Technology

Commerce Department Responds to Concerns over Expansion of Internet Domain Names

Public criticism prompts Commerce Department to address risks associated with domain name expansion.

Google’s New Privacy Policy Provokes New Questions

Members of Congress call for an FTC investigation.

Internet Companies’ Speech Does Not Deserve Special Treatment

It is inconsistent to support Wikipedia’s blackout while protesting the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United.

FCC Mulls Revising Sports Blackout Rules

U.S. broadcast regulator accepts comments on petition to revise rules.

Coast Guard Seeks Partners to Help Stave Off Spectrum Crisis

Public-private research partnerships would explore alternatives to GPS.

FCC Chair Outlines Plan for Closing the Digital Divide

Draft order circulating to Commissioners would aim to increase broadband access in low-income communities.

A Backwards Idea from the FCC

The public should not be required to submit copies of material cited in rulemaking comments.

A Call for a Radical New Communications Policy

The FCC should regulate like antitrust agencies, providing competition-based ex post remedies.

Should the FTC Regulate Privacy on Social Networking Sites?

A recent paper argues that regulation of social networking sites could help protect privacy and reduce litigation.

Senate Fails to Overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

New “open Internet” regulations survive congressional challenge.

NSTC Issues Report on Government Involvement in Standards Development

Agencies should aim to support, not lead the development of technological standards, except in specific instances.

Regulating Telecommunications Networks

Recent book proposes critical framework for analyzing and regulating networks.