Online Privacy May Be Boosted By New FCC Data RulesNew privacy rules may make it easier to escape at least some online tracking.
Comcast Fined $2.3M For Mischarging CustomersGovernment regulators are fining Comcast $2.3 million, saying the cable giant has charged customers for stuff they never ordered, like premium channels or extra cable boxes.
FCC May Require Internet Providers To Ask Users Before Sharing DataA new privacy proposal unveiled Thursday will require broadband providers like Verizon and Comcast to get your permission before sharing with advertisers what you've been doing on your phone or computer.
SF Residents Battle Wireless Firms Over Super Bowl Building BoomSuper Bowl 50 is expected to draw a million cellphone-packing visitors to San Francisco. Wireless providers are racing to beef up service and that's coming at the expense of some unhappy residents.
Judge Upholds Berkeley Cellphone Ordinance To Warn Customers About RadiationA federal judge has mostly upheld a new Berkeley ordinance that requires cellphone sellers to warn customers about keeping their cellphones too close to their bodies.
Lawsuit Puts Berkeley Law Requiring Cellphone Warnings On Hold Saying Radiation Risk Is FalseA group representing the wireless industry has filed a lawsuit to put Berkeley's cellphone ordinance on hold, saying it violates the First Amendment.
FCC Looking To Close Digital Divide: 21 Percent Of Californians Either Have No Internet Or Still Use Dial UpCalifornia is slowly closing the digital divide, but a new survey shows millions of Californians still rely on dial-up Internet service or aren’t online at all. The federal government is looking to change that.
Cable Company Charter Buys Time Warner Cable For $55.3BCharter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, creating another U.S. TV and Internet giant.
Berkeley Passes Nation's First Radiation Warning For New CellphonesThe city council of Berkeley voted to pass a cellphone "right to know" law Tuesday, making it the first safety ordinance of its kind in the country.
Don't Fall For Mother's Day Scams Using Phony Florists, E-Cards To Steal Your IdentityRoses, lilies, daisies – beautiful bouquets are most popular Mother's Day gifts but scammers can make you sorry you ever tried to give flowers to mom.
Consumer Group Calls on Phone Companies to Stop RobocallersThere’s a new effort to stop robocallers from harassing people. Consumers Union has started a grassroots campaign, calling on the phone companies to do more to stop auto-generated calls that go out to thousands of people at a time.
FCC Votes In Favor Of Net Neutrality; Internet Activists Declare VictoryInternet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.