of calls and says that 2018 saw 48 million of them harass cell phone owners in the US last year, up 60 percent from 2017. That’s a huge jump in...
advertising  userIsTheProduct  ISP  corporateIncompetence  corporateCorruption 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
This Western Mass. town rejected Comcast and built its own broadband network - The Boston Globe
Charlemont is one of several municipalities in Western Massachusetts puzzling over how to ensure that decisions about connectivity stay in local hands.
ISP  corporateConsolidation  localizedGovernment  win 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
As a final "fuck you" to its userbase, Tumblr blocked archivists just before starting the NSFW content purge.
By now, of course, you’re aware that the Verizon-owned Tumblr (which was bought by Yahoo, which was bought by Verizon and merged into “Oath” with AOL and other no longer relevant properties) has suddenly decided that nothing sexy is...
ISP  corporateIndemnity  intellectualProperty  userIsTheProduct 
december 2018 by joeybaker
New FCC Data Indicates Future Broadband Access for Most Americans Will Be a Monopoly
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) produced its first Communications Marketplace Report, a biannual report recently required by Congress, to comprehensively assess the status of America’s communications and media market. And here’s the good news: if what you want is a choice of slow,...
ISP  corporateConsolidation  corporateIndemnity  governmentIncompetence 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Americans pay more for wireless data than consumers in most other developed countries
Have you ever felt a jolt of panic when eyeing your cellphone bill? If you live in the United States, you’re not alone, according to a recent report by Finnish research firm Rewheel, which found Americans pay more for wireless data than consumers in most developed countries.
ISP  corporateConsolidation 
december 2018 by joeybaker
The FCC Has Made the Same Mistake for Text Messaging That It Did for Net Neutrality
Almost exactly a year ago, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to strip net neutrality protections from the Internet and reclassify Internet Service Providers as an “information service” rather than a “common carrier” telecommunications one. This year, the FCC has voted to classify...
governmentIncompetence  ISP  corporateIndemnity  netNeutrality 
december 2018 by joeybaker
Comcast rejected by small town—residents vote for municipal fiber instead
Comcast offered to wire up Charlemont, Mass. for $462,000—town said, “no.”
localizedGovernment  ISP  win 
december 2018 by joeybaker
From $1.50 To $10 Per Month: How Comcast's Bogus Fees Are False Advertising
For several years now cable and broadband providers have been using hidden fees to covertly jack up their advertised rates. These fees, which utilize a rotating crop of bullshit names, help these companies falsely advertise one rate, then sock the...
ISP  corporateLies  corporateCorruption  userIsTheProduct 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Comcast raises cable TV bills again—even if you’re under contract
Broadcast TV fee goes from $8 to $10, sports fee rises from $6.50 to $8.25.
ISP  corporateConsolidation 
november 2018 by joeybaker
The average cable bill is now $107 a month, up more than 50% since 2010
The average monthly cost households pay for cable is now up to $107, much of which is due to hidden fees, taxes, and equipment costs.
ISP  corporateConsolidation  corporateCorruption 
november 2018 by joeybaker
FCC Seeks $63M After Lifeline Discounts Used to Buy Ferrari - The Lifeline program is meant to help low-income consumers gain access to broadband and phone services, but one Ohio company owner used it to buy a Ferrari convertible, Cessna jet, and Florida
The Lifeline program is meant to help low-income consumers gain access to broadband and phone services, but one Ohio company owner used it to buy a Ferrari convertible, Cessna jet, and Florida condo. The FCC suggests a fine of $63 million for the violations.
corruption  ISP 
october 2018 by joeybaker
US mobile video suffers from throttling - US ranked just 59th out of 69 countries analysed.
The United States lags behind dozens of other countries when it comes to the quality of streaming video available to mobile users.
ISP  corporateIncompetence 
september 2018 by joeybaker
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