35 Burst results for "FCC"
Charlie Receives a Tsunami of Emails About the Uvalde Police
"We are getting a tsunami of emails, freedom at Charlie Kirk dot com. Every single person, except one who doesn't necessarily disagree, they're just trying to add a different kind of wrinkle to the argument is agreeing. That the police is one of these emails is just hello, Charlie, this story is infuriating to me 5 exclamation points. Police are trained to handle both armed and unarmed perpetrators. There was an all caps, no excuse for failure to act, fire these worthless swine. They're not worth the money or the respect of the citizens of the small town. The parents should band together and pursue legal action against all the cops present. Also get to who, if anyone, and the police brass prevented the cops from entering the school and at least minimizing some deaths, also if possible all the cops who were present, restraining the parents and doing nothing, otherwise should be punished. Shame the bastards. Can I say that on FCC? I think that's okay. I think that's one of the ones that's fine. Keep up the great work, Greg. Another one says this and I want to make sure I say this anonymously because they asked me to do that, but it's a pretty amazing email. Let me try to find this here. They work for a federal agency. Okay, I work for a federal agency. I can't say which, but we've done active shooter drills and our policies are getting inside and stop shooting as soon as possible. Not waiting for S.W.A.T., no waiting for backup, going fast and engage the gunman to the best of your ability. The police officers created a perimeter. They unintentionally I'm not saying they intentionally did it, but they're cowardice did help the shooter. The shooter got more time to be able to kill more kids because of what the police
David Zurawik: Elon Musk Buying Twitter Is Dangerous
"Listen to CNN contributor David juro wick with Brian stelter yesterday on CNN. They're reacting to Elon Musk purchasing Twitter and fulfilling his promise of free speech on that platform, free speech, terrifies them. You don't believe me? Listen to this. I think there's a bigger problem that when we focus on the personalities of people like Elon Musk and people say, oh, I think he learns thinking this or that. There's a bigger problem here about how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country. In 1927, we had the radioactive 1934, the communications act. Congress stepped in. We made rules. FCC wasn't great, but it's still regulating the broadcast industry. You can't use vulgar language. You can't do all these things with speech. We gave over our mount star airwaves. There are Internet waves to Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk. And we are in so much trouble because those guys believe in making money. We've already seen that with the 2016 election in Zuckerberg when he was taken rubles for ads from Russia and say, oh, I think it's crazy to think they had any influence on this election. Musk is the same. Musk doesn't want, you know, he's upset with the SEC, tried to quote dare they question him. You know what I'm saying? This is dangerous. We can't think anymore in this country. We don't have people. No, I'm serious. We don't have people in Congress who can make regulations that can make it work. I think we can look to the Western countries in Europe for how they are trying to limit it. But you need you need controls on this. You need regulation. You can not let these guys control discourse in this country or we are headed to hell.
Missouri AG Schmidt Builds War Chest for Reelection
"You manage to get yourself such a boatload of money in the last after the last FCC revelations? I mean, it looks like your campaign is just going gangbusters. Well, I think our message is really resonating. We had you and I had a chance to visit at cpac. We talk about what we were feeling on the ground and I think that right now in Missouri, people want to fight her. They want somebody who's been unafraid to take a blow torch as Biden agenda, whether it's on the border security issues we've been in the lead on we were the first state to file the ocean vaccine mandate one. Also unafraid to take on some of the petty tyrants in your own state, right? The consumer CRT, we've opened up a parent or a student portal where they can submit this crazy stuff like the oppression matrix and we can expose what's happening in our schools. And so I think that's what's really resonating. We've got supporters in every county. We've done very successful fundraising because I really believe that this is a slide to save America.
Recalling New York Spanish Radio Debate With BLM Leaders and Retired Officers
"But a few days ago and I put this on my social media at rich Felder with an S a few days ago There's a big Spanish station in New York City Music station You know Saddam and Angie reggaeton that type of thing I listened to that to keep my mind right you know Because it consumed so much political talk And I was listening And you know I listen again for the songs and the humor and the jokes It's always a good show And they're talking about coming up next we've got the leader of BLM and two retired NYPD detectives And they're having this spanglish bilingual Spanish debate between Beale and I was Florida Some of the best radio I've heard in years Yes the board op did not know where the dump button was And so nothing was bleeped F bombs everywhere I mean the FCC must have had a field day if they were awake that day But I'll tell you this great programming they probably played one song per segment and really allowed this thing to go in and they went in And you know of course you know they kind of started with hey look we're talking about the murder of these officers who happen to be Hispanic and it's a Spanish station So it was a big deal And BLM hawk who was a hawk with his name hawk Newsom He starts with well let's talk about what the police are doing And I'm thinking hold on a second sir How about we talk about what just happened Because you're here to talk about the issues not necessarily blame the cops right It wasn't the cops that decided to go there and kill this guy He was the guy that decided to kill the cops when they were just doing their jobs And I'm not going to belabor this point But I found it interesting that it seemed like the majority of the callers that were calling in and the social media comments that all of the Hispanics that were tuned into this they were pro police They weren't like the pro crime DA that you have in New York
Airline trade group seeks delay in 5G communications launch
"The the airline airline industry industry seeking seeking the the delay delay of of next next week's week's scheduled scheduled rollout rollout of of five five G. G. wireless wireless service service near near dozens dozens of of major major US US airports airports a a trade trade group group called called airlines airlines for for America America says says the the five five G. G. wireless wireless service service could could interfere interfere with with critical critical systems systems on on planes planes it's it's made made an an emergency emergency filing filing that that the the FCC FCC failed failed to to adequately adequately consider consider the the harm harm that that this this could could do do to to the the industry industry airlines airlines say say pilots pilots won't won't be be able able to to use use radio radio altimeters altimeters devices devices that that measure measure the the height height of of planes planes above above the the ground ground affecting affecting landings landings at at dozens dozens of of airports airports transportation transportation secretary secretary Pete Pete judging judging the the FAA FAA administrator administrator have have written written to to the the top top executives executives at at AT&T AT&T and and Verizon Verizon asking asking they they delayed delayed the the five five G. G. C. C. band band service service near near some some of of the the nation's nation's priority priority airports airports to to allow allow the the FAA FAA more more time time to to study study the the potential potential for for interference interference hi hi Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Sen. Joe Manchin Just Killed 'Build Back Better' and Progressives Are Losing It
"The people that are puritanical market types, they talk about creative destruction. And you and I love markets. But we think not all destruction is made equal, but the destruction of build back better is a beautiful thing. Yes, it sure is. And so let's play the tape of Bernie Sanders, Elon Omar, ayanna Pressley Cori Bush. They're all freaking out over Joe Manchin's moves, swear words are bleeped out for the FCC play cut ten. But if he doesn't have the courage to do the right thing for the working families of West Virginia and America, let them vote no in front of the whole world. We all know that senator mentioned couldn't be trusted. The excuses that he just made. I think our complete he has continued to move the goal post. He is never negotiated in good faith. And he is obstructing the president's agenda. AJ, all I want for Christmas is a senator that has compassion for the American people and not contempt. I'm going to be looking for the phone number to the ghost of Christmas past present and future or the email address to see if they can go and see about Scrooge on Christmas Eve. I'm sorry, not screwed up. Senator mat know who you're talking about. Alex? It's just, it's so delightful because it's so stupid. It's such a horrible strategy. I met senator Manchin. I think he's the only Democrat senator who's ever been on my radio program, which by the way is a podcast now, right? Thanks very much for the free plot. Well, you've let me plug our podcast on your side. Quite a bit and I will in the future as well. I think it's a big growing ecosystem. We want self reinforcing growth. But I vet center ancient senior mansion is not this is not going to change his mind. A bunch of people ranting on left wing talk. Of course it does. Of course it does. So I love to see it not only as a great fodder for talk radio, but it's also going to hurt the left wing.
