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FTC seeks law to shed more light on data brokers

(AP) -- The Federal Trade Commission is calling for a new law that would allow people to review the vast amounts of information being collected about them as the Internet, smartphones and other technology make it easier ...

dateMar 27, 2012 in Internet
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Gov't won't pursue talking car mandate

The Trump administration has quietly set aside plans to require new cars to be able to wirelessly talk to each other, auto industry officials said, jeopardizing one of the most promising technologies for preventing traffic ...

dateNov 01, 2017 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Schools using smart phone technology against sex assaults

The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults . Using apps, victims and bystanders can alert school officials, police or parents to trouble. ...

dateMay 22, 2017 in Other
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Drone sightings up dramatically (Update)

The U.S. government is getting near-daily reports—and sometimes two or three a day—of drones flying near airplanes and helicopters or close to airports without permission, federal and industry officials tell The Associated ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Engineering
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Congress clashes over online domain name oversight

Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with lawmakers using it as the latest front in their attacks ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Internet
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