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Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 06/26/2013

Group finalizes treaty to expand book access for world’s blind community

The international pact will provide some copyright exception for formats such as Braille and audio recordings.

By Hayley Tsukayama and Tom Hamburger  |  04:15 PM ET, 06/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013

The Circuit: FAA considers relaxing in-flight gadget rules

The FAA said to be considering draft report easing rules during takeoff, landing.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:16 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 06/20/2013

The Circuit: Google given three months to change privacy policy in France

French officials say the company has violated data protection laws and could face sanctions.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:53 PM ET, 06/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 06/19/2013

The Circuit: Firefox moves forward with Do Not Track

Mozilla said its Firefox browser will require express permission for cookies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:35 PM ET, 06/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/18/2013

The Circuit: NSA head says over 50 plots disrupted by surveillance programs

Gen. Keith Alexander said he would provide details of those 50 examples to lawmakers in a classified setting, a report said.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 06/18/2013

FCC nominee Tom Wheeler to face Senate committee

Senate Commerce Committee to hold nomination hearing; Wheeler highlights industry experience

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:52 AM ET, 06/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 06/17/2013

The Circuit: Apple offers information on data requests

The company says it received over 4,000 national security-related requests in six months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013

The Circuit: White House will look at spectrum sharing

The aim is to explore ways to meet consumer demands for mobile airwaves.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:30 PM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 06/14/2013

White House will explore idea of sharing government spectrum

Plan explores how to free wireless spectrum used for government to meet consumer demand.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:33 AM ET, 06/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013

Google facing Android probe in Europe, report says

The probe is in its preliminary stages, the Financial Times reports.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013

The Circuit: Apple’s Cue takes stand in e-book trial

Plus: SCOTUS says no patents on human genes; Google offers details on how it hands over data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:29 PM ET, 06/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 06/12/2013

The Circuit: Tech companies push ahead with immigration reform support

Google, Firefox and Yelp have joined the Engine Advocacy to launch pro-reform site Keep Us Here.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:26 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013

The Circuit: Google asks for permission to publish national security request data

Plus, Hillary Clinton joins Twitter, groups call on Congress to investigate NSA.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:39 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 06/10/2013

The Circuit: Petition launches to pardon source of NSA leak, Edward Snowden

Nearly 18,000 sign ‘We the People” request on White House Web site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:01 PM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 06/06/2013

The Circuit: Lawmakers blast reports that U.S. ordered Verizon to turn over call records

Verizon was reportedly asked to turn over the records of hundreds of millions of users to the government.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 06/05/2013

The Circuit: Google releases economic impact data

Also: Majority of American adults own smartphones; Apple, Samsung ITC ruling

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 06/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Circuit: Obama goes after patent trolls

Also: Apple trial; Jill Kelley sues Pentagon, FBI

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:18 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/29/2013

The Circuit: SEC fines Nasdaq $10M for botched Facebook IPO

The exchange botched the public offering with ‘ill-timed decisions’ and rules violations, the agency said.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013

Sprint, SoftBank get clearance on national security concerns

The companies gain approval for their merger from the Council on Foreign Investment in the United States.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:00 AM ET, 05/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013

The Circuit: Court strikes down FCC order for Comcast to include Tennis Channel in bundle

The ruling said that customers weren’t harmed by not getting the Tennis Channel in the package.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:40 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2013

The Circuit: Google faces display ad investigation

The FTC is looking into whether the search giant’s online advertising is undermining competition.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 05/23/2013

The Circuit: Dish claims security an issue in Sprint-Softbank deal

In a major ad campaign, Dish claims that Softbank’s competing bid for Sprint compromises national security.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:16 PM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 05/22/2013

The Circuit: Facebook joins human rights group

Facebook joins the Global Network Initiative, agrees to promote free expression, Internet privacy

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:57 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook says U.S. should lower corporate tax rate

The CEO suggests to a Senate panel repatriation of overseas earnings should be taxed at a ‘single-digit’ rate.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:50 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 05/21/2013

Lawmakers grill Apple’s Tim Cook, other executives on taxes

CEO Tim Cook defends tech giant’s offshore practices in Ireland as legal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/21/2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook defends tax practices at Hill hearing

The CEO says the company’s offshore offices help the U.S. economy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013

The Circuit: Yahoo buys Tumblr

Yahoo paid $1.1 billion for the blogging site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:45 PM ET, 05/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 05/17/2013

The Circuit: Pentagon approves Apple devices for employee use

Also: FCC chair nominee will sell holdings in AT&T, Verizon

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:10 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:14 PM ET, 05/16/2013

The Circuit: Consumer groups raise competition concerns over unlimited app streaming

Wireless companies warm to the idea of letting some apps stream unlimited video, but there may be a downside.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:14 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 05/14/2013

The Circuit: Federal judges to discuss patent system at National Press Club

Also: The Justice Department secretly took AP phone records, and BlackBerry has a new phone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:29 PM ET, 05/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 05/10/2013

The Circuit: Hackers took $45 million in ATM heist

The money was stolen in Manhattan and in more than 20 other locations around the world.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:35 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 04/30/2013

The Circuit: TechNet CEO Ramsey steps down

The bipartisan group of tech executives includes members from Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:43 PM ET, 04/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013

