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Post Tech: March, 2013

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 03/28/2013

The Circuit: Federal Reserve says mobile banking on the rise

Mobile banking particularly popular among “underbanked” report says.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:06 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Circuit: Digital activists decry draft of computer bill

A new draft under discussion in the House is a ‘slap in the face,’ after calls for reform, activists say.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 03/27/2013

Groups offer their two cents on who should be next FCC chair

With FCC chair vacant, calls rise for Obama to appoint strong public advocate, first woman to post.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:29 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 03/26/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile drops traditional contracts

T-Mobile is moving to a month-to-month model and charging for devices separately

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:44 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Circuit: T-Mobile, MetroPCS get regulatory approvals needed for merger

Proposed deal between the two firms now hangs on shareholder vote scheduled for April 12.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:23 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013

Tech, telecom groups react to resignation of FCC’s McDowell

FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell will step down in “a few weeks.”

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:00 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2013

The Circuit: FCC commissioner Robert McDowell to resign

McDowell has served for seven years on the commission; his resignation leaves Ajit Pai as lone Republican

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:30 PM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:28 PM ET, 03/19/2013

Microsoft speaks out on government investigation

Microsoft spoke out on a report that it’s being investigated by the U.S. government.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  02:28 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/19/2013

The Circuit: DOJ weighs in on reforming electronic privacy law

The Justice Dept. says that a legal distinction about older e-mails no longer makes sense.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2013

The Circuit: Ahead of hearing, a push for reforms of electronic privacy act

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:07 PM ET, 03/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2013

The Circuit: North Korea accuses U.S., South Korea of cyber attacks

North Korea said that the United States and South Korea targeted servers in Pyongyang.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:03 PM ET, 03/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013

The Circuit: House members introduce cellphone unlocking bill

Members of the House subpanel on intellectual property and the Internet introduce a bill to allow unlocking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 03/13/2013

The Circuit: Netflix reaps benefits of VPPA lobbying, turns on social feature

Netflix and Facebook are sharing data on what Facebook users watch after a long lobbying push.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:58 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013

The Circuit: Level 3 settles rural calling probe by FCC

Level 3 will pay $975,000 to the U.S. Treasury for failing to complete calls in rural areas of the U.S.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:22 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013

House lawmakers to examine regulation of medical apps

In a three-day series of hearings, lawmakers will look at how medical apps affect patients, doctors and innovators.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:00 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Circuit: Who will be the next FCC chair?

Speculation is growing over who will take Julius Genachowski’s seat as FCC chair.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:24 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013

The Circuit: FTC releases guidelines on mobile payments

The FTC released a report on mobile payments, advising privacy by design.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 03/07/2013

Federal Trade Commission charges 29 people with running text message scams

The agency said the defendants sent over 180 million spam texts in total.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:20 PM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 03/07/2013

The Circuit: FTC to announce crackdown on text message scams

Also: BSA releases cloud computing study; Apple wins British patent suit

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  10:28 AM ET, 03/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 03/06/2013

The Circuit: Microsoft fined by the E.U.

Microsoft settled with European regulators over browser choice.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:12 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013

The Circuit: Connected cars raise privacy concerns

As cars collect more data, some wonder if laws can keep up.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:59 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013

The Circuit: House Republicans ask for more info on FDA regulation of apps

House Energy and Commerce leaders ask FDA to weigh regulation, innovation.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:13 PM ET, 03/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013

The Circuit: E.U. expected to charge Microsoft over browser choice

The action is tied to the tech giant’s antitrust settlement from more than a decade ago.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  12:40 PM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013

The Circuit: Edith Ramirez tapped to chair the FTC

Ramirez, a Democrat, has served as an FTC commissioner since 2010.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  01:20 PM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013

Edith Ramirez tapped to lead FTC

Ramirez has served as an FTC commissioner since 2010.

By Hayley Tsukayama  |  09:36 AM ET, 02/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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