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On the importance of 'regulatory humility'

As former head of the FCC, Michael Powell has a message for today's commissioners: "Beware of over­regulation. There are always unintended consequences to your actions."

By July 15, 2015


Google shakes up European operations amid regulatory scrutiny

A Google exec says the realignment will help Google respond more quickly to what's happening in individual countries.

By February 26, 2015


Qualcomm's regulatory woes may be adding up

South Korea could be the next country to look into Qualcomm's business practices, following investigations in China, the US and Europe.

By February 12, 2015


Facebook dealt privacy blow as US-Europe data-sharing pact declared illegal

A ruling by Europe's highest court puts the social network and thousands of other companies in a tough spot over how they handle user data.

By October 6, 2015


Facebook's WhatsApp deal gets regulatory OK in Europe

With FTC approval granted in April, the approval in Europe means the deal should finally wrap up soon.

By October 4, 2014


Apple clears regulatory approval to sell iPhone 6 in China

Chinese authorities issue license to Apple allowing the latest version of its device to be used on the country's wireless network in the world's largest smartphone market.

By September 29, 2014


​FAA seeks $1.9M fine against drone photography company

The US Federal Aviation Administration, which just missed a deadline to set rules governing commercial use of unmanned aircraft, says a company that's used drones for 27 years has violated its regulations.

By October 7, 2015


Singapore testing drone delivery of snail mail

The country's postal service has delivered a package containing a t-shirt and a letter across 2 kilometers, or about 1.2 miles.

By October 8, 2015


Samsung denies fudging TV energy efficiency tests

Hot on the heels of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, Samsung faces accusations it makes its products seem more energy efficient under test conditions.

By October 2, 2015


Uber facing more roadblocks in cities around the world

The ride-sharing service has been banned in Rio de Janeiro while proposed regulations in London could curtail its operations in the UK.

By September 30, 2015