Online privacy

Pai Seeks Clarity on Broadband Privacy

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated an item for a vote that provides guidance on the broadband privacy rules that were in effect before its 2016 privacy order, apparently.

A Three-Step Plan to Promote Consumer Privacy

[Commentary] There are steps Congress can and should take to improve consumer privacy. Here are three big ones.

FCC Looks to Provide Privacy Reporting Reminder

Apparently, an item Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has circulated for a vote on "Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services" essentially clarifies that the telecommunication customer

AT&T Is Big Backer of Chairman Blackburn Privacy Bill

Top AT&T DC executive Robert Quinn said his company is "very, very" supportive of a bill (The BROWSER Act) from House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that would "harmonize" the enforcement of online privacy by Inte

DHS Working with Google to Improve Screening Techniques at Airpots

The Department of Homeland Security is turning to data scientists to improve screening techniques at airports.

Chairman Blackburn Criticizes Democratic Reps for Not Rallying Behind Privacy Bill

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) chastised Democratic Reps for not rallying around her internet privacy bill, after they criticized the GOP’s efforts to kill privacy restrictions earlier in 2017.

You're sharing your cell phone number too frequently

No matter what Americans do to protect their digital privacy, especially on our handheld devices, it’s impossible to keep up with new threats.

A Republican contractor’s database of nearly every voter was left exposed on the Internet for 12 days, researcher says

A Republican analytics firm's database of nearly every registered American voter was left vulnerable to theft on a public server for 12 days in June, according to a cybersecurity researcher who found and downloaded the trove of data.

California Broadband Internet Privacy Bill a Model for the States

[Commenary] On June 19, California Assemblymember Ed Chau introduced a bill to give people in that state the broadband privacy rights that they lost in Congress.

Wikileaks Reveals How the CIA Could Hack Your Router

Your Wi-Fi router, sitting in the corner of your home accumulating dust and unpatched security flaws, provides an attractive target for hackers. Including, according to a new WikiLeaks release, the CIA.