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Last Update on March 26, 2015 07:08 GMT
IN THE NEWS: NET NEUTRALITY LAWSUITS
NEW YORK (AP) -- The FCC claims opponents of "net neutrality" have jumped the gun in their effort to get rid of the new rules. The Federal Communications Commission says the first lawsuits filed against the Internet's new traffic rules should be dismissed -- because they were filed too early. The FCC's new rules on broadband service are designed to keep Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from slowing or blocking Web traffic -- or from charging companies like Netflix for special, faster access to customers. An industry group USTelecom has sued, saying the new rules violate federal law and the Constitution.
IN THE NEWS: DISTRACTED DRIVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- You know how some people insist they can drive safely -- even while they fiddle with their smartphones or other electronic devices? There's new evidence to blow those claims up. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has put together videos that show what teen drivers were doing in the moments before a crash. In nearly 6 of 10 incidents resulting in severe crashes, the drivers were distracted. That's a much larger rate -- four times the rate to be exact -- than previous estimates, which were based on police reports.