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Facebook kicks off vote on new policies

Facebook asked its one billion members Monday to vote on an overhaul of privacy and other policies in what may be the last binding referendum of its kind at the huge social network.

Dec 03, 2012
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Calif. governor signs compromise on Internet taxes

(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that postpones new sales taxes rules that would have affected online purchases in California, granting more time for traditional and online retailers to lobby Congress for ...

Sep 23, 2011
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Group seeks Amazon boycott over sales tax fight

(AP) -- A coalition of nonprofit groups is calling on customers of Amazon.com to cancel their accounts unless the Internet retailer stops resisting a California law that requires more online retailers to charge a state sales ...

Aug 15, 2011
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Amazon says gets OK for Calif sales tax referendum

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. says the California Attorney General's Office has approved its petition for a referendum that would let voters decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes ...

Jul 19, 2011
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Amazon wants voters to decide on tax collection

(AP) -- Amazon.com Inc. wants California voters to decide whether to overturn a new law that forces online retailers to collect sales taxes there, setting the stage for a potentially high-dollar ballot fight next year that ...

Jul 12, 2011
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Slovenes hold referendum on communist-era files (Update)

A referendum in Slovenia on Sunday to decide whether sensitive personal information like sexual or religious orientation in communist-era state security files should be open to the public has failed after too few people turned ...

Jun 08, 2014
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Amazon says tax delay will save jobs

Amazon on Monday said legislation allowing online retailers to delay for one year the collection of sales tax in California would save jobs and provide time for a national law to be drawn up.

Sep 13, 2011
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