A federal court has put the kibosh on FCC rules that were put in place to curb unwanted robocalls. On Friday the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down rules passed in 2015 under a Democrat-led FCC that expanded the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), which bans the use of auto-dialers known as robocallers. The court said that the expanded definition the FCC used for an autodialer was too broad.
It's not easy to use public transportation if you're in a wheelchair, are on crutches or even if you're pushing a baby stroller. While many cities around the world are required to have some accessible subways and trains, it's often challenging to know exactly where those stations are. That's where Google says it can help. The search giant announced Thursday that it's added wheelchair accessible navigation to its Google Maps app so you can find a route that accommodates wheelchairs.
A state senator in California has introduced the most comprehensive set of net neutrality protections to date. State Sen. Scott Wiener a Democrat from San Francisco on Tuesday introduced an amended piece of legislation that codifies Obama-era net neutrality rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015 into California state law. But it would also go further than the FCC's original rules by also banning wireless companies from offering sponsored content.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".