Tech companies say that user data requested by the government is encrypted and therefore inaccessible. But the government doesn't like that response.
Civil liberties advocates welcome the change, but say the public will remain largely unaware if their information has been caught up in criminal investigations.
Al Franken is particularly concerned about whether Apple has stymied competition in the music-streaming business by controlling its own application marketplace.
In a Wednesday hearing, members of a congressional committee press OPM director Katherine Archuleta for numbers and details on hacks affecting federal workers.
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.
The FCC will seek comments on how to expand its $1.7 billion fund for subsidizing phone service for low-income families. The agency wants the fund to cover broadband service as well.
Speaking at the cable industry's annual convention, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable operators to expect policies that promote broadband competition.
FCC approves plan to share airwaves previously used by the military to help mobile operators keep up with wireless data demands.
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AT&T settles with FCC over customer data that was stolen from data centers overseas and used to unlock stolen mobile phones.