• Supreme Court To Take Up Robotexting Fight
    The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether Facebook may have violated a robotexting law by sending unwanted messages to a Montana resident.
  • California Residents To Vote On New Privacy Rights
    California's new privacy law, which just took effect in January, could soon be in for a major overhaul.
  • Third FCC Member Voices Skepticism Of Trump's Social Media Order
    "The First Amendment allows social media companies to censor content freely, in ways the government never could, and it prohibits the government from retaliating against them for their speech," FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said this week.
  • Broadband Industry Fights To Block 'Outlier' Privacy Law
    Maine's new broadband privacy law is "an extreme outlier," industry lobbying groups are telling a federal judge.
  • AT&T Violates Net Neutrality Principles With HBO Max, Lawmakers Say
    "The Trump FCC may have gutted critical net neutrality protections, but AT&T nonetheless has a responsibility to avoid any policies or practices that harm consumers and stifle competition," Sens. Ed Markey, Ron Wyden and Richard Blumenthal tell CEO Randall Stephenson.
  • Trump Tries To Clamp Down On Social Media
    President Trump, incensed that Twitter alerted users to a dubious claim in his tweets, has followed through on a longstanding threat to issue an executive order targeting social media platforms.
  • Fake News Case 'Cannot Proceed In An American Court,' Fox Tells Judge
    A lawsuit accusing the cable network of spreading false information about COVID-19 is barred by the First Amendment, Fox News told a Seattle judge at a hearing Thursday morning.
  • Church Sues After Bible Class Zoombombed With Porn
    "Because of Zoom's utter failure in providing security, Saint Paulus's bible study class was Zoombombed twice within minutes," the church alleges in a class-action complaint filed Wednesday.
  • Supreme Court Wrestles With Text-Messaging Law
    The Supreme Court heard arguments about whether to strike down the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, which prohibits companies from robotexting and robocalling cell phones without consumers' consent.
  • Google Purchase Of Fitbit Deserves Close Look, Advocates Say
    "Given Google's existing dominance in the gathering and monetizing of consumer data, we believe its proposed acquisition of Fitbit deserves careful scrutiny and should be rejected if the Justice Department finds that it may substantially harm competition," watchdogs tell the U.S. Department of Justice.
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