Here's What the Viral 'Let's Go, Brandon' Chant Actually Means
"So it's amazing how some people are coming up to me and they say Charlie, I don't know what, you know, let's go Brandon is. It really after all this, you still don't know? Okay, so for the last couple months, if you haven't noticed our country has fallen apart. And we've been covering that rather extensively here in this program and what you can do about it. And so in addition to all of a sudden, the sport where was the first time that started at like an old miss game or something, I think that's where the first FJ started. And so people were pretty upset. I think you know what this started after the Afghanistan thing. After the Afghanistan thing, it was a it was a step too far. You give $85 billion a weapons to the Taliban, you allow them to take over the country, we give up Bagram air base, all these questions related to Afghanistan and how we got out of there. All of a sudden people said, you know what? I wanted the war in Afghanistan to be over. This is a disgrace. This is awful. This is an insult to all the people that gave their lives in Afghanistan. And that was kind of the line. And as that being the line, people then started to chant at these games. I'm not going to say it on air because we're FCC regulated and we're also we're also a child friendly a family friendly program. F J B or F Joe Biden. Now I'm not one for swearing, I actually try not to do it. We have like a no swearing rule on our team. We don't like it. And that's a different conversation for a different time. But I thought that that sort of word selection and diction was actually appropriate given what Joe Biden was doing to our country. And so then a certain NASCAR event happened in Florida. What was his last name Brandon what? So is the NASCAR driver by the name of Brandon and he was, I think it was in Florida or something, or somewhere in the south. And so he won and when he went to his victory speech, the reporter comes up to him and the crowd is going wild, and the crowd is chanting F Joe Biden, F Joe Biden, live on television. And so then he the guy Brandon is kind of like enjoying it, whatever, and the reporter says, oh, they're all saying, let's go Brandon. Even though it wasn't even close to what they were saying. And so then it kind of became this Internet meme culture joke, and this is the power of Internet meme culture. Where everyone was texting around, let's go Brandon as kind of a substitute to this. Let's go Brandon, let's go Brandon. Now this was ignored by the activist media. This was completely and totally ignored by everyone. They thought this would kind of go away, but no, all of a sudden they now had a we now have a PG way, a totally okay way to say the graphic and the explicit in a way where it's kind of like code where everyone knows what we're saying, which is let's go brand and he's wonderful NASCAR
Anti-Biden Rap Song ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Reaches Top Spot on iTunes Chart
"So for those of you that don't know, maybe you've been, I don't know, in a coma, the last three weeks or I don't know, navigating the islands of Thailand or something, and you just haven't been really queued into the news cycle or maybe you were in honeymoon and Sri Lanka. I don't know. So there was a Nat. There's a NASCAR driver. His name is Brandon. And he's actually competing soon in Phoenix, I found that mistaken. I don't know his last name. And so Brandon won this NASCAR event, and the crowd started his name is Brandon Brown. The crowd started to chant F Joe Biden and the announcer a lot of people went and attacked the announcer. I actually think she was kind of creative and she unintentionally now gave us a non vulgar way to now say this. So then she says, oh, they're all saying, let's go Brandon. They weren't saying, let's go Brandon. And it was just so comically wrong. It was just so off of the beat and like she had to do her bastion didn't want to get an FCC complaint. She obviously was trying to keep it focused on the try to keep it focused on the sports story. Do I think she intentionally lied? Yeah, of course she did. She knew they weren't saying that, obviously. And so she knew they weren't saying, let's go Brandon. But I think she unintentionally created the movement where now et cetera. Okay, so this chant let's go Brandon is everywhere. Last night at our event, Boise, people were just coming up and chanting, let's go Brandon. And it kind of has these kind of alternate meeting. It's like it's anti media. It's anti buy it and it's all over the place. It's also pro brand. We're very pro brand. And so let's go to cut 41. Harris falconer saying, let's go brand and song has now hit the number one on itune over Adele, skinny Adele now at new skinny Adele's new song. Okay, cut 41. And as the president deals with that favorability issue, problem, disaster. The anti Biden chance, let's go Brandon, which you know are kind of code for cleaning up what they're really saying. But anyway, let's go Brandon. Now, hitting the iTunes top. Talk to hip hop songs. They now sit one and two on iTunes downloads ahead of Adele's new song. Number one and two, we're always told conservatives need to take back the culture where it's happening
Tired of robocalls? The FCC is still trying to stop them
"The us about twenty percent of calls to cell phones and forty percent to landlines are robocalls many of them scams and tomorrow is the deadline for voice service providers including some phone companies to show the federal communications commission. What steps. they're taking to stop robocalls. Brad reeves is a professor of computer science at north carolina state university. He said the fcc is telling these companies to be on the lookout for clear signs of fraud for example if your phone company and you have a customer that is sending hundreds of thousands of calls per day but almost none of them get answered. Doesn't necessarily mean you're doing anything illegal but it certainly suspicious and you should be looking into it. So yeah i the fcc has a new system right like technical system that can help weed out the robocalls so the fcc is mandating that all providers either now or within a couple of years implemented set of technical standards called stir and shaken. This is something that changes. How calls are made to add a little token to indicate where the call came from and which provider was responsible for it. So you can think of this kind of like the post office putting a postmark on a stamp. The reason this is important. Is that when you receive a robo call and maybe you call your phone company to complain about it. They have to figure out where that call came from. And before sir shaking it was a laborious process that took days in most cases. Do you think that this is gonna work. I wouldn't bet on it. There are just too many loopholes and ways to bypass the
What to Expect at the Apple iPhone 13 Event
"Tomorrow as the crow flies. Apple will Do an event iphone thirteen year. Probably four models have already been kind of revealed at the fcc. So what would that be a thirteen thirteen pro thirteen pro max and a thirteen mini. That's my guess. We should also hear about new air pod pros these third version of those air pods This time with silicone tips. Wow maybe new apple watch to. There's a pretty good likelihood of apple watch series seven. That may be hard to get at first because of a chip shortages there. You haven't.
FCC to Investigate Personal Data Leak of 7.8 Million Customers of T-Mobile
"The federal communications commission or fcc is now investigating the data breach at t. Mobile the wireless carrier confirmed this week that hackers stole information about more than forty seven million people including current past and prospective customers. The stolen data included birthdays social security numbers and driver's license information. But t mobile says. It appears the hackers did not get access to any credit card numbers or payment information to be safe. T mobile is offering. Its customers two years of free identity protection. The company is also encouraging customers to reset pin numbers as a precaution. This is the fifth time t mobile has been hacked in recent
Job-Hunters, Have You Posted Your Resume on TikTok?
"Job applicants going forward, calling all recruiters. These are the reasons why you should hire me. That's right. Resumes Harv making their way. To tick talk. That's right. It's a new trend Taking over the nation. The world tick talkers everywhere are trying to get jobs via the app. They're basically taking what they would have put on a piece of paper and saying it throughout 1 to 2 minute videos of them on tic tac dough, and let me tell you something. Some of them are correct, quite creative, including one from clearly Roberts, a student at Brigham Young University in Utah. She's 23. She said She was inspired by Elle Woods. Little montage in the movie Legally Blonde that basically was her like You know her tape. I don't if you've seen legally blonde, Shane, Have you seen it? Oh, yeah. You know, it's kind of my ultra persona actually is I like to pretend I'm in legally blonde? I really have a long haired blond attorney. Yeah, I'm sure I'd like to do when I go home at night. Yeah, I'm sure that works Well, anyway, so give a little look there. Uh, let me tell you something. She she was inspired by illegally blondes, Hollywood's and decided to put together her own version on Tiktok. Oh, hi. My name is Kelly Roberts. And for my marketing internship application. I'm going to tell all of you and take talk Why I would make an amazing injury. So I'm going to stop it there to avoid the cringe iness of the rest of the video. As it doesn't meet FCC standards. If you go beyond those first five seconds, this has become a trend, and it's worked for some people, including Christian Medina, who said he's an aspiring product manager who's gotten six different job leads since posting a tiktok video last month seeking a product management role. Yeah, six in just the last month, so it's working for some people. Now that being said,
How Do You Stop Robocalls?
