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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 12:45 PM ET, 05/13/2013

The Circuit: Amazon introduces its own currency, Amazon Coins

The Web money can be spent on apps, games and in-app items, the company said.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 05/13/2013 |  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 02:52 PM ET, 05/09/2013

The Circuit: Rep. Lofgren unveils cellphone unlocking bill

Also: Obama’s open-data order

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:52 PM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 05/08/2013

The Circuit: Syrian Internet traffic returns

Syrian Web traffic saw a spike Wednesday morning after nearly 20 hours offline.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:04 PM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 05/07/2013

The Circuit: Internet sales tax bill passes Senate, faces scrutiny in the House

Judiciary chairman Goodlatte says his committee will scrutinize the measure.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:43 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

The Circuit: Aereo files federal suit against CBS to prevent further lawsuits

Aereo wants a New York court to stop the network from filing further lawsuits against the company.

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

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile, MetroPCS complete merger

‘TMUS’ is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:43 PM ET, 05/01/2013

T-Mobile, MetroPCS finish deal, ring NYSE bell

The merged companies began trading under a new ticker Wednesday.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:43 PM ET, 05/01/2013 |  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 02:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013

The Circuit: Sprint receives waiver from SoftBank to speak with Dish

Waiver allows Sprint to get more information from Dish, but not to negotiate

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:17 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/26/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile targeted for ‘deceptive’ advertising

The carrier must offer refunds to customers after a complaint from the Washington state attorney general.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 04/25/2013

The Circuit: FTC answers lingering questions about children’s privacy law

The Federal Trade Commission released an FAQ on forthcoming children’s privacy regulations

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:28 PM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013

The Circuit: MetroPCS shareholders approve T-Mobile deal

Shareholder approval was the last hurdle to the deal, which has already gotten nods from regulators

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:51 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 04/23/2013

The Circuit: Privacy groups oppose requests to delay kids privacy law

Privacy advocates wrote to FTC chairman Edith Ramirez asking her to implement the rules as planned.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:30 AM ET, 04/23/2013 |  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 02:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013

The Circuit: Google makes push for renewable energy

The search giant is asking utilities to make it easy for others to request renewable power options.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:37 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 04/18/2013

The Circuit: FCC says carriers have fulfilled ‘bill shock’ promises

The FCC said Thursday that carriers made good on promise to alert about network usage.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:35 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  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 01:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013

The Circuit: Dish makes a bid for Sprint

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:19 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013

Dish proposes $25.5 billion merger with Sprint

Move would upset proposed deal between Sprint and Japanese wireless company Softbank.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:11 AM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013

The Circuit: BlackBerry seeks SEC review of analyst report

BlackBerry will file a formal request for an SEC review of an analyst report on return rates for new smartphone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/12/2013 |  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 01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2013

The Circuit: Google Fiber stakes out new ground in Texas

The company announced Tuesday that Austin will be its next gigabit city.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:30 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Google expands super-fast broadband to Austin

Texas Gov. Rick Perry was on hand for the broadband announcement; Google plans first connections for mid-2014.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 04/09/2013

Google faces new E.U. complaint over mobile search

FairSearch, a group that includes Microsoft and Nokia, files complaint over Android.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:01 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/08/2013

The Circuit: Cybersecurity top topic of discussion this week

The House Intelligence Committee is expected to mark up CISPA this week.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:10 PM ET, 04/05/2013

The Circuit: White House proposes day of ‘civic hacking’

The White House will host a hackathon in the first week of June, focusing on its We the People petition site.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:10 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2013

The Circuit: FTC announces robocall contest winners

The Federal Trade Commission split its $50,000 prize between two developers

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 04/02/2013

FTC announces winners of robocall contest

The Federal Trade Commission awarded $25,000 each to two men with ideas for how to screen out unwanted calls.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:44 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/01/2013

The Circuit: Aereo wins New York appeal

Ruling ‘validates’ streaming service, company says.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/28/2013

The Circuit: Federal Reserve says mobile banking on the rise

Mobile banking particularly popular among “underbanked” report says.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Circuit: Digital activists decry draft of computer bill

A new draft under discussion in the House is a ‘slap in the face,’ after calls for reform, activists say.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  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 02:44 PM ET, 03/26/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile drops traditional contracts

T-Mobile is moving to a month-to-month model and charging for devices separately

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile, MetroPCS get regulatory approvals needed for merger

