Digital Daily Dozen 4/24/17

FTC Finalizes Privacy Settlement With Turn

The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with ad company Turn over allegations that it deceived consumers by tracking them for ad purposes after they took steps to avoid data collection.  –Media Post


TV Everywhere Via OTT Devices Rises

Viewing of traditional TV content via TV Everywhere keeps growing on OTT devices, albeit with a slight decline in mobile share of viewing.  –Media Post


Larry Page’s Kitty Hawk announces ultralight aircraft you don’t need a license to fly

The fledgling “flying car” industry just received a major boost as Google cofounder Larry Page officially launched his new startup out of stealth.  –VB



When an Icelander arrives at an office building and sees “Solarfri” posted, they need no further explanation for the empty premises: The word means “when staff get an unexpected afternoon off to enjoy good weather.”  –AP


Jonathan Taplin: Government Needs to Reckon With Edge Powerhouses

Jonathan Taplin, director emeritus of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation Lab, warns that the government will soon have to decide whether to regulate edge-provider giants like common carriers.  –B&C


FCC to create advisory panel on diversity

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will soon have a committee to advise the agency on promoting diversity in the communications industry, Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Monday.  –The Hill


Telecom giants spent $11m on first-quarter lobbying

Major internet service providers spent more than $11 million on lobbying amid fights over privacy rules and a coming showdown over net neutrality.  –The Hill


The FCC Announces Two Rules of Interest to NCE Stations

On April 20, 2017, the FCC announced two new developments for NCE stations. First, the FCC stated that it will no longer require the officers and board members of NCE stations to obtain FCC registration numbers (“FRNs”), a process which requires individuals to disclose personal information such as social security numbers.  –Comm Law Blog


Tech Companies Huddle with Republicans and Democrats on Net Neutrality

Representatives from tech companies met with Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the FCC this week to discuss the uncertain future of the agency’s net neutrality rules.  –Inside Sources


Vodafone, Huawei demonstrate spectrum sharing at 900 MHz

Expectations are fairly high that more spectrum sharing is going to be in the works for mobile operators, and it’s already being done at 900 MHz in Turkey thanks to a trial involving Vodafone and Huawei.  –Fierce Wireless


AT&T’s Time Warner buy under microscope as Trump’s Justice nominee preps for hearing

AT&T is facing renewed concerns over its proposed purchase of Time Warner as the Senate prepares to evaluate Makan Delrahim, the man President Trump nominated to head the Justice Department, which is the government agency that will decide whether AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner will run afoul of anti-competition rules.  –Fierce Cable


Cheddar planning UHF broadcasts of its online content

Online business news channel Cheddar is teaming with Dunkin’ Donuts to give millennials TV antennas so they can tune into over-the-air broadcasts planned by the network.  –Fierce Cable


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. ________________________________________________________________