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  • Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

    An appeals court will hear arguments this week about the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision to block digital transmissions of 3D dental records into the U.S., an import ban that could have a broad impact on other digital goods.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Aug. 15 05:01
  • Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will decide this week which mobile carriers will control billions of dollars worth of prime wireless spectrum scheduled to be auctioned next year.

    Written by Grant Gross06 Aug. 15 02:29
  • Top global security exports defend encryption

    As government officials continue to plea the case against strong encryption, a group of high-profile international security experts have published a paper arguing that allowing government agents special access to communications would have detrimental effects on personal privacy, enterprise security, and our national economy.

    Written by Maria Korolov10 July 15 23:17
  • Four things to watch for as net neutrality rules go into effect

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules went into effect Friday, after an appeals court denied multiple requests to delay them while the agency faces 10 lawsuits challenging the regulations.

    Written by Grant Gross13 June 15 04:05
  • FCC denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has denied the requests of several broadband providers and trade groups asking the agency to delay its net neutrality rules.

    Written by Grant Gross10 May 15 02:30
  • Lawmakers look for online music licensing alternatives

    Large music licensing services should have more freedom to negotiate rates paid by streaming music services, radio stations and commercial establishments where music is played, industry executives told U.S. lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross11 March 15 06:26
  • Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

    A consumer privacy proposal from U.S. President Barack Obama's administration gives people too little control over their personal data and companies too much latitude to use that information, a coalition of 14 privacy and digital rights groups said.

    Written by Grant Gross04 March 15 06:52
  • Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should delay its vote on net neutrality rules for at least a month after releasing Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal for public comment, the commission's two Republican members said Monday.

    Written by Grant Gross24 Feb. 15 06:49
  • FCC commish knocks Net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

    The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has undersold the amount of intrusive new regulations his net neutrality proposal will bring to the Internet and to broadband providers, a Republican commissioner said Tuesday.

    Written by Grant Gross11 Feb. 15 06:33
  • Republican net neutrality bill allows 'reasonable' network management

    Draft net neutrality legislation released Friday by Republican leaders in the U.S. Congress would prohibit broadband providers from blocking or selectively slowing legal Web content, but it would allow them to engage in "reasonable" network management.

    Written by Grant Gross17 Jan. 15 08:17
  • Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015, maybe as soon as February, several observers believe, but few people want to predict what those rules will look like.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Dec. 14 05:20
  • US net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes, opponents say

    U.S. President Barack Obama's call for the Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules by reclassifying broadband as a regulated public utility is a bad idea that could raise broadband prices by 16 percent or more, a parade of Republican politicians and conservative activists said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross15 Nov. 14 07:31
  • The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

    After a spate of news stories about alleged "astroturf" advocacy in a contentious U.S. net neutrality debate, the IDG News Service looked into the funding transparency of several think tanks and advocacy groups involved in the issue. Several disclose limited or no information about their funding, we found.

    Written by Grant Gross25 Oct. 14 05:50