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Larry Magid: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

A federal appeals court in Washington has struck down the FCC’s net neutrality rules, but what does it mean for the consumer?

01/15/2014

An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Larry Magid: Obama’s Order May End Spectrum Crunch For Cellphone Users

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that frees up wireless spectrum that the government is not using for private sector use.

06/14/2013

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

Larry Magid: FCC Looking Into Faster Wi-Fi On Airplanes

It’s great that we can now get the Internet on planes now, but often times the connection is too slow. The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly taking steps to bring faster, cheaper Wi-Fi connections on airplanes.

05/10/2013

People mingle in front of a display of LG Electronics televisions at a trade show. (Fredrick J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Palo Alto Congresswoman’s Law Turns Down Volume On TV Commercials

TV viewing could soon sound a little calmer. The CALM Act, which limits the volume of TV commercials, goes into effect on Thursday.

12/13/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

AT&T Denies Cell Phone Towers Interfere With Oakland Police Radios

Problems with the Oakland police radio system over the past year were not caused by interference from AT&T cell phone towers, according to the company.

09/06/2012

Oakland police cruisers (CBS)

AT&T Cellphone Towers Blamed For Oakland Police Radio Failures

Dual investigations by the City of Oakland and the Federal Communication Commission have determined AT&T cellphone towers are responsible for the interference plaguing the Oakland Police radio system.

08/20/2012

A sign welcoming Facebook is flashed on a screen outside the NASDAQ stock exchange at Times Square in New York, May 18, 2012. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/GettyImages)

Federal Regulators Looked Into Facebook’s Mobile Relationships Before IPO

New documents show that federal regulators wanted to know more about Facebook’s mobile users and the company’s relationship with the online game company Zynga in the months leading to Facebook’s initial public offering of stock.

06/15/2012

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Facebook Seeks To Consolidate 40+ Lawsuits Over IPO

Facebook is seeking to consolidate the more than 40 lawsuits it faces following its rocky initial public offering of stock last month.

06/15/2012

Apple Introduces iPhone 4s (Photo by Kevork Djansezian / Getty Images)

Tech Report: Police Want To Disable Stolen Phones

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr a group of chiefs from other cities are now calling on the Federal Communications Commission to require that carriers disable phones that have been stolen.

02/15/2012

After Insulin Pump Hacking, Bay Area Lawmaker Seeks Review

Lawmakers are requesting a review of the government’s security standards for wireless medical devices after a diabetic discovered how to remotely reprogram his and other people’s insulin pumps.

CBS San Francisco–08/19/2011

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