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Reading: After deregulatory blitz, FCC scrambles to prevent ISP abuse during pandemic

From After deregulatory blitz, FCC scrambles to prevent ISP abuse during pandemic

And on the same note of incompetence and ideological deregulation, we now risk having access to the non-existent coronavirus testing triage site.

Under pressure from the Federal Communications Commission, Internet service providers today pledged to waive late fees and keep customers connected when they miss payments due to the coronavirus pandemic. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that many ISPs signed his “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.” But while the pledge prevents disconnections and late fees, Pai was unwilling or unable to convince ISPs to waive data caps during the pandemic.

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Reading: Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data? • The Register

From Congress to FCC: Where’s the damn report on mobile companies selling location data? • The Register

It’s been 18 months since it emerged that US mobile companies were selling the location data to their tens of millions of users with little or no oversight, and Congress wants to know what the hell the FCC is doing about it.

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