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Fox News flies a camera drone during live coverage at Reagan Library

August 12, 2015 11:37 am

Camera-equipped drones are starting to crop up in more news stories.  TVNewser is reporting that the live aerial shots of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library aired during Fox News’ On the Record Tuesday night were shot with a drone. Greta Van Susteren was at the library to speak [...]

Ad group to offer patent troll insurance [updated]

August 11, 2015 11:31 am

While Congress struggles to move legislation to curb abusive patent troll practices, the Association of National Advertisers has taken matters into its own hands, introducing an insurance program to protect its members against the legal expense of fighting patent assertion entities (PAEs), [...]

Report: EU to give Apple Music a pass

August 10, 2015 10:03 am

Apple Music has been under fire on both sides of the Atlantic, ever since it was launched at the end of June. But a report by Re/code, citing multiple sources, says that the European Commission failed to find evidence of collusion among the major music labels and Apple to quash free music [...]

ICANN user names and encrypted passwords hacked

August 7, 2015 10:28 am

ICANN, the non-profit organization that oversees Internet domain name assignments, is warning its users that their usernames, email addresses and encrypted passwords created for use on the ICANN.org public website were hacked sometime within the last week. The internet governance organization [...]

FCC and FTC privacy turf war goes public

August 7, 2015 7:36 am

The turf war between the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission over which agency should have primacy in protecting consumer privacy has spilled over into the pages of the Wall Street Journal. Before today’s column, penned by Republican FCC commissioner Mike [...]

It’s round 2 in the net neutrality court challenge

August 7, 2015 5:45 am

A coterie of Title II opponents have filed intervenor and amici briefs with the D.C. circuit court of appeals, calling on its justices to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet order. While their arguments are varied, their goal is the same–free the Internet from [...]

Cogent names names in its ongoing interconnection squabbles

August 6, 2015 1:29 pm

Cogent Communications Thursday named names and waved a big legal stick in its ongoing negotiations with three Internet service providers over congested interconnection ports. Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer told investors that less than 5 percent of its total traffic is subject to congestion at [...]
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