"We all hate robo calling. Those are the automated unsolicited calls made in the billions that ring our cell phones and ever declining home lines. That tried to defraud us by selling us. Crap claiming the irs or getting our credentials or personal information. They're also mostly illegal by nature even if a small percentage of them offering legitimate service or product illegal to autodial it's illegal to use a computerized or pre recorded voice. It's illegal to call before eight. Am or after nine pm in your time zone. If you stuck your number on the national do not call registry. it's illegal for commercial firms to call you even if they're legitimate businesses. Some ocean has taken place on this front. As of june thirtieth twenty twenty one all companies that handle voice calls from smallest to largest had to register in the robocall mitigation database. Starting september twenty second any company that hasn't registered will be blocked by all other telephone carriers. The new york times published a useful facts about this a couple of days ago. But i think it's pretty obscure to most people the changes imposed by the. Fcc have a chance of dramatically reducing the over fifty billion robocalls placed each year by essentially locking out the companies taking advantage of lax oversight. And what has been a fairly clunky system that was never updated for the digital era. The basis of this change are two protocols neatly named stir and shaken together they create a sort of end to end encryption verification path vaguely resembling secure website connections between browser and server. Did you know that caller. Id isn't verified. Any number can appear on your phone which is why it seems like random. Residential numbers are calling you or the prefix scam. You'll get one or more calls from numbers that start with your area code and the next three digits known as the prefix from the older days of analog phone switching with stir shaken all carriers will using encryption based approach that will create a verified chain from the calls initiating carrier to the carrier sending a call to its own
Amazon Granted Approval to Use Radar to Monitor Sleep
"The us federal communications commission approved amazon to use a radar sensor for use with motion sensing an contact with sleep tracking amazon's filing with the fcc didn't name specific device that would use radar but said it wasn't a mobile device. The fcc granted similar permission for google to use a radar on pixel phones.
President Biden Signs Economic Executive Order
"Big companies taking over potential rivals that he says limit affordable options for the average consumer. Today he signed an executive order that targets a broad spectrum of industries like big tech, Big Pharma and big agriculture. Heart of American capitalism is a simple idea. Open and fair competition. That means that if your companies want to win your business, they have to go out. And they have to up their game. Goals carved out in 72 actions and recommendations to federal agencies include urging the FCC to block Internet service providers from exclusive deals with landlords that limit tenants choices. Also wants the agency to restore net neutrality rules requiring broadband companies to treat all Internet services equally.
A Farewell to Robocalls?
"We might finally be closer to see the end of those dreaded. Robocall i gotta tell you it cannot happen soon enough detroit. Free press columnists susan. Tom for writes about this for money. That usa today dot com major us voice service providers are now required to use caller authentication to identify calls and to reassure customers. That phone call. They're getting his real not something spoof to make it look like it's coming from a local business or another local play another local agency so going forward consumers are more likely to see something like a checkmark or other idea on their mobile phones to indicate that the phone number on the call that they're getting his legit according to the federal communications commission this caller. Id authentication which is supposed to be in place for big carriers. By june thirtieth. According to this report makes it easier for phone. Companies to block illegal illegal robocalls in the first place or label them potentially as spam. So this should help with that troublesome issue of calls that you think are safe because they share the same area code as your phone but they're actually spam. Yeah and i get these constantly. I used to get these constantly. I write about this stuff fairly regularly for us to bread. As you know and i know you've done something to pass to but It's very bothersome you know when you can't even pick up the phone and answer the call because you think you're going to get some kind of a scam thrown at you This is just the latest attempt by the fcc. Crackdown on rebel collars. So they'd see pass regulations a year ago for this caller. Id technology an providers were supposed to have implemented by the first of this month Meanwhile the fcc continues to to find violators back in march it issued its largest ever find a two hundred twenty five million to texas telemark marketers. Who had sent about a billion robocalls falsely claiming to sell health insurance for aetna bluecross blueshield and other
"fcc" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"FCC loses its antitrust case against Facebook before any evidence was gathered. And U. S. Forces in Syria are attacked the day after the U. S struck Iranian backed militia positions in Syria and in Iraq from the Bloomberg Interactive Brokers Studio in New York. Welcome to the second hour of balance of power. I'm David Weston last night, U. S forces in Syria came under rocket attack with the U. S striking back against the launch sites with artillery. This all comes on the heels of us strikes on Iranian backed militias, sites in Syria and in Iraq to take us through the ongoing conflict. And what's at stake. Welcome now. Hillary Mann Leverett. She is CEO of Strategas. So, Hillary thank you so much for being with us What is going on over there? Well, it's unfortunate. I think at the beginning of or we're probably in the middle of an escalatory situation between the United States and Iran. That is, um The umbrellas. It are literate talks going on in Vienna to try to bring them both United States and Iran brought back into the 2015 Ivanic Odio, and each side is trying to get as much leverage as the time and they're getting closer and closer to real confrontation. No. As far as we know, I don't think people have been injured. Certainly U. S forces say they have not had any injuries yet not clear what the damages But this could go very badly wrong, right? If people start getting killed over there, it's not good. Yeah. I mean, on the Iranian side, they say that people have been killed and you know in their social media, so talking about women and Children, Hotel heroes, war heroes, warm art martyrs that have been killed. And that doesn't get as much publicity here. But it is really important in terms of what happens on the ground there in terms of, you know potential protests both in Iraq in Iran and continue continuing to build support for a much harder line against the United States and trying to get the United States out of Iraq and Syria. That is a very important report. Thank you. So put this in the context of the U. S Iranian negotiations. I guess there's still not direct right there going through intermediaries. Where do they stand? At this point, they were going out for some time. They have, and it really is a slow well, we kinda hope that it will come to some sort of, you know, successful solution, But unfortunately, it seems the real window of opportunity was when Biden heard came into office, and he reversed several of Trump. Policies regardless of where you stand on them politically, you know the kind of the ban on travel from most predominantly Muslim countries. Paris climate change treaty, oil and gas caring moratorium there. All of those issues people had various political opinions, but essentially died and decided. It was what Trump's policies and Trump's mistakes and he would reverse them regardless of the merits of some of those issues. He did not so on Iran and what I think happened as the window really has closed because now it's a debate about Iranian behavior. And once it the debate about Iranian behavior, there's really never going to be consensus that the Iranians are good enough to live nothing actions that would pull the Iranians back into a crowd of mobile with nonsense. We have a new president about to take office in Iran and Mr Racy who is very close as far as we know to the supreme leader. There was speculation in the press in the West that, actually, this would might facilitate a deal with Iran. Because, in fact, maybe the Supreme leader wants a deal and you'd want this to be done with Mr is in place. Do we have any sense whether there's any truth to that people thought it might speed up actually. Well, you know, again, I hope that there is a yellow and I hope that you're talking countries successful coalition, But people don't look don't really recall that President Rouhani had also been very close. The European leader. I tell a comedy their families shared, shared a point yard, um, where the kids played together, so there really was a close relationship. But once the president is in power in Iran, whether it's the current president, Rouhani Former light, You know, lightning Rod Ahmedinejad. Whether it is the prevails of governance and power in a country as big and diversity, Von make that any relationship with the supreme leader and others in government very, very difficult. While it might be comes into government with a good relationship with the supreme leader, it's really questionable how long that will last. There's a tremendous amount of inter factional fighting. Um you know, regular politics that you would see anywhere. And I think that will quickly come to bear on President Elect what you see, unlike supreme leader making any relationship with calm, So, Hillary, you say you hope that in fact there is a deal, although it doesn't sound like you're terribly optimistic. At this point, let's assume the worst and there is not and we break off negotiations. What should we anticipate? Are we talking about a break out to nuclear weapons for Iran? No, and in my opinion now, and I think that's kind of the secret. Underlying A lot of the dynamics feel that other administrations have realized, too in the in the Trump Administration. They also realized that the line is not going to ask him into the weapon. They're not going to do it in two weeks to months or even two year there's a lot of time there. And so the Trump administration's approach was to take that time. Be a hard and run as possible to think much political hair as they could and try to get whatever concessions I could summarize. Obama took the opposite approach. His administration also realized Iran's not going to break out to the nuclear weapon tomorrow. Today's two years from now, and they took that opportunity to try to bring Iran into the international political and economic order where they could work with Iran and various issues. I think the approach is different from both hit is really could contain Iran. Now that's making it much easier with some of our allies like Yvonne, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates. They're basically okay within Iran contained The only party party that's not okay with this is Iran itself, and so it's really going to depend what Iran to you How it does it, how much it can push toward confrontation with the United States and with our allies. And what Biden is going to do and in reaction, his attacks on pro Iranian photos in Syria and Iraq over the past the past few days, so that Biden inclinations perhaps to to to affect some muscle here, and that could put us on a further escalatory project. But it's great listening to Hilary. It sounds like nothing's worked, basically and and the thought was. We're going to inflict enough economic pain that they'll come around to us. And they seem to be able to absorb more pain than we can impose. Not only that, but you know they can see the you know. Recently, the tea leaves as much as anybody, and they see the price of oil going higher. China's buying more and more oil from them and even during the hardest have the sanctions under Ahmadinejad. The price of oil men was $100 a barrel so Iranians weren't doing that badly. So it doesn't look that bleak from their perspective, both the price of oil going up and the opportunity The sanctions gives them the opportunity to an incense have kind of like tariffs to protect investment manufacturing. So you know there is speculative. It's not that bad. It's been worse than member for. Thank you so much to Hillary.
