Netflix didn't violate a federal video privacy law by displaying information about subscribers' movie-watching history to their friends, families and guests, a federal appellate court said today.
In the four weeks since the FCC began accepting complaints about net neutrality, the agency reportedly has heard from more than 2,000 consumers who say their Internet service providers are violating the rules.
Digital rights groups Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Citizen are warning that a recent court decision dealing with Amazon's search engine could have "wide-ranging ramifications" on free speech online.
Handing Backpage.com an early victory, a federal judge has temporarily prohibited Cook County, Ill. Sheriff Thomas Dart from continuing to pursue efforts to defund the company's "adult services" ads.
AT&T's $49 billion merger with DirecTV cleared its last regulatory hurdle today, when the Federal Communications Commission announced it had approved the deal.
"Apple's position as a dominant platform operator may actually undermine many of the potential consumer benefits of its entry into the market," Sen. Al Franken warns.
The Federal Communications Commission should prohibit broadband providers from sharing information about customers' Web activity without their consent, a group of lawmakers says today in a letter to the agency.
A privacy bill unveiled today would prohibit car manufacturers from using data collected from vehicles for advertising or marketing purposes, without obtaining owners' explicit consent.
Consumers should not be able to pursue lawsuits for "technical violations" of federal and state privacy laws, a coalition of magazine publishers and other media companies argues in Supreme Court papers.
The influential standards group World Wide Web Consortium, directed by Web guru Tim Berners-Lee, has come out strongly against digital fingerprinting, "supercookies," and other forms of online tracking that are difficult for users to control.