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Justice Dept., Democratic lawmakers want smaller carriers to get larger slice of spectrum

Lawyers from the Justice Department along with five Democratic senators send letters to the FCC urging it to craft rules that favor smaller players like T-Mobile in next year's spectrum auction.

By June 25, 2015


Airbnb goes head-to-head with San Francisco lawmakers, again

The city's board of supervisors will decide next month whether to amend the "Airbnb law" that legalized short-term rentals in San Francisco.

By June 9, 2015


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


Google snubbed in France over attempt to limit right-to-be-forgotten requests

A French privacy watchdog insists that Google's takedown requests should be applied to all the company's domains around the world, otherwise the search giant could face a fine.

By September 21, 2015


BBC to launch Netflix-style streaming service in US

The British are coming! Get ready to discover quality programming from across the pond with a new streaming service from the British Broadcasting Corporation.

By September 18, 2015


FCC: Lyft took users for a ride regarding robocalls, texts

The Federal Communications Commission learns the ride-hailing company's terms of service said users could opt out of marketing messages but that no such option existed.

By September 11, 2015


Bringing your own smartphone to Verizon: What you need to know

CNET's Marguerite Reardon says the wireless industry is offering more choices for how you buy devices and gives her advice on figuring out what works best for you.

By August 28, 2015


Uber driver accused of sexual assault in China

Another report surfaces of an Uber driver attacking a passenger -- calling into question the safety of the ride-hailing service in one of its fastest growing markets.

By August 27, 2015


Airbnb starts collecting taxes in Paris, its biggest market

After firing up tax collection in a handful of US cities, the home rental service brings the toll to France.

By August 25, 2015


Uber to roll out mapping vehicles in Arizona

The ride-hailing company partners with the University of Arizona to boost its mapping and safety technology, leading to more speculation about self-driving cars.

By August 25, 2015