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The Telecom Digest for Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Volume 38 : Issue 320 : "text" format

Table of contents
FTC Brings First Case Against Tracking AppsBill Horne
The FCC's Reassigned Number DatabaseBill Horne
FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rulesMonty Solomon
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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Message-ID: <20191115151956.GA4568@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:19:56 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: FTC Brings First Case Against Tracking Apps On October 22, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced the first-of-its-kind enforcement action and settlement against the developer and marketer of three tracking applications, Retina-X Studios, LLC and James N. Johns, Jr. In this unprecedented action, the FTC alleged that Retina-X and Johns failed to take basic steps to protect sensitive personal data collected from their so-called "stalking" mobile applications, in violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 U.S.C. 45(a) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") Rule, 16 C.F.R. 12. The FTC's action may presage further enforcement activity against firms and individuals providing technology that can enable privacy abuses, especially when children are involved. http://www.mondaq.com/article.asp?articleid=863212&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <20191115152535.GA4669@telecom.csail.mit.edu> Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:25:35 +0000 From: Bill Horne <bill@horneQRM.net> Subject: The FCC's Reassigned Number Database On December 12, 2018, the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") adopted a new rule to establish a reassigned number database. The database is intended to both enable callers to verify the status of phone numbers and help prevent consumers with reassigned numbers from receiving unsolicited telephone calls. http://www.mondaq.com/ac/content.asp?content_id=3990&email_access=on -- Bill Horne (Remove QRM from my email address to write to me directly) ------------------------------ Message-ID: <13B9032E-DBB6-4D21-B6D0-A45BEF5F02BF@roscom.com> Date: 15 Nov 2019 03:14:02 -0500 From: "Monty Solomon" <monty@roscom.com> Subject: FCC sued by dozens of cities after voting to kill local fees and rules Cities challenge FCC vote to preempt local fees and broadband regulations. By Jon Brodkin The Federal Communications Commission faces a legal battle against dozens of cities from across the United States, which sued the FCC to stop an order that preempts local fees and regulation of cable-broadband networks. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/11/ajit-pais-endless-fight-against-local-regulation-faces-a-new-test-in-court/ ------------------------------ ********************************************* End of telecom Digest Sat, 16 Nov 2019
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