CIO Briefing

Consumers Rant to FCC about Net Neutrality

Thousands have filed complaints against Comcast, AT&T and other Internet service providers.

IT Modernization

Feds: App Secretly Hijacked Phones to Mine Digital Money

The "Prized" app drained batteries and burned through mobile data, according to regulators.

IT Modernization

Feds Urged to Investigate Uber’s Plan to Track Users

Privacy group wants FTC to step in to block changes to Uber’s privacy policy.

CIO Briefing

FCC Moves to Subsidize Internet as Republicans Warn of 'Tax' Hike

The agency wants to help poor Americans get online, but Republicans warn of pouring money into the controversial "Obamaphone" program.

IT Modernization

AT&T Faces $100 Million Fine in FCC's First-Ever Net-Neutrality Case

The wireless carrier, which is also fighting FTC charges, limits "unlimited" data.

CIO Briefing

Privacy Groups Boycott Administration's Facial Recognition Talks

The Commerce Department will forge ahead, but privacy advocates have lost faith in negotiations over software that can identify faces.

Cybersecurity

Does NSA Spying Leave the US Without Moral High Ground in China Hack?

Was the breach of federal employee records all that different from U.S. surveillance programs?

CIO Briefing

NSA Fight Isn't Over Yet; House Votes to Defund 'Backdoor' Spying

The same measure passed the House last year, but went nowhere in the Senate.

CIO Briefing

US Will Delay Plan to Give Up Internet Powers

The head of ICANN says his group needs more time to free itself from U.S. control.

CIO Briefing

Lawmakers Probe FBI’s ‘Disturbing’ Use of Spy Planes

The FBI has reportedly been using planes equipped with high-tech cameras and cell-phone tracking technology.

CIO Briefing

Telecom Law Overhaul Hit by 'Atomic Bomb' of Net Neutrality

Hopes are dimming for the first major update of the Communications Act since 1996.

Emerging Tech

US Regulators Want No Part in .Sucks Domain Fight

Celebrities and companies complain they're getting extorted to prevent embarrassing websites.

CIO Briefing

NSA Starts to Shut Down Mass-Spying Program

Republicans said the White House was being "disingenuous" by threatening to shutter the surveillance program. "That process has begun," an official said.

CIO Briefing

FCC Prepares to Become the Internet's Privacy Cop

Internet providers will soon face new rules on how they can handle customer information.

Cybersecurity

FBI Director Blasts Tech Companies Fighting for Encryption

Google, Apple, Facebook and others are urging Obama to back strong encryption, but James Comey worries it will hamper law-enforcement access to critical data.

Data

NSA Spying Heads to Critical Senate Showdown

Mitch McConnell will force a vote on a clean reauthorization of the Patriot Act next week as a deadline looms.

CIO Briefing

Telecom, Cable Industries File Emergency Motion to Kill Net Neutrality

They want a federal court to block the rules before they go into effect June 12.

IT Modernization

Verizon's AOL Deal Could Lead to New Privacy Problems

AOL's advertising technologies could help Verizon better track users across devices.

Data

The 'Privacy Coalition' That Wants to Trim Data Regulations for Telecom Giants

The 21st Century Privacy Coalition is funded by companies including Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon.