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Mediation is not the right way to decide FTC data breach authority

U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas has instructed the Federal Trade Commission and Wyndham Hotels to seek mediation in order to resolve their dispute about whether the FTC has the authority to regulate private companies' data security practices.

Because we don't know what the Internet is

It would be nice if life came with an instruction manual. "Life," as in "The Game of," does come with one, and so does "Operation." But neither one applies to the pickle we're in now.

It's war: AT&T CEO to suspend broadband buildout, claims FCC's Wheeler for his side

If Randall Stephenson's comments are to be taken at face value, the FCC chairman actively worked to avoid a Title II scenario. But those negotiations fell apart after the mid-terms.

Spotlight: Net neutrality now a political football, outcome could affect cost of data transfers

No doubt you heard President Obama urged the FCC to protect net neutrality this week. But the conversation in the capitol has degraded according to an eWeek report. While the President does not have...

Obama calls for broadband to be regulated as a utility

"We cannot allow Internet service providers (ISPs) to restrict the best access or to pick winners and losers in the online marketplace for services and ideas," President Obama said in a statement.

Obama supports Title II reclassification of Internet as common carrier

The "Third Way" approach to interpreting the Internet as a common telephone carrier service (except without the "telephone" part) has been resurrected by the President.

News Scan: Lenovo closes $2.9B Motorola Mobility buy; Connected cars need more spectrum; more

Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Oct. 30, including finalization on the Lenovo and Google deal for Motorola, the wireless wish list given to the FCC, the growth in the tablet industry, the heating up car wars in mobile and how larger smartphone screens affect viewing habits.

Aereo wins by losing: FCC's Wheeler advocates rule change for net streamers

The die has now been cast, triggering alterations to the meaning of Internet service in America that would tip the net neutrality debate completely on its ear.

When is unlimited data not unlimited?

Riddle me this--when is unlimited data not unlimited? Answer: When you throttle it. Sounds like a riddle posed by the Riddler to Batman, but it's actually the argument of the Federal Trade Commission in a lawsuit against AT&T.

FCC to levy first data security fines against carriers

The Federal Communication Commission intends to impose its first fine for lax data security. The agency is alleging that TerraCom and YourTel America stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver's licenses, and other personal information of their customers on unprotected Internet servers.