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Feds finally probe broken Android security update 'process'

U.S. federal agencies are belatedly looking into the broken security environment of Android devices.

FCC pushes for ISP data-sharing disclosures

The Federal Communications Commission issued proposed rules on Thursday that would require Internet Service Providers to obtain the consent of those using their services if they plan to share customer data with third parties. The move implemented new policies under the FCC's landmark net neutrality decision one year ago.

TP-Link nixes use of open source firmware on Wi-Fi routers to comply with new FCC regulations

Citing new Federal Communications Commission requirements, networking equipment vendor TP-Link plans to block the use of open source firmware, including DD-WRT and OpenWRT, on its routers.

Spotlight: Despite regulations, Wi-Fi hotspot jamming persists

Although the Federal Communications Commission has come down on the side of the consumer in this case, many organizations (like hotels) are still blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots.

FCC set to break cable companies' consumer data collection via set-top boxes

All data collectors and data brokers fear regulators will break their data supply through privacy regulations, but few fear the connection will be cut through device ownership regulation. Yet, that's exactly what's set to happen if the FCC has its way in severing cable companies' ties to set-top boxes.

FCC dismisses petition to give 'Do Not Track' some teeth

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday dismissed a petition from rights group Consumer Watchdog to compel the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn to honor "Do Not Track" requests from consumers.

FCC slaps Hilton with fine for obstructing Wi-Fi probe

The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced its plans to fine Hilton Worldwide Holdings $25,000 for obstructing its investigation into whether the hotel chain was obstructing the use of Wi-Fi on its premises. 

Spotlight: FCC CIO David Bray on changing an office's tech culture

David Bray, CIO of the FCC, talks updating systems for uniformity, working with end users to understand their needs, moving to the cloud and much more.

Cable and telecom industries file emergency motion to stop net neutrality

Analysts had predicted that the telecom and cable industries would not go down without a fight on net neutrality and they proved right yesterday, when all of the major associations in both industries filed an emergency motion to stop its implementation next month.

News Scan: FCC denies requests to delay net neutrality; mobile advertising market to hit $105 billion; More.

The top news stories for May 11, 2015.