• Appeals Court Sides With Netflix In Privacy Battle Over Home Page
    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.
  • Data Caps, Throttling Top List Of Net Neutrality Complaints
    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.
  • Amazon Draws Support In Battle Over Search Engine Results
    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.
  • Illinois Sheriff Ordered To Stop Lobbying Against Backpage
    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.
  • FCC Approves AT&T's Merger With DirecTV, Imposes Net Neutrality Conditions
    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 Streaming Music Service Could Lead To Higher Prices, Lawmaker Warns
    "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.
  • Senators Want FCC To Restrict Behavioral Advertising By Broadband Providers
    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.
  • Lawmakers Take On Internet Of Things With New 'Spy Car Act'
    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.
  • Media Companies Side With Spokeo In Fight Over Incorrect Data
    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.
  • Supercookies, Digital Fingerprinting Undermine Trust In Web, W3C Says
    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.
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