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Hollywood needs a free and open Internet. So why isn't it fighting for it?
Los Angeles Times • Art Brodsky
Speculation grows over Trump FCC pick
The Hill • Ali Breland
In India, Reliance Jio will enable customers to cut cord: Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch
The Economic Times of India • Gaurav Laghate
Watch Ted Koppel Tell Sean Hannity That Hannity Is ‘Bad for America’ – to His Face (Video)
The Wrap • Thom Geier
Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe
The Hill • Harper Neidig
Show Notes: My nightmare is called Apple iMessage Stories
The Verge • Nilay Patel
A timeline of Netflix’s conflicting stances on net neutrality
The Verge • Jacob Kastrenakes
You’d Never Have Heard of Google and Facebook, Netflix and Uber Without…
Red State • Seton Motley
Trump's FCC might reduce telecom privacy and consumer protection, experts say
CNBC • Andrew Harrer, Bloomberg, Getty Images
Week ahead: Robocall crackdown tops FCC meeting agenda
The Hill • Ali Breland
 
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CBS Television Distribution, Net Neutrality
Hollywood needs a free and open Internet. So why isn't it fighting for it?
Los Angeles TimesArt Brodsky
The major entertainment companies are putting a lot of money into luring cord cutters — millennials and others who want to ditch their cable companies — to new subscription streaming services that allow viewers to watch their favorite TV shows and movies...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
Speculation grows over Trump FCC pick
The HillAli Breland
President Trump must fill two vacant seats on the Federal Communications Commission, an important decision that could set the tone for his administration's policies on tech companies. The FCC faces a number of important issues on its docket, including boosting broadband in...
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Mobile Phones, Net Neutrality
In India, Reliance Jio will enable customers to cut cord: Sling TV CEO Roger Lynch
The Economic Times of IndiaGaurav Laghate
In January 2015, Dish Network - the second largest pay TV platform in the US - introduced its over-the-top (OTT) internet TV service Sling TV to retain cord-cutters, who were cancelling expensive subscriptions and opting for low-cost alternatives such as Netflix and...
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CBS Television Distribution, Facebook Inc
Watch Ted Koppel Tell Sean Hannity That Hannity Is ‘Bad for America’ – to His Face (Video)
The WrapThom Geier
Veteran TV journalist Ted Koppel analyzed the media’s role in the political divide in Trump-era America on “CBS Sunday Morning” — and had a pointed moment interviewing Fox News host Sean Hannity. “We have to give some credit to the American people...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe
The HillHarper Neidig
Republicans are close to killing off Obama-era privacy rules on internet service providers, a move that critics warn could have major implications for customers' personal information. The rules approved by the FCC in October would have prevented companies providing internet access from...
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Apple Inc, Google Inc
Show Notes: My nightmare is called Apple iMessage Stories
The VergeNilay Patel
Before every episode of cast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It’s one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day...
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Net Neutrality, Technology Industry
A timeline of Netflix’s conflicting stances on net neutrality
The VergeJacob Kastrenakes
Netflix has long been one of the louder voices when it comes to defending net neutrality, so it came as a bit of a surprise last week when the company’s CEO, Reed Hastings, said he’s “not too worried” about what’ll happen to...
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Net Neutrality, Politics & Policy
You’d Never Have Heard of Google and Facebook, Netflix and Uber Without…
Red StateSeton Motley
The Washington, D.C.-New York Bubble has a decidedly skewed view of what constitutes things like “Tech” and “The Internet.” The Bubble references Tech or the Internet, and they mean companies like Google and Facebook, Netflix and Uber – and only those types...
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Barack Obama, Net Neutrality
Trump's FCC might reduce telecom privacy and consumer protection, experts say
CNBCAndrew Harrer, Bloomberg, Getty Images
Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as newly installed federal regulators begin chipping away at hard-fought protections on privacy and competition. These protections, put in place during the Obamaadministration, had upset the phone and cableindustries. The new regime...
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ABC (network), Net Neutrality
Week ahead: Robocall crackdown tops FCC meeting agenda
The HillAli Breland
The Federal Communications Commission is holding their March open meeting on Thursday, with robocalls topping the agenda. The commissioners will take up a proposal to crack down on automated sales calls. Critics say the robocalls are a nuisance to consumers and often...
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