News tagged with advocates

Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

A California judge's ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was ...

Sep 19, 2014
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Law changed to allow 'unlocking' cellphones

President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday making it legal once again to unlock a cellphone without permission from a wireless provider, so long as the service contract has expired.

Aug 01, 2014
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Comcast, lawmakers debate mega-merger benefits

Comcast and skeptical lawmakers sparred Wednesday over the merits of a proposed mega-merger with Time Warner Cable which would boost the position of the largest US cable and broadband provider.

Apr 09, 2014
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Obama nearing a decision on intelligence review

President Barack Obama is hosting a series of meetings this week with lawmakers, privacy advocates and intelligence officials as he nears a final decision on changes to the government's controversial surveillance programs.

Jan 08, 2014
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US prosecutors push for anti-phone theft moves

The top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York planned Thursday to announce the formation of a nationwide initiative and coalition of police, prosecutors and other officials in an attempt to thwart a surge ...

Jun 13, 2013
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