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FTC urged to probe whether Facebook is violating privacy settlement

September 28, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Two privacy groups are calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether a deal Facebook has entered into with a data-mining firm violates the privacy settlement the social networking site reached last year with the agency. In a letter Thursday to the FTC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center and ...

Lawmakers offer Internet radio legislation

September 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers in both the House and the Senate offered legislation Friday that supporters say would level the playing field for Internet radio stations by allowing them to use the same standard for determining the rates they must pay performers for playing their music as other digital music providers. The legislation ...

Ad industry, privacy advocates spar over 'do not track'

September 21, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Lawmakers and the Federal Trade Commission are being lobbied to intervene to help settle differences between some advertising industry representatives and privacy advocates over how to implement a “do-not-track” option giving consumers the choice of whether they want to be tracked online. Many companies now track consumers by placing text ...

Ayotte criticizes White House over Google video request

September 20, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., criticized the White House on Wednesday for suggesting that Google remove a controversial anti-Islam video from the its YouTube video-sharing site in response to violent protests in Egypt, Libya, and other predominantly Muslim countries. “Google is a private company, and they’re going to take what actions ...

House Republicans support Smith’s STEM bill

September 19, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group of House members introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for foreign students who graduate from U.S. universities with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering, or math to stay in the United States. House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, introduced the bill along with 47 House ...

Senator: Congress can deal with 'fiscal cliff'

September 17, 2012 Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill., said on Sunday that while he is confident Congress can reach a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” it will likely take several months to hammer out the details. “If President Obama is re-elected, I believe we can avoid the fiscal cliff,” Durbin ...

Republicans question feasibility of spectrum sharing

September 14, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Republicans on a House Energy and Commerce panel on Wednesday questioned the feasibility of sharing spectrum between federal users and commercial wireless providers and called on administration officials to focus more on trying to clear more spectrum for the industry to use exclusively to meet the nation’s growing demand for ...

Coalition launched to oppose Internet sales tax legislation

September 13, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Hoping to counter the lobbying heft of major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Lowes, hundreds of small online businesses are launching a new coalition to oppose legislation that would require online retailers to collect sales taxes from their out-of-state customers. The WE R HERE coalition, which stands for Web Enabled ...

Online-gambling bill stalled by tactical spat

September 12, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After months of negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., appear to have come to an impasse over how to move Internet gambling legislation. Kyl and Reid have been working on draft legislation that would allow for the legalization of online poker while ...

FCC set to take up incentive auction, spectrum holding proposals

September 7, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Communications Commission on Friday is expected to release the tentative agenda for its September meeting, which will include two key wireless-industry items. One deals with how much spectrum wireless carriers can hold in each market, and the other proposes rules for enticing broadcasters to give up their spectrum ...