FCC Hangs Blockbuster $37.5 Million Fine Over Robocaller Accused of Spoofing Real Numbers

The FCC has announced its proposal to impose a fine of $37.5 million on a company accused of making robocalls and hiding the calls’ origin behind the real phone numbers of consumers. The agency is attempting to show that it’s cracking down on the out of control robocall industry, but critics say it’s too little, too…

Court Rules FCC Must Release Records That Could Explain Fraudulent Net Neutrality Comments

A federal judge ruled last week that the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (currently chaired by Donald Trump appointee Ajit Pai) must release records related to millions of fraudulent public comments filed before the agency repealed net neutrality guidelines last year, Ars Technica reported.

FCC's Ajit Pai Blames Former CIO for Bogus 'DDoS' Attack Claims—Also Obama

In a statement on Monday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that he was “deeply disappointed” that the agency’s former chief information officer, David Bray, provided “inaccurate information” about an alleged cyberattack on the FCC’s comment system last summer as the agency was considering new rules to overturn Obama-era…

Ajit Pai Gives Congress New, Less Convincing Reason for Evading ‘DDoS’ Questions

The FCC’s chronic refusal to answer a few simple questions about an alleged security incident that supposedly wrecked its comment system has reached its final form. Despite being pressed for a straightforward response by a half-dozen lawmakers over the past year, the agency’s Republican chairman, like a malingering…

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