The Circuit: German agency fines Google over WiFi data collection

Also: Do Not Track; social media bans.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:17 PM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 04/16/2013

The Circuit: Immigration legislation addresses H-1B visas

Proposal includes provision to double number of visas in H-1B program.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:34 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 04/11/2013

The Circuit: Mark Zuckerberg launches Fwd.us to lobby on immigration reform

Group includes other tech industry heavyweights such as Google’s Eric Schmidt and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:47 PM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Groups offer their two cents on who should be next FCC chair

With FCC chair vacant, calls rise for Obama to appoint strong public advocate, first woman to post.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Tech, telecom groups react to resignation of FCC’s McDowell

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell will step down in “a few weeks.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2013

The Circuit: FCC commissioner Robert McDowell to resign

McDowell has served for seven years on the commission; his resignation leaves Ajit Pai as lone Republican

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Circuit: Who will be the next FCC chair?

Speculation is growing over who will take Julius Genachowski’s seat as FCC chair.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013

HTC, FTC settle over security flaws #thecircuit

Also: Zendesk discloses hack affecting major social networks; FCC examines how to keep tech policy relevant

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/13/2013

CISPA’s reintroduction stirs new debate #thecircuit

Reintroduction of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act revives privacy, IP concerns

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Politicians, privacy advocates weigh in on cybersecurity exec order

Civil liberties advocates praise Obama’s executive action for including privacy audits, protections.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/11/2013

President Obama to do post-speech hangout on Google+ #thecircuit

Also: U.S. is the target of a massive cyber-espionage campaign, and Apple may be testing an “iWatch.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/04/2013

FCC super WiFi proposal prompts fierce lobbying from tech, telecom firms

The wireless industry is against such free-for-all service. Google, Microsoft say it would spark major innovation.

By Ceclia Kang  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2013

Gun control plan includes provision for game research #thecircuit

Obama issues call for Congress to provide $10 million in funding to research relationship between violent media, violence

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:49 PM ET, 01/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2013

Google deal highlights tough role for regulators #thecircuit

Also: Microsoft slams FTC; Facebook tests VoIP; weibo accounts go dark; and Defense signs a contract.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:25 PM ET, 01/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012

FCC chairman Genachowski gets mixed reviews for cautious approach #thecircuit

The 50-year-old has worked to facilitate negotiations while facing criticism for acting too slowly.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:13 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/13/2012

Tech executives ask Obama, Congress to avoid fiscal cliff #thecircuit

Technology executives expressed their concern over the fiscal cliff in a letter to the president, Congress.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012

Apple, HTC settle dispute #thecircuit

How will the White House handle tech policy in the president’s second term?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:02 PM ET, 11/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012

Sandy exposes gaps in wireless system during emergency

The leap toward wireless and digital phone service may be setting Americans behind during times of emergency, some experts say.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 10/30/2012

California attorney general warns app makers over user privacy

Attorney general has warned up 100 app makers that they must comply with state privacy law.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:39 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 10/19/2012

Google, Microsoft earnings illustrate mobile struggle #thecircuit

The move to mobile is tripping up even the biggest titans of tech.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:34 PM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012

E.U. privacy regulators say Google’s policy isn’t up to standards #thecircuit

Privacy regulators say Google needs to provide users with more clarity and control.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/12/2012

Defense Secretary Panetta speaks on cyberwarfare #thecircuit

Leon Panetta says recent attacks in Middle East are worrisome.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/10/2012

China responds to Huawei, ZTE accusations #thecircuit

Chinese authorities called the charges “groundless.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 10/08/2012

Huawei, ZTE criticized in report #thecircuit

House panel says Huawei, ZTE are not fully cooperating in probe.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:13 PM ET, 10/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 10/03/2012

FTC: ‘Massive’ tech support scams may have duped customers out of millions

FTC, other governments take action against six firms alleged to have sold fake virus removal services.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:25 PM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 10/03/2012

Bieber, Rihanna fan sites agree to $1 million FTC settlement for collecting information about children

The Federal Trade Commission says that the sites’ operator Artist Arena has agreed to the settlement.

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:30 AM ET, 10/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 10/02/2012

Judge overturns ban on Samsung tablet #thecircuit

Samsung will be able to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. again

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:00 PM ET, 10/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Former D.C. mayor Adrian Fenty joins Internet investment firm that backed Facebook, Skype

Former mayor signs on as adviser to company that funded Facebook, Skype and Groupon.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:09 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:37 PM ET, 09/14/2012

ITC hands Apple initial victory in Samsung’s patent suit

The U.S. International Trade Commission in an initial finding Friday said Apple’s iPhones, iPods and iPads don’t violate Samsung’s patents.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:37 PM ET, 09/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:06 PM ET, 09/05/2012

Debate over the CALM Act continues #thecircuit

House member pushes debate over a rule that would require uniform volume for ads and programming.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:06 PM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012

Mobile users avoid, uninstall apps over privacy concerns: Pew Report

More than half of mobile phone users have uninstalled or rejected apps that collect what they think is too much personal information, according to survey.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:00 AM ET, 09/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012

Democrats push for open Internet, cybersecurity

Democrats late Sunday reiterated support for open Internet policies that protect free speech and consumer choice, but stopped short of mentioning the massive battle online against the Stop Online Piracy Act.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 08/27/2012

