On Wednesday night my baby monitor (Foscam) was hacked. I heard a man's voice saying obscenities in my kid's room, I went in, and it was coming from the Foscam. I unplugged it and called the police. The police checked it out and assessed that we were safe and left without anything further. We are physically fine, but it was very disturbing and we feel violated. This is not ok. This is a thing. What can be done? [more inside]
What are the regulations, laws, or norms regarding showing images of actual (non-fictional) corpses on TV in the United States (or more specifically California)? [more inside]
During fund drives, I'm always told the positive comments of listeners who support the mission of public broadcasting and the drives that pays for the public radio and TV stations to operate. But I recently heard a public radio volunteer say he thinks public TV gets up to 40% negative comments and public radio gets about 10% negative comments. [more inside]
What rules/laws/regulations actually come into play when deciding which words are allowed on broadcast radio/TV in the US? [more inside]
I had to send my ISP a letter in the mail to cancel my internet service. My question is, what this a weird/jerky requirement or is this something that the FCC makes them do? [more inside]
A "free apartment locator service" won't stop calling my cell phone. Legal (U.S.) and logistical questions inside. [more inside]
How do does one complain effectively to the FCC concerning interference by one FM radio station with another one? An aged relation in a rural area is upset that a new religious station is interfering with her reception of the closest public broadcasting station. [more inside]
How much does it cost to get a cablemodem/router FCC approved? [more inside]
Someone scammed my parents. But what, exactly, is the point of the scam? They called my mom, claiming to be from AT&T, saying that something in her house was causing interference all over the neighborhood, and that they needed to come over. They came, showed fake credentials, identified the interference as coming from my parents' security system, deactivate they system and left. [more inside]
Can I port my existing AT&T Wireless cell phone number to a new Comcast Digital Voice land line account? The 1-800-Comcast customer support rep. said no, but the FCC says "you can switch telephone service providers, including interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, and keep your existing phone number". What's the final verdict? Anyone have experience with this?
A few years back, I was watching The Chappelle Show and Chappelle, during one of his monologues, made a reference to a sexual act, using a word that I was not familiar with. I assumed the word came from hip-hop subculture. He followed up by saying something to the effect of, "I love using nasty words that white people/FCC don't know yet. They have no idea how dirty I'm being when I say _______ ." Does anyone remember what that word was and what it means? Sorry I can't recall the season or the episode or more context.
I want to understand more about the switch from analog to digital television. Why is the FCC doing this, and how are the analog waves now going to be used? Where can I go to find out more information?
My friends and I would like to observe the switch-off of analog TV. The FCC has mandated that all analog TV stations stop on February 19, 2009. I'm planning to procure a bunny-eared TV to watch the signal go dead. Can anyone help me pinpoint when this moment is going to be? (This is going to be SO much better than New Year's)
Is the FCC enforcing licensing requirements for GMRS two-way radios? [more inside]
I am looking for programming information for Comcast Channel 36 (Public Access) in Bellflower, CA during March to June 2004 period.
I am looking for programming information for Comcast Channel 36 (Public Access) in Bellflower, CA during March to June 2004 period. [more inside]
The FCC seems to indicate that broadcasters are required to include closed captioning, at least for new programming, but I have purchased several very recent movies on cable that lack closed captioning. How are the cable companies getting around these requirements? Why is closed captioning so inconsistent? [more inside]
Please help me take action against an unidentified automated telemarketer! [more inside]
NewHomeFilter: I have a few questions about moving into my first new condo. I'm on a budget and green to the process with questions about: furniture (where to get), TV service (see inside), and lots... [more inside]
Does anyone know why MCI would be in favor of regulating cable modems in the Brand X case recently before the Supreme Court? I can't think of a compelling technical or business reason why they'd do that. [more inside]
Can someone please direct me to a technical specification of the US FCC-mandated Broadcast Flag? [more inside]
So, I'm looking at the back of my wireless card, and I have an FCC rules question. [more inside] [more inside]