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Apple sets media event for September 9

August 27, 2015 1:32 pm

Apple sent invitations to media outlets for an event to be held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9th at 10am PDT. The invitation teases the inevitable spate of rumors with the line “Hey Siri, give us a hint.” Rumor sites had already pegged the [...]

Digital ad gadfly dings AT&T hotspot for intrusive ad injections

August 26, 2015 1:55 pm

The free airport hotspot provided by AT&T at Dulles International Airport has “sprouted ads. Lots of them, in places they didn’t belong,” says Jonathan Mayer, PhD candidate in computer science, law lecturer at Stanford and perennial privacy and digital ad gadfly, in a blog post [...]

FTC wins appeal in Wyndham data security case

August 24, 2015 11:01 am

A federal appeals court upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to enforce data security practices. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Monday that the FTC could go ahead in its lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. for data breaches in 2008 and 2009 that compromised [...]

NTIA extends contract with ICANN by one year [updated]

August 17, 2015 5:52 pm

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration told Congress on Friday that it had extended its contract to provide key domain name server functions of the Internet with ICANN for one year to September 30, 2016. The U.S. announced its intent to transition the contract to ICANN in [...]

FTC GOP commissioner Joshua Wright resigns

August 17, 2015 12:31 pm

Joshua Wright, one of two GOP commissioners on the Federal Trade Commission, is leaving the agency Aug. 24 to return to his prior post at George Mason University as professor of law and director of the Global Antitrust Institute at the Law and Economics Center. Wright has served on the commission [...]

T-Mobile to turn on FM radio chip in future smartphones

August 14, 2015 5:35 pm

The details are sketchy, but the tweet is unequivocal. T-Mobile will #sayyestoFMchip and will push its cell phone suppliers to turn on the mobile phone’s built in capability to receive over-the-air FM radio stations. Hey @NextRadioApp – We heard you! We’re saying yes to FM chip and [...]
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