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Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee covers technology policy, including copyright and patent law, telecom regulation, privacy, and free speech. He also writes about the economics of technology. He has previously written for Ars Technica and Forbes. You can follow him on Twitter or send him email.

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Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development.

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Post Tech: August, 2011

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 08/31/2011

Justice Department files to block AT&T, T-Mobile merger

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed to block the merger between AT&T and T-Mobile

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:53 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/31/2011

The Circuit: AT&T pledges 5,000 U.S. jobs if merger approved, CNN grabs Zite, Oracle probed by feds

AT&T promises to return 5,000 U.S. jobs, CNN grabs Zite, Oracle probed by feds.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, IP, Cybersecurity, DOJ, SEC, AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC

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 03:43 PM ET, 08/29/2011

San Francisco’s BART cellphone shutdown prompts complaint to FCC

Public interest groups have asked the agency to declare that San Francisco transportation officials broke telecom laws.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:43 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 08:52 AM ET, 08/29/2011

The Circuit: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile to invest in Isis; Google+ is ‘identity service’; Samsung, Apple

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile to invest in Isis; Google+ is “identity service”; Samsung, Apple.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:52 AM ET, 08/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Privacy, Groupon, IP, Apple, International, Google, AT&T, T-Mobile

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 08/26/2011

Wireless companies prep for Irene

Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have generators, crisis teams in place.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:17 PM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Half of American adults use Facebook, other social networks: Pew

Social networking sites are being used by half of all American adults, study says.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011

FCC restarts the clock on AT&T, T-Mobile deal

The Federal Communications Commission has restarted the shot clock on AT&T’s proposed merger with T-Mobile.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:57 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC

Posted at 08:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011

The Circuit: Google kills Slide, Apple’s new era, Pandora ads worth more than radio ads?

Google kills Slide, Apple’s new era, Pandora ads worth more than radio ads?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:43 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Groupon, DOJ, Cybersecurity, International, Pandora, Apple, Google

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/26/2011

Apple’s future and its role in Washington

Sure, the company is being left in good hands, but will the firm be able to come up with the next big thing?

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/25/2011

The Circuit: Apple’s Jobs resigns, China cyber-security, FCC looks into cellphone blackouts

Apple’s Jobs resigns, China cyber-security, Hulu bids extended.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC, Hulu, Online Video, Yahoo, Google, Amazon, DirecTV, Verizon, Sprint, International, Cybersecurity, Apple

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 03:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011

FCC asks AT&T for more information on merger

Agency asks for information that justifies business case for merger

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:29 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 08/24/2011

Dish Network moves into wireless, taking on AT&T, Verizon, LightSquared

The satellite television network moves into mobile Internet services

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:28 PM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 08/24/2011

Google settles with Justice Department over pharmacy ads

Google has agreed to pay $500 million to settle charges that it posted ads for illegal pharmacies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:40 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, DOJ

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/24/2011

The Circuit: WikiLeaks releases new cables, earthquakes jam cell networks, Sprint iPhone report

WikiLeaks releases new cables, earthquakes jam cell networks, Sprint iPhone report

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/24/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Security, Facebook, Privacy, Twitter, Sprint, Apple, Broadband, FCC, International

Posted at 10:48 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Facebook, Twitter report record earthquake messages

Facebook and Twitter proved on Tuesday to be a key source of information during and after the East Coast earthquake, as cellphone networks struggled with congestion from an overwhelming number of callers.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:48 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011

Cash-strapped, states going after cloud computing taxes

States are looking to revamp their laws on cloud computing to capture more tax income.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:21 PM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Cloud Computing

Posted at 08:36 AM ET, 08/23/2011

The Circuit: Sprint pans AT&T model, FCC strikes ‘fairness doctrine,’ ruling helps Web music lockers

Sprint pans AT&T’s new model, FCC strikes “fairness doctrine,” court ruling helps online music lockers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:36 AM ET, 08/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  HHS, Facebook, CTIA, Security, IP, Amazon, Google, FCC, Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile

Posted at 03:23 PM ET, 08/22/2011

FCC removes Fairness Doctrine from the books

The Federal Communications Commission has abolished a controversial speech rule known as the “Fairness Doctrine” requiring broadcasters to present opposing views of controversial issues.

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:23 PM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 08/22/2011

The Circuit: Skype snaps up GroupMe, July tops social media metrics, smartphone patents

Skype snaps up GroupMe, July tops social media metrics, smartphone patents.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:42 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, Spectrum, FCC, IP, Facebook, Twitter, Verizon, Skype

Posted at 08:25 AM ET, 08/22/2011

Smartphone patent wars heat up: Microsoft v. Motorola

Microsoft’s patent infringement claim will be heard this week by the International Trade Commission.