Proposed deal between the two firms now hangs on shareholder vote scheduled for April 12.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  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 02:28 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Microsoft speaks out on government investigation

Microsoft spoke out on a report that it’s being investigated by the U.S. government.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/19/2013

The Circuit: DOJ weighs in on reforming electronic privacy law

The Justice Dept. says that a legal distinction about older e-mails no longer makes sense.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2013

The Circuit: Ahead of hearing, a push for reforms of electronic privacy act

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Circuit: North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of cyber attacks

North Korea said that the United States and South Korea targeted servers in Pyongyang.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Circuit: House members introduce cellphone unlocking bill

Members of the House subpanel on intellectual property and the Internet introduce a bill to allow unlocking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/13/2013

The Circuit: Netflix reaps benefits of VPPA lobbying, turns on social feature

Netflix and Facebook are sharing data on what Facebook users watch after a long lobbying push.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The Circuit: Level 3 settles rural calling probe by FCC

Level 3 will pay $975,000 to the U.S. Treasury for failing to complete calls in rural areas of the U.S.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013

House lawmakers to examine regulation of medical apps

In a three-day series of hearings, lawmakers will look at how medical apps affect patients, doctors and innovators.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  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 12:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013

The Circuit: FTC releases guidelines on mobile payments

The FTC released a report on mobile payments, advising privacy by design.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Federal Trade Commission charges 29 people with running text message scams

The agency said the defendants sent over 180 million spam texts in total.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/07/2013

The Circuit: FTC to announce crackdown on text message scams

Also: BSA releases cloud computing study; Apple wins British patent suit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/06/2013

The Circuit: Microsoft fined by the E.U.

Microsoft settled with European regulators over browser choice.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

The Circuit: Connected cars raise privacy concerns

As cars collect more data, some wonder if laws can keep up.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013

The Circuit: House Republicans ask for more info on FDA regulation of apps

House Energy and Commerce leaders ask FDA to weigh regulation, innovation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013

The Circuit: E.U. expected to charge Microsoft over browser choice

The action is tied to the tech giant’s antitrust settlement from more than a decade ago.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013

The Circuit: Edith Ramirez tapped to chair the FTC

Ramirez, a Democrat, has served as an FTC commissioner since 2010.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Edith Ramirez tapped to lead FTC

Ramirez has served as an FTC commissioner since 2010.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/27/2013

The Circuit: Apple holds shareholders meeting

Due to a court order, shareholders didn’t vote on proxy proposal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013

The Circuit: FTC says identity theft is top consumer complaint

Identity theft complaints accounted for 18 percent of complaints in 2012.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Microtargeting has growing influence in political campaigns, says Interactive Advertising Bureau

Data-focused campaigns and advertisements made a big impact in 2012, ad industry group reports

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Aereo expands coverage in New York #thecircuit

Aereo is now available to 19 million more people in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  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 11:46 AM ET, 02/22/2013

HTC settles with FTC over handset security flaws

HTC America will implement a security program, following FTC charges that the company did not adequately review systems for flaws.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Chinese cyber-attackers have hacked most D.C. institutions, experts say #thecircuit

Also: U.S. effort to stem IP theft; FCC spectrum proposal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2013

FCC moves to free airwaves for better WiFi

The agency took steps to open additional spectrum for unlicensed WiFi devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Cybersecurity measures expected Wednesday #thecircuit

The Obama administration is expected to respond to a report linking cyber attacks to China — an assertion China denies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Report ties cyberattacks to Chinese military #thecircuit

Evidence shows recent attacks have ties to Chinese military, something China has repeatedly denied.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Facebook wins Germany lawsuit on naming policy #thecircuit

Facebook wins the right to enforce its real-name policy in Germany, over the objections of privacy advocates.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Online sales tax bill is back in the spotlight #thecircuit

Retailers are split on the measure, which would add state taxes to consumers’ totals.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  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 05:16 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Comcast to acquire remaining stake in NBC Universal

Comcast will buy NBC Universal stake from GE, the company said ahead of a Wednesday earnings call.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:16 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/12/2013

White House action expected on cybersecurity Wednesday #thecircuit

Also: Tim Cook speaks; broadband ‘good but getting better’; FCC cites Lifeline fraud again.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  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 03:34 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Macmillan settles with the DOJ, leaving Apple alone in e-book suit #thecircuit

Also: HP labor guidelines, Apple and Greenlight, Bush family e-mails

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Microsoft goes after Google on Gmail ads #thecircuit

