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NY Sen. Schumer accuses OnStar of invading privacy

(AP) -- The OnStar automobile communication service used by 6 million Americans maintains its two-way connection with a customer even after the service is discontinued, while reserving the right to sell data ...

dateSep 25, 2011 in Telecom
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Internet privacy controls challenge tech industry

The federal government has put Google, Microsoft, Apple and other technology companies on notice: Give consumers a way prevent advertisers from tracking their movements across the Web - or face regulation.

dateJul 26, 2011 in Internet
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Google facing wide-ranging US antitrust probe

The US Federal Trade Commission is poised to open a formal antitrust probe into whether Internet search giant Google has abused its dominance on the Web, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

dateJun 23, 2011 in Business
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New report calls for online privacy bill of rights

(AP) -- The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a "privacy bill of rights" for Internet users to set ground rules for companies that collect consumer data online and use that information for marketing and ...

dateDec 16, 2010 in Internet
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Microsoft unveils new privacy feature for IE

An upcoming version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer browser will let users add lists of sites that they don't want tracking them, a peace offering amid uproar over the sneaky ways that websites watch ...

dateDec 07, 2010 in Software
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