Facebook admits to hiring PR firm to target Google

May 13, 2011
Facebook admitted this week it hired PR firm Burson-Marsteller to start a campaign against Google, rallying journalists as "third parties to verify" claims that Google violates privacy.
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China's Baidu fined for copyright infringement

May 12, 2011
American corporations are investing in Chinese web giants like Baidu. But those same websites are stealing content and copyrighted material from other American firms.
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China's internet to be more tightly controlled. In other news, water to get more wet.

May 5, 2011
China has established a new State Internet Information Office to control what's going on online. In the past, internet control has been part of the...
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An upside to data collection

Apr 26, 2011
University of Chicago economist Richard Thaler discusses why he believes businesses that collect our data should give it back to us so that we can use it.
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Twitter's all grown up

Apr 19, 2011
There are reports that Twitter is looking to buy Tweetdeck for $50 million. That app feeds off of Twitter and makes it better.
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Peer pressure on privacy issues gets to Apple

Apr 15, 2011
Apple is reportedly adding a 'do not track' feature to its Safari internet browser. The company is just the latest to adopt the technology -- but do people use it? Marketplace Tech Report host John Moe explains.
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Internet freedom money on the chopping block

Apr 14, 2011
One of the things that got cut as Congress sought to reach a deal on the budget is a pot of money in the State Department to help promote Internet...
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UPDATE: Google, ITA deal approved

Apr 8, 2011
The Justice Department has approved Google's purchase of airline reservation company ITA. NOTE: This interview was recorded before the DOJ's approval.
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Pandora reveals investigation into smartphone apps

Apr 5, 2011
The Internet radio company says it has received a subpoena as part of a federal investigation into the private information that is gathered and shared by smartphone applications.
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Massive data breach hits big retailers, service companies

Apr 4, 2011
Texas-based Epsilon, one of the world's largest providers of marketing e-mail services, may have exposed the personal information of thousands of consumers to unauthorized parties.
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