The Walt Disney Co. secretly collects personal information on some of their youngest customers and shares that data illegally with advertisers without parental consent, according to a federal lawsuit filed late last week in California. Read more at The Washington… Read More ›
The Mobile Now Act, a bill aimed at opening more spectrum for 5G services, has moved one step closer to becoming law after the Senate approved the measure Thursday. Read more at Wireless Week.
After 10 days as the White House’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci is out. His downfall? A particularly candid late-night phone conversation with New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza. Like mosts journalists, Lizza recorded his call not just for posterity but for proof. After all, it’s hard… Read More ›
A prominent privacy rights watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mortar stores. Read more at The Washington Post.
A judge recently declared as unconstitutional a local Wisconsin ordinance mandating that the makers of augmented reality games get special use permits if their mobile apps were to be played in county parks. Read more at Ars Technica.
When parents download a learning or gaming app from the “Designed for Families” section of the Google Play store, they likely assume that those apps keep their kids’ data safe. Yet that assumption could be wrong. Read more at The… Read More ›
Newspapers are resorting to some desperate measures. The latest is a bid from the leading newspaper industry trade group, the News Media Alliance, to get special permission from Congress for its roughly 2,000 member companies to negotiate with Facebook and… Read More ›
Robocalls, telemarketers, and scams blowing up your smartphone can be very annoying. But what you can do about it? The Federal Communications Commission is trying to rally industry to its side to prevent robocalls, especially those seeming to come from… Read More ›
The FCC’s Lifeline subsidy program is plagued by “massive fraud” and “waste,” according to the top Democrat on the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee. Read more at Broadcasting & Cable.
A federal law that limits companies’ ability to collect data from children applies to businesses that gather data from connected toys and other devices, the Federal Trade Commission says. Read more at MediaPost.