What Sets Social Media Platforms Apart From Broadcast and Cable?
"With me to talk about these early days of the internet is g g. G is a fellow at the georgetown law institute for technology law and policy she also worked at the fcc during the second obama administration so jeep before we get into some of the concerns. You and others have about big tech. Could you just start by explaining what separates social media companies apart from traditional medium in terms of their business model what sets social media platforms apart. From let's say broadcast and cable is that while they all depend on advertising the advertising that social media companies depend on is targeted so essentially your browser your social media platform collects an unbelievable amount of information about u Whether it's demographic information where you live what you races what your age is also collects data about where you go on the web right so i buy a lot of athletic wear right the room covid nineteen and so i do a lot of shopping for that online and then i go to my go to facebook and all of a sudden i'd get delivered dozens of ads for other companies That sell athletic. Wear so you know. A lot of data is gathered about us soul to advertising networks. And then they deliver the as you so that's targeted advertising advertising that advertisers believe again based on a lot of data that you wanna see as opposed to legacy media which just broadcasts what they think. The most general audience would be interested in cars. Doritos other consumer goods like that.
Big Tech Critic Lina Khan to Lead the Federal Trade Commission
"Start with lena. Cohen who is appointed confirmed the federal trade commission. That's a big deal. It's a really big deal. So this week. She finally received a floor vote. It was a bipartisan vote. Republicans and democrats not going to say all republicans but enough to get a confirmed voted for her and that was early in the morning about eleven thirtyish and then a couple hours later i was watching this hearing on smart home. Check in competition and amy klobuchar friend of the pod. She leaked g basically scooped. Everyone that lena was going to be the chairwoman. Fdic and lead the agency a mad scramble to be like what you say right. It was like chima speak and all of a sudden reuters is reporting. This is confirmed and everyone was like. Oh dang okay cool so. She took her oath of office. On tuesday believe and she is currently leading the. That's amazing. so lena somebody also a friend of the bug. She's been on the verge before probably listeners. Quickly she was a law student. Columbia have really influential lottery. Paper about amazon called amazon's trust paradox. remarkable for a law students. Love your article three. That influential chee ended up advising agencies advising the fcc than she was on david sicily's antitrust subcommittee wrote a lot of the investigation than was nominated for that. And now she's the chair at the otc like she's in charge of overseeing mergers acquisitions of making sure the markets are competitive just a real rocket ship of her career from law school to leading the and she's not been shy about how she perceives the power of these big
"fcc" Discussed on Radio Survivor Podcast
"Court correct supreme court threw that basically said that that that it was capricious essentially and that there wasn't sufficient definition which is ironic as the definition was actually fairly clear in in that case but it was almost it was almost retroactive. Though right i mean was it does if it wasn't as if there was a standard which everyone is expected to hear he to so much. Is that retroactively in instituting fine they set a new standard or refine the new standard. So the fcc in april of twenty thirteen came up with what they call the egregious standard which allows them to find subjectively and rian really expansive. Situations hasn't been enforced a couple of times. You know the details of which are irrelevant. But the the three cases that you know that have burned broader the egregious standard. None of them have event tried in court. But that's not to say that indecency is gone the fcc got more than eighteen hundred complaints about indecency that was in the ironically enough the twenty twenty super bowl halftime show this year. Even though there was no actual indecent act they still get thousands of complaints about indecency in a year. They just don't enforce it and to to get to your parallel The fcc has not done its job on media ownership whether i agree with their decisions or not is is. Is one thing argue. My parallel is that the broadcasters are left as you were saying with this sort of having to to to gauge risks. That that maybe need not be quite so risky if you will because of the lack of clarity we we have to wrap this radio program up in three minutes. We can continue on the podcast. I'm wondering if christopher terry if you can wrap give bring things full circle to talk about. What is what is possible under a new biden administration with the fcc as well as this new congress that is coming in regarding everything that we've been trying today in three sure. I do it in three marks. All right here we go number one. The fcc has to resolve the remand from the mozilla decision. The repeal of net neutrality decision. It has three standing remains. It has to revoke resolve in that. These things sport told it to to look at again. That's what rod the it will have a significant issue in dealing with the state preemption cases. Some of those. We'll hit court next year. So that's that's the states establishing their own rules for network neutrality which the fcc says they should not be able to do right the fcc will have to decide what to do about the twenty eighteen proceeding whether regardless of what it comes out of the supreme court. They've got a complete that. Because i have another one to do in twenty twenty two and that's the shot preceding preceding. They've gotta finish that. There is some question about whether or not broadcast indecency needs to be reviewed this year. That's actually on the table. Ironically as we talked about it today but the fcc is most concerned right now with trying to get broadband grants out and one thing that kobe has definitely put. Bear on is the fact that here..
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"They tried to take the decision from the from the third circuit up to the full panel of the third second on bond review. That's called and that takes time. It didn't take very long for the third full panel of the third circuit to tell the fcc to pound sand but then the fcc went to the supreme court and instead of doing what it should have done and what it was ordered to do at the time which was to complete the open and still pending twenty eighteen quadrennial review of its rules. So it's quite disingenuous what the industry is saying. Although i understand that argument they're concerned that this process continue to Delay but from the sec's perspective. They had an opportunity to do something about this Over the last two years and shows literally not as they had done between two thousand ten and two thousand fourteen where they were actually forced to merge to four year reviews. They were unable to complete which they never would have actually completed. Had it not been for the fact that the court made them actually do something about that on a timely manner but the case is the cases. Interesting the fcc and any be filed this week four. They fell apart petition that they are separate arguments. So they'll each be given some of the petitioner side to make their own arguments There were some people that were surprised about that. I really wasn't. I think the argument is very similar to but structurally different than the fcc's argument in this case But the the the real surprise was just how direct the prometheus merits. Brief was which is really making this not necessarily about media ownership just about basic administrative procedure that involves media ownership. And that really changes the face of this case. Now we haven't seen all of the supporting briefs from the side that support for me. We won't see those still the next week And i know from communications. I've had with people involved in that process that some of those will focus more on the versi issue but the diversity issue doesn't play big in the in the arguments that prometheus making the case their argument is is that the fcc didn't follow procedure and the only people that we have to blame for that is not the third circuit but the fcc. And frankly i think it's a really good argument. On as i have been on this program and i've written and talked about this topic extensively over the years that's a really good argument. The fcc never has done what it was told to do or followed any sort of basic procedure. And i think the prometheus folks are probably going to prevail on that argument and one of the reasons you know we. We talk about this radio survivor. You know. we're we're much of what we focus on is community media college media grassroots media. You know whether it's radio podcasting all sorts of different sound platforms is because even though it's principally principally the commercial broadcasters who are who are lobbying in support of of the fcc in this particular case who principally are looking for opportunities for additional consolidation but the ability to.
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"In the kitchen and that's because for methodists is based in philadelphia and that is the the the circuit in philadelphia. That's where they filed their challenge the lottery syndicates the third circuit and that's where he has remained four go rounds in which the fcc has made a policy decision and it has been tested in court and it didn't work out then after they law the fcc lost the second time they basically violated the law and didn't finish an open proceeding. They rolled it into a second proceeding. And only when the industry and the citizen petitioners agreed to agree and disagree at the same time but they agreed to drag the fcc kicking and screaming back into court in april of twenty sixteen Because both of them wanted to see the agency actually do something after not having done anything. For basically eight years the third circuit court of appeals told the fcc they had to resolve that situation and in august of two thousand sixteen after not having completed a media ownership preceding for eight years. The fcc decided to do nothing to its rules. It just kept all of the rules that said it had and said that the record supported keeping all of the rules that were currently on the books and before that could be challenged in court but even after they were cases pending before they can be heard they presidential term switched over. Rg pie took command of the Took control of the fcc and in two thousand seventeen based on exactly the same evidence that they used to say that all the rules should be remained. They said well. We don't think that's the case anymore. There is no new evidence in record to suggest any other changes. Just ideologically changed the rules. And that is the challenge that will now go to the supreme court on january nineteenth on the merits briefs for the The petitioners those are the the broadcast industry folks as well as the front of the corporation mucus. Briefs are all in on the On the industry side their argument is is that minority ownership shouldn't factor into any sort of equation that the fcc is required to engaging the merits briefs from the citizen. Petitioners are in This week and their argument is is that this is a straight administrative law case that the fcc refer back to what matthew was talking about earlier when we were talking about two thirty the sec. Didn't follow any of the necessary procedures or even have a rational result from the decisions that it's made and that the supreme court should remain this back to the third circuit so the third circuit can tell the fcc to go fix it arbitrary and capricious behavior. That is the The very administrative law phrase that we like here the industry briefs though are kinda interesting. They're one of the significant arguments that is made by the nhc as well as several of the The friend of the court briefs is that the fcc is taken too long. And it's actually hampered broadcast industry's ability to continue to do business while these rules have been suspended tied up in court for this amount of time and of course the fcc really liked that argument except that the most important fact that doesn't get really discussed except in the merit brief filed by the By prometheus this week is that the main reason this has been tied up. Is that the. Fcc hasn't followed the rules and hasn't done what it was told to do. At any point but more damning i think is the idea that the fcc could have resolved this Even before g pie was out of office when they lost in october of twenty nineteen..
