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Phone Users Have 'Duty' Not to Text Drivers

Location:
NJ, United States
Recommendation:
2

The New Jersey Superior Court found that a girl is not responsible for an accident that occurred after she texted a friend who was driving, but concluded that residents do have a "duty" not to text someone they know is behind the wheel.

Newest Phone Unlocking Bill Criticized as 'Temporary Fix'

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
2

Another phone unlocking bill has emerged on Capitol Hill, with Judiciary Committee members from both chambers joining forces to allow users to unlock their devices without carrier permission.

German Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Ban Expanded to Entire EU

Location:
Dusseldorf, Germany
Recommendation:
2

A German ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was expanded today to include the entire European Union. Samsung, however, can continue to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1N tablet in the region.

Irish Regulators Order Facebook to Boost Privacy Protections

Location:
Facebook (new HQ), 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Recommendation:
3

In response to an audit by Irish data protection officials, Facebook has agreed to be more transparent about its facial-recognition feature and how its European users' data is used, the social network announced.

Zuckerberg: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Collect Data 'Behind Your Back'

Location:
Facebook, 1601 S California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94304, United States
Recommendation:
2

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg appeared on the Charlie Rose show with chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, and the duo touched on everything from privacy and the future of sharing to Steve Jobs and hitting one billion users.

Eric Schmidt: Google Does Not Dominate Search, Mobile

Location:
Senate Judiciary Committee, Constitution Avenue and 1st Street, NE Dirksen Senate Office Building -- 226, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

After hearing testimony from Google Chairman Eric Schmidt in September, several senators had additional questions for the company. The Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee released Schmidt's responses to those queries. Here’s some highlights...

Verizon Appeals FCC Net Neutrality Suit

Location:
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 333 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, United States
Recommendation:
2

Verizon Communications filed an appeal in its battle with the Federal Communications Commission over network neutrality rules, arguing that the agency had no authority to impose them.

10 Years After 9/11, Where Is Our Public Safety Network?

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

In the 10 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there have been countless advances in technology, but the one thing we haven't yet mastered is a standardized, interoperable public safety network that would let our first responders communicate with one another.

FCC National Broadband Plan One Year Later: Where Are We Now?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The national broadband plan is now a year old, and while you're probably more likely to toast St. Patrick than the Federal Communications Commission's 376-page plan, it's worth taking a look at how much (or how little) the commission has accomplished since March 2010.

FCC's New Net Neutrality Plan: Has Anything Changed?

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled an updated network neutrality plan, but how is this different from the proposal the commission introduced in October 2009?

No Personal Info in Google Wi-Fi Data, U.K. Group Says

Location:
UK Information Commissioner, Water Lane, Wilmslow, CHS, SK9 5AF, United Kingdom
Recommendation:
2

Data protection authorities in the U.K. said this week that they are satisfied that Google's recent unauthorized Wi-Fi data collection did not include any meaningful personal data about residents in the region.

Blocking Google Could Cost WSJ.com 25% of Traffic

Recommendation:
2

If News Corp. opts to remove its publications from Google News, the company's flagship publication, The Wall Street Journal, could lose up to 25 percent of its traffic.

Google's Schmidt Talks Privacy, Internet Domination

Google CEO Eric Schmidt appeared at his alma mater, Princeton University, on Saturday to discuss the Internet and globalization, Google products that have recently made headlines, and how not to be evil.

Google, Tech Giants Form White Spaces Tech Group

Recommendation:
2

Despite a possible delay in the DTV transition, and therefore a delay in the availability of white spaces, several top tech companies announced Wednesday that they are joining forces to provide the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with technical recommendations for a white spaces database.

What FCC's Martin Is Sorry For

Recommendation:
3

On Saturday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said he regrets several things, including the failure of the D-block during the 700-MHz auction, his inability to get cable rates under control, and the delay on universal service reform.

Network Neutrality: What's the Next Step?

Recommendation:
1

The debate over network Neutrality continues with stakeholders clashing over the extent of the problem, who started it, and whether the next Congress should have any say in the matter.

Why Do ISPs Hate Beaumont, Texas?

Recommendation:
3

In an effort to crack down on bandwidth hogs, AT&T last month kicked off a test in Reno (NV) that limited monthly usage to 150 Gbytes. That test was expanded to Beaumont (TX) on Monday.

Should All ISPs Provide Data on Network Activity?

Recommendation:
2

Is your Internet service provider interfering with your Web experience? Washington-based interest group Free Press believes you have the right to know, and asked the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday to require all broadband service providers to be transparent about their network activities.

Biden Versus Palin: The Tech Debate

Recommendation:
3

Sen Joe Biden (D-DE) has positioned himself as an advocate for children's Internet safety and combating Web predators, while also drawing fire for some controversial stances on piracy and copyright issues.

Democrats Criticize McCain's 'Dial-up Campaign'

Recommendation:
2

Leading Democrats on Tuesday attacked the Bush administration's broadband policy and the technology track record of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain, while leading tech companies pushed for a more tech-savvy and innovative federal government.

The Top Tech Issues of the Presidential Campaign

Does Network Neutrality rank with the war in Iraq, health care and the economy as an issue in the presidential election? When the dust settles in November, the next president will have his hands full with the usual issues.

Lawmakers Grill Officials Over Interoperability Problems

Last week, members of a House Homeland Security subcommittee lashed out at federal officials for their lackluster efforts on encouraging the development of communication systems that can work across jurisdictions.