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After months of delays, the FAA has made a deal with cellular carriers on how to move forward with rolling out C-band 5G. The agreement is meant to keep airplanes safe. The Federal Aviation Administration, or FAA, says it expects AT&T and Verizon to be able to more or less fully roll out their 5G C-band networks by July 2023, after multiple delays due to concerns about the radio waves affecting vital safety

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Vergecast: Dish’s 5G network, Apple’s Major League Soccer deal, and Google’s AI debate

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, David Pierce, and Alex Cranz discuss Dish Network’s 5G network, Google’s LaMDA AI, Apple streaming Major League Soccer, and more. Every Friday, The Verge publishes our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel, editor-at-large David Pierce, and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the

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Congress might finally have a deal on data privacy

Called the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, the proposal marks a major step forward in congressional data privacy negotiations. The measure allows for Americans to access, correct, and request deletion of any personal data companies have collected on them. For decades, lawmakers have pushed for a comprehensive federal law protecting user data — but it has never survived the chaos of a deeply divided Congress. But on Tuesday, the Energy and Commerce Committee held its first hearing to discuss a new

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This Week in Elon: Texas gets involved in the Twitter deal for some reason

Elon Musk has recently talked about his "changing" political alliances. But the Tesla and SpaceX chief has long given money to both Democrats and (mostly) Republicans, with only one real preference: getting what he wants. So, noted shitposter Elon Musk wants out of his Twitter deal, and he’s gotten his lawyers to write a lil letter to Twitter about it. According to the letter, Twitter is a bunch of big meanies that aren’t giving Musk the information he needs to

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Mandatory USB-C phone port edges closer after EU deal

EU lawmakers have agreed on proposed legislation that would force all smartphones, like Apple’s iPhone, to use the universal USB-C port for charging. Other electronic devices including tablets and headphones are also affected. European Union lawmakers have reached an agreement on proposed legislation that would force all future smartphones, including Apple’s iPhone, to use the universal USB-C port for charging. Alongside phones, the rules will also apply to other

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Elon Musk threatens to scrap Twitter deal over ‘breach’ of agreement

Elon Musk revealed in an SEC filing that he believes Twitter is in breach of its $44 billion merger deal by not providing the data he’s asked for about bot activity on the platform. Elon Musk says that Twitter is in “clear material breach” of their $44 billion acquisition deal and that he could “terminate” the agreement in response. In a letter sent to Twitter this morning, Musk’s legal team claims that Twitter has

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Elon Musk will put up $6 billion to drop Tesla loans from his Twitter deal

The Tesla CEO had initially financed his bid to take Twitter private with $12.5 billion in loans against his ownership stake in Tesla, the popular manufacturer of electric cars. After a brutal month for Tesla stock, Elon Musk will no longer fund his Twitter buyout by borrowing against his Tesla ownership stake. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Musk announced the expiration of a series of margin loans

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Conan O’Brien makes a $150 million podcast deal

SiriusXM has acquired Team Coco for a reported $150 million. Meanwhile, Acast locks down ad sales for WTF with Marc Maron, and Spotify starts selling political ads again. After bottomless headlines about podcast licensing deals, I guess getting acquired is cool again. Or maybe Conan is just tired. I’m tired, and I didn’t even spend three decades as the “good king” of late night. On that note, I will be out

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Elon Musk says Twitter deal ‘cannot move forward’ until it proves bot numbers

Elon Musk has said fake and spam accounts could make up over 20 percent of Twitter’s users, and said the $44 billion deal to acquire the social media company "cannot move forward" until Twitter proves its accuracy. Elon Musk has reiterated his claim that fake and spam accounts could make up more than 20 percent of Twitter’s users, saying the deal to acquire the social media company “cannot move forward” until Twitter proves the accuracy of its much lower

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Google says attackers worked with ISPs to deploy Hermit spyware on Android and iOS

Researchers at Google’s Threat Analysis Group say attackers are working with internet service providers to deploy the commercial-grade Hermit spyware on both Android and iOS devices. A sophisticated spyware campaign is getting the help of internet service providers (ISPs) to trick users into downloading malicious apps, according to research published by Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) (via TechCrunch). This corroborates

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Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada

Apple Music is increasing the price of its subscription for students in the US, UK, and Canada. Students in the US and Canada now have to pay $5.99 / month, while subscribers in the UK will have to pay £5.99. Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK

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