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Sen. Franken endorses calls for Apple Music inquiry

July 22, 2015 2:56 pm

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has joined in the calls for a federal investigation of the business practices of Apple Music. In a letter sent Wednesday to the heads of the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission, Franken pointed to the 30 percent commission that Apple takes on the [...]

Senate Dems press FCC to adopt strong privacy rules for ISPs

July 22, 2015 11:14 am

A group of eight Senate Democrats plus independent presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (Vt.) are pressing the Federal Communications Commission to put in place strong consumer privacy protections for broadband service providers. The letter sent Wednesday comes as the FCC begins to figure out how [...]

Microsoft joins Google to delete revenge porn from search results

July 22, 2015 10:34 am

Microsoft is joining Google in accepting requests from revenge porn victims to remove links from search results for explicit content posted without permission. In a blog post Wednesday, Microsoft said would also remove access to the content itself when the revenge porn is shared on [...]

2Q lobby dollars slip as net neutrality battle moves to the courts

July 22, 2015 5:45 am

For the 27 media, marketing and tech trade associations tracked by Katy on the Hill, combined lobby spending in the second quarter 2015 slipped 5.2 percent, from $20.8 million in the first quarter 2015 to $19.7 million in the second quarter. Once the Federal Communications Commission approved its [...]
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