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Advocacy group files appeal against Facebook privacy settlement

Some parents of Facebook users are attacking a class action legal decision, arguing that minors should have explicit parental consent for their images being used in ads.

By February 13, 2014

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Google Play store to designate family-friendly apps

The search giant will give app makers the ability to note if software was "Designed for Families" -- right on the heels of controversy over Google's YouTube Kids app.

By April 14, 2015

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Will California regulators overstep on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.

By April 13, 2015

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YouTube Kids app goes overboard with ads, consumer groups charge

The "hyper-commercialized" YouTube Kids teems with ad tactics deemed illegal on television, watchdogs say -- and they want the FTC to take action.

By April 7, 2015

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Tech leaders are using their voices, influence to speak out on social, political issues

CEOs from Apple, Facebook and Salesforce are utilizing their power to offer their positions on everything from gay rights to immigration to vaccinations. And they're not the only ones.

By April 5, 2015

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Want to fight climate change? Organize over the Internet, says Al Gore

During a talk at the South by Southwest festival, the former US vice president likens the cause to the campaign for Net neutrality.

By March 13, 2015

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Airbnb, Lyft partner with new share-economy advocacy group

A new nonprofit wants to promote and protect peer-to-peer services, but says it won't lobby the government.

By July 31, 2013

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You can now find out if US spies passed on your data to the UK in illegal surveillance

Following a landmark UK decision ruling certain mass surveillance practices illegal, a privacy group has simplified the process of demanding to know if your rights were violated.

By February 16, 2015

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Net Fix: Why FCC's Wheeler is 'defying the greatest lobbyists in the world'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is at the center of a historic debate over how we'll all use the Internet. Fans applaud a consumer-friendly approach. Critics say he'll strangle innovation. Both sides agree he's not afraid to do what he thinks is right.

By February 2, 2015

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Net Fix: Title II, the two words that terrify the broadband industry

Title II, a provision in the country's 81-year-old telecommunications law, could be used to tighten regulations on the telecom and cable industries. Here's why they're not happy about it.

By February 2, 2015