The Commission's chief lawyer and interpreter of the terminology behind regulations admits there may be benefits in re-interpreting the agents of the Internet the way Aereo would prefer.
It remains the video systems squabble that could impact the structure of the whole Internet, even when it seemed the former personal antenna service provider had already lost.
If the Federal Trade Commission fails to take visible steps toward enforcing privacy policies on European citizens' data stored on U.S. servers, storing it there in the first place could become illegal.
The Internet is becoming a rat's nest, or a bat cave, or some other equally smelly metaphor, for would-be perpetrators, says Europol. And by the way, one of those perpetrators may be right next to you.
Wouldn't it be nice, suggests Verizon's CEO, if all the communications services competed on a single, "Open" playing field? Sure, says Neelie Kroes, if you're willing to accept over-the-top competitors.
Word is out that Adobe Digital Editions (DE) is tracking excessive user data, not just within its own app, but on other ebooks users have on their hard disk too. And it's transmitting that data in an unsecure manner, putting readers' privacy and security at risk.
What's this I hear about an "Open Internet?" you can just hear the late, great Gilda Radner asking in her old-lady garb. Where I live, you can only get broadband from one provider. How open is that?
Protecting privacy now takes center-stage in most big data discussions, as it should. Various professional organizations are working on or have developed a list of ethical rules to guide data collection and use.
If lawmakers and regulators would stop treating the Internet like a giant roadway and more like... well, a network of networks, Cisco believes, they would realize their proposed solutions are the wrong ones.
Microsoft could not help but violate somebody's law this time around. In an ironic twist of history, the man most responsible for holding Microsoft to the letter of the law paves the way for a resolution.