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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 Apr. 9, 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 Apr. 16, 2014

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Sen. Franken questions privacy of iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner

In a letter to Tim Cook, Sen. Al Franken includes a series of questions concerning the safety of the biometric data captured by the iPhone 5S.

By Sep. 20, 2013

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Franken: Comcast thumbs nose at Net neutrality rules

Senator Al Franken of Minnesota says he is concerned that Comcast is violating Net Neutrality rules by exempting its Xfinity video service on Xbox consoles from its monthly data caps.

By May. 7, 2012

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Al Franken gives thumbs-down to facial recognition tech

During a Senate hearing, the U.S. senator voiced unease about facial recognition software used by Facebook saying it infringes on users' privacy and could lead to abuse by the police.

By Jul. 18, 2012

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Franken turns up heat on Holder, wants info on cell phone tracking

Spurred by recent news reports, Sen. Al Franken wants DOJ to hand over info on agency requests for location data from cell phone companies.

By May. 11, 2012

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No joke: Al Franken rings alarm over Facebook, Google

Minnesota Senator warns American Bar Association audience about privacy implications when monolithic tech firms become unaccountable.

By Mar. 30, 2012

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Ep. 1486: Franken-mouse and up-skirting Roombas

On today's show, scientists discover that shocking tiny artificial brains with electricity produces the equivalent of short-term memory. Apocalypse nigh. Also, the Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in the i4i patent case, Apple goes Calvinball with a NEW RULE that says they won't take a cut of in-app subscriptions. Plus, Citibank got hacked ... a month ago. Thanks for the heads up, guys.

By Jun. 9, 2011

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Al Franken seeks Net neutrality support at SXSW

U.S. Sen. Al Franken urged the tech savvy entrepreneurs at South by Southwest not to sell out or let their government sell them out, and to stand up for Net neutrality.

By Mar. 14, 2011

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Buzz Out Loud 1486: Franken-mouse and up-skirting Roombas (Podcast)

On today's show, scientists discover that shocking tiny artificial brains with electricity produces the equivalent of short-term memory. Apocalypse nigh. Also, the Supreme Court rules against Microsoft in the i4i patent case, Apple goes Calvinball with a NEW RULE that says they won't take a cut of in-app subscriptions. Plus, Citibank got hacked ... a month ago. Thanks for the heads up, guys.

By Jun. 9, 2011