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Top cable industry lobbyist to FCC: Don't regulate the Net

NCTA head and former FCC Chairman Michael Powell says regulating the Internet like a public utility, as Net neutrality supporters wish, would be a disaster.

By April 29, 2014

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Nevermind the hack: Snapchat hires lobbyists

Snapchat remains mum on specifics of how it plans to prevent another database breach, but it has already hired a Washington lobby firm.

By January 6, 2014

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Samsung increases spending on U.S. lobbyists to $900K

After a patent lawsuit with Apple, the South Korean smartphone maker spends more on courting U.S. lawmakers.

By March 6, 2013

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Bored by the Net neutrality debate? Check it as a rap battle

For Americans (and other Internet denizens) whose eyes glaze over when Net neutrality comes up, these Australian chaps have translated the debate into hip-hop for easier consumption.

By May 26, 2014

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The Web at 25: Dot-com bubble bursts and breaks me, too

In part 2 of a four-part series tracking a colorful quarter-century of the Web, Crave's Eric Mack drops out of school to join the dot-com madness of the late '90s, only to get drop-kicked back to where he came from.

By March 11, 2014

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Surveilling the new year: The NSA story moves into 2014

The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?

By December 30, 2013

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NASA balks at billionaire's request for Mars mission aid

First "space tourist" Dennis Tito asks agency to chip in with some new rockets and cash for a 2017 manned mission. NASA says thanks, but no thanks.

By November 21, 2013

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NSA memo to staff: Help us spy on foreign leaders

Latest Snowden leak is memo published by Guardian that contains plea for access to US officials' Rolodexes and cites acquisition of 35 world leaders' phone numbers, some of which were "tasked" by the spy agency.

By October 24, 2013

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Obama denies that US spied on German chancellor -- or does he?

It's an ever-growing pastime: reading between the lines of US statements about its surveillance programs. The latest episode has to do with the German chancellor's concerns that her cell phone was tapped.

By October 23, 2013

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Airbnb host creates petition to confront New York lawmakers

The battle between Airbnb and New York state becomes more entrenched as thousands of members sign a petition asking lawmakers to fix a "poorly written law" and allow them to operate freely.

By October 14, 2013