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FCC Cracks Down on Data Collection and Sharing Practices

Posted in Advertising, FCC, Internet, Privacy, Regulations
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a set of Internet consumer privacy regulations that would be applicable to providers of wireless and broadband internet services (such as Comcast, Verizon, etc.) (collectively, “ISPs”), akin to current regulations imposed on telephony services. If approved, the proposed regulations would represent some of the most… Continue Reading

Is the FCC’s “Third Way” the Right Way on Net Neutrality? Or a Dead End?

Posted in Internet, Regulations, Technology
Since our last post on net neutrality, the debate has focused on the administrative questions as to who will set the guidelines for internet regulations and how those regulations will be implemented.  Since the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled that the FCC did not have the authority to regulate Comcast’s network management practices under Title… Continue Reading

FCC’s Net Neutrality Initiative Suffers Body Blow, But is Still Standing

Posted in Regulations, Technology
Earlier this month, the DC Court of Appeals dealt a blow to the FCC’s “net neutrality” initiatives when it held that the Commission did not have the authority to sanction Comcast for employing network management practices that targeted users of P2P applications.  However, by basing its reasoning on a straightforward (and not surprising) interpretation of… Continue Reading

Playing by the FCC’s Rules? Google Voice Comes Under Fire

Posted in Internet, Regulations, Social Media, Technology
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently opened an inquiry into Google Voice, the popular messaging and call service offered by Google, and Google’s practice of blocking certain calls.   The inquiry was prompted by complaints from AT&T to the FCC accusing Google of unfairly blocking calls to certain numbers in rural areas where local phone companies charge… Continue Reading

News Round-up – Week Ending February 27

Posted in Gaming, Music, News, Regulations
Click here to receive regular updates and news. The FCC announced plans to impose more than $12 million in fines on 600 telecoms that failed to file paperwork last year detailing how they are going to protect the privacy of their customers.  The FCC is seeking the fines because many of the phone companies, internet… Continue Reading

News Round-up – 01.13.09

Posted in Advertising, Internet, Mobile, Regulations
What’s new in digital media?   Subscribe to to receive updates of the latest news:   E-commerce sites, especially Amazon, the biggest of them all, got some bad news as the New York Supreme Court upheld the validity of a law requiring e-tailers to collect state sales tax. Amazon and sued based on a 1992 Supreme Court… Continue Reading

News Round-Up – 12.10.08

Posted in Advertising, Internet, News, Regulations, Social Media, Technology
What’s new in digital media?   Subscribe to to receive updates of the latest news:   One report says that ad spending on social networking sites will be lower than expected this year and will remain relatively flat in 2009.  Details from the WSJ are here.  The House Committee on Energy and Commerce has released a report… Continue Reading

FCC Net Neutrality Decision Heads to Court

Posted in Regulations
A few months back, we wrote about Congress jumping into the debate over “net neutrality” with the introduction of a bill directing the FCC to assess the extent and impact of efforts by broadband providers to police internet traffic, impeding connections and access based on content and activity. (See “A Congressional Foray Into the Net… Continue Reading