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Australia says Google violated privacy law, Google says sorry

Australia's Privacy Commissioner, Karen Curtis, said Friday that Google appeared to violate the country's privacy laws but she was unable to impose sanctions on the firm. Instead, the company has issued an apology, at her request, for snooping on residential...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 9, 2010; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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State Department's Katie Stanton moves to Twitter

State Department's Katie Stanton moves to Twitter

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 9, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Google , Mobile  
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Back on the grid

Two weeks with no land-based Internet at home and this tech reporter is feeling just fine. It wasn’t that way at first. Getting knocked off the grid was sort of like getting weaned off caffeine, complete with headache and jitters...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 9, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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China renews Google license to operate

Google said Friday that China has renewed its license to operate its search business there, avoiding a feared shutdown of the company's business in the world's largest Internet market.

By by Cecilia Kang  |  July 9, 2010; 7:56 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Consumers , Google , International  
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AT&T, Verizon get most federal aid for phone service

AT&T and Verizon Communications were the biggest recipients of federal support from an $8 billion phone subsidy program, according to data released Thursday by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Over the past three years, AT&T received $1.3 billion in...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 8, 2010; 5:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
 
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Comcast-NBC merger conditions eyed

As the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal again goes under the microscope of lawmakers at a field hearing later Thursday, Stifel Nicholaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast outlined the conditions she believes will be the most relevant for regulators reviewing...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 8, 2010; 12:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Comcast-NBCU merger in Chicago for hearings

Comcast-NBC Universal merger heads to Chicago for House, FCC hearings

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 7, 2010; 4:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Antitrust , Comcast , FCC , Media  
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Seward Square drops anti-distracted driving lobby plans

Seward Square Group said Wednesday that it scrapped its lobbying effort to contain a debate over distracted driving, after Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood called a news conference criticizing the group.

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 7, 2010; 1:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pew: Blacks, Hispanics among biggest users of wireless Web

African Americans and Hispanics continue to be among the most avid users of the Internet over their cellphones, according to a report released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center. And low-income groups are the fastest adopters of the mobile Web,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 7, 2010; 1:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
 
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Lahood to address anti-distracted driving lobby

Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood Wednesday will hold a press conference to confront a lobbying effort against his campaign to prevent distracted driving. Last week, we wrote about a nascent effort by the Seward Square Group and Eris Group to get...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 6, 2010; 5:08 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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FCC Chief Counsel Gottlieb goes to Atlantic Media, Kaplan replaces

Bruce Gottlieb, chief counsel and senior adviser to the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is leaving the agency to become general counsel for the Atlantic Media.. The move is the latest shakeup of the highest ranks of the FCC,...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 6, 2010; 2:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  FCC  
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The Internet is redefining our relationships, reputations: Pew study says

Sure, most people agree that the Internet has and will continue to be positive for social relations. But it’s also presented many more challenges and perhaps opportunities for how reputations are made, tarnished and remade, according to a survey by...

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 6, 2010; 11:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Federal Eye's Q&A on USA.gov redesign

See Federal Eye for news on the revamping of USA.gov and the new apps.

By Cecilia Kang  |  July 6, 2010; 10:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mobile  
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