FCC's Internet Privacy Proposal Sparks Congressional Action

With breaches of consumer data occurring all too frequently, who could be against proposals to improve privacy on the Internet? Well, a broad swath of the e-commerce sector, ranging from CTIA-The Wireless Association to USTelecom and the National Retail Federation, is strongly opposed to a recent proposal from the Federal Communications Commission to regulate privacy. These groups aren’t against privacy protection, per se — they just don’t like the FCC approach.

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New York City's MTA plans to debut smartphone-based transit payments by mid-2018

Article Image The Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York issued a public bid on Wednesday, asking for proposals for a new contactless ticketing system to replace the MetroCard, and potentially allow iPhone users to pay for public transit on their smartphone.

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Indian telecoms ministry forced to back down

India has withdrawn proposals that would have empowered security agencies to monitor private chats on social media and mobile messaging services, if enforced.

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