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News Story
11/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Dismisses June petition from Consumer Watchdog that would have required Facebook, Google and others to respect consumers' Do Not Track wishes The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Friday dismissed a petition that would have required some of Web's largest firms, including Facebook, Google and Netflix, to honor "Do Not Track...
News Story
11/8/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it will not seek to impose a requirement on Google, Facebook and other Internet companies that would make it harder for them to track consumers' online activities. The announcement is a blow to privacy advocates who had petitioned the agency for stronger Internet privacy rules. And it is...
News Release
11/6/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – In the wake of the Federation Communication Commission’s denial of its petition seeking online privacy protections at online companies like Google and Facebook, Consumer Watchdog today vowed to press state regulators, Congress and the courts to better protect Internet users’ privacy. The FCC’s order noted...
News Story
11/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission won’t require companies like Google and Facebook to honor “Do Not Track” requests sent by users, it said on Friday. The agency’s dismissed a petition from Consumer Watchdog asking that they force so-called “edge providers,” which are companies like Amazon, Google and...
News Story
11/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission has rejected advocacy group Consumer Watchdog's request to impose new privacy regulations on Facebook, Google and other Web companies. "The Commission has been unequivocal in declaring that it has no intent to regulate edge providers," the FCC's Wireline Bureau said in a decision issued on...
News Story
11/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it can't force Internet companies like Google, Facebook and ad providers from tracking users online. The commission had been petitioned by the privacy advocacy group Consumer Watchdog to make the "Do Not Track" setting in many browsers illegal to ignore. "Do Not Track"...
News Story
11/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition that would have required Internet giants to let consumers opt out of having their online activity tracked. The decision secured a win for Silicon Valley businesses that rely on monetizing reams of personal data. The FCC said it "has been unequivocal in declaring that it has...
News Story
11/6/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Petition to impose Do Not Track requirements rejected by commission. Websites will not be forced to honor consumers' "Do Not Track" requests as the Federal Communications Commission today dismissed a petition that would have imposed new requirements on companies like Google and Facebook. Consumer Watchdog had ...