Microsoft is chasing after an old claim with new data

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Social network privacy bill introduced #thecircuit

The bill would prohibit policies requiring employees, applicants and students to submit social network credentials.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Dell agrees to $24.4 billion buyout deal to go private #thecircuit

Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners enter buyout agreement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Super Bowl profanity draws ire of parents group #thecircuit

A celebratory comment from the Ravens’ quarterback contained profanity

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  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 12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013

FTC speaks up on mobile privacy as chairman gets set to step down #thecircuit

The Federal Trade Commission set out privacy guidelines for the app industry.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/01/2013

FTC offers mobile privacy guidelines, settles with Path on child privacy breach, improper data mining

The agency wants the app industry to help consumers understand and choose how their data are used.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2013

New York Times says it was hit by a cyber attack #thecircuit

The company said that hackers based in China had infiltrated its computers for the last four months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2013

Research in Motion, now BlackBerry, debuts system #thecircuit

BlackBerry, formerly Research in Motion, has launched its latest system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:44 AM ET, 01/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Justice Dept. asks FCC to defer action on Sprint, Softbank merger #thecircuit

The DOJ has asked the FCC to hold off until it has completed its own review of the Japanese carrier’s bid to buy Sprint.

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

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013

AT&T buys spectrum from Verizon #thecircuit

AT&T will purchase spectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Google applies for wireless spectrum #thecircuit

Google has asked the Federal Communications Commission for wireless spectrum, reports say.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:33 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Senate commerce committee sets cybersecurity as priority #thecircuit

Commerce committee members say cybersecurity issues must be addressed, and quickly.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 01/23/2013

Google releases transparency report, adds detail on how governments request data

The latest quarterly report offers more information on how countries are asking the technology giant for data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:17 PM ET, 01/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 01/22/2013

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

California Democrat said she’s prepared to introduce a bill clarifying the FCC’s jurisdiction over the Internet.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:15 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 01/22/2013

AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T, Alltel announce deal that will help boost carrier’s spectrum

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:12 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2013

FCC chairman challenges states to create ‘gigabit’ cities #thecircuit

FCC chair Julius Genachowski sets challenge deadline of 2015

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:07 PM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 01/17/2013

Demand Progress calls for change to computer hacking law #thecircuit

Group founded by the late Aaron Swartz throws support behing “Aaron’s Law.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 01/17/2013 |  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 03:49 PM ET, 01/14/2013

‘Rocra’ malware targets European agencies #thecircuit

Computer security researches found malware that they believe hackers used to target European agencies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:49 PM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Joshua Wright sworn in as new FTC commissioner

Wright joins the commission from George Mason University, where he taught law.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:22 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/11/2013

Joshua Wright begins term at the FTC #thecircuit

Also: Obama signs VPPA; Biden to meet with video game association.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2013

FCC releases report on 911 communications #thecircuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:41 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2013

California’s attorney general releases privacy guidelines for app developers

Guidelines suggest practices for the software’s design stage and for disclosure policies to protect users.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:11 AM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:12 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Clearwire discloses Dish offer for spectrum

Clearwire disclosed Tuesday that Dish Network has made an offer for its spectrum.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:12 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 01/08/2013

Google to offer free WiFi in New York City #thecircuit

Also: Panasonic introduces 4K tablet; 3-D printing.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:20 PM ET, 01/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:20 PM ET, 01/07/2013

Issa urges FTC to plug leaks #thecircuit

The California Republican demanded an investigation into leaks about the Google case that came out ahead of settlement announcement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:20 PM ET, 01/07/2013 |  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 03:37 PM ET, 01/03/2013

FTC, Google announce settlement #thecircuit

The search engine was cleared of antitrust violation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:37 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Judge dismisses part of Apple ‘App Store’ claim against Amazon #thecircuit

Also: Avis buys Zipcar; new federal appointees are confirmed; and Samsung is ordered to reveal data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:39 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Video privacy bill passes Senate, headed to president #thecircuit

The Senate has passed a Netflix-backed update to a bill that will allow users to share the names of videos they watch on the video service to social networks such as Facebook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Apple patent rejected by USTPO #thecircuit

The U.S. Patent and Trademark office said Wednesday that it has rejected the “pinch-to-zoom” patent.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Entertainment Software Association responds to Rockefeller video game bill

Video game industry group responds to senator’s call for research into link between video games and violence.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:24 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/19/2012

FTC releases new guidelines on child privacy #thecircuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Sprint announces deal to buy remaining Clearwire shares #thecircuit

