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Post Tech: March, 2012

Posted at 01:21 PM ET, 03/29/2012

The Circuit: Privacy; do not track; FCC turns papers over to House committee

Privacy; do not track; FCC turns papers over to House committee

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:21 PM ET, 03/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:23 PM ET, 03/28/2012

The Circuit: Cybersecurity, spectrum and privacy

More discussion over cybersecurity, NTIA recommends sharing government spectrum band.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:23 PM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 03/27/2012

The Circuit: FCC overhaul bills, FTC settles with RockYou, reaction to FTC privacy report

FCC overhaul bills, FTC settles with RockYou, reaction to FTC privacy report

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 03/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:28 PM ET, 03/26/2012

The Circuit: FTC privacy report, Facebook passwords, Google autocorrect

FTC privacy report on do not track, Facebook passwords, Google autocorrect

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:28 PM ET, 03/26/2012 |  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 01:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012

The Circuit: Hacktivists vs. cyber criminals, Verizon/cable hearing recap, FCC spectrum task force

Study finds hacktivists took more data than cyber criminals, Verizon/cable hearing recap, FCC spectrum task force.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:08 PM ET, 03/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/21/2012

FCC moves ahead on Dish wireless plan

Agency took a step forward into turning satellite spectrum held by Dish Network into a terrestrial wireless network.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012

The Circuit: Verizon hearing, new iPad, employers ask for social network info.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:31 AM ET, 03/21/2012 |  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 02:08 PM ET, 03/20/2012

The Circuit: Obama reaches out to Iranian citizens; Facebook adds to D.C. office; European privacy watchdog grills Google

Obama pledges t o reach across “electronic curtain”; Facebook adds to D.C. office; European privacy watchdog grills Google.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 03/19/2012

Teens clamor to smartphones, texting and girls lead the way

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:46 PM ET, 03/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 03/16/2012

The Circuit: Sprint and LightSquared; Google privacy; Verizon hearing scheduled

Sprint and LightSquared call off their deal; Google privacy; Verizon hearing scheduled.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:55 PM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012

Google facing new privacy probes over Safari tracker, report says

The reported U.S. and European investigations target Google’s admission that it used code to bypass privacy settings on Apple’s Safari browser.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:00 AM ET, 03/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Sens. Patrick Leahy, Herb Kohl ask DOJ to keep an eye on Google

Patrick Leahy and Herb Kohl have asked the Justice Department to be vigilant on patent disputes.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:22 PM ET, 03/15/2012 |  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 05:05 PM ET, 03/14/2012

FCC’s Amy Levine to leave the agency

Senior counsel and legal adviser Amy Levine will leave the Federal Communications Commission.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:05 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 03/14/2012

The Circuit: FTC asks Apple about Google, Obama and Cameron on cybersecurity, Sprint’s Hesse faces a strong board

FTC asks Apple about Google, Obama and Cameron on cybersecurity, Sprint’s Hesse faces a strong board

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:11 PM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2012

The Circuit: Phone hacking arrest, Yahoo vs. Facebook, Twitter branching out?

The Circuit: Yahoo sues Facebook, phone hacking arrest, Twitter branching out?

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:08 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  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 03:15 PM ET, 03/09/2012

Todd Park, new national Chief Technology Officer, worked at HHS, founded medical billing company

Todd Park, named today to replace Aneesh Chopra as national Chief Technology Officer, has earned a reputation for working to revolutionize the health care industry.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Todd Park, Aneesh Chopra

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 02:36 PM ET, 03/08/2012

The Circuit: Justice may sue Apple, publishers; Netflix mulls a cable channel?; China testing cyberattack capabilities

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:36 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/08/2012

Justice may sue Apple, publishers over e-book prices

The Justice Department has threatened to sue Apple and the nation’s biggest book publishers, for allegedly colluding to fix prices for electronic books, says someone familiar with the case.

By Cecilia Kang  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:09 PM ET, 03/07/2012

The Circuit: Sprint-LightSquared, Google Play, Apple faces South Korean lawsuit

Sprint-LightSquared; Google Play; Apple faces South Korean lawsuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:09 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:56 PM ET, 03/06/2012

The Circuit: FBI arrests alleged hackers, FCC bills head to the floor, Verizon’s cable deal

FBI arrests alleged LulzSec members, FCC bills head to the floor, Verizon and cable companies face more opposition.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:56 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012

The Circuit: FCC markup, do not track, Schumer calls for FTC investigation of Android/iPhone

FCC markup, do not track, Schumer calls for FTC investigation of Android/iPhone.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:56 PM ET, 03/05/2012 |  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 11:41 AM ET, 03/02/2012

FCC reviews government shutdown of wireless networks

The agency is concerned over the shutdown of wireless networks by government authorities in the Bay Area amid protests.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:41 AM ET, 03/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 PM ET, 03/01/2012

Broadcasters sue to stop Diller’s Aereo streaming TV service

Trying to head off the launch of a new threat on the Internet, New York broadcast stations have filed lawsuits against Aereo, a startup backed by Barry Diller’s IAC/InterActive Corp. that seeks to stream their over-the-air channels on the Internet.

By Cecilia Kang  |  11:07 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 03/01/2012

The Circuit: FTC’s Long to Microsoft, Google privacy policy, cybersecurity

The Federal Trade Commission’s Randall Long heads to Microsoft; Google launches privacy policy; cybersecurity bill proposed

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:58 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:28 PM ET, 02/29/2012

The Circuit: Cybersecurity, next up on privacy, iPhone photo loophole

Cybersecurity, next up on privacy, iPhone photo loophole

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:28 PM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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