A view of the commission’s hearing room before a hearing at the Federal Communications Commission in 2017. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

FCC moves ahead on internet routing security rules

The Border Gateway Protocol regulations proved less controversial than a $200 million school and library cyber program.
A worker climbs on a cellular communication tower on March 6, 2014 in Oakland, California. The U.S. Labor Department is asking mobile phone providers to increase safety training for crews who perform work on cell tower sites in the United States. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), more tower site workers died in 2013 than in the previous two years combined and four workers have died in the first weeks of 2014. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

FCC takes $200 million bite out of wireless carriers for sharing location data

The FCC said T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon sold customers’ location data and outsourced user consent requirements.
Consumers are increasingly adopting smart home devices, such as internet-connected coffee machines, that are also at risk of being hacked. (Getty Images)

FCC approves cybersecurity label for consumer devices

The U.S. Cyber Trust Mark aims to provide consumers with a better understanding of the security of their Internet of Things devices.
Supporters of President Joe Biden greet voters on January 23, 2024 in Loudon, New Hampshire. Three New Hampshire voters sued a Democratic operative who admitted to creating an fake AI-generated robocall of President Joe Biden, as well as two companies that allegedly helped. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

New Hampshire voters sue operative, companies behind Biden AI robocall

The complaint argues that the calls were an illegal attempt at voter suppression under the Voting Rights Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
The FCC’s Jessica Rosenworcel testifies during an oversight hearing to examine the Federal Communications Commission on Capitol Hill on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Jonathan Newton-Pool/Getty Images)

New FCC privacy task force takes aim at data breaches, SIM-swaps

The Federal Communications Commission task force will also examine how carriers collect and share geolocation data.