Topic: Department of Commerce

Privacy Advocate Blasts Government-Hosted Privacy Group Jeff Chester: 'NTIA is the digital gang that can't shoot straight'

Jeff Chester, Washington's most vocal and relentless privacy advocate, has had enough with the multi stakeholder process hosted by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. In a 34-page report released Thursday,…

August 29, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

Advertisers Seek Answers to Glitch for New Internet Name System Icann system has been offline since April 12

The organization responsible for managing the address system on the Internet has run into a glitch, confirming advertisers' worst fears—that adding hundreds of new top-level domains to the Internet too…

April 25, 2012, 1:21 PM EDT

U.S. Puts Icann Policies on Notice Could be good news for advertisers worried about new flood of domain names

Icann, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, hit a big snag over the weekend—raising questions about its decision to consider adding of hundreds of new generic top level…

March 12, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

Regulators and Business to Work on Privacy Bill of Rights Ad industry to honor do-not-track browser header

The Obama administration's long wait for a "consumer privacy bill of rights" is finally over, and it can't wait to get moving. "We need strong online protections for consumers," Secretary of…

February 23, 2012, 12:01 AM EST