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Think tank's website rejects browser do-not-track requests

The website for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) now tells visitors it will not honor their browsers' do-not-track requests as a form of protest against the technology pushed by privacy groups and parts of the U.S. governme...

FCC moves forward on incentive spectrum auctions

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission took the first step Friday toward groundbreaking auctions of television spectrum to mobile carriers faced with skyrocketing bandwidth demands from their customers.

Apple apologizes for its mapping service on iOS 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook is "extremely sorry" to customers for inaccuracies in its new mapping software included in iOS 6, and has pointed users to competing services in an open letter to customers released Friday.

Microsoft calls for $5 billion investment in US education

Congress should invest US$5 billion in the country's education system -- particularly in math, science and technology education -- over the next 10 years and pay for it with increased fees on high-skill immigration, a Microsoft executive said.

FCC to vote on proposal to use old NextWave spectrum

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on a proposal that would allow AT&T to offer mobile broadband service on 20MHz of spectrum it purchased in August along with spectrum holding company NextWave Wireless.

.xxx to launch porn search engine

The company behind the .xxx top-level domain plans to launch a search engine in an effort to drive more traffic to .xxx websites and give pornography fans a more satisfying search experience.

FTC: Software used by rent-to-own stores spied on customers

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has reached proposed settlements with a software vendor and seven rent-to-own stores after the agency accused them of installing spyware on rented computers that captured screenshots of personal information, logged k...

Study: Estonia, US have most Internet freedom

Residents of Estonia have the most freedom to do what they want on the Internet, with the U.S. ranking second among 47 countries examined by a group that pushes for democratic freedoms worldwide.

Lawmakers: FCC may have rushed LightSquared decision

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission rushed to judgment in giving permission in early 2011 for startup LightSquared to offer LTE service in a band of wireless spectrum next to a band used by GPS devices, several U.S. lawmakers said Friday.

Group asks senator to oppose Google, Amazon gTLD purchases

A consumer group, citing concerns about the creation of a new, private Internet, has asked a senior U.S. senator to help block Google and Amazon.com from buying dozens of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Na...

Software engineer pleads guilty to stealing trade secrets

A former senior software engineer for CME Group, a Chicago-based derivatives trading firm, has pleaded guilty to theft of trade secrets for stealing tens of millions of dollars' worth of computer source code and other information while pursuing plans...

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