Tag: fcc

  • ‘Green bubble’ texts on iMessage are not the FCC’s problem to solve  

    ‘Green bubble’ texts on iMessage are not the FCC’s problem to solve  

    When iPhone users see a green bubble pop up in their text messages, it has a way of dulling the experience. Emoji reactions, Facetime video calls, or even high-quality images over WiFi are immediately broken once a green-bubbled Android user slides into a group thread.  This is the reality of Apple’s iMessage protocol, the default…

  • John Oliver delivers Democratic Party talking points on antitrust

    John Oliver delivers Democratic Party talking points on antitrust

    What does it say about us when we turn to comedians to inform our thinking on politics? We’ve witnessed the rise of Ukrainian comedian-turned-wartime-President Volodymyr Zelensky. Former Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales was a comedian, too, but was dogged by very unfunny allegations of corruption. Comedian Dave Smith will likely seek the 2024 Libertarian Party presidential nomination, having led the “Mises…

  • Why Democratic Control of the FCC Won’t Bode Well for Internet Freedom

    Why Democratic Control of the FCC Won’t Bode Well for Internet Freedom

    Late Tuesday afternoon, President Joe Biden revealed his nominations to the Federal Communications Commission. As one would expect, his two nominations — Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn — come from Democratic circles and have upheld progressive priorities for telecom policies. Rosenworcel has been a commissioner since 2012 and served as acting chair since Ajit Pai…

  • Consumer Choice Radio EP19: Brendan Carr: The FCC, Countering Propaganda, and Free Markets

    Consumer Choice Radio EP19: Brendan Carr: The FCC, Countering Propaganda, and Free Markets

    Consumer Choice Radio, hosted by Yaël Ossowski (@YaelOss) & David Clement (@ClementLiberty). INTERVIEW: Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC), Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on the job of the FCC, countering propaganda online, the Chinese Community Party’s online efforts, American innovation and free markets, and the mistakes of California’s AB5 law Consumer Innovation Manifesto: https://consumerchoicecenter.org/consumer-innovation-manifesto-2020/ Elon Musk, hero…

  • Control of the Net must go

    Control of the Net must go

    In authoritarian regimes across the world, government control and regulation of the Internet is a given. Here in the U.S., we’ve managed to keep our online world relatively free from any bureaucratic oversight. That changed in 2015, based on a mandate from President Obama, when the Federal Communications Commission voted to classify Internet Service Providers…