Two background check companies have settled Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that they gave bad reports to potential bosses and landlords, including false suggestions by one firm that some job candidates were registered sex offenders.
The FDA is weighing approval of genetically engineered salmon.
The Washington Nationals’s use of a small drone to capture publicity photos during spring training in Florida did not gain federal approval, according to The Associated Press.
The small, four-rotor drone hovered over Nats players over the course of a few days in Viera, Fla., where the team is tuning up for the 2014 season, according to the AP.
Existing Federal Aviation Administration regulations bar drones for commercial purposes.
“No, we didn’t get it cleared, but we don’t get our pop flies cleared either and those go higher than this thing did,” a team official told the AP.
It was not immediately clear if the team faces any potential penalties for the violation.
Dianne Feinstein is citing personal experience in a call for regulation of unmanned aircraft.
The House voted Tuesday to require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to operate more transparently, including by ensuring public input on regulations.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking the public to weigh in on the Obama administration’s plans to overhaul the federal program that puts broadband Internet in schools and libraries.
The commission issued a public notice on Thursday asking how it should best update the E-Rate program to meet President Obama’s goal of bringing high-speed Internet to 99 percent of the country’s students.
The policy changes come after pressure from gun control groups.
People could soon be able to send and receive text messages from 911, as the Federal Communications Commission looks to speed up the timeline for what it calls “Next Generation” emergency services.
The companies misused the emergency alert system to advertise “Olympus Has Fallen.”
The Obama administration is looking to help school systems and teachers protect their students’ information online, but Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) thinks a new federal law is necesary.