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11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
US regulator rejects calls for it to force web giants to respect Do Not Track requests from consumers. Google, Facebook, and other internet companies can continue to disregard Do Not Track requests from consumers, without intervention from the US Federal Communications Commission. The US regulator has dismissed a petition from rights group...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
On Friday, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition – related to the ‘Do Not Track’ feature - filed by California-based consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. The group had requested the agency to order bigwig Internet firms to honor ‘Do Not Track’ signals from the customers’...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The government says it won’t regulate sites like Google and Facebook. Will ad and tracking blockers do the job instead? The Federal Communications Commission is steering clear of requests to make Do Not Track support mandatory on sites such as Google and Facebook. Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog had petitioned the FCC to step in with a...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
"Do Not Track" is in big trouble after a new U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling against it. On Nov. 6, the FCC issued a ruling stating that major Web services, including Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix and LinkedIn, do not have to honor Do Not Track requests. The first time I heard about Do Not Track (DNT)...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
FCC rules that companies can ignore 'do not track' requests. What does this mean for you? Third-party web tracking is still legal, a new ruling has found. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has dismissed a petition by Consumer Watchdog that would forbid Internet companies from tracking consumers. According to the FCC, the...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Communication Commission's decision not to require Websites to honor "do not track" browser settings has not deterred Consumer Watchdog's plans to get some sort of federal protection against Web user tracking. The FCC announced its decision on Nov 6, saying that even though its reclassification of the Internet allowed...
News Story
11/9/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Websites won't have to adhere to "Do Not Track" requests after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dismissed a petition, filed in June by Consumer Watchdog, asked the FCC to require “edge providers” like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor them. “Do Not Track” is...
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...