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WENDY DAVIS

Wendy Davis is a Senior Writer at MediaPost. You can reach Wendy at wdavis@mediapost.com

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  • Advocates Say White House Privacy Proposal Filled With Loopholes in Daily Online Examiner on 02/27/2015

    This afternoon, the White House unveiled a discussion draft of its long-awaited privacy "bill of rights," which aims to give consumers more control over data that is collected about them. The bill clearly disappointed many privacy advocates, who say it is filled with loopholes.

  • FTC Says Company Deceived Consumers With Ads Touting Good Reviews in Online Media Daily on 02/27/2015

    AmeriFreight, a company that transports cars, allegedly boasted in its ads that it had "more highly ranked ratings and reviews than any other company in the automotive transportation business." But the company allegedly failed to disclose that the customers who wrote those ads received discounts for doing so, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

  • FCC Vacates Restrictions On Muni-Broadband in Daily Online Examiner on 02/26/2015

    The FCC voted 3-2 to invalidate state laws that restrict towns from building their own fiber-optic networks. As with net neutrality, the muni-broadband vote broke down along partisan lines, with the three Democrats voting to preempt state laws and the two Republicans opposing the measure.

  • FCC Bans Broadband Providers From Blocking Traffic Or Creating Fast Lanes in Online Media Daily on 02/26/2015

    The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to impose net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading traffic and from creating online fast lanes. The FCC's three Democrats voted in favor of the order, which reclassifies broadband service as a utility, while the two GOP commissioners opposed the move.

  • FCC Enacts Sweeping Open Internet Rules in Raw on 02/26/2015

    The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to impose net neutrality rules that prohibit broadband providers from blocking or degrading traffic and from creating online fast lanes.

  • Republicans 'Deeply Disappointed' With FCC Chairman's Refusal To Testify in Daily Online Examiner on 02/25/2015

    Several weeks ago, several Republican lawmakers publicly questioned whether FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for the "strongest open Internet protections" in U.S. history was the product of undue influence by the White House. Rep. Jason Chaffetz went so far as to schedule a House Oversight Committee hearing on the matter for today. This morning, however, he canceled the hearing after Wheeler refused to testify.

  • Boy Scouts Sweepstakes Site Faulted By Self-Regulatory Group in Online Media Daily on 02/25/2015

    An online site operated by the Boy Scouts of America as part of a sweepstakes didn't comply with the ad industry's self-regulatory guidelines, the Better Business Bureau's Children's Advertising Review Unit said on Wednesday. The self-regulatory organization also found fault with the Boy Scouts' disclosures in magazine ads.

  • Digital Advertising Alliance Launches Opt-Out App in MediaDailyNews on 02/25/2015

    The industry self-regulatory group Digital Advertising Alliance today will release a mobile app that enables consumers to opt out of behavioral advertising on smartphones and tablets. The organization also is releasing a mobile opt-out page, where consumers can opt out of receiving behaviorally targeted ads on the mobile Web.

  • South Carolina Governor Asks FCC To Let Muni-Broadband Restrictions Stand in Daily Online Examiner on 02/24/2015

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to retreat from plans to lift state laws that restrict towns from building their own broadband networks. "I strongly urge the FCC not to interfere with state solutions to state problems," Haley said in a letter sent to the agency late last week. Her letter comes as the FCC is considering whether to vacate restrictions on muni-broadband in at least 20 states, including South Carolina.

  • Nick.com Visitors Seek To Revive Privacy Case Against Google And Viacom in Raw on 02/24/2015

    Representatives for a group of young children are appealing a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google and Viacom of violating a federal video privacy law.

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