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Court upholds FCC repeal of net neutrality but allows states to regulate internet

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai On Tuesday, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals upheld most of the FCC’s 2017 unpopular repeal net neutrality. However, the court ruled the agency’s attempt to preempt individual states from creating new rules to regulate ISPs and telcos was illegal. The backstory. Net neutrality was passed during the second term of …

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Dutch central bank to regulate crypto firms from January 10, orders them to register

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch central bank announced on Tuesday it would begin regulating companies that offer crypto-currency services beginning on Jan. 10 and said they must register to remain in business. “In concrete terms, firms offering services for the exchange between cryptos and regular money, and crypto wallet providers, must register with De Nederlandsche …

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‘Nobody Wants To See a Government Speech Police’: Senate Republicans Threaten To Regulate Facebook and Twitter

SIPA/NewscomFacebook and Twitter were in the spotlight again on Wednesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee grilled the companies’ top execs over a perceived anti-conservative bias, with some Republicans renewing calls for government regulation of social media platforms. Sen. Ted Cruz (R–Texas) opened the hearing, saying that “nobody—or at least nobody in their right mind—wants to see …

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Congress Just Voted To Regulate the Size of Airline Seats (Here’s the Catch)

Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.  There’s cheering in certain quarters. There’s rejoicing at the idea that sanity might (for once) have prevailed when it comes to air travel. You see, on Friday the House of Representatives passed the FAA Reauthorization Bill. Yes, …

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