Sen. Chuck Schumer

Senate Patent Troll Bill Gets Delayed in Committee

The Senate's version of a bill to curb patent troll abuses suffered a slight setback Thursday when Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), chairman of the judiciary committee, was forced to push back consideration of his bill to next week, April 3.

New Site Lets Consumers Opt Out of In-Store Mobile Tracking

Ahead of a Federal Trade Commission conference Wednesday on the privacy implications of mobile device tracking in stores, airports, hotels and other public places, a new website is launching where consumers can opt out of having their location information collected.

Stores Can’t Track You Unless You Permit Them [Updated]

A number of analytics companies that offer technology which can track consumers via their mobile devices as they shop have agreed to a privacy code of conduct that gives consumers the opportunity to opt-out.

Sen. John Cornyn Joins the Fight Against Patent Trolls With New Bill

Legislation targeting patent trolls is picking up steam in Congress. Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) became the latest lawmaker to offer a solution, introducing a bill aimed at making it easier for the victims of frivolous patent suits to fight back.

Sen. Schumer to Introduce Bill to Crack Down on Patent Trolls

Patent trolls, companies that don't produce or manufacture products, but make a living buying up patents in order to sue other companies, may not have long to prosper—if Congress can figure out a way to stop them.

Lawmakers Sound Sympathetic to Internet Group

In a sign that Internet giants will help drive the agenda in Washington, more than half a dozen lawmakers representing both sides of the aisle today paid homage to the $8 trillion annual Internet industry—a part of the economy no lawmaker wants to disrupt, let alone upset.