Censorship in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/31147/all en Keep breasts, buttocks under wraps, CBS tells Grammy performers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/keep-breasts-buttocks-under-wraps-cbs-tells-grammy-performers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Grammy performers have been told to cover up at Sunday's big music awards show, and keep their buttocks, nipples and genitals under wraps. Their politics can't show either.</p> <p>In a "wardrobe advisory," broadcaster CBS also asked musicians and audience members likely to appear on camera at the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards ceremony to avoid wearing brand names on T-shirts as well as clothing with political or activist slogans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/keep-breasts-buttocks-under-wraps-cbs-tells-grammy-performers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Breast Business Censorship in the United States Entertainment Hospitality Human sexuality Law Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:30:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5749291 at http://www.globalpost.com FBI phone snooping tactic ruled unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fbi-phone-snooping-tactic-ruled-unconstitutional <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US judge has ordered the FBI to stop its "pervasive" use of National Security letters to secretly snoop on phone and email records, ruling Friday that the heavily used tactic was unconstitutional.</p> <p>The order issued by US District Court Judge Susan Illston in San Francisco came as a surprising blow to a measure heavily used by the administration of President Barack Obama in the name of battling terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/fbi-phone-snooping-tactic-ruled-unconstitutional" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Politics Technology AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:15:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5785016 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. spectrum sale must spur wireless competition -Justice Dept http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/us-spectrum-sale-must-spur-wireless-competition-justice-dept <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Smaller wireless carriers should be able to get a fair share of spectrum in the forthcoming U.S. auction to ensure the market is competitive, the Justice Department told the Federal Communications Commission in a filing made public on Friday.</p> <p>The filing underlines the high value of the low-frequency spectrum that will be auctioned off, and delivers a blow to the two largest U.S. providers, Verizon Communications Inc and AT&amp;T Inc, in their efforts to acquire those airwaves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130412/us-spectrum-sale-must-spur-wireless-competition-justice-dept" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Deutsche Telekom Federal Communications Commission Thomson Reuters Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5814196 at http://www.globalpost.com "Captain Underpants" beats "Fifty Shades" in U.S. library complaints http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/captain-underpants-beats-fifty-shades-us-library-complaints <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Subversive toilet humour proved more offensive to Americans than bondage and eroticism last year, according to a list of most challenged books in U.S. libraries that saw complaints about "Captain Underpants" outweigh those for "Fifty Shades of Grey."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130415/captain-underpants-beats-fifty-shades-us-library-complaints" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts Captain Underpants Censorship in the United States Human Interest Labor Thomson Reuters Mon, 15 Apr 2013 21:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5816738 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. minority media not affected by cross-ownership - study http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/us-minority-media-not-affected-cross-ownership-study <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Female and minority broadcasters do not appear concerned about one owner controlling newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market, according to a study released on Thursday as federal regulators review rules on media cross-ownership.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130530/us-minority-media-not-affected-cross-ownership-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Communication Federal Communications Commission Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 30 May 2013 16:49:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5848892 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama pick for top U.S. telecom regulator to face Senate panel http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/obama-pick-top-us-telecom-regulator-face-senate-panel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's choice for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is expected to face questions about his past work within the telecommunications industry at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.</p> <p>The Senate Commerce Committee panel will be the first public address by Tom Wheeler, an industry veteran, since he was tapped in May to succeed Julius Genachowski.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/obama-pick-top-us-telecom-regulator-face-senate-panel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Government Social Issues Technology United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:05:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5859759 at http://www.globalpost.com Pentagon offers to share airwaves with industry, FCC seeks comment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/switch-us-military-offers-share-airwaves-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>(Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is proposing to share some of its radio airwaves with the private sector, a nod to growing pressure from the wireless industry and the Obama administration for federal agencies to ease their control of valuable spectrum.