The phone company hands millions to the US government in the largest-ever settlement over the opt-out-of-telemarketing registry.
The satellite TV provider faces a lawsuit over charges that it called consumers who had asked to be taken off their call list.
The federal agency and four states are suing the satellite television provider for calling consumers on the national Do Not Call registry and making illegal robocalls.
Bill overturns 2003 federal rules requiring Americans to reregister their digits every five years or face unwanted telemarketer calls. It now goes to the president for final approval.
The FCC adopts new rules that make it more difficult for companies to send consumers unwanted messages and easier for consumers to block or opt out of marketing messages.
Whoever becomes Mozilla's permanent boss must figure out how to promote the Firefox technology, decide whether reliance on Google is a good thing, and set the right balance between idealism and pragmatism.
The free Nomorobo service and AT&T's Privacy Manager help reduce the number of nuisance calls that aren't blocked by the Do Not Call registry.
You can ask your phone service provider to block calls from specific numbers, but it may be more practical to screen all calls from unfamiliar numbers and respond only to the legitimate callers. Doing so is easy using the Do Not Disturb feature for iPhones running iOS 6, and Groups on Android phones.
A paper trail of e-mails published by The Verge from court filings suggest that technology firms agreed not to recruit employees from each other.
Paul Cotton leads Microsoft's involvement in the important and often fractious world of Web standards, amid debates that underpin how you live your life online.