FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's recent move to roll back broadband privacy rules will leave subscribers more vulnerable to hackers, lawmakers say.
"With this suspension of privacy rules, Chairman Pai is allowing Internet Service Providers to ignore best data security practices," Sen. Ed Markey says.
A proposed biometric privacy bill in Montana is drawing support from the digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation, which argues that new laws are needed to protect people from privacy threats posed by facial recognition technology.
The Republican-dominated FCC voted to exempt broadband providers with fewer than 250,000 customers from truth-in-pricing rules.
The FTC this week told companies to review their standardized contracts and remove any clauses that prohibit consumers from posting honest reviews.
"This proposal would enable border officials to invade people's privacy by examining years of private emails, texts, and messages," critics stated today.
"AT&T and Time Warner will create exciting new ways for consumers to enjoy video anytime, anywhere, and on any device," company executives said in a letter to lawmakers.
A federal judge's ruling against ReDigi effectively stripped consumers of their right to re-sell digital media, copyright experts argue.
Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who opposes the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules, reportedly says he's readying a resolution to rescind them.
Lest there were any doubt, the events of this week have made clear that the word "unlimited" has lost its usual meaning -- at least when it comes to wireless plans.