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"That's entirely feasible possibility on in about a year's time well so that's interesting that leads to i think our next topic because right now the fcc has filed breezes is due to be in front of the supreme court to defend its record of of relative in action with regard to media ownership rules which it is required by law by the telecommunications act of nineteen ninety-six to review in periodically update and one of the things that the effects of this has been is we've seen this precipitous drop in ownership by minorities and women. So you know in in the in that time period since the passage of the telecommunications act at a time when it seems like the culture at large in society at large has focused increasingly on on democratizing and levelling out opportunities for for minorities and women. We've seen an actual backwards trend in the ownership of our broadcast media something which extensively the the fcc is supposed to address but instead is mostly focused on sort of finding ways that they can pretend to address it while also allowing for more consolidation loosening rules. And that's my that's my overall gloss and in so doing so has been in front of the The third circuit court of appeals in a challenge. I'm sorry to force circuit. Court of appeals so third surrogate. Four times i'm sorry okay so in so doing the fcc has been in front of the third circuit court of appeals four times facing a challenge brought by a group of public interest groups led by the premier radio project most well known for helping to facilitate the establishment and growth of low power fm committee. Radio in the united states and each time the court has basically said to the sec. You you'll fail to materially justify the changes you want to and you feel to justify that they will that they will actually have an effect of diversifying ownership and they actually fail to ten. This has been this has been a back and forth in the court that spanned how many administrations how many fcc has this involved. Christopher the first court decision was in two thousand and four so you have a bush administration All of the obama administration and this administration. And i hope that at some point in this next segment we talk about what is the fcc when the executive branch changes hands. Maybe we can put some to sort of note here. Is that you know so this. This challenge has been been accepted by the supreme court with the fcc challenging. The third circuit's decisions Going on now. Sixteen some years that's hasn't got to that level..
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"The catchy title section two thirty it has become such as is become much more well known especially amongst people who follow politics and because indeed a current resident of the white house has been tweeting about it and and bringing much more attention to it. But you know. The section to thirty provides that protection to whether to twitter facebook or radio survivor or your local community radio station that has a blog on their site protection in the case. That a third party which could be a listener could be you know. It's any any person. Besides the organization publishes something which which brings about a challenge of some sort. Could be as you mentioned us. And then like defamation. It could be regarding copyright law. If someone were were just simply post a photo they did not have a the permission to post and the owner of the copyright chose to go after that website. Because they happen to allow so an upload an image and i suppose somebody could do that maliciously to your website and and then all of this could happen. Which is absolutely terrifying. That you could have haters out there. Who want to bring you down by comments on your website. That could get you in trouble. Getty earliest comments section right. I mean and so i if the the sixty two thirty is either is watered down as it seems like the fcc do then it seems like all the gloss will be off. It's ironic of course because the movement from to repeal or modify thirty s coming from a sensibly You know the conservative wing here. You know the same party in the same sort of political Sector that that opposed the fairness doctrine right which was extant in in through to the nineteen eighty s which gave the fcc the the the ability to regulate the expression of us in broadcast media requiring there be sensibly fairness. And i know. I'm going to give it the the most simplistic loss of saying. You know that if there's an appearance by you know roughly a republican or or or even if you say two sides of an issue in local politics In an editorial position on the nightly news if if the pro you know side had an opportunity to speak then the con side of the side opposing. A particular issue should also be allowed to speak and they greatly opposed that Oppose it on free speech grounds at the fcc should not be tangling in such quarter so it's sort of ironic to to be asking the fcc to to insert itself back in and to start regulating online. Content which of course has been otherwise not specifically regulated. Well how much is based on a legend and the legend is is that president trump lost the election because of facebook and twitter. And things like that and now. Facebook and twitter need to be reined in punished. How much of this is how much of that. Legend is fueling this particular initiative. Well it's certainly more gas on the fire them fuel in the tank in this case President trump has wanted to do something about defamation law since before he was president trump and to thirty certainly a larger part of that but the two thirty debate predates the election by a long time..
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"The university of minnesota great to be here very special episode along a very special episode holiday time right so i mean mario lopez up paying you to talk about his programming. Stop there. nope no unearned media time we will. There will be no hallmark moments but but nevertheless we're here because goodness there's a lot happening in in the world of the federal communications commission as we sit here with an imminent change of administration that of course brings in changes. But then as well we have a case that we've been following for very long time about ownership rules with a group of public interest advocates led by the prometheus radio project challenging. Fcc ownership rules. Well that's going to. The supreme court will also be be covering on that too that paul but it appears as though the lame duck president donald trump threw a bomb at the fcc that'll have long term implications for the administration. Yes so let's talk about this. So we have a new administration coming in with president. Joe biden and the the administration the party. That's in charge of the executive. They have the opportunity to nominate the the three majority of the fcc commission right so there's fi they're five commissioners on the fcc who make all the big decisions by a vote. Three from the party and charge it will be the democratic party come january twentieth and then to from the minority party and recently a president trump fired who one of the republican commissioners and then has very quickly pushed through the senate his replacement and this is notable one. It's a little unusual to have. Have this happen this way. I don't know how often. Sec commissioners get fired. The how often does it happen. Well it's it's not accurate to say he got fired. His term was up president trump over the by him. I mean michael. O'reilly who's been on the commission for some time his term was actually has that fcc commissioner was up and he was still in his seat pending a new nomination. President trump had actually re-nominated michael o'reilly right to the gop side and then pulled his nomination in favor of the person who is now confirmed by the senate and on the sec for a full term. And that's nathan symington from the ntia and t. Well it's the organization in the united states. That gives advisory opinions about the internet. That doesn't actually do any regulation. Okay so The story of course here is about section two thirty of the communications decency act and the debate. That's broken out over that. President trump even as late as today is still pushing the idea that section two thirty needs to be repealed section. Two thirty as part of the communications decency act is an amendment to the act. That was passed. James exon was carrying around his blue boulder blue folder full of pornography on the senate trying to regulate internet. That's twenty five years ago right. Yeah twenty nine hundred ninety six telecommunications act ironically enough but president trump's trying to push a reform for that sexy to thirty provides immunity to websites for content that is posted by third parties. So if i go to facebook and make a defamatory content comment about matthew down there. He can sue me but not facebook for having carried that and that's what to thirty does functionally do thirty protects. An awful lot of speech online. In fact it's only ever been penetrated in court one time and then there is one in narrow exception to two thirty liability for platforms..
