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Google Maps hit with White House racial slur vandalism

The search giant has been embarrassed by recent stunts targeting Google Maps, reminiscent of "Google Hacks" designed to change search results to make political statements.

By May 19, 2015

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Sen. Al Franken questions Uber, Lyft over privacy (Q&A)

The Minnesota senator has asked Uber and Lyft to clarify their data collection practices. He believes users should know how their personal information is being collected and used by these ride-sharing services.

By December 16, 2014

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Sen. Franken questions Uber about 'troubling disregard' for user privacy

Minnesota Democrat wants answers in the wake of a report that an Uber executive monitored a reporter's movements on the ride-sharing service.

By November 19, 2014

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Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.

By October 20, 2014

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Sen. Franken urges Netflix to weigh in on Comcast-TWC deal

So far, no big companies have opined on what they think of the massive cable merger -- but Sen. Al Franken wants to change that.

By April 16, 2014

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Sen. Franken: Comcast can't have it both ways

Sen. Al Franken, publicly opposing Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable, says the cable giant can't claim it competes with TWC to secure one deal and then say it doesn't compete with TWC to win another.

By April 9, 2014

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Sen. Manchin demands complete US ban on Bitcoin

Sen. Joe Manchin, who has not exactly been a booster of the cryptocurrency, is asking federal regulators to "ban" Bitcoin because it's "highly unstable and disruptive."

By February 26, 2014

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How Net neutrality helped kill the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Comcast's $45.2 billion merger with Time Warner Cable is officially dead, and the companies may have the fiery Net neutrality debate that raged this past year to blame.

By April 26, 2015

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Comcast calls off Time Warner Cable merger

Scrutiny from regulators proves too much for a proposed $45 billion deal to combine the two biggest US cable operators. However, the merger frenzy may start back up, thanks to Charter Communications.

By April 24, 2015

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California bill aims to protect ride-sharing passengers' privacy

The bill would limit the personal information that services such as Uber and Lyft can request or require from their customers.

By April 16, 2015