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Post Tech: February, 2013

Posted at 01:09 PM ET, 02/27/2013

The Circuit: Apple holds shareholders meeting

Due to a court order, shareholders didn’t vote on proxy proposal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:09 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013

The Circuit: FTC says identity theft is top consumer complaint

Identity theft complaints accounted for 18 percent of complaints in 2012.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:38 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Microtargeting has growing influence in political campaigns, says Interactive Advertising Bureau

Data-focused campaigns and advertisements made a big impact in 2012, ad industry group reports

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:51 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Aereo expands coverage in New York #thecircuit

Aereo is now available to 19 million more people in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013

HTC, FTC settle over security flaws #thecircuit

Also: Zendesk discloses hack affecting major social networks; FCC examines how to keep tech policy relevant

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:01 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 02/22/2013

HTC settles with FTC over handset security flaws

HTC America will implement a security program, following FTC charges that the company did not adequately review systems for flaws.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:46 AM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013

Chinese cyber-attackers have hacked most D.C. institutions, experts say #thecircuit

Also: U.S. effort to stem IP theft; FCC spectrum proposal

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:17 PM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2013

FCC moves to free airwaves for better WiFi

The agency took steps to open additional spectrum for unlicensed WiFi devices.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  04:53 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013

Cybersecurity measures expected Wednesday #thecircuit

The Obama administration is expected to respond to a report linking cyber attacks to China — an assertion China denies.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:02 PM ET, 02/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Report ties cyberattacks to Chinese military #thecircuit

Evidence shows recent attacks have ties to Chinese military, something China has repeatedly denied.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:09 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 02/15/2013

Facebook wins Germany lawsuit on naming policy #thecircuit

Facebook wins the right to enforce its real-name policy in Germany, over the objections of privacy advocates.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:40 PM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 02/14/2013

Online sales tax bill is back in the spotlight #thecircuit

Retailers are split on the measure, which would add state taxes to consumers’ totals.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:34 PM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 02/13/2013

CISPA’s reintroduction stirs new debate #thecircuit

Reintroduction of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act revives privacy, IP concerns

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:48 PM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 02/13/2013

Politicians, privacy advocates weigh in on cybersecurity exec order

Civil liberties advocates praise Obama’s executive action for including privacy audits, protections.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:54 AM ET, 02/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Comcast to acquire remaining stake in NBC Universal

Comcast will buy NBC Universal stake from GE, the company said ahead of a Wednesday earnings call.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  05:16 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 02/12/2013

White House action expected on cybersecurity Wednesday #thecircuit

Also: Tim Cook speaks; broadband ‘good but getting better’; FCC cites Lifeline fraud again.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:39 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:37 PM ET, 02/11/2013

President Obama to do post-speech hangout on Google+ #thecircuit

Also: U.S. is the target of a massive cyber-espionage campaign, and Apple may be testing an “iWatch.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:37 PM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 02/08/2013

Macmillan settles with the DOJ, leaving Apple alone in e-book suit #thecircuit

Also: HP labor guidelines, Apple and Greenlight, Bush family e-mails

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:34 PM ET, 02/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Microsoft goes after Google on Gmail ads #thecircuit

Microsoft is chasing after an old claim with new data

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  03:13 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 02/06/2013

Social network privacy bill introduced #thecircuit

The bill would prohibit policies requiring employees, applicants and students to submit social network credentials.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:42 PM ET, 02/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Dell agrees to $24.4 billion buyout deal to go private #thecircuit

Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners enter buyout agreement.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:37 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:08 PM ET, 02/04/2013

Super Bowl profanity draws ire of parents group #thecircuit

A celebratory comment from the Ravens’ quarterback contained profanity

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:08 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 02/04/2013

FCC super WiFi proposal prompts fierce lobbying from tech, telecom firms

The wireless industry is against such free-for-all service. Google, Microsoft say it would spark major innovation.

By Ceclia Kang  |  12:01 PM ET, 02/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013

FTC speaks up on mobile privacy as chairman gets set to step down #thecircuit

The Federal Trade Commission set out privacy guidelines for the app industry.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 02/01/2013

FTC offers mobile privacy guidelines, settles with Path on child privacy breach, improper data mining

The agency wants the app industry to help consumers understand and choose how their data are used.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  11:28 AM ET, 02/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2013

New York Times says it was hit by a cyber attack #thecircuit

The company said that hackers based in China had infiltrated its computers for the last four months.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:36 PM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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