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Rift on display between tech industry, White House over NSA requests

Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data.

By July 18, 2013


Apple, Verizon earn poor marks in EFF privacy report

They're among a number of companies that disappoint with their privacy practices, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation -- which likes what it sees from Twitter and others.

By May 1, 2013


Government surveillance continues to rise, Google says

The company's latest transparency report shows nearly 21,000 government requests for user data during the first half of the year.

By November 13, 2012


FBI: New Internet addresses could hinder police investigations

As the Internet prepares to celebrate World IPv6 Day next week, law enforcement is worried the transition could hinder legitimate investigations. Some tech companies agree it's a concern.

By May 31, 2012


SOPA's latest threat: IP blocking, privacy-busting packet inspection

A little-noticed section of the Stop Online Piracy Act could require deep-packet inspection and blocking IP addresses of copyright-infringing Web sites, a significant change from earlier versions.

By November 18, 2011


Justice Department ramps up WikiLeaks e-mail probe

Google and Internet provider Sonic.net are the latest companies to be swept up in a criminal investigation relating to WikiLeaks.

By October 10, 2011


Short Take: MTVi launches SonicNet ad campaign

MTVi is launching a multimillion-dollar ad campaign for its music information site SonicNet. The ad campaign will feature popular artists, such as Christina Aguilera, Sting, Yo-Yo Ma and James Brown, touting the slogan: "me music, it's mine." The commercials will air on national and local broadcast outlets during popular TV shows, such as "Frasier," "ER" and "Ally McBeal."

By March 30, 2000


An AT&T customer service horror story

A CNET reporter learns some important lessons from AT&T: you don't always need phone service to get DSL, and dealing with customer service can be extremely frustrating.

By September 27, 2010


SonicNet, RioPort set to unveil digital music sales

Viacom's SonicNet is the latest Net radio site to go from streaming songs to pitching tunes for download--a stepping stone in its strategy to put music listeners one click away from buying digital tracks.

December 9, 1999


Short Take: AOL launches SonicNet services

America Online has struck a deal with SonicNet, a unit of TCI, for the music site to become an anchor tenant on the online giant's proprietary service. SonicNet will be featured on AOL's music channel, where users can access the company's music news, album reviews, artist chats, and live concert Webcasts, as well as music video and audio clips. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

December 11, 1998