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Facebook Sound Collection lets you add no-name music to videos

The right soundtrack can make a boring video interesting. So after years of reported discussions with the record labels, Facebook is launching video editing tool Sound Collection for inserting into Facebook and Instagram clips “songs, vocals, noises, and instrumental tracks spanning genres like hip hop, pop, jazz, country, and more.” What ...

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Net Neutrality isn’t the only thing the current FCC is screwing up

Lost amid the furor over the Federal Communications Commission’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decision to reverse net neutrality requirements is another, equally awful decision that has slipped through the cracks. In mid-November, the Commission decided to “re-think” it’s Lifeline program, which provides subsidies for broadband internet subscriptions to low-income ...

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Data retention compliance cost AU$50m less than anticipated: ACMA

(Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has revealed that administrative compliance costs for telcos implementing obligations under the government’s data retention scheme reached AU$176.2 million by mid-2017. This total — reported in the ACMA’s Communications Report 2016-17 [PDF] tabled in Parliament on Friday — ...

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