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Post Tech: December, 2012

Posted at 04:07 PM ET, 12/21/2012

Video privacy bill passes Senate, headed to president #thecircuit

The Senate has passed a Netflix-backed update to a bill that will allow users to share the names of videos they watch on the video service to social networks such as Facebook.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:07 PM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012

Apple patent rejected by USTPO #thecircuit

The U.S. Patent and Trademark office said Wednesday that it has rejected the “pinch-to-zoom” patent.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:00 PM ET, 12/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:24 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Entertainment Software Association responds to Rockefeller video game bill

Video game industry group responds to senator’s call for research into link between video games and violence.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:24 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 12/19/2012

FTC releases new guidelines on child privacy #thecircuit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:19 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:38 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Sprint announces deal to buy remaining Clearwire shares #thecircuit

Sprint announced Monday that it has reached a deal to acquire the remaining half of Clearwire.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:38 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Sprint, Clearwire announce a deal

Sprint will acquire 100 percent of Clearwire.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:44 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012

Lawmakers commend U.S. rejection of ITU treaty #thecircuit

Co-chairs of the House Cybersecurity Caucus say the United States made the right decision.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:38 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:59 PM ET, 12/13/2012

U.S. refuses to back U.N. treaty #thecircuit

The United States said it will not sign a treaty on Internet regulation, calling it restrictive.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:59 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2012

Sprint filing confirms buyout bid for Clearwire

Move would bolster the company’s spectrum portfolio.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:47 AM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/12/2012

Google’s Schmidt says Google Fiber a ‘real business’ for the company #thecircuit

The company’s executive chairman said it is looking for places it can expand its fiber service.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:58 PM ET, 12/11/2012

Reps. Eshoo, Issa urge FCC to act on spectrum statute #thecircuit

Reps. Issa and Eshoo want the agency to ‘protect and preserve’ access to unlicensed spectrum.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:58 PM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012

Verizon names new head of Washington operations

The telecom giant named Randal S. Milch executive vice president of global public policy and communications, the company’s lead role in Washington.

By Cecilia Kang  |  09:04 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012

FTC says little progress made on privacy for kids apps#thecircuit

 The FTC said that mobile applications aimed at children do not provide data collection notification.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:18 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012

Ramping up efforts for emergency text messages #thecircuit

Plus: California app privacy suit; in-flight electronic rules.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Apple, Samsung head back to the courtroom #thecircuit

Apple and Samsung are due back in court Thursday

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:04 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 12/05/2012

DOJ meeting with firms who advocate for Google antitrust probe #thecircuit

Also: FTC settles with Epic; FCC delays media ownership rules vote.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:52 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2012

U.S. appellate court upholds data roaming rules #thecircuit

The FCC requires larger phone companies to make agreements with smaller carriers.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012

ITU opens discussions about Internet treaty #thecircuit

The International Telecommunications Union has begun talks on a 24-year-old treaty.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:47 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012

Syria shutdown extends to second day #thecircuit

Internet access is still cut off in Syria, leading to worried speculation about why.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:53 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 11/30/2012

App developers, privacy advocates work out suggestions for policy disclosure

An industry group for app developers and privacy advocates have brainstormed new formats

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:31 PM ET, 11/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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