Editors' note: This is a guest column. See Larry Downes' bio below. In "1984," George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, protagonist Winston Smith is ... read more »
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Facebook offered a pointed defense of its data protection practices in a letter to two members of Congress released today, saying recent reports of ... read more »
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An advocacy group has filed a complaint with the FCC that argues Verizon Wireless shouldn't be allowed to block tethering apps that let people co... read more »
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A group of lawsuits filed yesterday by Priceline founder Walker Digital take aim at Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and more than 100 other comp... read more »
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The Do Not Call list easily tops the list of the Federal Trade Commission's popular successes, with one official joking that that it became "the m... read more »
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Data is often only as good as the tools used to help people understand what it means. (Credit: Google) Living amongst a sea of data can be a great... read more »
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Google and the state of Connecticut have reached an agreement that won't force a courtroom showdown over Google's Wi-Fi spying scandal. Connecticut ... read more »
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A screenshot of Google Street View with a blurred-out house (Credit: Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Perhaps no Google product has spawned a... read more »
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today unveiled 36 graphic cigarette warning images, 9 of which will make their way to cigarette pack... read more »
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Oh, yes, you all take your iPads everywhere with you. You love them. They are so simple even a child can use them without a manual. But not everyone... read more »
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(Credit: Screenshot by CNET) President Obama will make an appearance in the San Francisco Bay Area this week to meet with technology industry lead... read more »
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Intel has received a thumb's up from the Federal Trade Commission for its proposed purchase of McAfee. The chipmaker confirmed the news yesterday ... read more »
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This was the message displayed after U.S. authorities seized the domains of the online poker sites. Several founders of the three largest Int... read more »
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Twitter has just hired its first employee in Washington, D.C. The microblogging site confirmed today that Adam Sharp, currently an executive produ... read more »
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Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) today introduced a revised version of a controversial bill that would give the Department of Justice and individuals new p... read more »
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The incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says WikiLeaks should be officially designated as a terrorist organization. Rep. Pe... read more »
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In a victory for the free speech and privacy rights of Amazon.com customers, a federal judge ruled today that the company would not have to turn ove... read more »
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commentary News that researchers have "discovered" hidden files on the iPhone that store geolocation data of approximate locations the devices pass ... read more »
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The number of U.S. patents awarded jumped significantly from 2009 to 2010 among the 10 companies that got the most. (Credit: IFI Claims) There's ... read more »
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The biggest social-networking site in the world broke with many of its online brethren today when it issued a statement saying that it will not ban... read more »
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