Tech News Today

May 18th 2017

Tech News Today 1771

Mercedes on the Roof

EU Fines Facebook
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Guests: Sarah Needleman
Category: News

The FCC has voted along party lines to begin dismantling Net Neutrality. The 2-to-1 vote means the Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward repealing the rules that many internet freedom advocates fought hard for only two years ago. The rules had imposed strict oversight over ISPs to help prevent internet fast lanes, preferential treatment, and other measures intended to maintain a free and open internet.

Mercedes-Benz is following in Elon Musk’s footsteps. It's partnering with Vivint Solar, a US solar panel installation company, to sell and install solar panels and battery storage packs to homeowners. Vivint says the Benz solar and battery packages would range from $5,000 for a 2.5 kWh system to $13,000 for a 20 kWh package, fully installed.

The European Union has fined Facebook 110 million Euros (or 122 million dollars) for providing incorrect or misleading information in their acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. The issue surrounds whether or not Facebook could match user accounts on WhatsApp to user accounts on Facebook. Spoiler Alert: They can and they did last August when WhatsApp changed its privacy policy and terms of service.

Facebook is going to broadcast Major League Baseball games and e-sports, Amazon knows what books you bought and never finished reading, and a San Francisco Man was recently jailed for a Facebook comment he made.

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