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Developments in telecommunications policy being made in the legal system.

Google’s new program to track shoppers sparks a federal privacy complaint

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a prominent privacy rights watchdog, is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Google advertising program that ties consumers’ online behavior to their purchases in brick-and-mort

Politicians’ social media pages can be 1st Amendment forums, judge says

A federal judge in Virginia said that a local politician had violated the First Amendment rights of a constituent because the politician briefly banned the constituent from the politician's personal Facebook account.

Judge Tosses Racial Discrimination Suit Against CNN, Time Warner

A Georgia federal judge dismissed a class-action racial discrimination lawsuit filed by one current and one former CNN employee against the network's parent company Time Warner.

Supreme Court Extends Time for Title II Appeal

The Supreme Court has agreed to give Internet service providers more time to decide whether to appeal a DC Court's ruling upholding the Federal Communications Commission's Title II Open Internet order.

Court: Warrantless requests to track cellphones, Internet use grew sevenfold in D.C. in three years

Sealed law enforcement requests to track Americans without a warrant through cellphone location records or Internet activity grew sevenfold in the past three years in the District, new information released by a federal judge shows.

Federal court rejects challenge to national security data requests

The Federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that gag orders issued with warrant-like national security letters do not violate the First Amendment.

Shareholder files lawsuit to block Tribune Media's sale to Sinclair

A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to halt the company's sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The shareholder, Sean McEntire, is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Chicago.

Why blocked Twitter users are suing President Trump

Seven people blocked by President Trump from seeing or interacting with his Twitter account filed a lawsuit against him, arguing that barring them from his popular social-media feed violates the First Amendment to the Constitution.

Digital Privacy to Come Under Supreme Court’s Scrutiny

The House of Representatives adopted the Email Privacy Act in February to modernize the protections afforded electronic communications that would require obtaining a search warrant in almost every case.

Lawsuit alleges President Trump violated 1st Amendment by blocking US citizens on Twitter

With each tweet, President Trump says he’s redefining the American presidency, describing his use of social media as “modern day presidential” and necessary to fight what he deems fake news.