• FCC Democrat Says Proposal For Set-Top Boxes Is 'Flawed'
    FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel suggested at a House subcommittee hearing on Tuesday that she no longer supports Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for new set-top box rules. At the hearing, she answered "yes" to the question, "Do you agree that if the FCC is to move forward, it should follow a different approach than outlined in the NPRM?"
  • Sen. Franken: Pokemon Go Raises Privacy Concerns
    Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota) expressed concerns that Pokemon Go developer Niantic is "unnecessarily colleting, using, and sharing a wide range of users' personal information without their appropriate consent." The app collects users' location information, IP addresses and data about the Web pages that were visited immediately before using the app, among other items. "If, in fact, some of the information collected and/or permissions requested by Pokemon GO are unnecessary for the provision of services, would Niantic consider making this collection/access opt-in, as opposed to requiring a user to opt-out of the collection/access?" Franken ask in a letter to the company.
  • Kim Dotcom To Relaunch Megaupload
    Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom will relaunch the cyberlocker service next year. The FBI shut down the first version of Megaupload in 2012.
  • Facebook Sued Over Palestinian Attacks
    Five families have sued Facebook for allegedly enabling terrorists to coordinate Palestinian attacks. "Facebook has played an essential role in Hamas's ability to carry out its terrorist activities," the lawsuit claims.  
  • Akamai: Average U.S. Broadband Speed Exceeds 15 Mbps
    Internet speeds in the U.S. now average 15.3 Mbps -- which is slower than average speeds in 15 other countries. The fastest is South Korea, with 29 Mbps, followed by Norway (21.3 Mbps) and Sweden (20.6 Mbps), according to Akamai's most recent State of the Internet Connectivity Report.
  • Netflix Sued Over Fee Increase
    A Netflix customer is suing the online video company for allegedly reneging on its promise to charge just $7.99 a month for life. He is seeking to bring a class-action on behalf of at least 22 million Netflix customers.
  • Verizon Increases Data Caps, Hikes Prices
    Verizon is increasing its prices but also increasing the size of its data caps. The company also is following T-Mobile and Sprint in allowing customers to roll over some unused data to the following month.
  • Sharing Passwords May Be A Crime, Court Rules
    A new appellate ruling could make it easier to charge people who share passwords with hacking. The ruling, issued by a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, upheld David Nosal's conviction for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act by gaining access to his former employer's computer by using someone else's password.
  • Comcast: FCC Cable-Box Proposal Isn't Feasible
    Comcast told FCC officials that Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for new set-top box rules isn't feasible, because the company can't realistically run its network code on third-party devices. "In short, Comcast says the FCC and Chairman Tom Wheeler have misunderstood how modern TV systems work," Ars Technica writes.
  • Hulk Hogan's Lawyer Threatens Gawer Media's Deadspin
    Hulk Hogan's lawyer, who already won a $140 million verdict against Gawker for posting excerpts of Hogan's sex tape, is now threatening Gawker Media with a new lawsuit over a Deadspin piece about Pregame.com's RJ Bell. Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker was bankrolled by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel.
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