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Congress Demands Answers From Google Over Google Glass Privacy Concerns

The ability of Google Glasses to inconspicuously take photos or videos of subjects without their knowledge has a group of lawmakers concerned about the privacy of individuals.  Members of the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus of Congress headed by Rep. Joe Barton, Texas and seven others sent out a letter to Google’s Larry Page requesting answers

Fourteen Online Companies Join The Internet Association

What do Facebook, Google, IAC, eBay, AOL, LinkedIn, Rackspace, Yahoo, Zynga, TripAdvisor, and Salesforce have in common? Apart from the fact that they are all big online companies, these fourteen firms have joined a newly-formed group called The Internet Association. According to its official website, the simple but succinctly-named organization is “dedicated to advancing public

Google’s Eric Schmidt Responds To Government Concerns Over Privacy Policy

Google is in the process of changing their privacy policy. Rather than having 60+ different privacy policies that cover each of their products they’ve opted for one comprehensive policy that covers all of their products collectively. Congressman Ed Markey, along with seven other members of congress, sent a letter to Google expressing their concern over

Congress Concerned About Security In Kindle Fire’s Web Browser

Representative Ed Markey of Massachusetts, the co-chair of the bi-partisan privacy caucus has sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. The letter outlines the caucus’s concerns over the privacy of users who buy the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire. Amazon has taken pre-orders for hundreds of thousands of Kindle Fire tablets (e-readers) that use

MAJOR UPDATE: Over 70 Congressmen In AT&T Letter Writing Campaign Received Donations from Big Orange

MAJOR UPDATE:  A friend of ours pointed out today that there is over $3 million in AT&T government pay offs check out this link here too https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?id=D000000076&chamber=&party=&cycle=2010&state=&sort=A This probably won’t come as a surprise to many of you. We already reported earlier in the month that AT&T had greased the palms of Non-Profit Organizations that

Leap Wireless aka Cricket, Formally Opposes AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Prepaid carrier Cricket, via their parent company Leap Wireless, has joined Sprint and Cellular South in a formal opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger.  This comes just 2 days before the next AT&T/T-Mobile congressional hearing. Leap said in a prepared release: “if approved by regulators, will harm consumers and reduce competition, innovation and investment in