• Virginia Official Takes Battle Over Facebook Block To Appeals Court
    A local official in Virginia is appealing an order that she violated a resident's free speech rights by banning him from commenting on her Facebook page.
  • FTC May Revisit Order Against Sears In Privacy Case
    The Federal Trade Commission may take another look at a 2009 order that restricts Sears' ability to engage in online data collection.
  • Comcast Lobbies FCC To Block State Broadband Laws
    Comcast is asking the FCC to issue a "clear, affirmative ruling" that blocks states from regulating broadband.
  • Tea Party Joins With Open Internet Advocates To Oppose AT&T-Time Warner Merger
    "We are deeply concerned that allowing these firms to join forces -- without significant conditions that fully address all competitive concerns -- would intolerably limit consumers' control over what they watch and where they get their information," groups write.
  • 'Honest Ads Act' Would Require Web Giants To Disclose Political Ads
    Large Silicon Valley companies that run political ads could face a host of new regulations, if a bipartisan bill unveiled Thursday becomes law.
  • Providers Balk At Proposal To Boost Broadband Definition
    Advocates also argue that the FCC should be raising the bar for internet service, not merely holding steady at 25 Mbps. But broadband providers say there's no reason to increase the current benchmark.
  • Mattel Axes Connected Device For Kids
    Faced with pushback from advocacy groups and lawmakers, Mattel reportedly has decided against releasing Aristotle, a connected device for children.
  • Democrats Call For Ouster Of FCC Chief
    The FCC now stands for "Forgetting Consumers and Competition," Senator Ed Markey said Thursday.
  • FCC Urged To Put Brakes On Net Neutrality Repeal
    The FCC has failed to provide stakeholders with an opportunity to comment on the tens of thousands of filed complaints that directly shed light on proposed changes," Senate Democrats say in a letter to Chairman Ajit Pai.
  • Senators Propose New Curbs On Data Brokers
    "We need to shed light on this 'shadow' industry of surreptitious data collection that has amassed covert dossiers on hundreds of millions of Americans," Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) stated Thursday.
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