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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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  • FCC Chair: 'Big Dogs' Bound To Sue Over Neutrality Rules in Daily Online Examiner on 11/25/2014

    Late last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said what some observers have long thought was obvious: New net neutrality rules will lead to another round of court challenges. "Look, the big dogs are going to sue, regardless of what comes out," Wheeler reportedly told journalists on Friday.

  • Deutsch L.A. Settles Astroturfing Charges in Online Media Daily on 11/25/2014

    Deutsch L.A. deceived consumers with an ad campaign that involved asking employees to promote Sony's PlayStation Vita on Twitter, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint unveiled on Tuesday. The FTC's astroturfing charges stemmed from a January 2012 email sent by Deutsch L.A. to employees, requesting that they tweet about the $250 gaming console.

  • Deutsch L.A. Settles FTC Charges That Employees Posed As Consumers On Twitter in Raw on 11/25/2014

    Deutsch L.A. engaged in a deceptive practice by asking employees to promote Sony's PlayStation Vita on Twitter, the Federal Trade Commission alleged in a complaint unveiled on Tuesday.

  • T-Mobile Promises More Accurate Speed Tests in Daily Online Examiner on 11/24/2014

    Faced with pressure from the Federal Communications Commission, T-Mobile has agreed to change the information it gives to pay-per-byte consumers who are throttled for exceeding their data caps. The company will now send a text message to consumers who reach their maximum allotment, and a link to a speed test that will show the actual reduced speeds -- either 128 kbps or 64 kbps, depending on the plan.

  • Appeals Court Weighs Yahoo's Responsibility For Unwanted SMS Messages in Online Media Daily on 11/24/2014

    A Philadelphia man who allegedly received 27,000 unwanted text alerts from Yahoo asked an appellate panel on Friday to reinstate his lawsuit against the company. He said that Yahoo violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from using automated dialers to send SMS messages to consumers.

  • Yahoo To Stop Serving Targeted Ads To Some Firefox Users in Daily Online Examiner on 11/21/2014

    When Mozilla and Yahoo announced their blockbuster new search partnership, which makes Yahoo the default search engine on Firefox, the companies also said that Yahoo will honor do-not-track commands sent by Firefox users. But what the companies meant was that Yahoo won't send some types of behaviorally targeted ads to Firefox users who have turned on do-not-track.

  • Supreme Court Loss Forces Aereo Into Bankruptcy in Online Media Daily on 11/21/2014

    Online video distributor Aereo, which suspended operations shortly after its Supreme Court defeat in June, said on Friday that it filed for bankruptcy. The Barry Diller-backed start-up launched in New York two years ago and expanded to 12 cities before ceasing operations in June, three days after the Supreme Court ruled that the service infringed broadcasters' copyrights.

  • Aereo Declares Bankruptcy in Raw on 11/21/2014

    Online video distributor Aereo, which suspended operations three days after its Supreme Court defeat in June, said on Friday that it filed for bankrputcy.

  • FCC Postpones Vote On Net Neutrality Until Next Year in Daily Online Examiner on 11/20/2014

    To the disappointment of net neutrality advocates, it looks like the Federal Communications Commission will put off a decision on net neutrality until at least next year. The agency's tentative agenda for its Dec. 11 meeting, released this afternoon, doesn't include a vote on open Internet rules.

  • Uber Faces Privacy Questions From Capitol Hill in Online Media Daily on 11/20/2014

    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) has asked Uber's CEO to clarify the company's privacy practices, including how it uses the "God view" tool, which reportedly allows employees to track the precise locations of passengers who are using the car service.

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