Set-Top Box Fiasco

There’s been more drama around the FCC in the last two years than in the entire previous decade. First we had the spectacle of the White House ordering an abrupt…

October 3, 2016 0

The FCC’s Privacy Nudge

Privacy defaults determine choices. Advertisers should compete on a level playing field where outcomes aren’t pre-determined.

September 29, 2016 0

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy

I had the pleasure of taking part in a panel discussion about privacy in general and the FCC’s privacy NPRM in particular today. The event was sponsored by Cal Innovates at…

September 27, 2016 0

False Premises: FCC’s Fact-Free Sheet

Tom Wheeler’s set top box initiative is not ready for prime time. The Commission needs to examine its assumptions and correct its errors.

September 19, 2016 0

Netflix Gives FCC its Broadband Marching Orders

In comments filed in the FCC’s annual Broadband Progress Report, Netflix demands favors. Given their history lockstep coordination between the FCC and favored constituents, I wouldn’t be surprised if the FCC tries to grant at least some of these wishes.

September 13, 2016 0

Reply Comments on FCC Privacy

I filed reply comments with the FCC in the broadband privacy proceeding to make a single point: ISPs don’t have the NSA-like powers of code-breaking and aggregation that the NRPM…

July 7, 2016 6

Fact-Checking Commissioner Statements on Privacy NPRM

In the process of writing comments for the FCC’s privacy NPRM (Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services, WC Docket No. 16-106) I made the mistake…

May 24, 2016 0

The Trouble with Media Server: My FCC Comments on CableCARD

Last Friday, I filed comments with the FCC on the NPRM it approved in February on access to video programming after CableCARD. The filing can now be seen on the FCC’s…

April 26, 2016 0

Is AI Held Back by the Profit Motive?

In my overview post on the Internet of Things, I offered the suggestion that IoT needs artificial intelligence to succeed: One of the primary challenges for the smart home and…

December 15, 2015 0

Fact-Checking Internet Association’s Amicus Brief

Politico reports that the Internet Association has filed an amicus brief in support of the FCC in the cases where Tennessee and North Carolina have challenged the commission’s attempt to…

November 17, 2015 0