Notice: Your phones and other devices will activate at 2:18pm ET Wednesday, and here’s why

“On Wednesday at 2:18 p.m. EDT almost all the cell phones in the country will go off in the first nationwide test of a wireless emergency alert system,” Stephanie Ebbs reports for ABC News. “FEMA officials say they expect the alert to reach 75 percent of wireless-enabled devices, including cell phones and smartwatches. The alert […]

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The Trump Administration sues California over Net Neutrality Law

“The US Justice Department on Sunday sued California to force it to abandon a law, passed earlier in the day, to protect ‘net neutrality’ aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally,” AFP reports. “On Sunday California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that re-established net neutrality in his state,” AFP reports. “‘Under […]

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AT&T fined $5.25M for ‘911’ call outages that impacted more than 15,000 users

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and AT&T on Thursday issued a joint statement saying the telco will pay out $5.25 million to settle a government probe into two “911” service outages. According to an FCC statement, the pair of nationwide outages occurred in 2017 as a result of planned VoLTE network modifications that inadvertently affected […]

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Net Neutrality is officially DEAD

(By Keith Collins of NYTimes.com): It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday. The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet providers from charging more for certain content or […]

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