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U.S. to Turn Over Control of the Internet Icann will begin work on the transition later this month

The United States will begin a process to relinquish its administrative control over of key function of the Internet by September 2015, federal officials said late this afternoon. Since the Internet…

March 14, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

Advertisers Give White House Meeting High Marks Participants say government wants to preserve data-driven economy

It's not often that advertisers walk out of a meeting with government officials and have good things to say about the experience. But that was the reaction from many of…

March 14, 2014, 9:42 AM EDT

Zuckerberg Says U.S. Government Is a Threat to the Internet Not fast enough on surveillance reform

Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page today to express his frustrations with U.S. government's slow progress on surveillance reform. He even went so far as to call the government…

March 13, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

Report: Ad Networks Adhering to Strict Privacy Guidelines Consumers must opt-in for collection of sensitive data, like health

In a perfect world, the Network Advertising Initiative's annual compliance report would have come out before 60 Minutes trashed the data tracking and collection on the Web for interest-based advertising. The…

March 13, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

Advertising Community Heads to the White House to Talk Big Data and Privacy GroupM's John Montgomery on what he plans to say

GroupM's John Montgomery is headed for the White House this afternoon along with about 20 others in the Internet advertising business, including Dick O'Brien of the 4A's and the IAB's…

March 13, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

Senator Blasts .Sucks as a Generic Top-Level Domain Asks Icann to reject it

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) thinks .sucks, one of hundreds of new generic top-level domains being considered for the Internet by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, should not…

March 12, 2014, 5:16 PM EDT

Dems Find Fault With Draft to Reauthorize Satellite Bill Politics could derail proposal

A proposed bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, or Stela for short, may please broadcasters, cable and satellite companies, but politics on the communications and technology…

March 12, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Is Google Becoming the Black Market of the Internet? Coalition says it needs to do more to scrub illicit videos

Google is learning what all neighborhood cops know. If you shoo away the baddies from one block, they'll just come back after you leave. The Digital Citizens Alliance, a consumer coalition,…

March 11, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

FCC Chairman's Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve Commissioner O'Rielly says new rule is not in the public interest

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines. With Commissioner…

March 10, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

Privacy Groups Ask FTC to Halt Facebook's Acquisition of WhatsApp Social giant's practices said to violate WhatsApp privacy policy

A group of privacy organizations are calling for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate and halt Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp. In a complaint filed Thursday, the Electronic Privacy Information…

March 7, 2014, 10:26 AM EST

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