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  • Survey: Most Web Users Want Neutrality Rules For Wireless Providers in Daily Online Examiner on 09/30/2014

    The vast majority of Web users want wireless companies to follow net neutrality rules, according to a survey released on Tuesday by the trade group Internet Association. For the study, the Internet Association surveyed 550 Web users about their opinions on open Internet principles. More than two out of three respondents -- 67% -- said that wireless providers should not be allowed to block lawful sites or apps.

  • Advocates Say Compliance Company Violates Children's Privacy Rules in Online Media Daily on 09/30/2014

    The Center for Digital Democracy and Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood allege in comments filed with the Federal Trade Commission complaint that AgeCheq collects data about children without first obtaining their parents' permission. Doing so violates FTC regulations implementing the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, according to the advocacy groups.

  • FTC Commissioner Warns Against Classifying Broadband As Common Carrier Service in Daily Online Examiner on 09/29/2014

    Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, doesn't seem to agree with net neutrality advocates who want to see broadband service reclassified as a utility.

  • Large Tech Companies Say 4 Mbps Too Slow For 'Broadband' in Daily Online Examiner on 09/26/2014

    An Internet connection speed of 4 Mbps "seems too slow to be worthy of the name 'broadband,'" the trade group Internet Association told the Federal Communications Commission this week. "The market for Internet-connected devices has exploded over the last few years, and consumers are increasingly using multiple devices to access different services at the same time -- e.g., streaming video onto a television while surfing the Web or checking email," the Internet Association says in its filing.

  • American Express Faulted For Ads Promoting Sponsored-Content Site in Online Media Daily on 09/26/2014

    In its second major recent decision about sponsored content, the Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division has criticized American Express for the way it advertised Open Forum -- a site aimed at small business owners.

  • FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Condemns Online Fast Lanes in Daily Online Examiner on 09/25/2014

    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel is emerging as one of the leading critics of a plan to allow broadband providers to create online fast lanes. "We cannot have a two-tiered Internet with fast lanes that speed the traffic of the privileged and leave the rest of us lagging behind," she said this week at a Congressional forum on net neutrality.

  • Android Users Drop Privacy Case Against Google in Online Media Daily on 09/25/2014

    A group of Android users who brought a class-action privacy lawsuit against Google have dropped their case, according to court papers filed on Thursday. The legal battle dates to 2011, when a group of users filed a lawsuit alleging that Google violated their privacy by transmitting their personal information -- including geolocation data and unique device identifiers -- to app developers.

  • Law Profs Say Facebook, OkCupid's Secret Experiments Violate Maryland Law in Daily Online Examiner on 09/24/2014

    Back in July, University of Maryland law professors James Grimmelmann and Leslie Meltzer Henry argued to the Federal Trade Commission that Facebook might have deceived its users by running secret psychological experiments on 700,000 of them. "The failure to disclose research is an omission that a reasonable consumer would consider material in deciding whether or not to use a service," they wrote in a letter urging the FTC to protect consumers from future research projects. Now, after some additional digging, Grimmelmann and Henry are leveling a new charge: They say that Facebook -- as well as OkCupid, which also conducted secret experiments on its users -- violated a Maryland state law.

  • LiveJournal Prevails In Lawsuit Over Paparazzi Photos in Online Media Daily on 09/29/2014

    Blogging platform LiveJournal has defeated a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by Mavrix Photographs, which alleged that the online service wrongly displayed paparazzi photos of celebrities Katy Perry and Beyonce.

  • FilmOn Continues Legal Battle in Online Media Daily on

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