Senate Votes in Favor of DTV Delay
The Senate has officially approved a bill allowing for a four month delay of the planned transition to DTV signals. In a vote taken Monday, the Senate agreed that the delay should take place due to the lack of coupons for converter boxes, as well as allow government agencies more time to prepare for the switch. The government ran out of coupons in early January, and as many as 2.5 million Americans are on the a waiting list to receive them.
Phone-Unlocking Bill Advances to Senate
The full Senate will vote on a bill that aims to reestablish the legality of unlocking cell phones. The bipartisan proposal was agreed to in broad terms last month.
Republicans to Let NSA Keep Spying On Your Calls
Republicans recently introduced a bill in the Senate that will extend the NSA's ability to collect and store phone call data through December 2020. As it stands today, the law (part of the Patriot Act) is slated to expire June 1.
Patriot Act Expires, NSA Phone Data Collection Ends
The Patriot Act expired today and with it the NSA's authority to collect Americans' phone records in bulk. Members of the Senate deliberated over the Act furiously on Sunday as some wanted to extend its powers and others wanted to kill it altogether.
Senate Says Wireless Users Bilked By Bogus Charges
Cellphone users in the U.S. have been fraudulently charged hundreds of millions of dollars, says a report released today by the U.S.
Second FCC Commish Seeks to Delay Net Neutrality Vote
Commissioner Ajit Pai has joined Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel in suggesting that the Federal Communications Commission delay its scheduled vote regarding net neutrality. Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal has generated a firestorm of backlash from around the web, but is slated for a vote May 15.
I'M TOO LAZY!!
can we abandon the daylight saving time??
just to make sure i can get someone to come change my clock for me
this just sounds like another over budget government screw up!
This is so stupid...
Tell me that landfills are being affected by everyone buying new TVs and tossing their CRTs. DON'T tell me it's because of converter boxes. Absolute ...