Apple’s patent victory spells changes in smartphones for consumers

Apple’s court win against Samsung is expected to affect the creation of future mobile technology and potentially raising prices for devices.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:02 AM ET, 08/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012

Consumer group asks FCC to require more 4G disclosure

Consumer watchdog petitions FCC to require more 4G disclosure.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:49 PM ET, 08/17/2012

Monitoring of federal workers’ computers spooks privacy advocates #thecircuit

Nonintelligence agencies spent $5.6 billion in fiscal 2011 to safeguard their classified information by monitoring work computers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:49 PM ET, 08/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 08/14/2012

Verizon admits mistakes in handling 911 outages #thecircuit

Verizon says it devoted “insufficient” resources to the outage.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:20 PM ET, 08/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:04 PM ET, 08/08/2012

Social networks for kids face unique challenges #thecircuit

Networks aimed at kids tout themselves as safe environments for children, although they acknowledge that there may be no fool-proof way to block predators.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:04 PM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Apple v. Samsung: What to expect in federal court

POST TECH | Apple says S. Korean rival copied iPhone and iPad design and wants $2.5B award for patent violations.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 07/24/2012

Google, EU reach ‘good degree of understanding,’ official says

Google and European regulators may be close to negotiating a deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:18 PM ET, 07/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 07/18/2012

Aereo CEO on dismantling television as we know it

Aereo’s court victory last week is just the beginning of what the streaming video provider and investors Barry Diller and Ron Conway see as the dismantling of the television industry.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:51 PM ET, 07/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 07/10/2012

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales on Internet laws, the threat of Apple

According to Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia, laws to prevent online piracy are working just fine.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:57 PM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Tech

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012

Many teens tell survey they’re addicted to social media, texting

Nine out of 10 teens text and use social media sites — a good chunk of them daily — but they still prefer communicating face to face, according to a survey.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:01 AM ET, 06/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Google ‘surprised’ that British investigators have reopened probe

British regulators are reexamining Google’s Street View collection of payload data

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:56 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 06/18/2012

FCC takes up phone safety ahead of GAO report

The Government Accountability Office will release a report July 24 on its review of the federal government’s safety standards for cell phones.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:38 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Report: Facebook planning to build access for users younger than 13

Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed officials, says Facebook wants to find ways to allow preteen users.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:43 AM ET, 06/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:38 PM ET, 06/01/2012

The Circuit: Stuxnet; Google-Oracle; ANA criticizes Windows 8

The Circuit: Stuxnet; Google-Oracle; ANA criticizes Windows 8.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:38 PM ET, 06/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012

The Circuit: Google antitrust, cable WiFi, Yahoo sells much of Alibaba

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:26 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 05/15/2012

The Circuit: LightSquared vows to push ahead; software piracy; medical devices

LightSquared vows to push ahead with network plans; software piracy; medical devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:41 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Google’s D.C. head talks up female leadership

Google’s head of public policy, former Republican congresswoman Susan Molinari spoke about the challenges of boosting the numbers of females in politics.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:17 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:39 PM ET, 04/30/2012

The Circuit: FCC focuses on low-income broadband; LightSquared; Hulu

FCC focuses on low-income broadband; LightSquared; Hulu may ask for authentication.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:39 PM ET, 04/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012

Senate hears about online video and lots of brand placements, too

In a Senate hearing on the future of television, executives from tech giants Amazon and Microsoft

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:59 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 04/06/2012

The Circuit: FCC political ads, LightSquared, Google CEO letter

FCC political ads, LightSquared, Google CEO letter

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:44 PM ET, 04/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 04/03/2012

The Circuit: Privacy in the U.K.; Motorola faces probes; Google AdWords

Privacy in Britain; Motorola faces probes; Google AdWords.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 04/02/2012

The Circuit: Al-Qaeda forums go dark, Global Payments contains hack; FTC chairman on privacy

Al-Qaeda forums go dark; Global Payments contains hack; FTC chairman on privacy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:57 PM ET, 04/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/23/2012

The Circuit: FTC launches tech blog; Apple’s iPad has a data problem; Justice Dept. can retain data for longer

FTC launches tech blog; Apple’s iPad has a data problem; Justice Dept. can retain data for longer

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2012

Senate lawmakers inspect Verizon deal with cable, opposition mounts

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012

The Circuit: Taking the ‘LEAD’ on tech in schools, Google plans search changes, app privacy

FCC and Education support tech education commission, Google plans search changes, app privacy

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/12/2012

The Circuit: Possible E.U. e-book settlement, discussing ‘big data’ at SXSW and more

THE CIRCUIT | Sparks fly over online privacy at a South by Southwest forum on “big data,” CNN is reportedly in talks to buy Mashable, and more tech news.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 03/09/2012

The Circuit: Cybersecurity, search privacy, Chris Hughes takes over the New Republic

Cybersecurity, search privacy, Chris Hughes takes over the New Republic.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:25 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012

FCC asks Verizon, cable companies for more information on spectrum deal

Federal regulators want to know more about the cross-selling agreement announced along with plans for a spectrum swap.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:58 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:11 PM ET, 03/02/2012

