FCC votes to approve plan to streamline internet access

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday voted unanimously to approve a plan to speed up internet access for low-income Americans by making it easier for them to buy low-cost broadband plans.The plan, known as Lifeline, is a major policy win for Pai and his Republican allies who have sought to make it easier …

When does Australia lose its privacy rights?

Australia’s privacy protections under the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) Digital Communications Privacy Act have been severely eroded over the past few years.The law, passed by the Howard government in 2001, had long protected internet users from snooping and tracking.But it also made it a crime to access information without permission.Since then, however, Australia …