Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission.
The new FCC rules will also apply to mobile as well, Chairman Tom Wheeler said. They will almost certainly be challenged by large telcos and broadband ISPs, however.
In the second half of 2014, requests were up 40 percent for user information, and 84 percent for content removal.
The purpose is to counter Chinese concerns about outside government surveillance.
Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility
Plaintiffs complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages.
Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal
The agency officially releases its chairman's proposal, while asking whether to reregulate broadband
The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services
The company has made efforts to launch an antitrust compliance program after fighting against outside oversight, the monitor says
While the FCC is moving forward with a plan to let airlines allow the use of mobile phones on flights, the Transportation Secretary wonders if in-flight voice calls are "fair to consumers."
The states accused Google of placing tracking on computers of Safari users when they visited sites in Google’s DoubleClick ad network in 2011 and 2012.
U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has upheld an import ban on some older-model Samsung Electronics smartphones and tablets after the U.S. International Trade Commission determined they infringed Apple patents.
Apple's lawyer argues that a federal judge made mistakes when she rejected Apple's request for a sales injunction against Samsung Electronics in a multimillion-dollar patent infringement case.
Action is expected Friday in two separate patent infringement cases brought by Apple against Samsung.
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