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  • ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the free speech rights of broadband providers because the regulations take away their ability to block Web traffic they disagree with, one ISP has argued.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 04:24
  • Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group's push to extend the E.U.'s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a "sweeping" negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade group said.

    Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 01:54
  • Video gaming sparks excitement in China

    These are exciting times to be a gamer in China, according to 19-year-old Dai Qi, a soon-to-be college student.

    Written by Michael Kan30 July 15 20:55
  • Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

    The U.S. Congress should take a hands-off approach toward the burgeoning Internet of Things industry and let vendors figure out how to deal with privacy and security issues, representatives of four trade groups said.

    Written by Grant Gross30 July 15 06:31
  • Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

    Amazon has unveiled a bold vision for integrating drones into the skies above our cities, proposing drone superhighways that would crisscross the sky and enable thousands of unmanned vehicles to fly at high speeds under completely automated control.

    Written by Martyn Williams29 July 15 05:24
  • There's more to municipal broadband than public funding, says report

    U.S. communities looking for faster broadband service than incumbent ISPs provide have alternatives to the increasingly controversial choice of seeking to publicly fund a network, according to a new handbook for city officials.

    Written by Grant Gross21 July 15 23:03
  • T-Mobile to pay $17.5 million fine for 911 outages

    T-Mobile USA will pay a US$17.5 million fine in a settlement with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for two 911 emergency dialing outages on the company's mobile network last year.

    Written by Grant Gross18 July 15 01:42
  • Facebook's Internet.org could face regulation in India

    Facebook's Internet.org could face regulation in India after a government-appointed committee on net neutrality said that content and application providers cannot be allowed to act as gatekeepers to the Internet.

    Written by John Ribeiro16 July 15 21:28
  • TripAdvisor gets Italian fine overturned

    An Italian court has overturned a €500,000 (US$550,000) fine imposed last December on the online travel company TripAdvisor for allegedly publishing misleading information in its reviews.

    Written by Philip Willan16 July 15 03:20
  • US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

    A U.S. government agency will start its third attempt to develop voluntary privacy standards for an emerging area of technology, this time with a series of meetings on drone privacy scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

    Written by Grant Gross14 July 15 06:27
  • FCC looks to protect customers during voice switch to IP

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission may require the country's telecom carriers to warn residential and business customers about their plans to abandon old, copper telephone networks for IP-based systems.

    Written by Grant Gross11 July 15 03:04
  • Two US telecom companies to pay $3.5 million for data breach

    Two sister mobile and telecom service providers will pay a combined US$3.5 million after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission found that they were storing customers' personal data on unprotected servers accessible over the Internet.

    Written by Grant Gross10 July 15 05:54
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