The Circuit: FCC looks at blackouts, mobile payments, cybersecurity

The Federal Communications Commission announced Friday that it would review the intentional shutdown of wireless networks by government authorities in the San Francisco area.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:11 PM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012

The Circuit: Google privacy suit, patent squabbles, E-Rate fraud

Google privacy suit, patent squabbles, E-Rate fraud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:53 AM ET, 02/06/2012

The Circuit: Facebook’s mobile problem, tech companies remove content in India, bit torrent site closes‘voluntarily’

Facebook’s mobile problem; tech companies remove content in India; bit torrent site closes ‘voluntarily’

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:53 AM ET, 02/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/27/2012

Chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra to step down

The nation’s first chief technology officer plans to step down from his White House job, according to administration officials.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:06 AM ET, 01/27/2012

The Circuit: Google+ now 13+, Twitter’s censorship tool, AT&T supports House spectrum bill

Google+ now open to teens, Twitter’s censorship tool, AT&T supports House spectrum bill

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:06 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 01/26/2012

The Circuit: Google privacy, LightSquared, Apple labor practices

Google privacy, LightSquared, Apple labor practices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:02 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Post Tech

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 01/23/2012

The Circuit: Megaupload; Anonymous; tablet and e-book reader ownership

Closure of Megaupload worries other companies; Anonymous targets Polish sites; tablet and e-book reader ownership doubles over holidays.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:14 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 01/19/2012

The Circuit: Apple’s education event, online piracy bills, Kodak files for bankruptcy

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:28 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:53 PM ET, 01/12/2012

Leahy preparing amendment to online piracy bill

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said he is willing to study the issue further.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:53 PM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP

Posted at 08:48 AM ET, 01/12/2012

The Circuit: Piracy battle goes to CES, Wikipedia may join SOPA protest, Google social search faces privacy concerns

Piracy battle goes to CES, Wikipedia may join SOPA protest, Google social search faces privacy concerns

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:48 AM ET, 01/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:12 PM ET, 01/05/2012

FCC names Zachary Katz as chief of staff

Zachary Katz, currently the agency’s chief counsel, will replace Eddie Lazarus in the post.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:12 PM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FCC

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 01/03/2012

The Circuit: SOPA and PIPA, Sprint and LightSquared, Apple’s media event

SOPA and PIPA, Sprint and LightSquared, Apple’s media event.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:43 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon, Apple, Sprint, LightSquared, FCC, IP

Posted at 03:24 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Microsoft to leave CES after 2012

Microsoft said Wednesday it won’t participate in the world’s biggest tech convention, the Consumers Electronics Show, after the January 2012 show.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:24 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 12/16/2011

House postpones action on Internet piracy bill

The Judiciary Committee will continue its discussion of the Stop Online Piracy Act after the holiday break

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:40 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Verizon, Cox enter spectrum deal

Verizon and Cox Communications have entered into a spectrum deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon, Spectrum

Posted at 08:16 AM ET, 12/12/2011

The Circuit: AT&T/T-Mobile merger, online piracy, ICANN’s gTLD program

AT&T/T-Mobile merger, online piracy, HP and webOS

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:16 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HP, ICANN, IP, ATT, T-Mobile

Posted at 06:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011

The Circuit: Spectrum bill, Google in Europe, Netflix appoints new D.C. office head

Spectrum bill, Google in Europe, Netflix appoints new D.C. office head.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:40 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Privacy, Zynga, ICANN, IP, Google, Spectrum

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011

AT&T fires back at FCC, digs heels deeper into fight for T-Mobile

Rejects FCC report claiming a $39 billion deal will harm consumers.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Wireless, tech giants to start rating apps

Wireless and high-tech giants will announce Tuesday a ratings system for mobile apps to warn families about smartphone and tablet software that contain violent and other mature content.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:01 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 11/28/2011

The Circuit: AT&T/T-Mobile, gadgets as a digital pacifier, Facebook ads under scrutiny in Europe

AT&T/T-Mobile, gadgets as a digital pacifier, Facebook ads under scrutiny in Europe.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:29 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/18/2011

The Circuit: Young kids’ app use, Syria surveillance, China-U.S. investment

Young kids’ app use, Syria surveillance, China-U.S. investment

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP, International, Commerce, Kids Online

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 11/17/2011

The Circuit: E.U. privacy, online piracy, Facebook

E.U. privacy, online piracy, Facebook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:27 AM ET, 11/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, cybersecurity, International, Facebook, Privacy, IP

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 11/15/2011

The Circuit: Lawmakers question firms’ Syria ties, White House calls for privacy self-regulation

Lawmakers question firms’ Syria ties, White House calls for privacy self-regulation, FTC chair up for reappointment.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Cybersecurity, FTC, Privacy, International

Posted at 11:14 AM ET, 11/14/2011

White House urges greater self-regulation of online privacy

A senior tech advisor for President Obama said Internet firms should come up with self-imposed privacy rules that would be enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:14 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011

The Circuit: Kindle Fire gets solid reviews, jobs and regulation, NetCoalition

Kindle Fire gets solid reviews, NetCoalition, young workers looking for tech jobs.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:24 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:39 AM ET, 11/08/2011

The Circuit: Google’s top lobbyist leaving, Facebook execs on privacy, Apple security flaw

