In December, Lawler from The Verge wrote an article titled “TOS”. In the article, Lawler discusses the Terms of Service agreements that many websites have. He argues that these agreements are often unfair to users, and that companies should be more transparent about their terms. tos dec.lawler theverge
In December 2014, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it had filed a complaint against TOS, a Canadian company, for allegedly deceiving consumers about their rights under the law. The FTC alleged that TOS had made false and misleading claims about consumers’ ability to opt out of having their personal information collected and used for marketing purposes. The case was ultimately settled in February 2015, with TOS agreeing to pay a $1. tos dec.lawler theverge
In December of 2014, then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules that would allow internet service providers to charge content companies for faster access to consumers, effectively creating a two-tiered internet. The proposal was met with strong opposition from many, including Tim Berners-Lee, the man credited with inventing the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee and others argued that the two-tiered system would stifle innovation and give large companies an unfair advantage.