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130723/switch-us-military-offers-share-airwaves-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Federal Communications Commission Law Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:06:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5891785 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama nominates Senate aide for FCC Republican commissioner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/obama-nominates-senate-aide-fcc-republican-commissioner <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason and Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate Senate aide Michael O'Rielly to fill the second Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday, bringing the agency closer to operating at full capacity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/obama-nominates-senate-aide-fcc-republican-commissioner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Environment Government Health Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 02 Aug 2013 04:39:53 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5900590 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama nominates Senate aide for FCC Republican commissioner http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/obama-nominates-senate-aide-fcc-republican-commissioner-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jeff Mason and Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to nominate Senate aide Michael O'Rielly to fill the second Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, the White House said on Thursday, bringing the agency closer to operating at full capacity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130802/obama-nominates-senate-aide-fcc-republican-commissioner-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Environment Federal Communications Commission Health John Cornyn Politics Social Issues Thomson Reuters Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:11:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5900772 at http://www.globalpost.com FCC votes 2-1 on decade-old petition to limit charges for inmate phone calls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130809/fcc-votes-2-1-decade-old-petition-limit-charges-inmate-phone <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A decade after families of prison inmates asked for action, the Federal Communications Commission agreed on Friday to limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made from behind bars.</p> <p>The FCC voted 2-1 during an emotional meeting to cap interstate phone rates at 21 cents a minute for debit or prepaid calls and 25 cents a minute for collect calls. Companies wanting to set higher rates would have to file a request for a waiver and could not charge more until that waiver is granted.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130809/fcc-votes-2-1-decade-old-petition-limit-charges-inmate-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Federal Communications Commission Law Mignon Clyburn Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:31:51 +0000 The Canadian Press 5906514 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. court gives mixed ruling on FCC program carriage rules http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/us-court-gives-mixed-ruling-fcc-program-carriage-rules <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday threw out part of a federal rule against cable television companies discriminating against independent networks by putting their stations behind high pay barriers, but invited a U.S. regulator to re-issue the regulation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130904/us-court-gives-mixed-ruling-fcc-program-carriage-rules" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission Time Warner Cable Thomson Reuters Wed, 04 Sep 2013 17:46:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5924468 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Senator Cruz blocks confirmation of new FCC chairman http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/us-senator-cruz-blocks-confirmation-new-fcc-chairman <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Ted Cruz, a conservative whose defiant stand against Obamacare helped prompt the U.S. government shutdown, has blocked the Senate from voting on the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be Federal Communications Commission chairman.</p> <p>The Senate was scheduled to vote on Wheeler, a Democrat and telecom industry veteran, late on Wednesday. Cruz held up the vote over questions about the FCC's power to enforce disclosures of who sponsors political television advertising.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131017/us-senator-cruz-blocks-confirmation-new-fcc-chairman" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Federal Communications Commission John Cornyn Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:04:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5964008 at http://www.globalpost.com Spain's FCC construction company says Bill Gates entities buy 6-pct stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131022/spains-fcc-construction-company-says-bill-gates-entities-buy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MADRID - Spanish construction company FCC says one or more entities linked to Bill Gates bought a 6-per cent stake in the group for 113.5 million euros ($155 million), a welcome boost for the sector hardest hit during the economic crisis.</p> <p>An FCC statement late Monday said the purchase made the entities linked to the co-founder of Microsoft the second biggest shareholder of FCC after Spanish businesswoman Ester Koplowitz. FCC gave no more details on the identity of the purchaser.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/131022/spains-fcc-construction-company-says-bill-gates-entities-buy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Federal Communications Commission The Canadian Press Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:50:25 +0000 The Canadian Press 5967356 at http://www.globalpost.com FCC considers relaxing foreign investment limit in TV and radio http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/fcc-considers-relaxing-foreign-investment-limit-tv-and-radio <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is considering relaxing the foreign investment limit in TV and radio stations as part of its review of broadcast ownership rules.</p> <p>Under the current rules, there is a 25 percent cap on any foreign investment in a U.S. broadcast holding company. The FCC will discuss the agenda at its next open meeting on November 14.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/fcc-considers-relaxing-foreign-investment-limit-tv-and-radio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Censorship in the United States Communication Federal Communications Commission Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 06:05:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5970368 at http://www.globalpost.com FCC adopts access deal involving AT&T, Dish, others http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131028/fcc-adopts-access-deal-involving-att-dish-others <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Alina Selyukh</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. telecommunications regulators on Monday formally adopted an agreement by AT&amp;T Inc, Dish Network Corp and other wireless companies to give smaller operators access to devices now made only for AT&amp;T's airwaves.</p> <p>The Federal Communications Commission's order, approved without a public vote, makes official and elaborates upon a multi-pronged deal brokered by agency staff and wireless companies last month.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131028/fcc-adopts-access-deal-involving-att-dish-others" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Censorship in the United States Communication Federal Communications Commission Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:16:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5973269 at http://www.globalpost.com