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Post Tech: April, 2012

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 04/29/2012

Google engineer told officials Street View cars were collecting personal data, FCC report says

By Cecilia Kang  |  01:13 PM ET, 04/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:41 PM ET, 04/27/2012

Grassley to lift block on FCC nominees amid LightSquared tangle

With new FCC documents on LightSqyared provided by the House, Sen. Charles Grassley said he is now able to move ahead with his investigation and will lift his hold.

By Cecilia Kang  |  05:41 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012

The Circuit: Yahoo adds claims to Facebook suit, FTC hires top attorney, Google WiFi investigation closed

Yahoo adds claims to Facebook suit, FTC hires top attorney, Google WiFi investigation closed.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:30 PM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:19 AM ET, 04/27/2012

CISPA passes the House, privacy battle moves to Senate

The House approved the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) Thursday night, despite the threat of a presidential veto.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:19 AM ET, 04/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CISPA, Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, cybersecurity

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 04/26/2012

The Circuit: White House threatens CISPA veto, nuclear communications could be used for cybersecurity, Verizon’s spectrum deal

White House threatens CISPA veto, nuclear communications could be used for cybersecurity, Google Drive and privacy

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:26 PM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  CISPA, cybersecurity

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 04/25/2012

White House opposes cybersecurity bill because of privacy concerns

The White House says it would veto a controversial cybersecurity bill if it came to the president’s desk.

By Cecilia Kang  |  06:04 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012

The Circuit: AT&T/T-Mobile, Sprint bringing WiMax to prepaid, Spectrum committee

AT&T/T-Mobile, Sprint bringing WiMax to prepaid, Spectrum committee

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:50 PM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AT&T

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 01:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012

The Circuit: Emergence of online video, CISPA, T-Mobile opposes Verizon’s cable deal

The Circuit: Emergence of online video, CISPA, T-Mobile opposes Verizon’s cable deal.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:52 PM ET, 04/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/23/2012

The Circuit: The future of television, Obama targets human-rights abuses, Cyber Week in the House

The future of television, Obama targets human-rights abuses, Cyber Week in the House

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2012

The Circuit: YouTube loses copyright battle, bill shock, Sprint Nextel

German court rules against YouTube on copyright, bill shock, Sprint Nextel

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:56 PM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Supreme Court asked to rule on ‘wardrobe malfunction’ case

The Justice Department asks Supreme Court to consider ‘wardrobe malfunction’ case but to hold its decision pending the outcome of a similar review.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:21 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012

The Circuit: Verizon’s spectrum sale, future of TV, spectrum crunch

Verizon offers to sell spectrum, the future of TV, spectrum crunch

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:05 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Verizon offers to sell some airwaves in exchange for approval to buy others

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday offered to sell some unused airwaves in exchange for federal approval of its purchase of other airwaves from cable companies.

By Cecilia Kang  |  12:29 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 04/16/2012

The Circuit: FCC fines Google, Google’s Brin worries about ‘open Web’, CISPA

Also: Google’s Brin worries about ‘open Web’, CISPA

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:40 PM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 04/13/2012

The Circuit: Apple says Justice’s claims aren’t true; landlines; Google’s stock split

Apple speaks on DOJ suit; landlines; Google’s stock split

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:14 PM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012

The Circuit: SOPA is dead, Dodd says; Apple, publishers face DOJ suit; ICANN deadline extended

SOPA is dead, Dodd says; Apple, publishers face DOJ suit; ICANN deadline

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2012

The Circuit: Cellphone theft, Rosetta Stone and Instagram

Cellphone theft, Rosetta Stone and Instagram

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:18 PM ET, 04/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 PM ET, 04/09/2012

FCC, cellphone industry to announce crackdown on thefts

The nation’s largest wireless carriers agreed to help federal regulators and local law enforcement crack down on cellphone theft by creating a centralized database to identify stolen phones and render them useless.

By Cecilia Kang and Clarence Williams  |  11:04 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2012

The Circuit: AOL-Microsoft patent deal, AT&T heads off strike for now, Grassley to see LightSquared documents

AOL-Microsoft patent deal, AT&T heads off strike for now, Grassley to see LightSquared documents

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:42 PM ET, 04/09/2012 |  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 03:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012

The Circuit: Viacom and YouTube, Wayland to be acting antitrust head at DOJ, e-book settlement

Viacom and YouTube, Wayland to be acting antitrust head at DOJ, e-book settlement

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Viacom, YouTube suit sent back to lower court

U.S. Court of Appeals judge in Manhattan Thursday sent the case back to the District Court for further consideration.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:31 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012

Falcone may recommend LightSquared consider bankruptcy

The manager of LightSquared’s majority investor said that he may recommend bankruptcy as an option for the telecommunications company.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:42 PM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LightSquared

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 04/04/2012

The Circuit: Ohlhausen rejoins the FTC, saying good-bye to the Media Access Project, Facebook counters Yahoo suit

Ohlhausen rejoins the FTC; saying good-bye to the Media Access Project; Facebook counters Yahoo suit.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:13 PM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Consumers concerned about online data sharing, sales

Consumers say they are “very concerned” about online privacy.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:07 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  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)

 

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