Wall Street Journal

Uber Faces Federal Criminal Probe Over ‘Greyball’ Software

Federal prosecutors have begun a criminal investigation into Uber’s use of software as part of the company’s program known as “Greyball” that helped drivers avoid local regulators.

After Posting of Violent Videos, Facebook Will Add 3,000 Content Monitors

Facebook said it would hire 3,000 more staffers to review content in an attempt to curb violent or sensitive videos on its site without scaling back its live-streaming tools.

Make the Net Neutral Again

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he’ll advance his network neutrality proposal under a notice and comment procedure, instead of offloading the rules with a blunt agency tool known as a declaratory ruling.

A Wary Tech Sector Is Booming in the Land of Trump

[Commentary] Silicon Valley wasn’t a happy place when Donald Trump was elected president. Tech companies have thrived on international trade and immigration and see President Trump as hostile to both.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Faces Balancing Act in Net Neutrality Rollback

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai faces a tough challenge in coming days: rolling back network neutrality rules that he regards as an overreach, without reaching too far himself.

Investors, Don’t Get Too Excited About the FCC’s Net Rules

[Commentary] Shares of broadband providers have run up since the election on the hope that the Trump administration will bring a lighter touch to telecom policy.

Altice USA IPO Seen Raising More Than $1 Billion, Valuing Company at Over $20 Billion

Altice USA filed paperwork to go public April 11, in an offering that would raise more than $1 billion, apparently.

Google Pays Female Workers Less Than Male Counterparts, Labor Department Says

An investigation of Google has found it systematically pays female employees less than their male counterparts, US Department of Labor officials said, a claim that adds to allegations of gender bias in Silicon Valley.

FCC Chief Ajit Pai Develops Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai laid out preliminary plans to roll back the agency’s network neutrality rules in a meeting with trade associations.

FCC Tees Up Rule Change That Could Spur Wave of TV Industry Mergers

Federal regulators plan to reverse an Obama-era rule that prevented major television-station owners from buying stations or readily selling themselves, a move that could touch off a wave of deals among media companies.