AT&T Cramming Case Raises Trust Factor Questions

The FCC and FTC claim that it’s been going on for years. Furthermore, the government agencies said that the carrier made it a habit of dodging customer complaints about the issue.

The Dangers of Interstate Telemarketing

Confusion and a lack of settled case law have left it unclear whether the federal statute preempts state laws that seek to enforce conflicting regulations on interstate calls.

Apple Might Face Antitrust Probe Over Flash Policies

Reports are surfacing that Apple Inc. (AAPL) is in line for an antitrust probe by the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission. The Steve Jobs-led company is coming under scrutiny for prohibiting Adobe Flash applications on its products, namely the iPhone and iPad. The New York Post on Monday broke the news that Apple now could […]

The FTC Takes on the Cloud

The Federal Trade Commission is urging the FCC to take into account the privacy and security concerns it has regarding cloud services when the FCC presents its recommendations for a national broadband policy next month. The FTC is concerned with who has jurisdiction over data as it loses a geographic base and goes to the […]

FTC Approves Sprints Virgin Mobile Buy

The Federal Trade Commission has given its thumbs-up to Sprint’s acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA. The deal still requires FCC approval, but there’s little reason at this point to think Sprint won’t get it. The Virgin Mobile acquisition means a big expansion in the prepaid space for Sprint, which already owns 13 percent of the […]

FTC Issues Net Neutrality Report

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday released several guiding principles for policy makers to follow when considering whether to institute net neutrality regulations. The usual suspects issued statements praising the Broadband Connectivity Competition Policy study, which recommended a hands-off approach to governing the Internet. The FTCs Internet Access Task Force said some broadband providers […]

Committee Sends CPNI Bill to Full Senate

The Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday voted to approve the Protecting Consumer Phone Records Act, which prevents companies and individuals from fraudulently obtaining consumers private phone records in a practice known as pretexting. The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration. The act covers wireless, wireline and IP telephony services, and makes it […]

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