Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission fined a San Diego-based telemarketer nearly $10 million for making more than 47,000 robocalls in two days shortly before California’s 2018 primary election. The calls, which referenced a woman’s accusations that a candidate for state assembly tried to grope and kiss her in a bar, manipulated caller ID info to appear as if they were coming from another telemarketing company.

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Huawei Challenges FCC Security Risk Label at Fifth Circuit

An attorney for Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei told a Fifth Circuit panel Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission was wrong to label the company as a national security threat because it has no standards to make such a determination.

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Fight Over Berkeley Cellphone Warnings Returns to Court

The city of Berkeley’s five-year battle with the wireless industry over cellphone radiation warnings came to a head Thursday before a federal judge, who will decide whether the city’s 2015 ordinance requiring retailers to provide guidance on avoiding radio-frequency exposure is pre-empted by federal law.

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DC Circuit Hands FCC Partial Victory in Net Neutrality Fight

The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday largely upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era net neutrality rules, saying the Federal Communications Commission was within its authority to redefine broadband internet services for regulatory purposes but cannot block states from implementing their own rules.

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