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"Get your shit done. That's always been my belief jason but it also never got me promoted. When i worked at regular jobs. That's true that's true. I got my shit done and then fucked around a lot and they did not take kindly to that. Even though my shit was done now i remember. I remember Found this one over. Its science alert. It's what are the health risks of space. Scientists just unveiled the biggest study yet boom already. Dl dr space as humans. Well we were we. We evolved to live on the planet. Not outside of it exactly. So this is. It's thirty different papers. And they talk about different risks associated with space travel since apparently. Somebody's gonna try and go to mars soon. They must be doing better. Get boned up on what this is gonna take by the time you get to mars. You probably just going to be a big pool of jelly. Get over it all right. Well go forty forty lan. Who space really hates sandra bullock. Yes really did not like her much. So i found this article. Facebook latest ad tool fail puts another dent in its reputation. I was not aware that there was a reputation left. Ident how does one dente black hole. S says reset your counters. Facebook has had to fess up yet again to another major ad reporting fail. This one looks like it could be costly for the giant tech giant to put right not least because it's put another dent in its reputation for self reporting g self reporting doesn't work jason are. We don't take our word for it. Your ads are doing great day. Just ask microsoft. They're reporting on everybody now too. So that's the that's the way it goes yes. It was apparently with facebook's free conversion lift tool which has said affected several thousand advertisers. The flaws led the tech giant offers some advertisers millions of dollars in credits per report this week to compensate for calculating the number of sales derived from ad impressions which is in turn likely to have influenced how much advertisers spent on its digital snake oil. So here's here. You paid billions of dollars for ads. That don't work because we lie about them. But here's some credits for those ads. That don't work and will lie about them in a different way Yeah yeah. I think we've only talked about this. And so i don't know eight years ago on the show. Yes everybody lies stats are bullshit. You're getting ripped off mass. Well apparently under the digital services act and digital markets act plan the eu the european commission has said tech giants will be required to open up their algorithms to public oversight bodies and we'll also be subject to binding transparency rules. So the clock may be ticking for facebook. Self-serving self reporting we shall see okay. Well yeah they need third party auditors. Then they then they need third party third party. Auditors miata auditors. Yeah yes it'd make sure they weren't bribed and then it's all it's auditors all the way down Speaking of going down this made my day. The internet rejoiced. fcc chairman. Agit pie will step down on.
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"Alerts for more info go to FCC dot gov slash emergency information climate rate that's twenty five percent increase I think very good fourth quarter by he's going to be the guy to bring the jobs back no it's trump tower U. T. S. listen on Alexa W. T. N. S. online ninety nine seven WTF yeah good Hey I was asking her mother with this for awhile and I felt you know Joe Biden came out of his basement I was asking to the sea shadow and Tom of the tells me he actually did it means four more years of trial so there you have it folks back to the phones we go and the Anthony you would be up next Anthony what's up I feel about her lan first time caller thank you so okay so I got a question last year M. forty five thousand abortions in USA right right how many are grown up there we go so far many there you go great we got water running from the board good girl of ours yeah yeah it's it's somebody said the other day but about Alyssa Milano that they had more chance of of her womb has killed more people than their gun so she she's admitted having to quell of abortion double you exactly got more are confirmed killed there yeah no kidding no nobody exactly love your show thank you for absolutely thank you have three thanks for thanks for calling in yeah I came in I think it was it may have been boards new board so I can it's true it's true all right so this is from being in a nursing home didn't have any cases until the state force them to take in corona virus patients thirty dead someone with this man is from April so this is from somebody give me a newspaper article from business insider from April and this is from New York of course and so thirty residents at a previously virus free facility went on to die from the disease this kind of stuff is going on and it's been going on in Tennessee but for some reason nobody's reporting it and I'm scratching my head trying to figure this out proportionally speaking I mean we've had we've had more deaths proportionally speaking in New York percentage wise about thirty some percent of third of the deaths from corona virus in the state of Tennessee have been from nursing homes twenty five percent in the state of New York have been from nursing homes and so this continues to take its toll also something was said to about the Mike pence saying we'd be at this thing would be behind us by Memorial Day and they go and see it's not and I'm going St I think it pretty much is when New York is saying that they've got the lowest number of coronavirus cases since this thing started yeah this thing is pretty much behind this or we're gonna have to continue to social distance in the rest of it sure so I'm gonna tell you in a moment what makes sense about all this and what doesn't and what kind of advice you probably should be taking we'll talk about that when we come back after the new stay right we for special report coronavirus update the number of confirmed covert nineteen cases in the U. S. is approaching one point seven million White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says this country started to recover from the pandemic forty two states are now under ten percent in a positivity rate for the virus mortality is now equivalent to what we saw at the end of March that's the lowest level in two months so we are seeing these encouraging signs as we start to re open New York state continues to slowly get up and running governor Andrew Cuomo says downward trends are continuing number of lives lost seventy three that's the lowest level that we have seen since this started so again in this absurd new reality that is good news a big rally today on Wall Street the Dow Jones industrial average gained five hundred thirty points the S. and P. closed up thirty six the nasdaq up sixteen I'm in Kate's genesis diamonds W. T. M. traffic center twenty four west St James Robertson parkway ramp restrictions got things jammed up in that area your old hickory Boulevard Dobson chapel road and Andrew Jackson parkway hermitage director national and city highway drakes branch road the fresh out that way tenth Avenue north of Monroe street away and things are still pretty tight here sixty five a Rosa Parks and sixty five north bound little slow once you get between river gate and good looks I'm Jack well back traffic every ten minutes every morning on super talk ninety nine seven WTM great you know it's a scary thought but what happens when you have an active shooter in your building I know you don't like to think about that and but neither the folks who have the active shooter in the building and they wish they'd been prepared I can tell you that the folks at defense systems can get you prepared you.
"fcc" Discussed on KTRH
"S. T. as an FCC commissioner and he is being a widely read as of this weekend for laying out a series of questions to the Chinese government Hey if if you're transparent open like a civilized nation in the community of nations then why don't you make these people available here's another one zu Z. Yang arrested after he criticized the Chinese Communist Party leader for his botched handling of the corona virus outbreak Brendan Carr asked could you under Sapir him so we could speak talk about why that case is important well if we need to just speak in in very Frank terms about what's going on here the young communist regime is telling everybody you know we're open for free there's a lot of questions that are still out there about the nature of the origins of Kobe nineteen and they're suggesting that anybody should be able to travel to China and feel free to talk to anybody on the street and this is one of the people that have gone missing since they spoke out against the Chinese regime I'm more than happy to take the the chief propagandist of the regime up on her offer travel to China provided that I get to speak with these people but unfortunately I don't think anyone's ever gonna hear from some of these again you point out and I guess you're kind of building a cross section here former property mogul and income is party critic Renzi Kwang you talk about the fact that he committed a high crime of writing an article criticizing the regime's attempt to cover up the covert outbreak again he's been disappeared as well you're right this is someone who was pretty well off in terms of their financial status in there standing in the regime and simply wrote a post calling out the truth of their botched handling of the response their failure to both contain the spread of coated in the misinformation that they spread themselves into the work through the WHL and it's very influential person has again not been heard from since they publicly posted that so this idea that you know we are a country of equals we both value freedom pointing out the individual people that are suffering at the hands the communist regime I think really brings it home to people under Ted Cruz has made the case about doctor Lee when the ang can you talk a little bit about his case yeah this is one of the first people are we call this particular person a hero Dr they really were as best we can tell the first person to go public and say Hey I'm seeing something here that looks like it could be pretty bad this is the person that ended up being dragged to a police station the mill the night along with about six or seven other doctors and forced to sign a confession apologizing for spreading misinformation which in fact was the truth that particular doctor ended up contracting coronavirus and dying from it I mean to me he's the case that really taught the ease war hero which we don't use lightly I mean he really is if ever there was a need for a Nobel prize to honor someone he he he did he did something heroic for China and his and his fellow Chinese but for humanity you're exactly right and you know congressman chip Roy has a bill pending in Congress right now but I believe would award the congressional medal of freedom to that doctor I think that would be a great step and hopefully it gets the the broad support that it deserves you said may I speak with Zulu song grown a law professor in Beijing they wrote an essay titled viral alarm it says what the world already knows your authoritarian regime and censorship hindered efforts to slow covert spread how much of our problem I know it's hard to say but how much of our problem is the fact that they originally said and in the W. H. O. back to him that this was only a you know animal to human and not human to human transmission how much of their lies and deception and cover up led to the spread that could have been stopped there is a tremendous amount of what we're seeing right now that is directly tied to the misinformation that trying to put out the WHO's latest mid January China which has a significant influence over the World Health Organization the World Health Organization issued a tweet that a pretty clearly said there is no human to human transmission from this in late January