David Shepardson

Internet Association backs 'national' data privacy approach

The Internet Association, a group representing more than 40 major internet and technology firms including Facebook, Amazon, and Alphabet, said it backed modernizing US data privacy rules but wants a national approach that would preempt CA's new re

President Trump unblocks more Twitter users after US court ruling

President Donald Trump unblocked some additional Twitter users after a federal judge in May said preventing people from following him violated individuals constitutional rights.  US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan ruled on May 23

Internet groups urge US court to reinstate net neutrality rules

A coalition of trade groups representing companies including Alphabet, Facebook, and Amazon, urged a US appeals court to reinstate landmark “network neutrality” rules adopted in 2015 to guarantee an open internet. In a legal filing, the Internet A

FCC investigating reports website flaw exposed mobile phone locations

The Federal Communications Commission said it was referring reports that a website flaw could have allowed the location of mobile phone customers to be tracked to its enforcement bureau to investigate.  A security researcher said that California-b

FCC Chairman Pai cites concerns on spy threats from Huawei

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he shares the concerns of lawmakers about espionage threats from Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies and plans to take “proactive steps” to ensure the integrity of the US communicat

U.S. judge says AT&T-Time Warner merger trial may last 8 weeks

US District Judge Richard Leon said a trial to decide if AT&T’s $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is legal under US antitrust law may last six to eight weeks, significantly longer than previously forecast.

US Ninth Circuit Court in San Francisco will hear net neutrality case

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation randomly selected the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to hear the consolidated challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of net neutrality rules. A

FCC approves Time Warner sale of Atlanta TV station

The Federal Communications Commission approved Time Warner's sale of a broadcast station in Atlanta to Meredith, a transaction that could help speed Time Warner's planned merger with AT&T.

Chairman Pai vows to shrink industry regulations

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, vowed to pare back outdated commission regulations, but declined to say if he will move quickly to overturn the Obama administration's landmark network neutrality rules.