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Your Car's Navigation System Is Sharing Your Data Too Report finds a lack of transparency among navigation providers

A new government report concludes that in-car navigation systems may be driving away with too much data about drivers’ whereabouts. The report on in-car location-based services like Garmin, OnStar and Google…

January 6, 2014, 6:45 PM EST

Government Report Calls For Comprehensive Privacy Law Consumers should have more information, control over personal data

A new report on consumer privacy from the Government Accountability Office concludes that there ought to be a comprehensive federal law governing the collection, use and sale of personal information…

November 20, 2013, 2:52 PM EST

GAO Report on Patent Lawsuits Could Help Reform Efforts Number of defendants sued by 'trolls' tripled in four years

A new report from the Government Accountability Office on patent infringement lawsuits could give lawmakers the firepower they need to move reform legislation aimed at curbing abusive patent troll practices. The long-awaited…

August 22, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

No-Brainer Bill to Consolidate FCC Reports Sent to the House Floor Law would also eliminate outdated telegraph study

The House Commerce Committee Wednesday sent to the floor a no-brainer of a proposal that will allow the Federal Communications Commission to consolidate eight reports into one biennial communications marketplace…

July 31, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

GAO Report: FCC Should Do Fewer Cable and Video Reports Price and competition annual reports not needed

Apparently the reports on the cable industry and video marketplace the Federal Communications Commission is required periodically to conduct are a giant time suck and resource hog. That was the…

June 26, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

For Now, Saturday Postal Delivery Is Safe USPS 'disappointed' with language in congressional resolution

The U.S. Postal Service backed down from its plan to cut Saturday delivery in August. So for now, at least through Sept. 30, Saturday delivery is safe. The decision was made…

April 10, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT

New Government Report Calls for Rules on Mobile Tracking Consumers often unaware they are being tracked

A new report from the Government Accountability Office today is giving privacy advocates another opportunity to press for new laws that could potentially limit the promise of mobile advertising. Consumers have…

October 11, 2012, 5:03 PM EDT

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