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Microsoft joins Google to delete revenge porn from search results

July 22, 2015 10:34 am

Microsoft is joining Google in accepting requests from revenge porn victims to remove links from search results for explicit content posted without permission. In a blog post Wednesday, Microsoft said would also remove access to the content itself when the revenge porn is shared on [...]

2Q lobby dollars slip as net neutrality battle moves to the courts

July 22, 2015 5:45 am

For the 27 media, marketing and tech trade associations tracked by Katy on the Hill, combined lobby spending in the second quarter 2015 slipped 5.2 percent, from $20.8 million in the first quarter 2015 to $19.7 million in the second quarter. Once the Federal Communications Commission approved its [...]

Google, NAB tops media/marketing/tech lobby list

July 21, 2015 7:01 am

Google’s company-wide effort to control costs hit its lobbying budget, which was down 16 percent in second quarter. But the company still spent more than the other 65 media, marketing, and consumer tech firms tracked by KatyontheHill. Of the top five, the search giant spent $4.62 million [...]

CTIA to Feds: Spectrum pipeline needs to be refilled

July 20, 2015 12:44 pm

The broadcast incentive auction hasn’t even been held yet, but the wireless industry is worried that there will be no new spectrum in the pipeline after the final gavel falls. CTIA-The Wireless Industry association predicts there will be a  78 fold increase in wireless data demand by [...]

Netflix prevails in patent case with Rovi

July 16, 2015 12:03 pm

Netflix posted a big win in a patent case with Rovi, a provider of digital entertainment guides.  Netflix and Rovi were sparring over five of patents related to various features and functionality used by the over-the-top (OTT) video service. Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton, US District Court, [...]

Cops use Spotify, social media to track down fugitives

July 16, 2015 8:54 am

It took 12 search warrants for a Larimer County, Colorado sheriff department to follow a trail of social media postings and IP addresses to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where a woman wanted in connection with a child custody case had fled. The Washington Post today reported on the case of a woman who [...]
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