The Republican nominee suggested that he would like to protect net neutrality, but acknowledged that the FTC may lack the ability to prosecute broadband carriers.
Google, Amazon and other tech companies are asking lawmakers to restore the Obama-era net neutrality rules.
"Nothing in recent history suggests that ISPs stand ready to respect user privacy where they are not legally required to do so," the EFF writes.
AT&T, a steadfast opponent of the prior net neutrality rules, has launched a new ad campaign touting what it dubiously calls an "Internet Bill of Rights."
Faced with criticism from lawmakers and advocates, the FCC now says that mobile broadband is not a full substitute for wireline service.
A Senate proposal to revoke the FCC's decision has already garnered the support of more than 40 lawmakers, including Republican Susan Collins of Maine.
Tech company Alphonso TV is in the spotlight this week, following a report about the company's ability to "listen" to the tv shows and ads that play in consumers' living rooms.
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill sued a hotel for allegedly violating a state consumer protection law by charging a guest $350 for leaving a bad review.
Facebook is allowing advertisers, including Verizon, Target and Amazon, to block job ads from being shown to users over the age of 40.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly said Thursday that fears over bad publicity would keep broadband providers from blocking or throttling content.