Digital Daily Dozen 3/16/17

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Interview: Media Ownership Rules ‘Quite Antiquated’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said that the agency is studying restrictions on media ownership, characterizing a number of the rules as “quite antiquated.”  –-Variety


Google Faces Appeal In Battle Over Removal From Search Results

Search engine optimization company e-ventures Worldwide will ask the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to restore a lawsuit against alleging that Google wrongly removed e-ventures’ sites from the search results.  –Media Post


U.S. indicts Russian spies in Yahoo hack

The Justice Department formally indicted four people, including two Russian government cybersecurity officers, who DOJ said hacked into email provider Yahoo’s accounts in 2014, exposing hundreds of millions of users in one of the largest data breaches ever detected in the U.S.  –FCW


Pai: FCC Should Drive Broadband Part of Trump’s Infrastructure Package

The new chairman of the Federal Communications Commission thinks the agency should take the reins in administering the broadband portion of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure package.  –Inside Sources


Your Chicken a la Laboratory Is Served

Your first reaction to the concept of lab-grown chicken and duck may be “yuck,” but read on. It’s coming. And it will not only be better for the environment — and individual members of the species themselves — it also tastes … well, good enough to eat again, at least at this point.  –Media Post


Silicon Valley Group Asks FCC To Reconsider Privacy Rules

A Silicon Valley trade group is joining the roster of organizations urging the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider privacy rules that could limit broadband providers’ ability to engage in targeted advertising.  –Media Post


Trump Budget Zeros Out CPB

As predicted, President Donald Trump’s new “America First” budget, being released at 7 a.m. March 16, will zero out funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides most of a half billion dollars in federal money for noncommercial media.  –B&C


Top U.S. Pay TV Providers Lost 795K Subs in 2016: LRG

Major cable operators had fewest losses since 2006, research firm says  –MCN


FCC’s Pai: We will implement ‘Section 7’ to evaluate any new technology or service, including above 95 GHz

In his first major policy address as the agency’s chairman, the FCC’s Ajit Pai promised to implement “Section 7” of the Communications Act  –Fierce Wireless


European Union Okays AT&T-Time Warner Merger

DOJ still mulling it on this side of pond  –B&C


MRC Issues Digital OOH Standards: Step Toward Unifying Digital, Analog

The worlds of “digital” and “physical” media converged a little more this week as the industry’s media ratings authority issued long-awaited standards for measuring the audiences of digital out-of-home media.  –Media Post


Dem lawmakers propose bill to regulate drone data collection

Two Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Wednesday that they said would protect individuals’ privacy and inform the public about the U.S. government’s expanded drone use.  –The Hill



The Digital Daily Dozen is distributed weekdays (usually) by Dom Caristi or Heather Vaughn as a service of the BSU Digital Policy Institute. The articles are culled from various e-newsletters. The content is not original – only their compilation in this mailing is. ________________________________________________________________