and that really slow down the global response but the U. S. to the side because the global response they didn't say we don't know they didn't say the jury is still out the media firm in a statement that this is really just animal to human transmission that's a whole different type of virus that a whole different type of response to the globe would have been able to jump into action on so I think doctor found himself with on TV the other night saying exactly this that there was a misinformation campaign out there and when we get through with dealing with what's on our plate today we're going to go back in exam exactly how we were misled Brendan cars an FCC commissioner isn't it the case that if we're this concern that China deceived us Italy and the rest of the world about the threat this thing was posing did not follow protocols in international norms and as a result a lot of people died needlessly isn't it the case that we should we look at everything and you talked about telecom let's let's talk about the importance of China's ability to influence our country through this five G. telecom and what kind of things you're looking at so five G. is this next generation of wireless connectivity the way to think about it is it's going to be the economic platform really that powers us back when we make this next great come back as a country in everything that we do in the future from internet of things to a Thomas cars so much our economy is gonna ride on this five G. platform China knows that in China sees the economic benefits we have as a country from dominating the world and forty today tried to get ahead of us on five G. thankfully they haven't succeeded in doing that we've put the hammer down and have been able to establish the world's largest five G. platform here in the US but the threat is not just competition among the build out of network to your point they actively owning control the communist regime Huawei ZTE and other vendors that supply the equipment that can be used for five G. and so we have been taking concrete steps you know what do you look at the trade war generally that's going on but we have prohibited the FCC subsidized while way V. D. here from going into the network in just last week the department of justice announced that they wanted the FCC to revoke the authority of China telecom which is again owned by the communist regime from being able to operate here in the USA operate here now and that gives him potentially the ability to divert data traffic re routed through China before delivering it back to its destination in the U. S. so just imagine if that's taking place the type of threat that that poses Y. welcomed the DOJ's recommendation we take that action my wife was secretary of state of the state of Texas and went to China and they were briefed ahead of time that you know here's a special computer you can use you can't bring your regular computer and the only things on that computer are you know your agenda in these sorts of things I've had friends who practiced law in they go in their law firm says you cannot take your regular computer you have to take this one that doesn't have any of our intellectual property and there's no other country on earth where people are under this kind of fear doesn't this tell us that this is a country we simply can't trust and why on earth would we even consider them entering our telecom system that's the core question that we face in telecom or these entities that are owned and controlled ultimately by the people's Republic of China trustworthy and I think if anything the last few weeks with the corona virus shows us that that claim has been obliterated the regime is willing to do anything it is willing to disappear it's own people to hide the truth so there are entities here in the US that are in fact controlled by that communist regime I don't have a lot of trust in what they're doing in our network or what they could do you have tweeted about the World Health Organization and their role in all of this it you know China is one thing but we should be able to trust this international organization related to world health and yet it appears upon further review that they might as well be an arm of the Chinese Communist Party so coming up in our next segment if you can hold for just a moment I want to ask you about the role of the World Health Organization and Lindsey Graham has suggested the funding the president has suggested we have to look at those sorts of things and then approach for that Brendan cars an FCC commissioner.
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"Is illegal under FCC rules make sure she's got the make sure she has got that all right coming up at the top of the next hour bill crane the rest of the polls close in Alabama Maine and Massachusetts Oklahoma Tennessee and most of Texas obviously Texas will be the big story but what else in that to watch Oklahoma as a state that is a conservative democratic state that but that Biden was keep coming up and since Saturday in Arkansas will probably go for Joe Biden so the next couple of hours will be kind of the peak of the Joe Biden night other than whatever happens with Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts and in Texas west probably goes Bernie Sanders was brought into also tonight we're gonna take you to K. R. M. G. in the next hour thirteen minutes till the hour you listing your super Tuesday coverage under **** media group network of stations W. S. B. in Atlanta that's where we are tonight W. D. B. Orlando W. H. I. O. in Dayton K. R. and G. and salsa W. okay V. in Jacksonville W. G. A. you in Athens Georgia the polls in California did not close for three more hours in just a little bit more that is the biggest prize tonight four hundred fifteen delegates and a reporter bill chi agio is in Los Angeles tonight Hey there Chris yeah we're in Los Angeles where there are four hundred and fifteen pledged delegates at stake here in California once you for Tuesday at ten percent of all the delegates in the cream in the country in this race so that gives you a little bit of a it showed you could give me a little bit of perspective as to how much California means in this race now for this actual raises concern California's a little bit complicated with the way they do things the four hundred fifteen plus delegates they will be divided up depending on how the candidates views here on super Tuesday to Bernie Sanders comes in as the favorite but even if he wins California he won't get off one hundred and fifteen pledged delegates the way it works is anyone who gets fifteen percent of the delegates in either any congressional district or statewide they will divide up the delegates so it's really going to depend on who does well enough for our district has to get up most of the delegates here and that's what you expect now as far as the the voting here in California that's also very unique about three and a half million people mailed in their ballots early if you think a lot differently here in California as far as the voting is concerned it's much easier for example to mail in your ballot and you can also actually mail in your ballot the day of the election that's why you could take a little bit of time to add up all the votes here in California because some of these ballots that are postmarked on election day still have to be counted also a unique feature here in California to make it easier to vote you can actually if you are not registered you can go to your polling place on election day and actually register to vote so it's gonna take a little bit of time to add up all the boat you're there they say it's not gonna be anything like Iowa that it planned that way they want to make it as easy as possible for people to vote but again a lot at stake here Chris four hundred and fifteen delegates in California as a reporter bill chi and she'll be in the Los Angeles again the polls in California.
"fcc" Discussed on KFI AM 640
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"fcc" Discussed on 106.1 FM WTKK
"The FCC has a ten year old program called measuring broadband America it's on the U. S. government gauges whether home internet service providers are holding up their end of the bargain when they promised us certain speeds but as the Wall Street journal found out companies have tremendous influence over the study and often employ tactics to boost to their scores reporter Selene Ramachandran broke the story and is here now with her in depth findings Cellini what have you found sound was bad on it the Federal Communications Commission is this agents is the regulator that looked over I'll be seventy one telecom companies and they've been publishing yeah I've pretty much about once a year the official report card it kind of measuring whether the providers are delivering the speed that they promised what we found was that the companies have really outside play and tremendous influence over this this test and and sort of how the NCC publishes the result they've been able to lobby for deleting poor data and have successfully taken out dad test days bad dub individuals scores from poor households they've been able to do a lot of that then we also have reporting that and engineers have told us that the because the providers are told these patents testing panelists are in advance they're able to kind of keep tabs the there are better and in fact some engineer told us that some providers begin the speed test special treatment on their network and in real time so there are a lot of tactics that providers use and can use just because of the set up that the FCC has created which is the speed test is done in very close contact with the providers that exposed the measure and after I read your story and finished banging my head against the wall in frustration I thought there's you can trust nothing that I mean and I was a blanket statement but it feels that way that you can't trust anything you see or hear from a marketing standpoint let's say from any of these providers right I mean another interesting thing that I I was interested to understand from reporting of the story with that I'm speed it's in itself if there is a contract sold to you is like a of an official number gonna get some hundred megabits per second but really in reality the way these networks are constructed did they don't provide if if there's five homes in each of the scribes hit three hundred they're not providing enough to support all of that maximum band with all the time they're providing that's a fraction often as low as one percent of that number to your neighborhoods and and that's because of this yeah and and that's because they they say well why why bother giving you the the maximum number you're not going to use it speak with Selena Ramachandran reporter at the Wall Street journal her colleagues have been unbelievable story entitled your internet provider likely juice it's official speed scores your point there was a guy toward the end of the story I think you can assure the cynicism that many of us have after reading your piece and that's he's a this is like measuring car speed after the traffic is all gone clearly non apples to apples comparison at times right it's like if you buy a Ferrari you don't expect that at all times you're going to be doing at that that number but he might be buying this P. as he patted thinking that you will get that because that's kind of what you you think that that can that can happen so I think that there is a lot of confusion around speeds and in part because if you look at these these FCC report to look for that they're often very rosy companies look like they're getting a hundred a nearly a hundred percent are they conceding a hundred percent of advertised speeds and it took over it when he had to dig deeper and see how how much influence they have over it it kind of raises a lot of questions about it that is something reporter Selene Ramachandran at the Wall Street journal thirty minutes now after the hour on this morning America's first news.
