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Lawmakers push feds to investigate Verizon's use of 'supercookies'

Concerned about privacy, three Democrats in the US Senate are asking the FCC and FTC to investigate Verizon's use of "supercookies" to track the online activities of millions of mobile customers.

By February 7, 2015

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Google streamlines privacy controls, analyzes your security settings

The search giant also creates a privacy site that will "candidly" answer user questions on how Google collects data and what it does with all of that information.

By June 1, 2015

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Business is booming, says Airbnb CEO

Brian Chesky says the peer-to-peer home rental site is doing so well that it doesn't need more investments. Despite that, an IPO doesn't look imminent.

By May 27, 2015

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Keep an eye on Congress and contact your reps with Countable

Get informed before continuing to complain about the gridlock in Washington.

By May 28, 2015

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Senate approves sweeping reforms to NSA phone surveillance

Passage of the USA Freedom Act has reversed the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By June 2, 2015

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Uber ceases operations in Kansas amid stricter rules

The ride-sharing service pulled out after lawmakers overrode the veto on the bill requiring drivers carry more insurance and submit to state background checks.

By May 5, 2015

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US court says NSA phone data program is illegal

The US government has long argued that the program is legal under the controversial Patriot Act, but a federal appeals court sees things differently.

By May 7, 2015

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EU delays decision in Apple tax probe

Competition Chief Margrethe Vestager says she doesn't want to rush a decision in investigations to determine whether Apple and other companies violated European Union tax rules.

By May 5, 2015

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Unrest in Baltimore means big business for Taser

The past year of debate and strife in cities nationwide has pushed law enforcement agencies to begin adopting body cameras. The result: shares of body camera makers are soaring.

By May 1, 2015

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Raytheon buys control of cybersecurity firm Websense

Missile maker Raytheon spends $1.9 billion on joint venture to build "defense-grade solutions" that help companies protect themselves against hacks.

By April 20, 2015