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Consumers Will Soon Be Able to Opt-Out of Targeted Mobile Ads Counterpart to online advertising choices

While the World Wide Consortium sputters and spits trying to negotiate a Do Not Track standard to protect consumer privacy online, the digital advertising business is forging ahead with expanding…

July 24, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

FCC Chairman Nominee Says Broadband Is Top Priority Wheeler less clear on other commission issues

Like the Federal Communications Commission chairman before him, Tom Wheeler is a broadband and wireless devotee, which should come as no surprise to anyone who is familiar with President Obama’s…

June 18, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

FCC Nominee Chair Plays Up His Business Experience His lobbying experience is likely to come under scrutiny, though

Tom Wheeler, nicknamed the "Bo Jackson of telecom" when he was nominated by President Obama for Federal Communications Commission chairman, is expected to tell the Senate commerce Tuesday that his…

June 18, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

Senators Urge Nick to Stop Airing Junk Food Ads to Kids Nutrition advocates convince four lawmakers to join fight

Nickelodeon is in the cross-hairs of food and nutrition advocates again, who have convinced four Democratic Senators to fire off a letter to the Viacom-owned net urging it to stop…

June 10, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

Clyburn Makes History at FCC Obama's nominee for chairman waits for hearing

Mignon Clyburn (D) makes history today as the first woman to head up the Federal Communications Commission. That history, however, will be short-lived. Clyburn is only keeping the seat warm…

May 20, 2013, 9:59 AM EDT

Rockefeller Finally Weighs In on Wheeler FCC Nom Statement from Commerce Committee chair highly anticipated

Maybe because everyone in Washington already spent months chewing over Tom Wheeler's qualifications as the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission—or maybe it was because Congress was on a…

May 3, 2013, 4:07 PM EDT

Obama Nominates Wheeler to Head FCC [Updated] 'The Bo Jackson of telecom'

In a move that came as no surprise to anyone inside the Beltway, President Obama today nominated Tom Wheeler to head the Federal Communications Commission. Wheeler, an ally and fundraiser…

April 30, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

Do Not Track Framework Doc Stirs Controversy Ahead of W3C Meeting Document was not a DAA proposal, W3C co-chair explains

A document distributed to members of the international group trying to come up with a Do Not Track standard is causing a lot of fuss, dividing meeting attendees even before…

April 30, 2013, 1:12 PM EDT

Rockefeller Goes On a Do Not Track Rant in Hearing Advertisers have tough time defending self-regulation

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) started and ended the Do Not Track hearing off with a rant, one that anyone who attended the commerce chairman’s previous seven privacy hearings knows all…

April 24, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT

Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing Privacy groups complain progress is too slow

The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks. That's because Rockefeller has shown himself to be…

April 22, 2013, 4:32 PM EDT

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