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Sen. Al Franken questions Uber, Lyft over privacy (Q&A)

The Minnesota senator has asked Uber and Lyft to clarify their data collection practices. He believes users should know how their personal information is being collected and used by these ride-sharing services.

By December 16, 2014


Sen. Franken questions Uber about 'troubling disregard' for user privacy

Minnesota Democrat wants answers in the wake of a report that an Uber executive monitored a reporter's movements on the ride-sharing service.

By November 19, 2014


Sen. Feinstein urges San Francisco not to pass 'Airbnb law'

The California senator pushes for city legislators to reject a law that would legalize short-term rentals and pave the way for apartment-sharing sites.

By October 20, 2014


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 April 16, 2014


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 April 9, 2014


Sen. Manchin demands complete US ban on Bitcoin

Sen. Joe Manchin, who has not exactly been a booster of the cryptocurrency, is asking federal regulators to "ban" Bitcoin because it's "highly unstable and disruptive."

By February 26, 2014


The latest on Trump's enemies list: Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg

Technically Incorrect: Accusing the Facebook CEO of having his own "personal Senator," Donald Trump derides Zuckerberg's support for H-1B visas.

By August 18, 2015


GOP emoji: Because Trump's hair needs a kitten in it

There are many ways to watch a presidential debate -- the most amusing, of course, being with one eye affixed to Twitter, frantically refreshing, tweeting and retweeting. With emoji.

By August 6, 2015


See who scored points in the GOP debate, according to Google

The search giant tracked which candidates had America running to the keyboard. Did any of them trump Trump?

By August 6, 2015


In this fake city, cars learn to talk to each other

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.

By July 30, 2015