U.S. Magistrate Judge Theresa Carroll Buchanan issued a 20-page opinion Friday in Alexandria that denied the request of three people who are linked to WikiLeaks to keep the U.S. government from looking at some of their Twitter information.
Apple’s move to tighten security for in-app purchases on the iPhone and iPad drew intitial praise from lawmakers who had previously expressed concerns that consumers, particularly children, were being harmed with accidental charges. But lamakers said tech and wireless firms need to do more to ensure consumers are protected from vague and confusing billing.
Measures to keep states and local governments from adding taxes to wireless bills were introduced in the House and Senate yesterday.
Senator Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), chairman of the anitrust subcommittee, said he will put special focus on Google in the current session, examining its bid to expand through acquisitions and search industry practices.
In a blog post Thursday, Google announced that it will enable Web-site blocking on its search engine.It works like this. Say you do a Google search for something, click on the top result and then find that it’s not a...
Apple said Thursday that it changed its policy for how purchases can be made within applications on the iPhone and iPad, an attempt to protect users, particularly children, from accidentally racking up iTunes charges.
AOL layoffs, iPad 2 will keep Apple on top, net neutrality rule invalidated.
A House panel on Wednesday voted to invalidate created by the Federal Communications Commission. But they will remain in place unless Congress and the president take further action.
Kyle McSlarrow, the cable industry’s top lobbyist in Washington D.C., will join Comcast as president of the firm’s Washington policy and government affairs.
Rumors are flying about a possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile after a report from Bloomberg that the third- and fourth- largest carriers in the nation had talked about an acquisition deal.
The Circuit: Senate passes patent reform, hearing on net neutrality, Europe grapples with cookie law
LEADING THE DAY: The Senate passed a comprehensive patent reform bill in a 95-5 vote on Tuesday. The America Invents Act, among other changes, reworks the U.S. patent system to operate on a first to file system rather than the current first to invent system.
A day before House lawmakers put controversial net neutrality rules under scrutiny, leading Republican lawmakers said the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission hasn’t convinced them that the reasons behind the rules were good enough.
A report from Bloomberg indicates that Sprint is in talks with Deutsche Telekom to acquire T-Mobile USA.
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that the top complaint it received from consumers last year was over identity theft. Also high on the list were complaints about Internet and telecommunications services and Internet auctions.
The Circuit: Google buys video, shopping sites; Senate votes for cloture on patent reform; Warner, Facebook start movie rentals
Google buys Next New Networks, BeatThatQuote: On a spending spree, Google has made two high-profile acquisitions, one for its YouTube division and one to add to its roster of shopping applications. YouTube acquired Next New Networks, a service designed to...
Next Media Animation, the Taiwanese media company known for its wacky animated renditions of the day’s news, has worked its magic on The Washington Post’s story about in-app payments on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Net neutrality talk is back on the Hill this week as the communications subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee prepares to hold hearings on net neutrality and the economy.