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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.

dateOct 30, 2013 in Internet
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European Commission: Google decision near

Europe's top competition official says his agency is close to a decision in its three-year investigation into whether Google Inc. has abused its dominant position in Internet searches to unfairly thwart competition.

dateSep 25, 2013 in Business
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FTC settles complaint over hacked security cameras

The government is settling with the marketer of Internet-connected home security cameras after feeds from consumers' homes—video from baby monitors and home security systems—were posted online for public view.

dateSep 04, 2013 in Other
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US online child privacy get stricter

Toughened US regulations on online privacy for children take effect Monday, offering new protections amid the growing use of mobile apps and social networks by youngsters.

dateJul 01, 2013 in Internet
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US tightens guidance for online search ads

A US consumer watchdog agency told Internet search engines Tuesday to ensure they differentiate between search results and paid advertising, to steer clear of "deceptive" practices.

dateJun 25, 2013 in Internet
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