Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) have reached a patent reform agreement that would increase transparency around patent infringement lawsuits and threats of lawsuits and institute a “loser-pays” system for unreasonable lawsuits, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
According to the charges unsealed on Thursday, the men took part in a scheme to file false claims with the Federal Communications Commission's Lifeline program, which subsidizes phone service for poor people and has sometimes been called the “Obamaphone” program.
A DOJ official called the policy statement "an antitrust no-brainer."
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning Facebook to protect its users' privacy.
Privacy and civil liberties advocates are pushing regulators and the Obama administration to support an end to warrantless searches of people’s emails.
The House Commerce subcommittee on Technology voted Thursday to halt the Obama administration’s plan to relinquish U.S. oversight of the Internet’s Web address system.
Over objections and amendments from Democrats, the subcommittee’s 16 Republicans approved the Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act, which would prevent the Commerce Department from relinquishing its oversight role of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
Larry Strickling said relinquishing the U.S. oversight role will thwart China and Russia.
The House Commerce subcommittee on Technology will markup a Republican bill that would prevent the Obama administration from going through with plans to step out of its oversight role of the Internet’s Web address system.
The company has hired The Normandy Group as it seeks to merge with Time Warner Cable.
The senator said he will release a new version of the legislation after the spring recess.