Sprint announced Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire the remaining half of Clearwire.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:38 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Sprint, Clearwire announce a deal

Sprint will acquire 100 percent of Clearwire.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Lawmakers commend U.S. rejection of ITU treaty #thecircuit

Co-chairs of the House Cybersecurity Caucus say the United States made the right decision.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/13/2012

U.S. refuses to back U.N. treaty #thecircuit

The United States said it will not sign a treaty on Internet regulation, calling it restrictive.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Sprint filing confirms buyout bid for Clearwire

Move would bolster the company’s spectrum portfolio.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Google’s Schmidt says Google Fiber a ‘real business’ for the company #thecircuit

The company’s executive chairman said it is looking for places it can expand its fiber service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Reps. Eshoo, Issa urge FCC to act on spectrum statute #thecircuit

Reps. Issa and Eshoo want the agency to ‘protect and preserve’ access to unlicensed spectrum.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Verizon names new head of Washington operations

The telecom giant named Randal S. Milch executive vice president of global public policy and communications, the company’s lead role in Washington.

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

FTC says little progress made on privacy for kids apps#thecircuit

 The FTC said that mobile applications aimed at children do not provide data collection notification.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Ramping up efforts for emergency text messages #thecircuit

Plus: California app privacy suit; in-flight electronic rules.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Apple, Samsung head back to the courtroom #thecircuit

Apple and Samsung are due back in court Thursday

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/05/2012

DOJ meeting with firms who advocate for Google antitrust probe #thecircuit

Also: FTC settles with Epic; FCC delays media ownership rules vote.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:53 AM ET, 12/05/2012

FCC relax of media ownership ban draws fire

A battle over media ownership rules is heating up. So much so that the FCC has tossed the hot potato issue until next year.

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:53 AM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2012

U.S. appellate court upholds data roaming rules #thecircuit

The FCC requires larger phone companies to make agreements with smaller carriers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012

ITU opens discussions about Internet treaty #thecircuit

The International Telecommunications Union has begun talks on a 24-year-old treaty.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Syria shutdown extends to second day #thecircuit

Internet access is still cut off in Syria, leading to worried speculation about why.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/30/2012

App developers, privacy advocates work out suggestions for policy disclosure

An industry group for app developers and privacy advocates have brainstormed new formats

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:53 PM ET, 11/29/2012

Syria goes offline #thecircuit

The Syrian government appears to have taken the country off the Internet.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:53 PM ET, 11/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 11/28/2012

House committees announce appointments for next Congress

The House Energy and Commerce committee, Judiciary committee announce new chairs.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:27 PM ET, 11/28/2012 |  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 02:29 PM ET, 11/27/2012

Privacy groups send letter to Facebook’s Zuckerberg #thecircuit

The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy ask Zuckerberg to withdraw data use policy changes.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:29 PM ET, 11/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 11/26/2012

ICOA debunks report of Google acquisition deal #thecircuit

The high-speed Internet firm said it has not been in talks with others.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:39 PM ET, 11/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Majority of parents express concerns about online data collection #thecircuit

Eighty-one percent of parents said they are “concerned” about online advertising data.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 11/19/2012

Reps. Eshoo, Lofgren caution FTC on Google probe #thecircuit

Congresswomen say FTC antitrust action under deceptive practices section would be “unwarranted, unwise.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:32 PM ET, 11/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 11/16/2012

Google and Dish discussing spectrum deal, report says #thecircuit

Also: Israel, Hamas and Twitter; prison phone rates.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:37 PM ET, 11/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012

Senate fails to pass last-minute cybersecurity push #thecircuit

The Senate could not reach a cloture vote to open debate on a cybersecurity measure.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:29 PM ET, 11/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012

Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

Top artists say a Pandora-backed bill would “gut” their royalty fees.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 11/14/2012 |  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 02:45 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Priceline agrees to acquire Kayak #thecircuit

The deal, for $1.8 billion, must be approved by regulators.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:45 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:48 PM ET, 11/08/2012

AT&T lifts FaceTime restrictions on Apple iPhones

The company said the app will be available to subscribers of older unlimited and tiered data plans.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:48 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 11/08/2012

DOJ acting antitrust head Joe Wayland stepping down #thecircuit

Department hasn’t named a replacement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:18 PM ET, 11/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 11/07/2012

Sprint, U.S. Cellular strike a spectrum deal #thecircuit

Sprint will buy U.S. Cellular spectrum that should strengthen coverage in the Midwest.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:22 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/07/2012

