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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 15, 2014

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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

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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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​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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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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Uber says employee tracked journalist because she was late

Sen. Al Franken, who raised concerns about the ride-sharing startup's privacy policies, says he is concerned about the lack of detail in Uber's response.

By December 15, 2014

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Boston Uber driver charged with sexual assault

A Boston Uber driver who allegedly attacked a woman is charged with rape, kidnapping and two counts of assault and battery.

By December 18, 2014

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Uber boasts $1.2B new funding, with a slice of humble pie

The ride-sharing service, which looks to be valued at roughly $40 billion, says its missteps over the past few weeks are driving it to become "smarter and more humble."

By December 4, 2014