• AT&T: Tough Privacy Rules May Result In Higher Broadband Prices
    AT&T is warning that privacy rules prohibiting it from tracking consumers for ad purposes without their permission could lead to higher broadband prices.
  • Online Ad Researchers Challenge Anti-Hacking Law
    Researchers say an anti-hacking law could prevent them from testing sites to determine whether they use Big Data to discriminate when serving ads for jobs and real estate.
  • In Flip-Flop, Facebook Denies Suggesting Friends Based On Location
    Yesterday, Facebook said it drew on location information when suggesting friends. Today, the company denied doing so.
  • Viacom May Have Violated Kids' Privacy Rights
    A federal appellate court has revived a lawsuit accusing the company of violating New Jersey privacy standards by allowing Google to set tracking cookies on the kids' site Nick.com.
  • Watchdogs Urge FCC To Crack Down On Data Caps
    Consumer advocates are renewing a push to convince the FCC to take a hard look at how broadband providers use data caps.
  • Privacy Guru Pushes To Curb Broadband Providers
    Broadband providers can "possess a significant power to track user behavior, particularly by observing the domain names of websites visited by users," even when sites are encrypted, Paul Ohm says.
  • FCC Urged To Ban Premium Pricing For Privacy
    Broadband providers shouldn't be allowed to charge consumers higher prices to avoid having their Web activity tracked for ad purposes, Senator Elizabeth Warren says.
  • Internet Service Provider Argues It's Not Responsible For Piracy By Subscribers
    "RCN provides legitimate communication facilities that are neither intended nor designed to infringe copyrights," RCN says in a lawsuit against copyright enforcement outfit Rightscorp.
  • Vimeo Wins Copyright Battle Over Golden Oldies
    In a victory for Web companies, a federal appellate court ruled today that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's protections against liability apply to music recorded before 1972.
  • AT&T: Net Neutrality Decision Requires Court To Toss Throttling Charges
    AT&T is arguing that a decision upholding net neutrality rules shows that the Federal Trade Commission lacks the ability to prosecute the company for throttling consumers with "unlimited" data plans.
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