New Limits on Sharing Web Tracking Proposed

Internet providers such as AT&T and Comcast face new federal restrictions on distributing information about their customers’ Web browsing. Broadband providers would need to get permission from consumers before divulging online habits to other companies under the proposal from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. The rules need to succeed in two votes, including an initial test at an FCC meeting on March 31,...

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FCC Chairman: Opposition to Net Neutrality Is About Power

Washington — The nation’s biggest broadband providers oppose tough net neutrality regulations because they want “unfettered power” over the Internet, the head of the Federal Communications Commission said Friday. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the “avalanche of arguments” against regulations designed to ensure the free flow of online traffic showed that the indusry’s major firms had ulterior motives. “We should conclude that the...

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