• Apple Confirms Plans To Roll Out Anti-Tracking Feature Next Year
    Despite pushback from the ad industry, Apple plans to move forward early next year with new privacy settings that will require app developers to obtain users' consent before tracking for ad purposes.
  • FCC Unlikely To Issue New Regulations For Web Publishers, Starks Predicts
    It will be "very hard" for FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to move forward with new rules for Section 230 before President-Elect Joe Biden takes office, FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks says.
  • Proposition 24 Spurs Ad Industry To Renew Calls For National Privacy Law
    "Every American deserves the same privacy rights, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission rather than a balkanized collection of state privacy regulators," Leigh Freund, president and CEO of the Network Advertising Initiative, stated Thursday.
  • IAB Wants A Say In Apple's Privacy Settings
    IAB calls for "collective development of technical standards and operating practices" by browser and operating system developers.
  • FCC Counsel Defends Plan To Tinker With Web Publishers' Legal Protections
    When Ajit Pai took over as FCC chairman, he promised to "fire up the weed whacker" and dismantle the previous administration's regulations. But his deregulatory approach doesn't apply to content moderation.
  • FCC Chief Aims To Regulate How Websites Handle Users' Speech
    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says he wants to "clarify" a 24-year-old law that protects internet companies from liability for decisions about how to treat content created by users.
  • Facebook, Following Google, To Ban Political Ads After Polls Close
    "We plan to temporarily stop running all social issue, electoral or political ads in the US after the polls close on November 3, to reduce opportunities for confusion or abuse," Facebook says.
  • Amazon Prevails In Lawsuit Over Teen's Overdose On Caffeine Powder
    Ohio's highest court unanimously ruled Amazon was not responsible for the death of a teen who ingested a fatal overdose of caffeine powder sold on the company's marketplace as a "pre-workout" supplement.
  • Facebook Fails To Prevent PACs From Lying In Ads
    The pro-Trump political action committee "America First Action" recently paid Facebook nearly $300,000 to spread 450 untruthful ads about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, according to a new report.
  • FCC Urged To Reject 'Digital Authoritarianism,' Dismiss Petition For Social Media Rules
    Moving forward with President Trump's planned crackdown on social media platforms would send the wrong message about censorship, the Consumer Technology Association told the FCC Thursday.
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