• Opt-In Privacy Bill Advances In New York
    A sweeping privacy bill introduced recently in New York cleared its first hurdle this week, when it was approved by the state Senate Consumer Protection Committee.
  • New York Lawmaker Introduces Broad Privacy Bill
    "Behavioral advertising generates profits by turning people into products and their activity into assets," the bill states.
  • Broadband Industry Financed Phony Comments Against Net Neutrality
    "In April 2017, the country's largest broadband companies banded together to fund a campaign to generate millions of comments for the FCC's 2017 net neutrality rulemaking proceeding," a new report by the New York Attorney General says.
  • Supreme Court Ruling Requires Dismissal Of FTC's Antitrust Case, Facebook Says
    "The Supreme Court's decision and its reasoning support Facebook's argument that the FTC's suit improperly circumvents limits on its authority," the company writes in papers filed this week with U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C.
  • FTC Loses Leverage Against Fraudsters
    The Supreme Court on Thursday made it harder for the FTC to obtain restitution for people harmed by deceptive or fraudulent practices.
  • GOP Floats New Curbs On Tech Companies
    Republican staff in the House suggest broadening the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, limiting Section 230 protections
  • Texas AG Violates First Amendment By Blocking Critics On Twitter, Group Says
    In a lawsuit filed Thursday, an advocacy group says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton engages in viewpoint-based discrimination by blocking Twitter users who criticize him or his policies.
  • Facebook Prevails In Robotexting Battle
    Handing Facebook a victory, the Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously reversed a lower court ruling that would have required the company to face a lawsuit over unwanted text messages.
  • Lawmakers Ready Bill To Ban 'Surveillance Advertising'
    "Your algorithms use unseemly amounts of data to keep users on your platform, because that leads to more ad revenue," Rep. Anna Eshoo told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Thursday.
  • Google Suffers Another Defeat In Privacy Battle Over Chrome
    Siding against Google, a federal judge has refused to dismiss a privacy lawsuit claiming the Chrome browser collects personal info from logged-out users including their IP addresses, identifiers stored on cookies, and data about web-browsing activity.
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