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Senate blasts mobile carriers for profiting from phony fees

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all allegedly "crammed" customers with third-party charges that cost hundreds of millions of dollars, Senate report says.

By July 30, 2014

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Want to see Aereo survive? This senate bill does too

If courts decide the streamer of over-the-air TV isn't breaching copyright, proposed legislation would keep hefty content fees out of Aereo's costs. It's one facet of a bill Sen. Jay Rockefeller says will make online video more competitive.

By November 12, 2013

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NSA surveillance retrospective: AT&T, Verizon never denied it

Blanket denials from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook -- and efforts to clear their names -- are the opposite of what AT&T and Verizon did in response to reports saying they opened their systems to the National Security Agency.

By June 12, 2013

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Senators propose law to go after foreign cybercriminals

After a slew of U.S. companies' Web sites were hacked, a group of bi-partisan senators is looking at getting a new law passed that combats cyber-theft by foreign governments and hackers.

By May 7, 2013

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CISPA plan to let feds receive confidential data wins big House vote

The odds of a Democrat-controlled Senate approving legislation opposed by President Obama are slim, but today's vote could increase pressure for some sort of legislation this year.

By April 18, 2013

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Departing FCC chairman leaves behind mixed record

Julius Genachowski talked a good game when it came to broadband and freeing up wireless spectrum. But as he prepares to step down, critics say he missed opportunities to make his rhetoric a reality.

By March 22, 2013

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Detroit Electric set to launch U.S.-made Tesla rival

Detroit Electric will assemble its electric vehicles in the U.S., featuring a design not unlike the Tesla Roadster.

By March 20, 2013

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John McCarthy, creator of Lisp programming language, dies

Also a pioneer in artificial intelligence, McCarthy is credited with having coined the term in 1955.

By October 24, 2011

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Senator urges Obama to issue 'cybersecurity' executive order

After a Senate vote on a federal cybersecurity law was blocked, Sen. Lieberman pressures the president to move forward and publish an executive order with similar advisory guidelines.

By September 24, 2012

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Republicans block vote on cybersecurity bill

Democrats fail to overcome a GOP filibuster to bring the bill to the Senate floor before the August recess.

By August 2, 2012