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Post Tech: January, 2012

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 01/30/2012

Carrier IQ concerns prompt disclosure bill from Markey

The measure would require companies to disclose when they’ve installed monitoring software on a mobile phone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:55 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 01/30/2012

The Circuit: Cybersecurity, Google privacy, Megaupload

Cybersecurity vote is expected this week. Lawmakers seek info Google privacy inquiry. Megaupload data may die soon.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:34 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  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 04:31 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Lawmakers question Google CEO over privacy changes

Several lawmakers sent a letter to Google chief executive Larry Page, asking about changes to the company’s privacy policy.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:01 PM ET, 01/26/2012

Google opens up social network to teenagers

By Cecilia Kang  |  03:01 PM ET, 01/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 01/26/2012

Netflix discusses video privacy act, along with earnings

Netflix highlighted its push against the Video Privacy Protection Act in its earnings release

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:32 AM ET, 01/26/2012 |  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 08:50 AM ET, 01/25/2012

The Circuit: European privacy rules, Google’s privacy changes, Facebook Timeline

European privacy rules, Google’s privacy changes, Facebook Timeline

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:50 AM ET, 01/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/24/2012

The Circuit: DOJ’s Pozen to resign, Supreme Court rules on GPS, AT&T submits T-Mobile spectrum transfer

DOJ’s Pozen to resign, Supreme Court rules on GPS, AT&T submits T-Mobile spectrum transfer

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 01/23/2012

SCOTUS’s GPS decision tests limits of privacy, new technologies

The Supreme Court said law enforcement must first obtain a warrant for the use of global positioning systems to track suspects.

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:35 PM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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 09:15 AM ET, 01/20/2012

The Circuit: Megaupload seizure prompts retaliation; Republican candidates pan SOPA; Verizon, Comcast

Megaupload seizure prompts hacker retaliation; Republican candidates pan SOPA; Verizon, Comcast

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Microsoft, Google, IP, FCC, Verizon, Comcast, Spectrum

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 01/19/2012

Megaupload shutdown: SOPA supporters versus Alicia Keyes, P. Diddy?

Megaupload, the file-sharing Web site shut down by federal law enforcement today, has some big celebrity names behind it.

By Cecilia Kang  |  04:11 PM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 01/19/2012

AT&T increases data plans for smartphones, tablets

The increase in data plans by at least $5 in most cases may come back to hurt the telecom giant as consumers turn to competitors, analysts say.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:51 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  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 08:44 AM ET, 01/18/2012

The Circuit: Web sites go on strike, LightSquared, Yang splits from Yahoo

A group of technology companies are participating in protests against SOPA and PIPA.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:44 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/17/2012

The Circuit: White House weighs in on SOPA/PIPA, Zappos breached, Vivek Kundra to Salesforce

White House weighs in on SOPA/PIPA, Zappos reached, Kundra to Salesforce

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:14 AM ET, 01/13/2012

The Circuit: Leahy considers PIPA amendment, Facebook adds to DC office, Carrier IQ

Sen. Leahy considers amendment to the chamber’s anti-piracy bill; Facebook expands D.C. office; hearing sought for Carrier IQ

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:14 AM ET, 01/13/2012 |  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 02:29 PM ET, 01/11/2012

Pandora focuses on cars

Pandora founder Tim Westergren talks about the service’s focus on vehicles.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:29 PM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online Music

Posted at 10:49 AM ET, 01/11/2012

Q&A: Samsung’s mobile strategy

Samsung executives talk about the year ahead.

By Cecilia Kang  |  10:49 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:23 AM ET, 01/11/2012

The Circuit: FCC at CES, gadget privacy, Google’s social search

FCC at CES, gadget privacy, Google’s social search.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:23 AM ET, 01/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 01/10/2012

The Circuit: ICANN, CES 2012 and Lifeline reforms

ICANN, CES 2012 and Lifeline reforms

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:12 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012

CES: Microsoft’s Ballmer announces new Windows Phone devices

Chief Executive Steve Ballmer gives keynote address opening International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:24 PM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 01/09/2012

FCC’s Genachowski seeks to expand discount telephone program for low-income households to include broadband service

FCC chairman outlines a draft proposal that would reform the commission’s Lifeline program.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:38 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  FCC

Posted at 09:13 AM ET, 01/09/2012

The Circuit: CES 2012, FCC profanity, broadband

CES 2012, FCC profanity, broadband.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:13 AM ET, 01/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 01/06/2012

Siri and iPhone4S data use could push spectrum policy changes, analysts say

iPhone 4S users are gobbling up three times more data than users of the iPhone 4. That could help drive spectrum policy changes.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:40 PM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012

The Circuit: FCC taps Katz for chief of staff, more support for OPEN, Google TV at CES

FCC taps Katz for chief of staff, more support for OPEN, Google TV at CES

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ATT, LTE, Google, Twitter, Facebook, FCC

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 09:03 AM ET, 01/05/2012

The Circuit: Kodak’s money woes, Yahoo’s CEO, Verizon iPhone sales

Kodak’s money woes, Yahoo’s CEO, Verizon iPhone sales

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:03 AM ET, 01/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  International, Verizon, Yahoo, Kodak, Google

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 01/04/2012

The Circuit: ICANN, Research in Motion, Google Chrome

ICANN, Research in Motion, Google Chrome

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:01 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Online video, Groupon, Google, RIM, ICANN, IP, Commerce

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

 

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