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Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing

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Two weeks after after EU bodies requested that Google “pause” the rolling out of its privacy policy updates, US not-for-profit organization Consumer Watchdog has written to the US House of Representatives’ Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, calling for CEO Larry Page to explain Google’s “disingenuous statements about its supposed commitment...
Consumer Watchdog asks Congress to call Google’s Larry Page for privacy policy hearing

Stand back: The US House of Representatives today explored the 'state of the apps economy'

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Today on the Hill, the US House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade heard from what it described as ‘experts’ on the ‘apps economy.’ The session, part of a continuing ”Where the Jobs Are” series, focused on testimony from technology executives, and asked the question...
Stand back: The US House of Representatives today explored the 'state of the apps economy'

President Obama signs the Safe Web Act, re-upping the authority of the FTC to fight online scammers

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Today U.S. President Obama signed the Safe Web Act, a bill that reauthorizes the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to have the authority fight fraud and scammers online. Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California led the charge on the bill, noting that “[t]his is a win-win. It’s good for American consumers. It’s...
President Obama signs the Safe Web Act, re-upping the authority of the FTC to fight online scammers

Beyond Partisanship: Congress Unanimously Opposes UN Internet Takeover

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Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on a budget, cybersecurity, immigration, tax reform, or even how to sanction their corrupt colleagues. But, the House of Representatives unanimously opposed more United Nations control over the Internet. “Today’s unanimous vote sends a clear and unmistakable message: the American people want to...
Beyond Partisanship: Congress Unanimously Opposes UN Internet Takeover
Voters boot three SOPA-sponsoring Hollywood allies from Congress

Google execs to give closed-door briefing, CEO stays home

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Google CEO Larry Page won’t be testifying before Congress this week. In response to an invitation last week from Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., who asked Page to appear and explain the company’s user policy changes, Page sent two subordinates to handle the matter. Google deputy general counsel Mike Yang...
Google execs to give closed-door briefing, CEO stays home

Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

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Google’s efforts to assuage concerns in Washington over proposed changes to its privacy policy don’t seem to be going well at all. House lawmakers met with Google Deputy General Counsel Mike Yang and Public Policy Director Pablo Chavez Thursday to discuss new policy that unifies 60 of Google’s services under...
Lawmakers: Google Dodging Details on Privacy Issues

Google's response on new privacy policy ticks off Congress

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Holding a hearing yesterday over the search giant's new privacy policy, Chairwoman Mary Bono Mack expressed frustration of Google's lack of clarity in answering questions....
Google's response on new privacy policy ticks off Congress

LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

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As you hopefully have heard already, a ton of Linkedin passwords were leaked online. They were leaked in encrypted forms -- and without associated usernames -- leading some to suggest there was no real threat for users, unless someone also had the full list of usernames as well. However, that...
LinkedIn Passwords Leaked... Congress Immediately Wants To 'Do Something!'

Congress: Google falls short on privacy answers

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Google representatives were reported as being hesitant to fully answer questions relating to concerns over privacy on Thursday. In the wake of a hearing at a Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade subcommittee, California representative Mary Bono Mack briefed The Hill and others that the answers weren't "very forthcoming" in terms of...
Congress: Google falls short on privacy answers

Lawmakers’ meeting with Google over privacy spurs more questions

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House lawmakers met with Google officials on Thursday to discuss controversial changes to the firm’s privacy policy, with some saying they left the meeting with greater concerns and more questions. Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), chairwoman of the Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, said she worried the company’s policy changes...
Lawmakers’ meeting with Google over privacy spurs more questions

The Circuit: Internet governance, Google’s domain names, pre-paid iPhone

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Internet governance: Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.), chairman of the House subpanel on commerce, introduced a resolution Thursday to “keep the Internet free from government control.” Mack was joined by Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) in introducing the measure. Read full article >>...
The Circuit: Internet governance, Google’s domain names, pre-paid iPhone

Surprise: Two Of Hollywood's Favorite Representatives, Howard Berman & Mary Bono Mack, Defeated

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While people who just got into Congressional issues during the SOPA fight may have thought that Rep. Lamar Smith was Hollywood's favorite representative, that honor much more likely fell on Rep. Howard Berman -- who, for many years was Hollywood's guy in Congress (somewhat literally, as parts of Hollywood were...
Surprise: Two Of Hollywood's Favorite Representatives, Howard Berman & Mary Bono Mack, Defeated
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