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US lawmakers seek Google answers on privacy

Two US lawmakers have asked Google chief Larry Page to brief congress on changes to the Internet search giant's privacy policies, citing concerns about collection and sharing of personal data.

dateJan 30, 2012 in Internet
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INFLUENCE GAME: Online companies win piracy fight

(AP) -- Outspent but hardly outgunned, online and high-tech companies triggered an avalanche of Internet clicks to force Congress to shelve legislation that would curb online piracy. They outmaneuvered the entertainment ...

dateJan 22, 2012 in Internet
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Wikipedia editors question site's blackout

Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet's most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer editors, who say the protest of anti-piracy legislation could threaten ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Internet
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Full ban on driver calls could be tough to enforce

(AP) -- A driver in the next lane is moving his lips. Is he on a hands-free cell phone or just talking to himself? If lawmakers follow the advice of a federal board, police officers will have to start figuring that out.

dateDec 15, 2011 in Other
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Amazon slammed for price reporting deal

Online retailing giant Amazon was criticized as "anti-competitive" Saturday for its latest promotion that encourages consumers to enter stores and leave empty-handed, after reporting back the prices they find there.

dateDec 10, 2011 in Business
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Piracy vs. an open Internet

To avoid the reach of U.S. copyright laws, numerous online pirates have set up shop in countries less willing or able to enforce intellectual property rights. Policymakers agree that these "rogue" sites pose a real problem ...

dateNov 29, 2011 in Internet
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