Google’s Davidson leaving for sabbatical, Facebook execs on privacy, Apple security flaw

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:39 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LinkedIn, Apple, Security, Mobile, Facebook, Privacy, Google

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 11/07/2011

Digital Capital Week is in full swing

Tech experts and developers are flooding into the nation’s capital for the weeklong forum.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:30 PM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:29 AM ET, 11/07/2011

The Circuit: Groupon IPO good for deal sites, Apple pays to keep execs, Chinese firms to censor more

Groupon performance good for daily deals, Apple pays to keep execs, Chinese firms agree to step up censorship.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:29 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, IP, Privacy, T-Mobile, AT&T, International, Apple, Groupon, SEC

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 11/01/2011

The Circuit: Obama nominates Rosenworcel, Pai to FCC; AT&T promises jobs; hacking traced to China

Obama nominates Rosenworcel, Pai to FCC; AT&T promises jobs; hacking traced to China.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:43 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity, International, AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 10/31/2011

The Circuit: LightSquared lobbyists, cybersecurity legislation, mobile telemarketers

LightSquared lobbyists, cybersecurity legislation, mobile telemarketers

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:25 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/13/2011

The Circuit: Tech companies hail FTAs; RIM reports service improving; tech executives in D.C.

Tech companies hail FTAs; RIM reports service improving; tech executives in D.C.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:54 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Number of cellphones exceeds U.S. population: CTIA trade group

There are now more wireless devices being used in the U.S. than there are people, a new report says.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:54 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 10/04/2011

IBM’s Tim Sheehy on the next four big things in tech

IBM’s vice president of technology policy chats with the Post about four emerging fields.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:27 PM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 10/04/2011

The Circuit: iPhone event, Facebook’s Sparapani leaves, tech industry supports FTAs

iPhone event, Facebook’s Sparapani leaves, tech industry supports FTAs

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:26 AM ET, 10/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sprint, Kids Online, Privacy, Facebook, Apple

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 10/03/2011

The Circuit: Yahoo, Google’s Schmidt on hearing, Verizon sues FCC

Yahoo announcement; Verizon sues FCC; tech giants want tax holiday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:38 AM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Tech America, HTC, Security, Google, Apple, Verizon, Yahoo

Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 09/27/2011

The Circuit: Facebook’s PAC, AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Spotify and Facebook

Facebook’s PAC, AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Spotify and Facebook

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:31 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FTC, Amazon, Facebook, AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC, DOJ, Google, Microsoft

Posted at 08:26 AM ET, 09/21/2011

The Circuit: AT&T’s next round, Google’s Schmidt to the Hill, Facebook redesign

AT&T’s next round, Google’s Schmidt to the Hill, Facebook redesign

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:26 AM ET, 09/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Kids Online, Facebook, Google, DOJ, FTC, International, AT&T, T-Mobile

Posted at 05:57 PM ET, 09/19/2011

Harbinger’s Falcone defends LightSquared, D.C. connections

LightSquared investor Philip Falcone denied allegations that the troubled company sought regulatory favors from the Obama administration as it also contributed to Democrats.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:57 PM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 09/19/2011

The Circuit: Netflix to split; Sprint files to join DOJ suit; AT&T said to be trying to sell spectrum, assets

Netflix to split; Sprint files to join DOJ suit; AT&T said to be trying to sell spectrum, assets

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:09 AM ET, 09/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Mobile, AT&T, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, Leap, Sprint, DOJ, Netflix

Posted at 06:18 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Google’s Schmidt to appear alone at antitrust hearing; move sparks criticism

The chairman of Google will appear alone before a Senate Judiciary committee, sparking criticism.

By Cecilia Kang and Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:18 PM ET, 09/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:35 AM ET, 09/14/2011

The Circuit: LightSquared and GPS, impact of EU privacy laws

LightSquared and GPS, impact of EU privacy laws

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:35 AM ET, 09/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Microsoft, eBay, Craigslist, IP, Privacy, Bill

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011

FCC calls for more LightSquared testing as complaints continue about GPS interference

The FCC has told the company to launch further tests as federal agencies complain of dangerous GPS interference

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:22 PM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 09/13/2011

The Circuit: Facebook beefs up D.C. office, CTIA supports jobs bill, net neutrality clears hurdle

Facebook beefs up D.C. office, CTIA supports jobs bill, net neutrality clears hurdle

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:36 AM ET, 09/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 09/12/2011

Comcast names VP for public policy, adds to growing high-profile D.C. roster

Company hires investment analyst as VP of global public policy, continues high-profile tech policy hires

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:52 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 09/12/2011

IDC: Mobile Internet users to outnumber wireline users by 2015

Research from analysis firm IDC indicates mobile Internet users will outnumber wireline users by 2015.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:23 PM ET, 09/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:59 AM ET, 09/08/2011

The Circuit: Google steps into Apple patent spat, America Invents Act, Erskine Bowles to Facebook board

Google steps into Apple patent spat, America Invents Act, Erskine Bowles to Facebook board

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:59 AM ET, 09/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spectrum, IP, International, Yahoo

Posted at 05:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011

Facebook names political veteran Erskine Bowles to board

The company has named Erskine Bowles, former Clinton chief of staff, to its board of directors, as it faces increasing political and policy battles.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:05 PM ET, 09/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Sprint files suit to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger

