Forty-five million U.S. Web users now deploy an ad blocker, marking a 48% increase from last year, according to a new report by Adobe and PageFair.
The FCC says it's seeking comments on whether to examine the impact of pay-per-byte billing models and privacy practices on broadband deployment. The move comes several weeks after lawmakers requested new privacy regulations.
Recent lawsuits against Shutterfly and Facebook could test how a 2008 Illinois privacy law will apply to online services companies that store photos.
Google, Twitter, Pinterest, eBay and Yahoo are teaming up to defend Amazon's ability to decide how to display search engine results.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's attempt to subpoena information from Google could end up unmasking Web users who have made anonymous posts to Google.
The privacy group Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its own proposed definition of do-not-track, which requires Web companies to avoid collecting cookies, digital fingerprints or "supercookies" from users without their consent.