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Honest Mistake: Order A TV From Amazon, Receive An Illegal Assault Rifle
Google settles Street View privacy case with 38 states for $7 million

NYT: Phone vendors profiting off turning blind eye to thefts

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The cellphone industry -- including both carriers and phone makers -- is turning a blind eye toward the problem of smartphone theft, to its own benefit, a New York Times piece claims. The paper for instance quotes Cathy Lanier, the chief of police for the District of Columbia. "The carriers...
NYT: Phone vendors profiting off turning blind eye to thefts

Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

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After a week of rumors, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise anymore, but Google today settled the privacy case brought against it by 37 and the District of Columbia. In total, Google will pay $7 million dollars, a number that isn’t going to cause a lot of sleepless nights...
Google Pays A Total Of $7M To 37 U.S. States To Settle Street View WiFi Data Collection Case

Daily Report: When Video Links Replace In-Person Jail Visits

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Shatterproof glass used to separate inmates at the District of Columbia jail from the visitors sitting across from them. Now, they sit in separate buildings, at computers equipped with Web cameras, Adeshina Emmanuel reports on Tuesday in The New York Times....
Daily Report: When Video Links Replace In-Person Jail Visits

Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data's biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak

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Bryan Sivak has lived the Silicon Valley dream — in the last 15 years, he co-founded two startups, one of which was acquired by Oracle two years ago. But instead of sticking around to start another company or taking the venture capital route, he wound up across the country in...
Bringing data to DC: Q&A with health data's biggest evangelist HHS CTO Bryan Sivak

Google takes you on a tour of the White House, still no sign of Lincoln's gold

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With all of the hubbub around the race for the White House, have you ever wondered what actually lies behind the doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? With some help from Google, the first family is taking users on a tour of the famous residence without having to jump on...
Google takes you on a tour of the White House, still no sign of Lincoln's gold

Beach Bums & Bureaucrats: Where The iPads Early Adopters Live

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Now that we've finally embarked on a future of tablet computing (didn't we do that ten years ago?) with the iPad, we immediately got to wondering: What does iPad adoption look like across the country? Luckily, online ad network Chitika has offered some numbers on what its seeing for iPads...
Beach Bums & Bureaucrats: Where The iPads Early Adopters Live

Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

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Net neutrality: Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that she would introduce legislation affirming the Federal Communications Commission's jurisdiction to "ensure a free and open Internet."According to remarks prepared for a speech, Eshoo said she would introduce such a bill if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District...
Rep. Anna Eshoo promises FCC bill if net neutrality rules overturned #thecircuit

Win a free Nintendo 3DS XL in our sweepstakes

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When Nintendo decided to increase the size of the 3DS, it meant business. If you read the Ars Technica review, you’ll know that the 3DS XL’s new larger screen and ergonomic feel makes it the preferred way to experience 3DS games and apps. And if you’re coveting one of these new handhelds,...
Win a free Nintendo 3DS XL in our sweepstakes

A mirror image? Canadian real estate brokerage accused of ripping off Estately

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Sutton WestCoast Realty, one of the largest real estate brokerages in Canada, has received a cease-and-desist letter asking that the brokerage take down a Web site that allegedly mirrors one from Seattle online real estate upstart Estately. The two companies had been partners for the past three years, with Sutton...
A mirror image? Canadian real estate brokerage accused of ripping off Estately
Exclusive interview: What is it like being CIO of the USA?
How selling used games marks you as a potential criminal
Under new rules, Uber faces Chicago closure

Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies

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A federal court said Thursday that it would accelerate a lawsuit that aims to punish Google for alleged privacy violations. The U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia agreed to a request by plaintiffs The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) to speed the review of a lawsuit the privacy...
Federal court expedites case on Google privacy policies
Appeals court rules Verizon must offer data roaming agreements to competitors
Uber bringing taxi service to Washington, DC after winning legal battle

ISPs Protest Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits to Protect Innocent Subscribers

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Last year district court Judge Beryl Howell, a former RIAA lobbyist, granted the adult movie company AF Holdings the right to obtain the personal details of more than 1000 Internet users suspected of downloading their works on BitTorrent. The verdict was a big win for the porn studio and its...
ISPs Protest Mass-BitTorrent Lawsuits to Protect Innocent Subscribers

Google Admits To Violating Your Privacy With Its Street View Cars (GOOG)

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Google has agreed to pay a $7 million fine to 38 states and the District of Columbia to settle a three-year-long privacy investigation involving its Street View cars, David Streitfeld of The New York Times reports. Between 2008 and 2010, Google's Street View cars collected passwords and other private information...
Google Admits To Violating Your Privacy With Its Street View Cars (GOOG)
After losing its GPS-tracking case at the Supreme Court, US government goes after warrantless cell-site location data

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

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After leading the way in remotely-operated warfare—killing terror suspects and insurgent leaders with drones—the White House is now trying to push for international guidelines on drone use.  In an interview with Reuters, former White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Veitor said that the Obama administration wants to set...
White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones
DC police chief says carriers profit from phone theft, 'are not innocent'
Amazon launches "AutoRip," a new service that gives you the MP3s for every CD you buy (but only in the US)

SoftBank gets state approval for Sprint acquisition

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SoftBank has received all the necessary state approvals for the Japanese mobile carrier to acquire a majority stake in Sprint Nextel for US$20 billion, the companies announced.On Thursday, California Public Utilities Commission voted to approve the transaction, giving the companies the final state approval needed for the transaction. The...
SoftBank gets state approval for Sprint acquisition

Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S.

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Zynga will still have to wade through a maze of regulations, but has taken at least one step forward in getting permission to conduct real-money gaming in the U.S. The San Francisco social games company said today that it has filed an “Application for a Preliminary Finding of Suitability” in...
Zynga Begins the Licensing Process for Real-Money Gaming in the U.S.

RIAA Targets Foreign Music Download Portals

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The RIAA’s budget may have been slashed in half in two years, but they have certainly not halted their anti-piracy efforts. This month alone the RIAA asked Google to remove 836,409 webpages from its search index. And that’s not all. The music industry group is also targeting the owners of...
RIAA Targets Foreign Music Download Portals

Amazon Uncorks New Wine Category

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Amazon is officially entering the wine business, making more than a thousand wines available starting today. While Amazon’s wine store emphasizes search and editorial content, the trick with selling wine online is dealing with all the individual state requirements. In Amazon’s case, wine will be delivered direct from the winery...
Amazon Uncorks New Wine Category

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power
If you squint hard at the data, US broadband doesn't suck so hard after all (insists cable lobby group)

Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor

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In its second acquisition of a well-known political figure, Andreessen Horowitz has brought in former District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty as a part-time “Special Advisor.” The appointment comes after the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm added former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers last year in the same capacity. Fenty...
Former D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty Joins Andreessen Horowitz as Special Advisor
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