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Yahoo announcement reveals limits of do-not-track

March 30, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Yahoo's announcement Thursday that it would abide by choices consumers make when it comes to whether they want to receive targeted online ads highlights a disconnect between the privacy concessions that online advertisers and others are willing to make and where the Federal Trade Commission would like them to go. ...

Scrutiny intensifies over ICANN domain name plan

March 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Pavel Ignatov/Shutterstock.com The group that manages the Internet's domain name system may have awakened a sleeping giant with its controversial program to allow for the launch of an unlimited number of top-level generic domain names. While critics of this program may have failed in stopping or delaying the launch of ...

Report on the federal spectrum offers some hope to industry

March 27, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A new report Tuesday from the federal agency charged with managing the nation's spectrum inventory had good news and bad news for the wireless industry, which has been calling on the federal government to reallocate for commercial use a chunk of airwaves now used by the Defense Department and other ...

Wireless group proposes aggressive timeline for spectrum auctions

March 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The wireless industry is proposing an aggressive timetable for putting into effect a bill that would free up more spectrum for phones, tablet computers and other wireless technologies. The timeline outlined Thursday by the wireless industry group CTIA calls on the FCC to grant licenses for new chunks of spectrum ...

Lawmakers ratchet up pressure on apps makers

March 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Paul Sakuma/AP Top Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee are ratcheting up their pressure on mobile application sellers and developers by turning their attention to what information social apps collect from users. Energy and Commerce ranking member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee ranking member ...

Plans to curb online piracy stall in gun-shy Congress

March 2, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow It's been more than a month since lawmakers shelved legislation to help curb piracy on foreign websites and neither side appears ready yet to sit down and figure out the next steps. Both critics and supporters of the House anti-piracy legislation known as the Stop Online Piracy Act and the ...

ICANN plays the name game with domain names

February 29, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The group that manages the Internet's domain-name system is facing a real test of confidence. The Commerce Department is weighing whether to renew the contract under which the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers performs technical functions that help make the Web run smoothly. This contract, under which ICANN ...

FTC: Google offers 'brutal choice' on privacy policies

February 27, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The chairman of the Federal Trade Commission said on Sunday that Google was giving consumers a "binary and somewhat brutal" choice on whether they want to go along with the changes to the company's privacy policies set to go into effect next week. Jon Leibowitz was asked by Tech Daily ...

White House unveils 'Privacy Bill of Rights'

February 23, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Ron Edmonds/AP The Obama administration will unveil a privacy "bill of rights" on Thursday that it says will give consumers more control over how their personal data is collected and used online. The proposal is included in the Commerce Department's long-awaited privacy report outlining the administration's approach to protecting online ...

FCC holds a few aces on spectrum

February 22, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While the congressional battle to pass spectrum legislation may have ended last week, the process of actually getting spectrum into the hands of wireless companies and making it available for smartphones, tablets, and other wireless technologies has just begun. And how much of that spectrum will be available rests in ...