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​Al Franken’s crusade to stop Comcast and save media

The US senator says his past as a comedian and writer gives him plenty of reasons to mistrust big media companies.

By May 10, 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 April 16, 2014

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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 April 9, 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 September 20, 2013

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Franken says FCC Net neutrality proposal would "destroy" open Internet

Minnesota senator warns against creating an Internet fast lane for deep-pocketed corporations, says rules drafted by FCC's chairman would not preserve the open Internet.

By April 29, 2014

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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 March 14, 2011

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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 July 18, 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 March 30, 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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Franken pushes Apple, Google toward privacy policies for apps

In a follow-up letter, U.S. Sen. Al Franken tells Apple and Google he wants them to require that all apps in their app stores have privacy policies--especially location-based apps.

By May 25, 2011