Congress tries to save net neutrality, AT&T defends hiring Trump attorney's firmToday's major tech stories include Congress' attempt to stop the net neutrality repeal, AT&T defending its hire of a consulting firm owned by Trump's lawyer and Airbnb helping Puerto Rico recover from Hurricane Maria.
This is CNet and here are the stories that matter right now. Some members of the US Congress are attempting a last ditch effort to stop the appeal of net neutrality. Senate Democrats are using a legislative tool called The congressional review act has stopped the repeal. They urge the Americans to ask their representatives to support the move. To over rule the vote to repeal, the resolution must pass in both the house and senate and also be signed by president Trump. An unnamed source claims AT&T may have paid the private firm of Donald Trump's personally attorney, Michael Cohen, up to $600,000 as part of a consulting contract. A leaked memo from AT&T to its employees defended the hiring but the revolation is still raising eyebrows. AT&T is currently being sued by the US Department of Justice to block an $85 billion merger with Time Warner. Airbnb announced an expansion of its partnership with Puerto Rico to increase tourism on the island. Company plans to donate all booking fees Fees there to local recovery organizations and also launch 50 new experiences, like tours, sailing, and hiking. Puerto Rico is still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, widely considered to be the worst natural disaster to ever hit the island. Stay up to date with the latest by downloading the CNET tech today app in the Apple or Google Play stores.