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Democrats urge Trump administration to block ATT/Time Warner merger

Senate Democrats: “Mega conglomeraterdquo; could punish rivals and harm consumers.

Georgia’s voting system is uniquely vulnerable to election-tampering hackers

Report uncovers a litany of lapses in voting system used state wide.

As Republicans push ringless voicemail spam, Democrats take consumers’ side

Robocall rules should apply to ringless voicemail, Senate Democrats tell FCC.

Trump to nominate Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel for empty slot at FCC

Rosenworcel would return to FCC, but commission also needs another Republican.

Putin: “Patriotic” Russian hackers may have interfered in US election

Comparing hackers to artists, Putin says they may have been inspired by patriotism.

Senators want FBI to find out who attacked net neutrality comment...

Democrats ask FBI to prioritize investigation and locate source of attack.

In a surprise about-face, US Senate votes to keep Obama-era methane...

The rule orders oil and gas companies to limit methane emissions on federal land.

FBI’s Comey says he is “mildly nauseous” to think he influenced...

Still, he says he had a duty to disclose renewed Clinton e-mail probe.

US bill aims to quash Open Internet Order, prevent its return

A bill introduced Monday by some U.S. senators aims to repeal net neutrality rules under the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order, and ban the agency from issuing similar regulations in the future.The legislation aims to give some permanence to recent moves by the Republican-dominated FCC to repeal provisions of the 2015 order.

There are concerns that if the FCC at some point comes under the control of Democrats, it will promptly restore the rules under the 2015 Open Internet Order.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The Restoring Internet Freedom Act was introduced by Senator Mike Lee, a Republican from Utah, and is cosponsored by eight other Republicans including Ted Cruz, senator for Texas, and Rand Paul, senator for Kentucky.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Net neutrality rules took away your Internet freedom, FCC chair claims

It's not clear exactly which "freedoms" ordinary consumers lost.

Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

An overwhelming majority of Americans of all political persuasions thought broadband privacy rules should never have been repealed.

But the FCC is not only doubling down on that decision, it's setting its sights on the next target, net neutrality --...