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.
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.
"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 calls for "collective development of technical standards and operating practices" by browser and operating system developers.
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 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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.