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Posted at 8:26 AM ET, 02/16/2011

The Circuit: WikiLeaks Twitter case, Apple finds work violations, Groupon approaches Hulu CEO

By Hayley Tsukayama

LEADING THE DAY: After an hour-long hearing in a Virginia courtroom yesterday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan said she will consider the case that the government does not have the right to information from the social networking site Twitter. According to The Washington Post, Buchanan questioned whether lawyers for WikiLeaks volunteers are exaggerating the amount of data a previous court order allows the government to get. She said that the order only asks for location and timing data, not content. Buchanan is expected to issue a written order and opinion.

Apple finds workers' rights violations:
In an Apple report on supplier responsibility, the company has officially recognized that its suppliers are violating some workers' rights. The report found that several supplier factories use underage labor and that 137 workers "suffered adverse health effects" at Wintek's Suzhou factory in China from exposure to the chemical n-hexane. It also responded to the suicides at the Foxconn factory, which COO and acting CEO Tim Cook visited in June to "better understand the conditions at the site." The company said it will work with its suppliers to stop the violations.

Developers balk at Apple's subscription plan: Apple has also been facing resistance from developers after announcing its plans to offer subscriptions through its app store on Tuesday. One company, Rhapsody, has said it will not comply with Apple's new rules. In a statement, the company said it would not be able to offer its service if Apple takes 30 percent of its subscription money. "We will continue to allow consumers to sign up at www.rhapsody.com from a smartphone or any other Internet access point, including the Safari browser on the iPhone and iPad," the company said, adding that it is looking into an "appropriate legal and business response" to the policy.

Hulu head approached by Groupon: According to Bloomberg, Groupon is looking to go global and has approached Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to join the company to head its worldwide operations. The company already offers deals in 35 countries and is rumored to be looking to expand. Citing two people involved in planning the expansion, Bloomberg said that although it's unclear whether Kilar will take the job, it might be filled within the next 30 days. There are also rumors that Groupon is looking into an initial public offering as soon as this year.

Net neutrality, intellectual property talk on Hill: There are two hearings of interest to tech policy wonks today. The House Energy and Commerce committee will conduct an oversight hearing today with testimony from all five FCC commissioners. The hearing will be particularly focused on the commission's recent net neutrality ruling. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the communications subcommittee chairman, said he added an amendment to the GOP spending bill to prevent the FCC from spending money to implement the proposal.

Meanwhile, over at the Senate Judiciary committee, members of Congress will hear testimony on how to target Web sites that post content that violates intellectual property laws. Representatives from software maker Rosetta Stone, the Authors Guild, Verizon, Visa and domain registrar and hosting company GoDaddy.com will speak at the hearing.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 16, 2011; 8:26 AM ET
Categories:  Apple, FCC, Google, International, Social media, Twitter, cyber security  
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