The action follows a Justice Department lawsuit to prevent a deal that the federal agency calls bad for consumers

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:03 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011

House committee to examine LightSquared impact on science

The House Science, Space and Technology committee will examine LightSquared’s impact on federal science research.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:50 AM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LightSquared, Spectrum

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011

AT&T prepares settlement, court fight in bid for T-Mobile

AT&T plans to present a settlement proposal with the Justice Department soon on its proposed $39 billion merger with T-Mobile.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:00 AM ET, 09/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/30/2011

The Circuit: N. Korea cyberattack, Sprint strategy session, Google teams up with OpenDNS

N. Korea cyberattack, Sprint strategy session, Google teams up with OpenDNS

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, IP, International, Google, privacy, Sprint, International, Cybersecurity

Posted at 10:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Google, OpenDNS team up to speed up the Internet

Google, domain name service OpenDNS and Internet content delivery services are teaming up to create a faster experience for Internet users, the companies announced Tuesday.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:30 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 08/29/2011

Twitter hires Hill, FCC veteran Crowell to head global policy

Twitter named Colin Crowell head of global public policy, expands Washington presence.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:13 PM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:52 PM ET, 08/24/2011

FCC questions cell carriers about post-quake outages

Agency asks carriers why outages prevented some users from contacting emergency services.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:52 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 08/19/2011

AT&T, T-Mobile merger faces new criticism from Free Press

The Free Press advocacy group is urging Democratic members of Congress to reconsider their support of the ATT, T-Mobile merger.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:40 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint

Posted at 02:52 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Verizon strike update: If no deal, picketers will lose benefits Aug. 31

Striking Verizon workers are set to lose their benefits by the end of the month if no agreement is reached between the company and the union.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011

The Circuit: Tech titans in tight race, ICANN chief to step down, S. Korea privacy suit against Apple

“Gang of Four” tech titans race to the top, ICANN’s Beckstrom will resign at end of term, Apple faces iPhone privacy suit in South Korea.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:53 AM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, IP, HTC, Samsung, International, Privacy, ICANN, Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook

Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 08/16/2011

The Circuit: Google/Motorola; FTC settles with app maker; Anonymous shuts down four BART stations

Google/Motorola; FTC settles with app maker; Anonymous shuts down four BART stations.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:38 AM ET, 08/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, FTC, Kids Online, Security, LightSquared, International, Privacy

Posted at 05:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011

FCC asks for more information on LightSquared, GPS

LightSquared and the GPS industry is asked about possible interference between their networks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:40 PM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spectrum

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 08/10/2011

The Circuit: Apple and Exxon, satellite TV loses customers, Calif. merger review

Apple and Exxon battle for most valuable company, Dish and DirecTV report subscriber loss, California looks at AT&T/T-Mobile deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:47 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, LightSquared, Spectrum, IP, Apple, International, AT&T, T-Mobile, Dish, DirecTV

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 07/28/2011

The Circuit: DOJ looks at Google’s Admeld pickup, government surveillance, Sprint-LightSquared deal

DOJ looks at Google’s AdMeld pickup; government surveillance; Sprint strikes LightSquared deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:39 AM ET, 07/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International, Kids, Comcast, FCC, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, LightSquared, Spectrum, Google, DOJ

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011

Grassley to FCC on LightSquared: What are you hiding?

Agency refuses to disclose conversations with satellite Internet firm

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:26 PM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 07/27/2011

The Circuit: Franken bashes merger; data caps frustrate customers; Amazon earnings

Franken bashes merger; data caps frustrate customers; Amazon earnings.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cybersecurity, Security, NSA, Amazon, Broadband, Mobile, AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 07/26/2011

The Circuit: Netflix faces slower growth, data caps; GAO criticizes Pentagon cyber efforts; Google Street View

GAO criticizes Pentagon cyber efforts; Netflix faces slower growth, data caps; Google Street View

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 07/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FCC, APple, IP, HTC, Internaional, DHS, Cybersecurity, Google, Privacy, Netflix, Broadband

Posted at 08:55 PM ET, 07/25/2011

Netflix proclaims Internet as future, but data caps loom as threat

Will Internet data caps stem Netflix’s rise?

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:55 PM ET, 07/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 AM ET, 07/21/2011

The Circuit: Dems against merger, Murdoch’s D.C. lobbyist, White House cutting back data centers

Dems against merger, Murdoch’s man in Washington, cutting back data centers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:34 AM ET, 07/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Spectrum, Security, OMB, FCC, FTC, DOJ, AT&T, T-Mobile

Posted at 08:24 AM ET, 07/19/2011

The Circuit: Hackers hit the Sun; mobile moms; kids’ privacy

Hackers hit the Sun; mobile moms; kids’ privacy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:24 AM ET, 07/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Security, Kids online, privacy, Security

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Tech IPOs grapple with privacy

Social media firms rushing to list on stock markets grapple with privacy scrutiny, investor interests.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:22 PM ET, 07/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 07/15/2011

The Circuit: Cyber security plan ‘too predictable,’ Pentagon files hacked, FBI opens phone hack investigation

