Archive for category: law

Twitter: U.S. government shares (some) info on data NSA requests from us
/ February 9, 2015 1:01 pm
Twitter: U.S. government shares (some) info on data NSA requests from us

VentureBeat reports "Twitter said today that the U.S. government has filed a highly redacted version of the company’s draft national security transparency report, a step that shows for the first time information about data requests Twitter has gotten from the NSA and other intelligence agencies." . Read More

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FCC Chief: Yes, Let’s Reclassify the Internet and Save Net Neutrality
/ February 4, 2015 10:42 am
FCC Chief: Yes, Let’s Reclassify the Internet and Save Net Neutrality

Gizmodo reports "It's game time for net neutrality. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing new rules to protect the internet, recommending that telecom companies be treated like a public utility and thus overseen by the government.". Read More

It’s Finally Game Time for Net Neutrality
/ February 2, 2015 12:10 pm
It’s Finally Game Time for Net Neutrality

Gizmodo reports "On Thursday, the government is expected to propose new net neutrality rules that would treat the internet more like a public utility. According to several reports, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal will reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act." . Read More

Cablevision Sues Verizon Over WiFi Ads
/ January 30, 2015 11:56 am
Cablevision Sues Verizon Over WiFi Ads

Multichannel News reports "Just days after Cablevision Systems introduced Freewheel, a WiFi-only voice, text and data product for smartphones, the operator said it has filed a suit against Verizon Communications that calls for the telco to put a halt to ads that, the MSO alleges, make 'false, misleading and deceptive advertising claims about WiFi service.'". Read More

Europe’s data protection laws are changing, are you prepared?
/ January 22, 2015 10:42 am
Europe’s data protection laws are changing, are you prepared?

GamesIndustry.biz reports "For a number of years the European Commission has promised to modernise, harmonise and extend the remit of the EU's data protection regime." . Read More

What Obama’s State of the Union address means for the tech industry
/ January 21, 2015 11:10 am
What Obama’s State of the Union address means for the tech industry

VentureBeat reports "Light on news, heavy on clapping, tonight’s 2015 State of the Union address won’t shock or amaze you. But, the annual speech does one thing well: it paints a pretty clear picture of U.S. President Barack Obama’s stance on a number of tech issues." . Read More

Here’s how investigators say Amazon’s ‘cosmetic’ European tax scheme works
/ January 16, 2015 10:24 am
Here’s how investigators say Amazon’s ‘cosmetic’ European tax scheme works

VentureBeat reports "European Commission regulators continued their campaign against illegal tax deals by publishing details of their investigation into an arrangement with Luxembourg that let Amazon pay almost no taxes.". Read More

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