Trump repeals FCC internet privacy rules requiring consumer consent
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Trump repeals FCC internet privacy rules requiring consumer consent

[By: Matthew Santiago] US President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill [S.J.Res.34, materials] officially repealing internet privacy regulations set by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during the end of former president Barrack Obama’s term. A pending FCC rule, Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services, would have required [Reuters report]…

Trump’s New FCC Chief Could Let Big Media Get Even Bigger
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Trump’s New FCC Chief Could Let Big Media Get Even Bigger

[By: Eriq Gardner] The president throws shade on an AT&T-Time Warner hookup, but Ajit Pai is signaling moves that could grease deals, help new players like Verizon and turn content makers into even more attractive targets. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump¬†said mergers like the AT&T and Time Warner deal meant “too much concentration of…