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Post Tech: December 5, 2010 - December 11, 2010

End near? Comcast, NBC meet with FCC, Justice on proposed Internet video conditions

Comcast and NBC Universal executives met earlier this week with senior staff from both the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department on proposed conditions on Internet video distribution, according to a filing. The companies said it discussed potential conditions on...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 10, 2010; 4:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Comcast, DOJ, FCC, Online Video  
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Upton announces GOP Commerce members -- who likely won't focus on telecom

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who will take over as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next Congress, on Friday welcomed 12 new Republican members to the committee. They will join returning member Greg Walden (R-Or.) “We...

By The Washington Post editors  | December 10, 2010; 12:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comcast, FCC, FTC, Net Neutrality, Privacy  
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Netflix joins the S&P 500

Bad news for traditional media today as Netflix knocked out the New York Times Company in a Standard and Poor's index shakeup Friday morning. That's great news for Netflix, which seems to be having a banner week despite a CFO...

By The Washington Post editors  | December 10, 2010; 11:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FCC, Media, Net Neutrality, Online Video  
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At FCC chairman dinner, biggest buzz comes from the crowd

At an annual dinner honoring the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, special attention was paid to Julius Genachowski as he struggles to gain enough support to pass his controversial net neutrality proposal. The FCC chairman made plenty of self-deprecating...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 10, 2010; 1:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Facebook faces privacy issues in S. Korea, complaints from Fan Page participants

Facebook faces privacy issues in S. Korea, complaints from Fan Page participants

By The Washington Post editors  | December 9, 2010; 1:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Facebook  
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FCC's Clyburn optimistic about net neutrality consensus

Federal Communications Commission member Mignon Clyburn said Thursday she hopes to reach a consensus on a draft proposal for net neutrality rules, but is closely scrutinizing the proposals for wireless networks.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 9, 2010; 1:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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Video: E.U. privacy chief Reding to meet with Holder

Your Browser DoesNot Support IFrames. As the United States looks at ways to better protect Internet users’ privacy, Europe is going through its own update of online privacy rules. The 27-nation European Union is taking a more aggressive approach to...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 8, 2010; 6:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  DOJ, FTC, Microsoft, Privacy  
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Mozilla brainstorms built-in controls for tracking on Internet browser

A Mozilla spokesperson told Post Tech that the company is brainstorming ways to give its Firefox browser users more built-in control over their personal information but has no plans to ship that any time soon. AdBlock is the most popular anti-tracking add-on for Firefox and Google Chrome users.

By Washington Post editors  | December 8, 2010; 1:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Apple, Google, Microsoft, Privacy  
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Q&A: Earthlink's take on Comcast-NBC merger, broadband prices could go up

Critics of Comcast’s proposed merger with NBC Universal say one way the merger could hurt consumers is by raising broadband prices.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 8, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comcast, DOJ, FCC  
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Netflix strikes deal with ABC-Disney, building Internet video library

Netflix Wednesday announced a licensing deal with Disney-ABC Television to stream hundreds of shows and movies such as "Ugly Betty" and "Desperate Housewives," building on the online television provider's growing library of content. Subscribers of Netflix's monthly Internet streaming membership,...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 8, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Comcast, FCC, Google, Net Neutrality, Online Video  
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Pay-as-you-go Internet prices raise questions

As details emerge about the Federal Communications Commission's controversial proposal for regulating Internet providers, a provision that would allow companies to bill customers for how much they surf the Web is drawing special scrutiny. Analysts say pay-as-you-go Internet access could...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 8, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  AT&T, Broadband, Comcast, FCC, Net Neutrality, Online Video, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon  
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Reps. Waxman, Markey urge strict conditions on Comcast-NBCU merger

Key Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday urged the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to impose tough conditions on Comcast's proposed merger with NBC Universal to ensure competition in television and broadband markets and protections for consumers.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 7, 2010; 6:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Microsoft puts 'Do Not Track' function in next IE browser

Microsoft said Tuesday a new version of its browser, Internet Explorer, will come with technology that can block third-party firms from tracking a user's activity on the Web.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 7, 2010; 3:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Microsoft  
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Pay-as-go Internet access boon for cable, troublesome for Internet firms

An endorsement of usage-based pricing for broadband Internet could be among the most significant components of a net neutrality proposal by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, analysts say.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 7, 2010; 11:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Comcast, FCC, Net Neutrality  
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FCC net neutrality plan gets picked apart from all sides

A net neutrality regulation proposed by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is getting picked apart from many sides. Verizon Wireless’ chief executive Daniel Mead met on Friday with Chairman Julius Genachowski his staff and argued that the broadband...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 7, 2010; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  FCC, Net Neutrality  
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As Comcast-NBC try to tie up merger, news editorials differ on consequences

As Comcast-NBC try to tie up merger, NYT editorial says take it slow

By Cecilia Kang  | December 6, 2010; 12:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Comcast, DOJ, FCC, Net Neutrality, Online Video  
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FCC net neutrality proposal opens door for prioritization and higher fees for consumers

A proposed net neutrality regulation at the Federal Communications Commission would allow broadband service providers to prioritize their own content over that of competitors. The draft proposal also would allow broadband network operators to charge consumers based on how much data they use, according to one source at the FCC who has seen the draft of rules.

By Cecilia Kang  | December 6, 2010; 12:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
Categories:  AT&T, Comcast, FCC, Net Neutrality, Online Video, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon  
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Q&A: FCC Consumer Chief Gurin on cell phone bills

Q&A: FCC Consumer Chief Gurin on cell phone bills

By Cecilia Kang  | December 6, 2010; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Consumers, FCC  
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Week ahead: Internet policymaking, FCC chairman's dinner; Reads: Plugging WikiLeaks

A couple events rise to the top of the agenda this week: Monday: Key administration officials will talk at the Brookings Institute's "Internet Policymaking: New Guiding Principles" event 8:30-12:30. Participants include national Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Intellectual Property...

By Cecilia Kang  | December 6, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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