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  • Industry Group Calls For Different Neutrality Regs For Wireless And Wireline in Daily Online Examiner on 09/15/2014

    Lest there was any doubt, wireless broadband providers want to make clear that they oppose the idea that they should be subject to the same net neutrality regulations as wireline providers. "Mobile broadband providers are competing fiercely to win and retain customers, contesting on price and network performance," the industry group CTIA-The Wireless Association says in comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission.

  • FCC Flooded With Net-Neutrality Comments in Online Media Daily on 09/15/2014

    The Federal Communications Commission has received a record-breaking 3 million Net neutrality comments as of Monday afternoon. Organizations like Free Press, the Writers Guild of America-West and numerous other Net neutrality advocates want the FCC to abandon that idea and instead reclassify broadband as a public utility.

  • Study: Most App Privacy Policies Muddle Explanations in Daily Online Examiner on 09/12/2014

    Most apps aren't doing a good job of explaining their privacy practices, according to a new study issued by a worldwide organization of regulators.

  • Judge Sides With Google In Domain Name Dispute in Online Media Daily on 09/12/2014

    People might use the word "google" as a verb, but Google still has a valid trademark in its name, a federal judge has ruled. "The primary significance of the word google to a majority of the public who utilize internet search engines is a designation of the Google search engine," U.S. District Court Judge Stephen McNamee in Arizona wrote in an opinion issued on Wednesday.

  • Internet Trade Group To FCC: No Online Fast Lanes, Please in Daily Online Examiner on 09/11/2014

    A trade group representing Google, Facebook, Amazon and other large Web companies is calling on the Federal Communications Commission to prohibit broadband providers from creating online fast lanes. "The Internet must be defended from interests that would seek to control speech on the Internet, censor content, or provide advantages for speakers that have the means to pay for better access," the Internet Association said in its second round of comments on proposed net neutrality regulations.

  • Google Sued For Removing SocialZoid From PlayStore in Online Media Daily on 09/11/2014

    Google has been hit with a lawsuit by app company SocialZoid, which says its 50-plus apps were wrongly removed from the PlayStore this summer.

  • California Gov. Signs Law Protecting Right To Post Reviews in Daily Online Examiner on 09/10/2014

    Last year, the online retailer KlearGear found itself in the news when married couple John Palmer and Jennifer Kulas came forward to say the company had tried to charge them $3,500 for posting a bad review. When Palmer and Kulas refused to pay KlearGear, the company allegedly wrecked their credit. Palmer and Kulas subsequently sued KlearGear for violating federal fair credit laws. A federal judge awarded the couple $306,750 in July. KlearGear's attempt at squelching criticism didn't just lead to a courtroom defeat. It also spurred lawmakers in California to pass a new law that protects consumers' right to post reviews.

  • Carrier IQ Seeks Dismissal Of Privacy Case, Says Consumers Can't Show Wiretap Law Violations in Online Media Daily on 09/10/2014

    Software company Carrier IQ and a group of mobile phone manufacturers are asking a judge to dismiss a long-running lawsuit alleging that the companies violated a host of privacy laws, including the federal law regulating wiretaps. The litigation stems from allegations that Carrier IQ's software -- which was installed on millions of mobile devices -- could log users' keystrokes.

  • ISPs To FCC: Keep Broadband Speed At 4 Mbps in Daily Online Examiner on 09/09/2014

    The Federal Communications Commission recently sought comments about a proposal to redefine broadband as Internet service of at least 10 Mbps, up from the current 4 Mbps threshold. For their part, Internet service providers disagree that higher speeds are necessary.

  • TVEyes' Clipping Service Protected By Fair Use Principles in Online Media Daily on 09/09/2014

    In a blow to Fox News Network, a federal judge has ruled that television monitoring service TVEyes makes fair use of Fox News Network's material by indexing news clips and providing snippets of them to subscribers.

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