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Post Tech: November, 2012

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 06:00 AM ET, 11/06/2012

Concerns raised over New Jersey e-mail and faxed ballots

Experts warned that state’s plan to allow residents displaced by Hurricane Sandy to cast ballots by e-mail could be easily undermined by hacking or other forms of fraud.

By Cecilia Kang and Bill Turque  |  06:00 AM 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)

 

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