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  • Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

    A consumer privacy proposal from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much latitude to use that information, a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups said.

    Written by Grant Gross04 March 15 06:52
  • Aereo court case: Consumer control over TV vs. broadcaster copyrights

    The ability of television viewers to control and watch programs may be at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a copyright infringement case brought by TV networks against Aereo, a service that streams over-the-air television online.

    Written by Grant Gross22 April 14 02:46
  • Critic: NTIA's mobile privacy push has failed

    Lobbyists derailed an effort by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to create mobile privacy standards, a privacy group charged on Thursday, while some participants in the process conceded it lacked focus.

    Written by Grant Gross29 Aug. 13 20:30
  • Advocates: FCC should limit big carriers in spectrum auctions

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should cap the participation of carriers AT&T and Verizon Wireless in upcoming spectrum auctions to ensure mobile competition going forward, representatives of consumer groups and smaller carriers said.

    Written by Grant Gross30 May 13 20:02
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