By Cecilia Kang  |  08:25 AM ET, 08/22/2011 |  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 04:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011

Sprint filing raises new challenges to AT&T, T-Mobile merger

Sprint said that AT&T and T-Mobile’s “piecemeal” filings have made it impossible to react.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:18 PM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, FCC

Posted at 08:44 AM ET, 08/19/2011

The Circuit: HP kills WebOS devices, Sprint may be weighing Clearwire deal, PROTECT IP to cost $47M

HP kills WebOS devices, Sprint reportedly looking at Clearwire deal, PROTECT IP could cost $47 million.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:44 AM ET, 08/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cybersecurity, RIM, Google, IP, Sprint, Clearwire, LTE, HP

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Groupon responds to Markey, Barton letter questioning privacy changes

Groupon said that it has taken pains to ensure that consumers were informed of its privacy policy changes.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:50 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:43 AM ET, 08/18/2011

Verizon workers plan demonstration at CEO’s home

Striking Verizon workers say they are taking their concerns to the home of Verizon chief executive Lowell McAdams.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:43 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Verizon

Posted at 08:40 AM ET, 08/18/2011

The Circuit: Supercookies, GPS industry responds to LightSquared letter, BART officers’ information leaked

The Circuit: Supercookies, GPS industry responds to LightSquared letter, BART officers’ information leaked

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:40 AM ET, 08/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IBM, Google, Online Music, Cybersecurity, LightSquared, Broadband, Privacy

Posted at 08:21 PM ET, 08/17/2011

AT&T sues customers over arbitration campaign

AT&T took an unusual step in an effort to block a campaign that seeks to stop its proposed $39 billion merger with T-Mobile: suing its own customers.

By Jessica Sabbah  |  08:21 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:53 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Fox’s online TV lockdown goes into effect

Fox’s new Hulu policy requiring authentication from DISH Network has gone into effect.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  06:53 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Hulu

Posted at 04:59 PM ET, 08/17/2011

Amazon offers cloud services to the government

Targeting the lucrative government market, Amazon announced the launch of a new section of its cloud-based services — the Amazon GovCloud.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:59 PM ET, 08/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Amazon, Cloud computing

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 11:52 AM ET, 08/15/2011

FTC settles with kids’ app maker over alleged privacy violations

App maker W3 productions will pay $50,000 to settle charges of COPPA violations with the FTC.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:52 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mobile, Kids Online, Apple, FTC

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011

The Circuit: Google to acquire Motorola Mobility, Anonymous hits BART site, Time Warner Cable nearing Insight deal

Google announced plans to buy Motorola Mobility, Anonymous hacktivists protest San Francisco area transit system, Time Warner Cable said to be near to buying Insight.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Verizon, Time Warner, Broadband, Cybersecurity, Android, Apple

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/12/2011

The Circuit: LightSquared, Verizon wins injunction, LinkedIn privacy

LightSquared says GPS industry causes interference, Verizon wins injunction against striking workers, LinkedIn revamps ads for privacy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Google, Apple, Privacy, LinkedIn, Verizon, FCC

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

The Circuit: AT&T/T-Mobile merger, Verizon strike, spectrum may be a debt panel issue

Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) pans AT&T merger, Verizon and striking workers appeal to Congress, Upton and Kerry on “supercommittee” may see spectrum debate.

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

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 11:54 AM ET, 08/10/2011

ICANN responds to ANA criticism

ICANN responded to criticism from the Association of National Advertisers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:54 AM ET, 08/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ICANN

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 08:48 AM ET, 08/09/2011

The Circuit: AT&T/T-Mobile merger, London riots, LinkedIn

FCC stops clock on AT&T/Qualcomm to combine with T-Mobile proposal, Twitter and BBM play role in London riots, LinkedIn hit hard in market fall.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:48 AM ET, 08/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  RIAA, Verizon, LinkedIn, RIM, Twitter, International, FCC, AT&T, T-Mobile

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

The Circuit: Anonymous and Syria, Verizon workers strike, AT&T makes voicemail passwords the default

Anonymous hits Syrian Defense Ministry site; 45,000 Verizon workers strike over contract; AT&T responds to phone hacking scandals

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:26 AM ET, 08/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP, Facebook, AT&T, Verizon, Cybersecurity

Posted at 09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2011

Advertisers say ICANN’s domain program is flawed

The Association of National Advertisers is calling for ICANN to stop its plan to assign more top-level domains.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:32 AM ET, 08/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  IP, Privacy

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 08/04/2011

The Circuit: WH will name chief information officer, T-Mobile loses subscribers, Google’s patent war

WH to name new chief information officer, T-Mobile loses subscribers, Google’s patent war.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:03 AM ET, 08/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Facebook, Kids Online, IP, Google, Microsoft, Apple, T-Mobile

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011

The Circuit: China hacks, broadband speeds, international cybercrime bill

China hacks, broadband speeds, cybercrime bill

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:00 AM ET, 08/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Broadband, facebook, IP, Cybersecurity, International, FCC

Posted at 08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2011

The Circuit: Residential broadband, Zediva ordered to shut down, FCC carriage order

Residential broadband, Zediva ordered to shut down, FCC carriage order.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:32 AM ET, 08/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Apple, International, FCC, Cable, IP, Broadband

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2011

AT&T, T-Mobile merger gains state support

West Virginia is the third state to approve the merger.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:26 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:28 AM ET, 08/01/2011

The Circuit: U.K. charges LulzSec hacker, AT&T throttling data, Main Street Fairness Act

U.K. charges LulzSec hacker, AT&T throttling data, Main Street Fairness Act.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:28 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  SEC, Apple, Hulu, Online video, Amazon, AT&T, Cybersecurity, IP

Posted at 07:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011

AT&T to throttle heaviest wireless users, latest shift from unlimited data

Phone giant said it will slow traffic to a crawl for its heaviest users, saying its networks can’t handle the load

By Cecilia Kang  |  07:57 AM ET, 08/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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