Energy and Commerce subcommittee schedules privacy hearing: The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade scheduled a privacy hearing for 9 a.m. next Wednesday, Oct. 5. The hearing is titled “Protecting Children’s Privacy in an Electronic World.” The subcommittee did not announce any witnesses.
Free Press, a liberal advocacy group, sued the Federal Communications Commission over its net-neutrality rules, arguing the rules do not do enough to protect wireless Internet access.
Reps. Joe Barton (R-Texas) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s practice of collecting data from users even after they log out of their accounts.
CTIA–The Wireless Association is confident that the supercommittee will include spectrum auctions in its deficit-reduction plan.