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Post Tech: June 20, 2010 - June 26, 2010

Online video boom and cutting the cord

We're cutting the cord. With what looked like a boom in online video options, we thought we'd give this Internet video thing a real effort. So no more cable television (nor landline phone -- which we haven't had in years)...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 25, 2010; 8:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Facebook snags White House economic adviser Levine as global policy head

Facebook said Thursday that it is expanding its global policy team and poached from the White House, hiring as its new vice president of global public policy, Marne Levine, chief of staff of the National Economic Council. In her new...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 24, 2010; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Facebook , Privacy  
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Twitter settles FTC charge on security, privacy violations

Update: With comments by Twitter's general counsel Twitter has settled charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that it “deceived consumers” by allowing hackers to obtain administrative control over Twitter because of loose security. The FTC said Thursday that the...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 24, 2010; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Lawmakers grill Apple CEO Jobs on location information gathering

Key lawmakers want to know from Apple how it collects and uses information about the geography of iPhone and iPad users through location-based applications. Reps. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), co-chairman of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 24, 2010; 9:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Judge dismisses Viacom's $1 billion copyright suit against YouTube

A federal judge dismissed Viacom’s $1 billion copyright infringement lawsuit against YouTube, after a three-year battle that raised questions about how Web sites can use and share original content. Judge Louis Stanton, of the U.S. District Court of the Southern...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 23, 2010; 6:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
Categories:  Google , copyright  
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Free Press ad: FCC selling out to telecom, cable

Free Press media reform advocacy group said the FCC is acting like other government officials who are “catering to big business instead of protecting American people.”

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 23, 2010; 10:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  AT&T , Broadband , FCC , Google , Net Neutrality , Verizon  
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CTIA strikes back at San Francisco for cell phone radiation ordinance

The wireless phone industry is striking back at San Francisco for its precedent-setting ordinance requiring radiation level notices at cell phone retail stores. In a statement Tuesday afternoon, CTIA spokesman John Walls said the trade group that represents cell phone...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 23, 2010; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Congress looks at mobile location services and privacy

Location-based mobile services have captured the attention of regulators and lawmakers who want to know more about how firms such as Foursquare, Twitter, and Apple are using geographic data to provide new services and whether the information is being shared...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 23, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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San Francisco requires stores to post cellphone radiation levels

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first U.S. jurisdiction to respond to increased concerns over possible links between cellphone use and cancer, adopting a city ordinance requiring retailers to post the radiation levels of mobile phones. In a 10-to-1 vote,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 5:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
 
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No solutions expected from FCC meeting with Web, broadband access cos.

A meeting between senior Federal Communications Commissions officials and companies that provide internet services and access to the Web, continued Tuesday with no apparent solutions, according to a source at the meeting. AT&T, Verizon Communications, Google, Skype and the chief...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 4:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Verizon CEO Seidenberg: open to some compromises, not greater FCC authority over broadband

Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg said Tuesday that the communications giant is willing to find a compromise on federal rules that would prevent it and other broadband Internet service providers from blocking or degrading traffic on their networks. But Verizon...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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7 out of 10 teens share location on Web, survey says

Seven out of 10 teens are sharing their physical location on the Internet, according to a survey by security firm McAfee. And three out of 10 teens are chatting with strangers on the Web, sometimes sharing photos, e-mail addresses and cellphone numbers.

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 2:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Kids Online , Privacy  
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Intel, FTC begin antitrust settlement talks

As the Federal Trade Commission and Intel begin settlement talks over claims the chip maker violated antitrust rules, the company has until July 22 to find a compromise with the agency to prevent the case from going before an administrative...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 10:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Government devotes money to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity, fast becoming Washington's growth industry of choice, appears to be in line for a multibillion-dollar injection of federal research dollars, according to a senior intelligence official.

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 22, 2010; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FCC officials meet with AT&T, Verizon, Google over Internet regulation

Senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission met behind closed doors on Monday with representatives of broadband carriers and Internet firms to consider a possible legislative compromise on Internet regulation and avoid a controversial move by the agency to assert...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 9:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Comcast responds to merger critics

Comcast on Monday responded to some critics of its proposed merger with NBC Universal, saying the merger isn't as big as those firms are making it out to be and that current rules in place suffice to protect consumers. Comcast...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 3:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Comcast  
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Sunlight: Congress' revolving door to telecom, cable firms

Broadband providers including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T and Verizon Communications have amassed armies of former government officials and spent $21 million in the first quarter of the year to lobby against net neutrality and other regulations at the Federal...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 11:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  AT&T , Broadband , Comcast , DOJ , FCC , Media , Net Neutrality , Verizon  
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World Cup most popular Web event in history

The 2010 World Cup set a new Internet traffic record. On June 11, the first day of the global soccer tournament, the FIFA World Cup Web site received as many as 12 million visitors a minute at its peak. That's...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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FCC and Congress take up broadband oversight

A little sunburned and lot more rested, it’s good to be back. Thanks again to Jia Lynn Yang and Ariana Eunjung Cha for filling in while I was on break and speaking in New York at the Untethered 2010 Big...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  FCC  
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Labor, public interest, media protest Comcast-NBC Universal merger

A labor union, public interest groups and media firms wrote a letter to regulators Monday, protesting the merger of giants Comcast and NBC Universal, saying that as proposed today the unified company could disadvantage other media and communications service giants...

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 21, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Antitrust , Apple , Broadband , Comcast , Consumers , DOJ , FCC , Media , Online Video  
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