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US government announces nationwide crackdown on robocallers

The US government announced a nationwide crackdown on illegal robocalls on Tuesday, targeting companies and individuals who have collectively placed over 1 billion unwanted calls for financial schemes and other services, according to the Federal Trade Commission. → Read More


A bipartisan Senate bill would tell you how much Facebook and Google make from your data

Two US senators said they are introducing a bill on Monday that could force big tech companies to disclose how much money consumers' personal information is worth to their businesses. → Read More


States threaten their own antitrust moves against tech firms

State attorneys general are warning Silicon Valley's biggest companies they are also planning to get in on the tech crackdown. → Read More

Huawei reportedly gets the green light to participate in Britain’s 5G rollout, a would-be setback for the U.S.

Top British officials have decided to let the Chinese technology giant Huawei help develop an ultra-fast 5G wireless network in the United Kingdom, according to reports, in spite of pressure by U.S. officials to freeze out the company on security grounds. → Read More

AT&T’s streaming service, DirecTV Now, has lost nearly 20 percent of its subscribers in the last 6 months

Price hikes are driving customers toward the exits, but AT&T is determined to increase profits. → Read More

What this week’s Apple-Qualcomm-Intel dance means for the future of 5G

Qualcomm is now alone at the top of the 5G chip market. → Read More

The FCC says it plans to block China Mobile in the U.S. in another swipe at Chinese telecom firms

The announcement could end the state-owned carrier's 8-year effort to gain access to U.S. customers. → Read More

5G is about to get a big boost from Trump and the FCC

The Trump administration and government regulators are expected to unveil a major push Friday afternoon at the White House to accelerate the rollout of the high-speed, next-generation mobile data technology known as 5G. → Read More

What law is Julian Assange accused of breaking?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has a long and controversial history. → Read More

The U.S. campaign against Huawei can offer no U.S.-based alternatives

U.S. officials have pressured allies not to use networking gear from Chinese technology giant Huawei, and President Trump has urged American companies to “step up” and compete to provide the next generation of high-speed, low-lag wireless service known as 5G. There’s just one problem: No U.S. companies manufacture the technology’s most critical components. → Read More

Lawmakers want to ban ‘dark patterns,’ the Web designs tech companies use to manipulate you

New legislation would make it harder for tech companies to nudge Internet users to give up their data. → Read More

Google’s new Stadia service will let you play video games without downloading them

Google made a big leap into interactive entertainment in announcing Stadia, an online video gaming platform that it said represents the future of play. → Read More

Google’s new Stadia service will let you play video games without downloading them

The platform, which runs on Chrome and Google data centers, envisions a new way to play video games. → Read More

Democratic lawmakers rip into T-Mobile CEO over Trump hotel stays

T-Mobile CEO John Legere acknowledged his company spent nearly $200,000 at the Trump hotel in the months following the announcement that T-Mobile was seeking federal approval to merge with Sprint. → Read More

Ambitious breakup of Amazon, Facebook and Google is proposed by Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren pledged that if elected president in 2020, she’ll break apart each of those tech giants and introduce sweeping new regulation of Silicon Valley. → Read More

House Democrats seek records from Trump over reports of possible meddling in AT&T-Time Warner deal

House Democratic lawmakers pressed the Trump administration Thursday on its handling of the AT&T-Time Warner merger, requesting information from the White House and the Justice Department that could shed light on whether President Trump or his allies interfered in regulators’ review of the $85 billion deal. → Read More

Net neutrality is back in play: Democratic lawmakers announce a bill

The bill would reverse the FCC’s 2017 vote to repeal its net neutrality rules and would restore regulations approved during the Obama era. → Read More

Net neutrality is back in play as Democratic lawmakers announce a bill. Here’s what to expect.

The legislation shows there's appetite for a legislative solution. But can Republicans and Democrats find a compromise? → Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar: ‘We have a major monopoly problem’

The senator, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, argues in an interview that President Trump has turned antitrust action into a political weapon. → Read More

Trump derides probe, mocks Democrats and his former attorney general

President Trump told an appreciative audience of conservatives Saturday that he would win reelection in 2020 by a bigger margin than his 2016 victory. → Read More