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Starlink passes 10,000 users, counters objections to FCC funding

05 Feb 2021

Starlink passes 10,000 users, counters objections to FCC funding

Lobbyists for small Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the US are urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate SpaceX's Starlink program.

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

27 Jan 2021

SpaceX Starlink satellites featuring laser intercommunication enhance polar region coverage

SpaceX launched 10 laser link-enabled Starlink satellites into polar orbit using its Transporter-1 dedicated rideshare mission on January 24.

Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

16 Jan 2021

Spotify 'Car Thing' seeks FCC nod; significant redesign, features revealed

Popular music streaming service Spotify has sought FCC certification for a new Bluetooth-enabled device dubbed Car Thing. Last heard of in 2019, the car companion has received a significant design revamp and no longer resembles the 2019 concept.

Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space

31 Jul 2020

Kuiper constellation: Amazon gets approval to provide internet from space

After e-commerce, web services, entertainment, Amazon is set to take on Elon Musk's SpaceX in the booming "internet-from-space" category.

In this US town, using Wi-Fi is illegal. Here's why

31 Oct 2019

In this US town, using Wi-Fi is illegal. Here's why

As the demands to have Wi-Fi enabled across public places grow louder, it becomes increasingly harder to imagine places without access to wireless internet.

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

05 Aug 2019

Pentagon is flying balloons for spying on people: Details here

Amid privacy-related debacles, the Pentagon is testing a new technology for mass-surveillance - balloons.

Facebook confirms that it is building an internet satellite

21 Jul 2018

Facebook confirms that it is building an internet satellite

A couple of months after rumors surfaced indicating that Facebook was building its own satellite, the social media giant has confirmed its satellite project.

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

12 Jul 2018

India approves "world's strongest net neutrality rules"

In a big win for access to information, the Indian government has accepted recommendations to enforce one of the strongest net neutrality protections in the world.

RIP free internet: Net neutrality officially repealed in the US

12 Jun 2018

RIP free internet: Net neutrality officially repealed in the US

The end of the free, unbiased internet in the US is officially here.

Apple had designed a gold-colored iPhoneX, but never released it

14 Apr 2018

Apple had designed a gold-colored iPhoneX, but never released it

An Apple filing at the Federal Communications Commission has revealed images of an unreleased golden iPhone X.

Samsung to reveal next Exynos chip on 4th January

02 Jan 2018

Samsung to reveal next Exynos chip on 4th January

Samsung has announced that it'll launch its next generation Exynos chip on 4th January, just days before the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas.

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A5, A7 leaked, here's what we know

13 Nov 2017

Samsung's mid-range Galaxy A5, A7 leaked, here's what we know

Samsung's long-rumored mid-range phone, the Galaxy A5 (2018), was confirmed by two sources. The phone would come with major improvements in design and internal hardware over the 2017 model.

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

12 Oct 2017

Trump threatens to shut down NBC, others, over unfavorable-coverage

President Donald Trump questioned whether media licenses for NBC News and other networks should be challenged after they reported the unfavorable news.

US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality

20 May 2017

US FCC votes to get rid of net neutrality

In the first step towards removing net neutrality, the US Federal Communications Commission voted to end the rules that came into force in 2015.

White House to Congress: Powerful Indians in Washington DC

16 May 2017

White House to Congress: Powerful Indians in Washington DC

The Indian diaspora in the US really seems to be living the American dream. Having gathered numerical and economical clout over time, Indians have started to figure prominently in the power corridors in Washington DC.

Top US regulator considering rolling back net neutrality

27 Apr 2017

Top US regulator considering rolling back net neutrality

Less than a month after the US allowed internet service providers to release data without consumers' consent, Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has suggested rolling back net neutrality.

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

04 Apr 2017

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

US President Donald Trump on April 4 signed into effect a resolution allowing internet service providers to release consumers' web usage data to companies without seeking their consent, revoking recent privacy rules that made it mandatory for them to obtain permission first.

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

29 Mar 2017

Internet privacy: US opens doors for exploitation of users' data

In an alarming move, the US House of Representatives revoked internet privacy rules approved days before President Donald Trump's election, that made it mandatory for service providers to obtain consent before selling consumers' data.

Customer data collection's implications on privacy

02 Oct 2016

Customer data collection's implications on privacy

With most companies becoming digital, the life of consumers, consequently, is becoming digital.