Cyber security plan ‘too predictable,’ Pentagon files hacked, FBI opens phone hack investigation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:51 AM ET, 07/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, FBI, International, Privacy, Kids Online, Groupon, Online shopping, Google

Posted at 08:27 AM ET, 07/11/2011

The Circuit: Google’s antitrust probes, Groupon changes privacy policy, privacy on the Hill

Google’s antitrust probes, Groupon changes privacy policy, privacy on the Hill.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:27 AM ET, 07/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, Security, Groupon, Online shopping, Antitrust, FTC, IP

Posted at 09:26 AM ET, 07/07/2011

The Circuit: DOJ’s Christine Varney to step down; Obama’s Twitter town hall; Washington Post Jobs site hacked

Justice’s top antitrust cop, Christine Varney, to step down; Twitter town hall; Washington Post Jobs site hacked.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:26 AM ET, 07/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Apple, Amazon, IP, Hulu, Security, Twitter, Antitrust, DOJ

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 07/06/2011

On location at President Obama’s Twitter town hall (user poll)

Post Tech | The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang and Mark Luckie are on location at the president’s Twitter town hall.

By Emi Kolawole  |  09:45 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011

Verizon Wireless ends unlimited data starting Thursday

Verizon Wireless said that starting Thursday it will end its unlimited data plans, responding to a deluge of smartphones and tablets sucking up bandwidth on its networks.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 07/05/2011

On location at President Obama’s Twitter town hall

Post Tech | The Washington Post’s Cecilia Kang and Mark Luckie are on location at the Twitter town hall.

By Emi Kolawole  |  05:42 PM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 07/05/2011

The Circuit: Fox News and Apple hacked; Biden joins Twitter; Microsoft and Baidu sign deal

Fox News, Apple hacked; VP joins Twitter; Microsoft, Baidu.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:14 AM ET, 07/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, International, Microsoft, Twitter, Security, Apple

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 06/30/2011

The Circuit: LightSquared report expected, Summers to VC, Amazon vs. California

LightSquared report expected, Summers to VC, Amazon vs. California.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:32 AM ET, 06/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Samsung, Privacy, FTC, Amazon, LightSquared

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011

Larry Summers to join Silicon Valley venture firm Andreesen Horowitz

Silicon Valley venture fund Andreesen Horowitz on Wednesday named former White House economic director Larry Summers as a special adviser.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:00 PM ET, 06/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:14 AM ET, 06/28/2011

The Circuit: FCC neutral on competition; location-based services forum; Citigroup says $2.7 million lost in hack

FCC neutral on competition; looking at location-based services; Citigroup says $2.7 million lost in hack.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:14 AM ET, 06/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Facebook, Google, Cybersecurity, IP, FCC, Mobile, AT&T, T-Mobile

Posted at 04:14 PM ET, 06/24/2011

Google’s FTC probe just the latest investigation into company’s practices

Google has faced a handful of investigations from regulatory bodies in the United States and Europe.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:14 PM ET, 06/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, FTC, Antitrust

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 06/23/2011

Facebook friends Netflix; CEO Hastings joins the board

Facebook said Thursday that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has joined its board.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:23 PM ET, 06/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011

Rep. Eshoo introduces smartphone speeds bill

Lawmaker proposes legislation that makes mobile Internet speeds clear to buyers.

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:00 PM ET, 06/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:23 AM ET, 05/31/2011

The Circuit: Merger public comments deadline, Intel Ultrabooks, PBS hit by hackers

Merger public comments deadline, Intel Ultrabooks, PBS hit by hackers

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:23 AM ET, 05/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  at&t, t-mobile, security, privacy, Microsoft, Skype

Posted at 08:57 AM ET, 05/24/2011

The Circuit: World leaders talk with tech leaders, Walden blasts FCC report, privacy bill of rights

The Circuit: World leaders talk with tech leaders, Walden blasts FCC report, privacy bill of rights.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:57 AM ET, 05/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Privacy, IP, FCC, AT&T, T-Mobile, Leap Wireless, International, Facebook, Google, Amazon

Posted at 08:22 AM ET, 05/19/2011

The Circuit: Privacy hearing, Apple and EMI, Eric Schmidt vs. MPAA

The Senate Commerce Consumer Protection subcommittee will address the issue of mobile privacy Thursday morning. And other tech news.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:22 AM ET, 05/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, IP, LinkedIn

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011

FCC to hold consumer forum on mobile location services

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday it will hold a forum for consumers on mobile location services amid growing concern about security and privacy for users.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:00 PM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 05/17/2011

Netflix biggest driver of U.S. Internet traffic, puts spotlight on broadband pricing

Netflixstreaming videos drive nearly 30 percent of all North American broadband Internet traffic during peak hours, according to broadband analytics company Sandvine.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:53 AM ET, 05/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 05/13/2011

The Circuit: Google under federal investigation, Commerce digital literacy, cybersecurity and IP

Google is being investigated over its ad practices regarding online pharmacies; Commerce wants to build digital literacy; The long-awaited White House cybersecurity plan.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:18 AM ET, 05/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 05/12/2011

FTC: Internet gaming co. pays $3M settlement for kids privacy breach

The operator of Internet games My Diva Dolls and Pony Stars will pay $3 million to settle an FTC complaint for violating online privacy laws for children.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:54 PM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 05/10/2011

