Leveling The Internet Playing Field With Government Regulation: What The FCC’s Proposal Means For You The head of the FCC has outlined his plan for the future of the Internet: it involves the government regulating the web like it does with phone service. The idea is not to let providers play favorites with sites, but how would it work in practice? KYW tech editor Ian Bush explains.
3 On Your Side: Federal Agency Pushing For Prepaid Credit Card ProtectionsPre-paid credit cards are becoming increasingly popular. That has a federal agency pushing for some of the same protections consumers have when using other cards.
FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-CigarettesThe federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
Quiet Battle Over Coal Ash GuidelinesCoal-fired power plants keep the lights on but generate tons and tons of coal combustion residuals, coal ash to most of us. There are no federal regulations on its handling although there are some having to do with water pollution.
Camden May Soon Have Taxicab RegulationsCab drivers in the city of Camden may soon be put under regulations required by the state of New Jersey.
3 On Your Side: More Foreclosure Prevention RulesHaving problems paying your mortgage? Some new rules have been announced by the federal government to protect homeowners from foreclosure. 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan takes a look at some of them, and explains what they mean for borrowers.
Social Intelligence Is Not RegulatedWhile the use of credit reports is highly regulated, according to Jeffrey Rosenthal, a Philadelphia-area attorney who authors the column Cyberlaw, there is no federal law limiting the potential uses of an online profile.