Industry Preview: FCC Commish O’Rielly Defends The End Of Net Neutrality, But The Debate Rages On

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Should brands be wary of the net neutrality rollback? Republican FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly aimed to put their minds at ease at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview in New York on Wednesday. The FCC, led by Chairman Ajit Pai, voted along party lines to repeal net neutrality in mid-December. The worry is that without rules to disallowContinue reading »

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The FCC Just Voted To Kill Net Neutrality. What Does That Mean For Advertisers?

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Net neutrality is dead. But not without some high drama. In a 3–2 party-line vote Thursday, the Republican-majority Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era regs, which prohibit internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from blocking, throttling or prioritizing content or from favoring their own media with better data or bandwidth. Moments beforeContinue reading »

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Ad Industry Petitions FCC To Jettison Its Privacy Rules

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Advertising trade groups are seizing the political moment in a bid to dismantle the Federal Communications Commission’s recently passed broadband consumer privacy laws. With the commission on the cusp of a Republican majority – Chairman Tom Wheeler has said he’ll step down on inauguration day – the writing could be on the wall for the FCC’sContinue reading »

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What Does It Mean For Advertisers If Net Neutrality Gets Nixed?

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As expected, Tom Wheeler will leave his post as FCC chairman on inauguration day and his legacy looks shaky. Likely on the chopping block in a Republican-majority FCC are the commission’s recently ratified ISP privacy rules and a reclassification of broadband providers as common carriers, seen by many as an encroachment on the Federal TradeContinue reading »

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FCC’s Top Cop: ‘It’s Not An Easy Job’

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As the clock ticks down to President-elect Trump’s Jan. 20 inauguration, the future of regulatory agencies like the Federal Communications Commission is uncertain. But one thing is clear: Enforcement will continue. “The overwhelming majority of the work we do is bipartisan,” Travis LeBlanc, the FCC’s enforcement bureau chief, said last week at an International AssociationContinue reading »

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IoT Is A Security Mess And Regulators Are Paying Attention

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The internet of things will be a top enforcement priority for the Federal Trade Commission and the Federal Communications Commission in 2017 – especially in the wake of the recent distributed-denial-of-service attacks against Dyn. Dyn, which provides online infrastructure and domain services, was the victim of a DDOS onslaught that temporarily shut down major websites like Spotify,Continue reading »

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