Video: Analyst Carl Howe breaks down the Skype, Microsoft deal

Analyst Carl Howe of the Yankee Group, a Boston-based tech analysis firm, agreed to sit down with Washington Post reporter Cecilia Kang to discuss the Microsoft acquisition of Skype and what it means for both companies.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:29 PM ET, 05/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Skype

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 05/09/2011

The Circuit: Privacy, merger hearings this week; kids’ mobile privacy; Google, Skyhook suit

The Circuit: Privacy, merger hearings this week; teens’ mobile privacy; Google, Skyhook suit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:56 AM ET, 05/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, FCC, Privacy, FTC, DOJ, Google

Posted at 04:05 PM ET, 05/06/2011

Lawmakers pursue ‘do not track’ privacy bills for the Web

Privacy bills would allow consumers to block companies from following their activity on the Internet.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:05 PM ET, 05/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:05 AM ET, 05/05/2011

Former Obama tech adviser, Google exec goes to Stanford

Andrew McLaughlin, the nation’s recently departed deputy chief technology officer, will join Stanford University as a researcher and law professor.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:05 AM ET, 05/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 05/03/2011

Consumers give FCC an earful on AT&T bid to buy T-Mobile

The FCC has received nearly 3,000 comments on AT&T’s bid to buy T-Mobile — mostly from consumers asking the agency to reject the deal.

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:30 AM ET, 05/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 04/22/2011

Liberty Media’s Greg Maffei on the future of the television industry

Liberty Chief Executive Greg Maffei discusses Starz contract with Netflix.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:07 PM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011

In Los Angeles, Obama’s stars align

President Obama reached for the stars Thursday evening in three marathon fundraisers that drew celebrity heavyweights Tom Hanks, George Clooney and director Steven Spielberg.

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:00 AM ET, 04/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/21/2011

The Circuit: Tech firms lead stock climb, Apple earnings up, iPhone tracking draws scrutiny

The Circuit: Tech companies lead stock climb, Apple earnings up, iPhone tracking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Microsoft, FCC, Privacy, Tablets

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011

Obama asks friendly San Francisco supporters to open their wallets

The city that banned the plastic bag and pushed early for legal gay marriage is approached first by the candidate.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011

The Circuit: Obama at Facebook HQ; WikiLeaks suspect leaving Quantico; Intel, Yahoo earnings

The Circuit: President Obama at Facebook HQ; WikiLeaks suspect leaving Quantico; Intel, Yahoo report good earnings

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Wikileaks, Intel, Yahoo, Apple, Mobile, Privacy

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/18/2011

The Circuit: House Oversight to Calif., Huawei earnings, Facebook town hall

House Oversight heads to California, Huawei earnings are up, Obama holding Facebook town hall.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 04/11/2011

Viacom asks Cablevision to remove app content

Viacom has asked Cablevision to pull content from the cable company’s iPad app.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:17 PM ET, 04/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cable, Tablets, Apple

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011

The Circuit: White House spectrum forum, Dish buys Blockbuster, Cisco CEO vows to refocus

The Circuit: White House spectrum forum, Dish buys Blockbuster, Cisco CEO vows to refocus

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:30 AM ET, 04/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011

Federal grand jury investigating app privacy, Pandora says

In a filing related to its IPO, Pandora Media revealed that it has received a subpoena.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:51 PM ET, 04/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Privacy

Posted at 11:25 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Media companies say e-reader application Zite takes content without permission

Nearly a dozen media companies including The Washington Post, Dow Jones and the Associated Press sent a cease-and-desist letter to e-reader application Zite on Wednesday, saying the company’s practice of reusing and aggregating their content infringes their copyrights.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:25 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 03/29/2011

Tech firms hiring White House staffers

The Obama administration brought Facebook and Twitter to politics. And now it’s giving back, as staffers leave the White House and take key jobs at Silicon Valley firms.

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:40 AM ET, 03/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 03/23/2011

The Circuit: Judge rejects Google Books; Sprint blasts merger; Netflix stock soars, but site crashes

A judge rejected Google’s settlement with authors and publishers yesterday, setting the company back on its plans for Google Books.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:52 AM ET, 03/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 03/18/2011

The Circuit: Tech companies fear supply problems, Groupon’s IPO and new service, Yahoo may be close to Delicious deal

LEADING THE DAY: Five components in the iPad 2 were supplied by Japanese companies, according to teardown from iSuppli Market Intelligence. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster said Thursday that he believes Apple’s supply line will be temporarily affected by the quake but that the company will not suffer serious setbacks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:30 AM ET, 03/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  apple, microsoft

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 03/15/2011

The Circuit: Japanese tech companies may face delays; Kerry, Hutchinson introduce infrastructure bank; Franken to propose new net neutrality bill

Kerry, Hutchinson introduce infrastructure bank; Franken to propose new net neutrality bill; free calls, texts to Japan

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:40 AM ET, 03/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  net neutrality, mobile, privacy

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/03/2011

Hill push to overturn net neutrality to face uphill battle

House lawmakers will examine the FCC’s net neutrality rules again next week, amid vocal calls by Republican leaders to overturn the rules or pull funding from the agency.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  net neutrality fcc, republicans net neutrality, hous net neutrality, cecilia kang, post tech blog