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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. 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 Feb. 26, 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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Correction: Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., on CISPA

An earlier version of this story misidentified the state Sen. Jay Rockefeller represents. He represents West Virginia.

By Apr. 25, 2013

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Sen. Leahy bows to pressure, pledges to amend Protect IP bill

Patrick Leahy, the author of the controversial Protect IP Act, has bowed to public pressure and will delete the sections dealing with DNS blocking.

By Jan. 12, 2012

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Sen. Joe Lieberman: Google's Blogger needs 'terrorist' button

Saying that alleged pipe-bomber Jose Pimentel used a Blogger-based blog to spread hate-filled screeds and links to bomb-making instructions, Lieberman sends letter to Google CEO Larry Page expressing opinion that Blogger should feature a content-flagging button like YouTube's.

By Nov. 24, 2011

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Sen. Ron Wyden: Protecting mobile privacy (Q&A)

CNET speaks with Ron Wyden, Democratic senator from Oregon, about his proposal to require police to obtain search warrants before monitoring your whereabouts.

By Feb. 2, 2011

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Sen. Schumer to Apple: Offer free antenna fix

In open letter to Steve Jobs, New York senator calls on Apple to be more transparent about iPhone 4 antenna problems and provide users with free solution.

By Jul. 15, 2010

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Sen. Reid helps win wind turbine plant for Nevada

Production and assembly factory producing 1,100-megawatts worth of turbines annually will create 1,000 permanent jobs for the state.

By Mar. 11, 2010

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Sen. Reid has plan to reform energy infrastructure

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to introduce legislation this week to expand federal authority over plans for electric transmission line development.

By Feb. 23, 2009