Election Robocalls: It’s On


With the presidential election a month away, robocalls are in full swing for both candidates. For both political parties, actually. On the national level. On the state level. For all sorts of voting issues. Oh, it’s on. You know the drill—you get home from work, sit down to relax… and your phone rings. Some people […]


YouTube wants you to tell on publishers without closed captions


YouTube reached out to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community with an interesting proposition a few days ago: The site is asking users to let them know about publishers whose videos don’t have any subtitles, but should. The initiative comes in response to a FCC rule that came into effect earlier this month, mandating that all […]


AT&T will be slapped with net neutrality complaint over FaceTime blocking


Free Press, Public Knowledge, and the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute have informed AT&T that they intend to file a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against the wireless carrier for violating network neutrality rules. The complaint will address Ma Bell’s plan to keep certain subscribers from using Apple’s FaceTime video calling on the […]


Comcast Internet to hit 305Mbps, 5 megabits faster than Verizon FiOS


Not long after Verizon doubled its highest FiOS Internet speeds to 300 megabits per second, Comcast today announced a brand-new speed tier that will hit 305Mbps. Coincidentally, the new Xfinity Platinum Internet will initially be available in the Northeast US, where Verizon FiOS is also prevalent. Presumably, if Verizon FiOS offered speed of 310Mbps, Comcast […]