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FCC ups its game in robocall enforcement

August 11, 2015 1:58 pm

The Federal Communications Commission slapped Travel Club Marketing with a $2.96 million fine for making illegal robocalls. It’s the largest forfeiture order ever issued by the FCC. After reviewing complaints from consumers, the FCC found that Tampa-based Travel Club Marketing, its owner [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ICANN transition comments due September 8

August 4, 2015 5:07 pm

The final ICANN proposals to transition control of key Internet functions away from the current U.S. supervision are ready for comment, an important milestone in the process that was put into motion a little over a year ago. Comments are due Sept. 8 for the IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers [...]

CEA, groups call for injunction against Mississippi probe of Google

August 4, 2015 10:51 am

The Consumer Electronics Association, together with the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) and Engine, filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, asking the court to affirm a lower court’s injunction against an investigation into Google that was [...]
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