AT&T to invest $14 billion in wireless, wireline networks

AT&T said Wednesday that it’s expanding its LTE network to cover 300 million people by the end of 2014.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012

New Jersey voting raises concerns #thecircuit

Allowing voters to e-mail or fax their ballots to election officials could be susceptible to hacking or other forms of fraud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:29 PM ET, 11/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 11/05/2012

Netflix adopts shareholders rights plan #thecircuit

Following Carl Icahn investment, Netflix moves to protect shareholders against takeover.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:15 PM ET, 11/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012

Carriers still dealing with Sandy fallout #thecircuit

Cell service is recovering, but not back up to full steam.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:15 PM ET, 11/02/2012 |  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 12:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012

FTC announces new crackdown on robocalls #thecircuit

The five agencies, they say, claimed to give consumers a way to lower the interest rate on their credit card debt.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 10/31/2012

Rep. Honda says Obama is best for Silicon Valley #thecircuit

Rep. Michael Honda (D-Calif.) touts President Obama’s commitment to STEM education, alternative energy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:30 PM ET, 10/31/2012 |  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 01:31 PM ET, 10/30/2012

FCC activates disaster reporting system for Hurricane Sandy #thecircuit

The Federal Communications Commission activated its disaster information reporting system.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 10/29/2012

Carriers brace for Hurricane Sandy #thecircuit

Wireless carriers and broadband firms take action to keep service running during the storm.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:03 PM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:11 PM ET, 10/26/2012

Pandora takes a serious hit after Apple music rumors #thecircuit

Pandora stock is still trading down on rumors of an Apple music service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:11 PM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012

Group formed to lobby for standardized royalty rates for online music #thecircuit

The Internet Radio Fairness Coalition is pulling for a bill to standardize royalty fees for radio companies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:31 PM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/25/2012

Samsung infringed four Apple patents, ITC rules

If the ruling is upheld, the U.S. may ban those products from import.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:35 PM ET, 10/24/2012

E.U. hits Microsoft with browser complaint #thecircuit

The European Union officially filed its complaint over Microsoft’s actions on browser choice.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:35 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:08 PM ET, 10/22/2012

McDonald’s removes networking features in some online games

Move comes after a privacy advocacy group complains to federal regulators that the restaurant chain was violating child online privacy laws.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:08 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:05 PM ET, 10/22/2012

FTC releases best practices on facial recognition technology #thecircuit

The FTC recommends a privacy-first approach with clear security, retention policies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:05 PM ET, 10/22/2012 |  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 03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Apple, Samsung continue worldwide court battle

There have been a couple of new developments in the worldwide battle between Apple and Samsung, in the United States and in Britain.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:35 PM ET, 10/18/2012

Google earnings go up early, stock plummets #thecircuit

Google’s publisher accidentally sent earnings to SEC early; shares fall on a big miss.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:35 PM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:27 AM ET, 10/18/2012

Sprint moves to buy additional stake in Clearwire, gaining majority

The wireless firm has agreed to buy more shares from the broadband carrier’s owner, Eagle River Holdings.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:27 AM ET, 10/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 10/17/2012

AT&T gets FCC approval on wireless spectrum

FCC lets telecom firm move forward on plan to build out mobile network.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:38 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012

U.S. Chamber of Commerce comments on robocall summit #thecircuit

U.S. Chamber of Commerce asks FTC to tread carefully on robocall rules.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 10/17/2012 |  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 09:03 AM ET, 10/16/2012

Google criticized by EU over privacy policy

Regulators call for more clarity, user control

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:03 AM ET, 10/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2012

Sprint, SoftBank announce a deal #thecircuit

Japanese firm SoftBank will buy about a 70 percent stake in Sprint.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:32 PM ET, 10/15/2012 |  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 05:02 PM ET, 10/11/2012

GAO report: Wireless consumers don’t know how location data are shared

It says wireless companies are not fully explaining how they use location data from mobile phones.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:02 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 10/11/2012

Sprint, Softbank in confirmed talks #thecircuit

Sprint confirmed talks with Softbank have potential to shift control.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Sprint confirms discussions with Softbank

Sprint has confirmed it’s in discussions with Softbank on a possible transaction.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:38 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 10/11/2012

Huawei maintains wary U.S. partners

U.S. partners are downplaying their relationships with the firm; but so far, no one has cancelled or altered contracts.

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:32 AM ET, 10/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)