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US Senate says firms must protect against malicious ads

The U.S. Senate warned Google, Yahoo and other leading technology companies Thursday they need to better protect consumers from hackers exploiting their lucrative online advertising networks or risk new legislation that would ...

May 15, 2014
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Fandango, Credit Karma in security-flaw settlement

The Federal Trade Commission says the mobile apps of movie ticket seller Fandango and credit report provider Credit Karma may have exposed millions of users' sensitive personal information, including credit card data and ...

Mar 28, 2014
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Google closes in on deal in EU antitrust case

Google is offering new and "far-reaching" concessions to the European Union's antitrust watchdog that are likely to be enough to settle allegations it is abusing its dominant position in Internet searches, ...

Feb 05, 2014
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Technology reveals what kind of shopper you are

U.S. marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers find what they want for less. But these inventive techniques also allow for more aggressive tracking of consumer ...

Nov 28, 2013
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EU spying backlash threatens billions in US trade

The backlash in Europe over U.S. spying is threatening an agreement that generates tens of billions of dollars in trans-Atlantic business every year—and negotiations on another pact worth many times more.

Oct 30, 2013
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