"fcc" Discussed on The Vergecast
"Yes, it was a little bit of both, when you abstract, what we do, even at the FCC, these are really issues of equity issues of inclusion, and so was working on those even back in when I was a, you know, an Obama appointee. And so did come across some telecom issues while I was there at DOJ and then ended up really being the tip of the spear on a lot of issues where I was in the senior leadership team of the FCC enforcement bureau that was about three years before I was named here to be a Commissioner. And so these issues have always been important to me. You know, even today, I gotta say the most important thing that I see every day is making sure. That there is equity in broadband, who has internet, who doesn't, I think it is something that drives our economy is, impacting, who has a voice who doesn't have a voice, and I deeply believe that, you know, the disconnected are disaffected here in America and you can understand why because they feel like they're being left behind. So one of the things that I really do focus on every day. Now is making sure that we're getting the internet out to more people so that they can have the connections that they need to serve their lies lives and participate in this modern democracy really. I think is what's really at stake. And that touches on everything. Right. That touches on net neutrality that touches on five G rollouts, such fiber, deployment. Exactly. Right. And even further than that, it touches on telemedicine, I think, is something that's going to be deeply important to Americans going forward, it touches on closing this digital divide. It is something that is so important. And I really think you see, you know, the fact that a lot of Americans feel less. Behind feel isolated is in some part wrapped up in whether they are able to connect in the way that modern Americans should be able to do. Okay. I wanna get deep into that stuff because that's what we talk on the road chess all the time. But I wanna start with something is frankly little bit sillier and way, more annoying, which is robo calls. Yes. So last week there's a new initiative announced from the SEC to combat. Robocalls. My read on it. Mckenna's read on it is basically it clarifies a carriers can do the things they were already trying to do without getting into trouble. Is that your read on it? Yes, my read on it is I do think it is a good. It is good path forward. When you're talking about robo calls, we're talking about five billion calls a month. And so what does that mean almost over one hundred ten thousand robo calls a second? So over the course of our conversation here, there will be a amassed almost five million robocalls, and on their most benign, they are a nuisance your. Dinner. We're getting into a conversation, and you get a robo call at their worst, their predatory where we know that millions and millions of dollars have been lost in particular by elderly folks who are scammed out of money. They receive a call that their tax payments have been misfiled. You see, of course, you know, you need to call us back because your grandson is in trouble in. So there are a whole lot of issues where these calls really are predatory what the chairman did last week was announced something that is on the call blocking end which I think is really important that is going to basically block some of these robo calls from getting to your phone. What I would like to see even on the chairman's initiative. Is that it is required? Here. It's permissive. They these carriers may do it then. On the other thing, I think is important that it's going to be free. You know, we know that a lot of Morobo is, is something that has been a good initiative. I do like that. The chairman has proposes as an opt out scheme because we do know that a lot of folks just don't take the time to actually sign up for some of the. Services that are did you see was Randall Stevenson? He was like onstage and event, McKenna wrote about and got robocall. I have no doubt. And he like hung up from his. Robo call..
"fcc" Discussed on More Than Seven Dirty Words
"Uh-huh. More than seven dirty words. The official FCC podcast. I'm Evan Schwartz. Trouble. It's a cliche, but that doesn't make it any less. True. Technology has changed rapidly over the past several decades, and the FCC has played a role in a neighboring the introduction of new services and technologies that we use in our daily lives. But few people have had the unique perspective of my guest. Today who has been overseeing these developments for the past some years? I'll let him say that number himself from the brick cellphones of the eighties to the smartphones of today from the early days of cable television to the streaming devices being used in homes across the country. What's been like to see this volition? And how is the agency evolved to keep pace with the new tech coming to market joining me to discuss this none other than Julie nap chief of the office of engineering and technology at the FCC? Julie thanks for joining. Thank you. Evan pleasure to be here. So I always start the same way. How did you get to your current role? What pathway took you here? So. I did start a few years ago. Some three or four. Yeah. Some say it was like just after the discovery of fire. Oh, that's good. So I was an engineering issue. Yeah. No, I actually came to the FCC straight out of college engineering school was nineteen seventy four so seen a lot transpired since. Then. And I spent a good part of my career out at the FCC lab, actually, performing measurements on quipped, and so forth, and and had various management positions in the office of engineering and technology through the years involving spectrum allocations unlicensed and so forth in had this job for a bit over thirteen years. Now is the chief of the office of engineering and technology OBT. Wow. Yeah. I mean, people these days in DC don'ts are not to loyal to their jobs. But thankfully, we have folks like stick around. So I had your now retired colleague Walter Johnson on the show we talked a bit about the experimental licensing programs specifically, but in general, I mean, how do you see the role of the office of engineering and technology, which might not be the part of the agency that a lot of folks interact with necessarily depending on. On how they come to get to know the agency. Yeah, it is a fun and interesting job. So as you would end -ticipant, so many of the things that the deals with involved, technial technology, and engineering matters. And so part of the role for the office of engineering and technology is to sort through that and provide advice to the chairman and commissioners to work with the other bureaus and offices and so forth. And of course, we have direct line responsibilities for things like a quick authorisation as you mentioned experimental licensing. So this is kind of a two part question. I'll start with the first part over your short career here. The FCC what technologies that have come across your desk. Really stick out in your mind. Even today with all the new stuff on the horizon. What are the older things that maybe we're using now on a mass scale and don't even think about really just stick out to you? Yeah. So. Obviously so much has changed in in that forty five years or so. One. Of course is the introduction of commercial wireless technologies. I still remember, and I've repeated the story many times, I've never heard it. So feel to being being in the hallway when we were considering additional spectrum allocations for commercial wireless, and at that point in time commercial was introduced in roughly nineteen eighty three. And here we are nineteen eighty six eighty seven looking at well, maybe they need more than the forty megahertz started with and the discussion in the hallway was at that point in time. They had six hundred thousand subscribers and the question was, gee, I think they'll ever get over a million. And of course, today, we've got more wireless devices phones out there than people that are common to have to so phone absolutely in. So that I think has been a dramatic change two years. Of course, emergence of the internet. And the explosion of unlicensed devices the things that we use every day in our lives and don't even think about them using radio. There are so many other things you could talk about. But those standout yen. Unlicensed is a great segue. Because I wanted to ask you know, when the is looking at a particular spectrum band, you know, the airwaves that are going to be used for specific technology or not sometimes they look at it. And they're just say we don't know what is going to be used. How do you as as an engineer? And as the office of engineering, how do you deal with this issue of? Okay. There's the spectrum here. We don't really know how it's going to impact the economy necessarily. We don't know what's what it's going to be used for. But we still have to allocate it or we have to designate us license on license. How do you deal with that issue when you might not see the payoff for you know, dozens of years down the road?
"fcc" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"Network, which is a TV and phone. The FCC. Prepaid service and everything and I've had it Fokker year. And I'm wanting to change the same underlies. It will run off of a network T Mobile's. So I can change areas which literally. For someone who knows what they're doing. Shouldn't be a very hard. I'm just a novice when it comes to this. Basically what I'm trying to find out? How to convert reprogram the phone to work? GSM network instead of CDMA most phones that work on the obsolete networks that sprint and Verizon use the code division. Multiple access network. CDMA phones, generally do not have the capability of working on. GSM network. Phones are captives of the network. They operate on in most cases. So if you had a phone that could operate both CDMA. Which is the dominant world standard. If you have if you paid for the phone you've had service for enough months. Sprint will unlock that phone for you. That's my..
"fcc" Discussed on KTRH
"FCC is is shutdown tonight. So that's as close as I could get to being offensive. Yeah. I can say well, I was going to do that whole of talking to Andrew my producer. I was going to do that whole thing. Whether or not Grover got this thing about it's kind of the new laurel Yanni thing, it's Grover saying the F word or saying something else from Sesame Street. I wouldn't that be great. If I could do that. Now, I use my discretion. The FCC because you know, one time I did a show and this was back in the nineteen ninety s where I actually brought on klingons people who speak Klingon conversational Klingon. Yeah. Live long and prosper Klingon. Brought them on to talk on my program. And I said, can you swear in cling on for me? And so they would swear in Klingon on the show and somebody actually called the FCC on me and said CLYDE had a group of geeks on his program swearing in Klingon, and since the FCC could not push any issues on swearing in Klingon because no one else would understand it. They laughed it off. But I still got a phone call. From the FCC saying were you having people swearing cling on on the air. I said, I don't know. I I did swear in Spanish, I said something in Spanish that was. I said, well, the only thing I know that it's in a foreign language know, whatever and I use it. I use the word in Spanish that would be considered a swear word, and maybe that got me in trouble too. But you know, it's just how silly the FCC is it's how silly this all is the fact that they've suspended them in the fact that you get away with a lot of things they can still send a complaint when they get back to work whenever they do. Come after you. So I'm going to be on my best behavior. So the best you're going to get on me is dangling rockets in front.