Mozilla and Google Introduce New Browser Privacy Features


In an announcement made last Monday, both Mozilla and Google have said that they plan to introduce new browser privacy features which will allow users to decide how their browsing information is used by advertising companies. The move was prompted by a recent FCC recommendation that makes it mandatory for all browsers to have a do-not-track option available to users. The recommendation is part of the new Net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC last month. Even Microsoft has agreed to comply with the directive and has announced that the next version of its Internet Explorer browser will have the required option. → Read More

Verizon Drags FCC to Court Over Net Neutrality


America’s largest wireless carrier Verizon has sought a legal reprieve against the Net neutrality rules adopted by the FCC last month. Verizon filed the appeal in court this Thrusday. In an official statement released by the company, Verizon senior vice president and deputy general counsel Michael E. Glover said that, “We believe this assertion of authority goes well beyond any authority provided by Congress, and creates uncertainty for the communications industry, innovators, investors and consumers.” In a vote carried out on December 21st last year, FCC commissioners chose to adopt Net neutrality rules which would give the FCC control and oversight over all internet service providers in the country. → Read More