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Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying

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Despite the breathless headlines and TV news segments, researcher Dan Olweus of the University of Bergen, Norway, reported the results of a study that found that traditional bullying in schools and playgrounds is far more common than cyberbullying. Olewus studied 450,000 students in the U.S. from grade 3 to 12...
Study: Cyberbullying Is Far Less Frequent Than Traditional, Face-To-Face Bullying
Why FairSearch Can't Find Anyone To Listen To Its Anti-Google Tirades

Why are the LulzSec hackers being locked up? | James Ball

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A chance to put these young hackers' skills to better use goes wasted, while gangs who rob for personal gain go unpunishedFor lawmakers, illicit downloaders and hackers alike, the internet is one of the few bits of frontier territory left in the world: for the "rogues" there's lots more scope...
Why are the LulzSec hackers being locked up? | James Ball

New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

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An increase in reported attacks on computer systems that control critical infrastructure, factories and databases has prompted a new interest in cybersecurity on Capitol Hill, reports Michael S. Schmidt in Wednesday's New York Times. Lawmakers are being prodded by the Obama administration to advance legislation that could require new standards...
New Interest in Hacking as Threat to Security

Few Tech Issues Will Move in Congress for the Rest of the Year

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As the U.S. Congress begins to gear up for November's elections, several technology-related issues remain unresolved. Lawmakers have pushed in recent months for......
Few Tech Issues Will Move in Congress for the Rest of the Year

Lawmakers question proposed change to video privacy law

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Let's say you like to watch heady documentaries over Netflix's streaming service and would like to share recommendations with your friends on Facebook. Netflix would like to offer that service, but the company says a 24-year-old U.S. law is in the way.read more...
Lawmakers question proposed change to video privacy law

Senators Push for Bill to Advance Online Poker

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As Congress debates the federal budget, two powerful lawmakers are trying to push an unusual side project into the mix — online gambling. Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl are seeking language in a legislative package during the lame-duck session that would expand some...
Senators Push for Bill to Advance Online Poker

Lawmakers Weigh Future of Online Video

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As online distribution grows, House members consider an update to the 20-year-old Cable Act, debating whether to relax rules on cable- broadcast negotiations......
Lawmakers Weigh Future of Online Video

Amazon, Google being targeted by UK lawmakers for alleged tax dodging

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Lawmakers in the United Kingdom are peeved that major tech companies Google (GOOG) and Amazon (AMZN) are paying a relative pittance in taxes despite racking up annual sales worth billions of dollars. As Reuters reports, the U.K.’s “Public Accounts Committee (PAC), which is charged with monitoring government financial affairs, has...
Amazon, Google being targeted by UK lawmakers for alleged tax dodging

Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

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As Google Inc. battles rivals ranging from Apple Inc. to Internet companies that allege it fixes its search results, Eric Schmidt has become the search giant’s peacemaker and explainer-in-chief. Google’s former CEO and current executive chairman met with lawmakers in Washington last week as the Federal Trade Commission appeared closer...
Google's Explainer-in-Chief Can't Explain Apple

An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech

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Technology is funny. We've got proof of that on video. Cell phones, the Internet, Facebook and most definitely Twitter is the stuff of great jokes. Now add aging parents, Google,  Microsoft and lawmakers. A word of caution. A few of the videos that follow contain some salty language. Sensitive ears...
An Amazing World Spoiled On A Generation Of Idiots: The Funniest Things Anyone Has Ever Said About Tech

Lawmakers Ask Apple App Makers About Privacy

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Two members of Congress are pushing ahead with an investigation into privacy issues in Apple's App Store. After contacting Apple earlier this month with questions about app privacy, the lawmakers have now sent letters to 34 app developers requesting information about their data-collection techniques....
Lawmakers Ask Apple App Makers About Privacy

Lawmakers look to reduce waste in U.S. gov't IT contracts

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U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday urged government officials to clamp down on bad IT contracts and limit duplication across projects, with an estimated one quarter of federal spending on IT wasted every year....
Lawmakers look to reduce waste in U.S. gov't IT contracts

Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

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The House Intelligence Committee will release a report Monday, following its probe into espionage charges against the two telecommunications gear makers. Also, 60 Minutes will air its investigation into the company Sunday. [Read more]...
Lawmakers ready report on Huawei, ZTE spying claims

Congress not happy with Apple's response on privacy concerns

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Not satisifed with a letter from Apple addressing its privacy policies, lawmakers have asked the company to send a rep to Washington to answer further questions. [Read more]...
Congress not happy with Apple's response on privacy concerns

Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

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A new proposal would allow members of Congress to debate, hold meetings, and vote from their home district offices. But if Marissa Mayer thinks Yahoo is too dysfunctional for it, what would telecommuting do to the most dysfunctional workplace on Earth? Although Yahoo's Marissa Mayer is cracking down on...
Pulling An Anti-Yahoo, Congress Considers Telecommuting

Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation

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We knew that Google would likely be facing fines in the FTC’s investigation into its method of bypassing Apple’s default iOS Safari browser settings. Last month reports claimed the FTC would make a decision on the fines within 30 days. Today Reuters reported sources close to the situation have confirmed...
Google facing tens of millions in fines in FTC’s iOS Safari privacy investigation
New CEO Melissa Mayer starts cracking the whip at Yahoo

When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

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The kerfuffle over employers asking for the passwords to workers' and candidates' private social media accounts just won't go away. While it's not clear exactly how widespread this practice is, lawmakers around the country are already drafting bills that would outlaw requiring facebook logins. Many people clearly find the very...
When Your Boss DOES Have the Right to Your Facebook Password

No Surprise: Congress, Consumer & Privacy Groups Want Google To Explain Safari Privacy Snafu

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From the you-could-see-it-coming-a-mile-away department: U.S. lawmakers, privacy watchdogs and consumer protection groups want Google to explain why it’s been bypassing user privacy settings on Apple’s Safari web browser. The story surfaced late last night in the Wall Street Journal,... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
No Surprise: Congress, Consumer & Privacy Groups Want Google To Explain Safari Privacy Snafu

Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

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There may be some trouble brewing in paradise, thanks to a seemingly draconian law currently under consideration in Hawaii's state legislature. If passed, H.B. 2288 would require all ISPs within the state to track and store information on their customers, including details on every website they visit, as well...
Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

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New legislation introduced by a group of U.S. lawmakers would require mobile application developers to obtain consent from consumers before collecting their personal data and to secure the data they collect....
U.S. lawmakers push apps privacy bill

Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

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If a new French government proposal (Google Translate) is implemented, tech companies earning money in France would pay new taxes based on how much personal data is collected from their users. For months now, lawmakers around the world have lambasted financial shenanigans in use by Google, Amazon, Apple, and...
Tax man trying to figure out a way to outsmart Google

UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

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Given the renewed attention in the Richard O'Dwyer case, it's good to see UK MP Tom Watson speak out eloquently against the extradition. Watson hits on a bunch of good points, starting with the fact that O'Dwyer was "hung out to dry" by UK politicians who don't seem to even...
UK Politician Speaks Out Against The Travesty Of Trying To Deport Richard O'Dwyer To Feed Hollywood's Anger

Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

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Music royalties: The debate over music royalties is heating up as 125 musicians ranging from Rihanna to Billy Joel signed a letter to Congress asking lawmakers to oppose a Pandora-backed bill that would see Internet, cable and satellite radio services put under the same royalty-payment structure. Read full article...
Music royalties fight continues #thecircuit

Lawmakers seek Google Glass privacy plan

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Eight members of Congress have written an open letter to Google CEO Larry Page that outlines privacy concerns about the Internet vendor's computerized eyeglasses....
Lawmakers seek Google Glass privacy plan

Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns

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Google has responded to US Congress demands for information on the search giants recent privacy policy changes, detailing the amendments in a 13-page letter that attempts to hammer home that Google’s “approach to privacy has not changed.” The new policy – which streamlines the majority of Google’s existing privacy policies into a...
Google responds to US Congress privacy concerns

Lawmakers ask how much LightSquared tests cost taxpayers

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Two U.S. lawmakers pressed a federal agency on Monday to say how much taxpayer money went into testing the proposed LightSquared network, a private 4G system that the FCC ultimately rejected because it would interfere with GPS....
Lawmakers ask how much LightSquared tests cost taxpayers

Lawmakers to Examine Verizon Spectrum Plan

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Lawmakers plan to closely examine Verizon Wireless's $3.6 billion proposed purchased of airwaves from cable companies and its marketing alliance with Comcast at a hearing Wednesday afternoon....
Lawmakers to Examine Verizon Spectrum Plan

RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay redirected the site to a Swedish .se domain, safely outside the reach of US authorities. This change hasn’t gone unnoticed by the RIAA, as Vice President Mitch Glazier just published a scathing reply. Describing The Pirate Bay as one of the worst offenders, the...
RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst
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