AT&T is warning that privacy rules prohibiting it from tracking consumers for ad purposes without their permission could lead to higher broadband prices.
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.
Yesterday, Facebook said it drew on location information when suggesting friends. Today, the company denied doing so.
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.
Consumer advocates are renewing a push to convince the FCC to take a hard look at how broadband providers use data caps.
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.
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.
"RCN provides legitimate communication facilities that are neither intended nor designed to infringe copyrights," RCN says in a lawsuit against copyright enforcement outfit Rightscorp.
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 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.