Verizon and Yahoo's deal price gets cut, ISP privacy rolled backThe most important tech stories of the day include a big discount in Verizon and Yahoo acquisition deal, Amazon and Google consider turning their digital assistants into speakerphones and we discuss a plan to dismantle consumer privacy ISP protections.
This is c|net, and here are the stories that matter right now. After a number of cyber attack controversies rocked Yahoo last year, Verizon's deal to purchase the Internet company seemed to be in jeopardy. Now comes word from Bloomberg the price of acquiring Yahoo will be dropping by $250 million. The deal still appears to be lucrative for Verizon, as it will be buying Yahoo's fast internet assets which extend well beyond Yahoo's content. [MUSIC] The Wall Street Journal is reporting that both Google and Amazon are flirting with the idea of turning their Home and Echo assistive devices into smart speaker phones. However this presents a significant and privacy issue. These gadgets are already familiar with even without speaker phone functionality. There's also a logistical hurdles to consider as the trigger word could accidentally call or hang up on a contact. [MUSIC] And finally, said of FCC consumer protection regulations might be rollback by a plan put forth by republican Senator. Senator Jeff Flake plans to submit a resolution that would free ISPs from requiring permission to collect information about users, including things like browsing history, the apps you use and location data. You [UNKNOWN] by downloading the CNET Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.