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Khan Shoieb - who has written 5 posts on Inside Google.


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Liveblog: Wrapping up the Senate privacy hearing

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Liveblog: Wrapping up the Senate privacy hearing

The three-hour hearing on Online Consumer Privacy has just come to a close, but unfortunately nothing substantive has emerged. Senators asked the two panels questions that were fed to them by their staff, and, when responses came from Google & Facebook that were conciliatory-sounding enough, the Senators refused, or perhaps more likely did not know how, to ask follow-up questions that might have actually taken us somewhere.

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Liveblog: Google still “investigating” Wi-Spy activities

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Liveblog: Google still “investigating” Wi-Spy activities

Google Privacy Engineering Lead Dr. Alma Whitten told the Committee that the company was “conducting investigations” into why its Street View cars gathered communications from home WiFi networks.

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Liveblog: FTC chairman endorses “opt-in”

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Liveblog: FTC chairman endorses “opt-in”

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz endorsed an opt-in framework for privacy policies on the internet over an opt-out one in response to a question by Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV). Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz endorsed an opt-in framework for privacy policies on the internet over an opt-out one in response to a question by Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV).

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Liveblogging online privacy hearing

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

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Liveblogging online privacy hearing

Today I will be liveblogging the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing on Consumer Online Privacy. It is the first hearing on this subject by a full committee.

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Web 2.0 hearing overshadowed by politics; Simpson calls for Wi-Spy probe

Friday, July 23, 2010

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Web 2.0 hearing overshadowed by politics;  Simpson calls for Wi-Spy probe

Consumer Watchdog’s John M. Simpson testified at a hearing yesterday on federal agency use of Web 2.0 technology, but the hearing got off to a rocky start when Ranking Member Patrick McHenry (R-NC) opted for a procedural gimmick and even introduced a motion to adjourn the hearing before the witnesses were able to testify.

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