U.S. court OKs speedy appeal of AT&T-Time Warner tie-up

U.S. court OKs speedy appeal of AT&T-Time Warner tie-up   Thursday 7/19/2018 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday approved the U.S. Justice Department’s request for an expedited schedule for an appeal of a judge’s ruling that allowed AT&T Inc (T.N) to buy content provider Time Warner. The department said last Thursday that…

Is Congress for Sale?

House Rep. Pushing To Set Back Online Privacy Rakes In Industry Funds Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), sponsor of anti-privacy measure up for vote in Congress, has had a career financed by internet service providers   Mar 28, 2017 at 7:53 AM ET Update: The House has passed the resolution with a vote of 215-205. The campaign…

Court Upholds FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

An appeals court rejected a challenge to the FCC’s open Internet order, handing the agency a major victory. The third time’s the charm for the FCC’s net neutrality rules.   An appeals court today rejected a challenge to the agency’s open Internet order, finding that the commission was within its right to reclassify broadband as…

FDA Slaps Whole Foods With a Warning Over Its Disgusting Kitchen

Ria Misra Yesterday 3:26pm Filed to: food science The results of a FDA inspection into a Whole Foods prep kitchen—which mixes up those ready-to-eat meals and snacks perfect for an impulse buy—have been revealed. Prepare to be nauseated. The agency released a copy of the warning letter it sent to Whole Foods about the sorry…

Crybaby’s (updated)

Cable Companies Tell FCC More Competition Will ‘Harm Consumers’ Friday Jun 10 2016 10:30 EDT A coalition of small cable companies are complaining that a minor FCC condition attached to the Charter merger means there’s a small chance they may just have to compete. As part of the FCC’s merger conditions the agency states that…

Millions of Gmail, Microsoft and Yahoo Email Account Data Hacked

Millions of Gmail accounts said to be impacted by data breach By Joseph Keller Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2:54 pm EDT 116 Comments Hundreds of millions of hacked user names and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia’s criminal underworld, a security expert told Reuters. The discovery of 272.3…

ISIS Declares WAR on EUROPE

ISIS has sent 400 fighters to attack Europe, officials say Published March 23, 2016 Associated Press The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum…

FCC Plans $9.25 Broadband Per Low-Income Household Subsidy

by Karl Bode Tuesday Mar 08 2016 12:30 EST . . The FCC continues to reform the agency’s $1.7 billion Lifeline program, historically tasked with helping bring telecom services to those without. The FCC this morning confirmed the agency is circulating a proposal that would offer a $9.25/mo subsidy that low-income homes could use to…

Police Officer Killed On Her First Day on Job

Virginia officer killed on her first day on job, 2 other officers injured in shooting Published February 28, 2016 PWCPD officers sworn in Friday (From left to right: Officer Steven Kendall, Officer Ashley Guindon and Lt. Col. B. Barnard). (Prince William County PD) A Virginia police officer who was on her first shift with a…

Rubio Sells Out The Folks, And Gets In Bed With AT&T

.. Presidential candidate Marco Rubio was among a handful of fellow legislators that scolded the FCC for a February attempt to improve broadband competition. As we’ve noted for years, incumbent ISPs like AT&T, Comcast and Time Warner Cable have literally bought and written roughly 20 state laws that hinder or outright prohibit towns and cities…

Gas prices $1 a gallon?

Gas prices could drop toward $1 a gallon Douglas A. McIntyre, 24/7 Wall St. 6:08 a.m. EST January 10, 2016     In some gas stations around the country, the price of a gallon of regular has dropped below $1.42. AAA and GasBuddy, two organizations that follow gasoline prices, say that gasoline prices below $2…

Congress to Finally Make Broadband Tax Ban Permanent

. Friday Dec 11 2015 14:30 EST In an all too rare showing of competence, Congress appears to be close to actually passing a permanent ban on broadband taxes. The moratorium on Internet access taxes (known as the Internet Tax Freedom Act) was originally passed in 1998, but has required renewal each year. The House…

Collier County, Florida, is 80% fluoridated but cavity rates “were among the highest levels documented in the United States

As Your Dentist I Recommend Viceroys Cigarettes and Fluoride in the Water …. .   No Valid Evidence Exists to Prove Fluoridation Works, say Researchers  New York – November, 2015 — After reviewing all available fluoridation studies, the independent and trusted UK-based Cochrane group of researchers could not find any quality evidence to prove fluoridation…