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Cecilia Kang

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July 2006: Journalist.


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Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Oct 27, 2010

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Oct 27, 2010 Satisfied with Google's promise to restrain Street View, FTC drops privacy-breach probe

QUOTE: The federal government has ended an inquiry into a privacy breach involving Google's Street View service, satisfied with the company's pledge to stop gathering e-mail, passwords and other information from residential WiFi networks as it rolls through neighborhoods.

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May 09, 2010 Consumer Watchdog targets Google

QUOTE: Too big to fail turned out to be wrong for banks and other corporations. But don't tell that to Google, which has quickly expanded into making smartphones, mapping streets of the world, streaming videos, connecting friends and selling digital books....Federal regulators have launched a handful of investigations of the Internet behemoth -- which dominates Web search -- to ensure it doesn't unfairly hurt competitors and consumers in its feeding frenzy of online businesses. So far, there hasn't been a full antitrust review of the variety that hobbled Microsoft, AT&T and Standard Oil.

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Apr 24, 2010 Undercover persuasion by tech industry lobbyists

QUOTE: The influence peddlers of K Street have discovered the power of social networking on such Web sites as Twitter and Facebook. Using their own names without mentioning that they work in public relations or as lobbyists, employees of companies with interests in Washington are chattering online to shape opinions in hard-to-detect ways.

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Aug 14, 2009 Major Carriers Shun Broadband Stimulus: Funds Would Come With Tighter Rules

QUOTE: The Obama administration made a national priority of spreading high-speed Internet access to every American home and offered stimulus money to help companies pay for it, but the biggest network operators are staying away from the program.

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Jul 28, 2009 Senator Urges Scrutiny of Ticketmaster Deal

QUOTE: A key lawmaker [Sen. Herb Kohl] on Monday urged more scrutiny by regulators over a proposed merger between concert ticketing giant Ticketmaster and producer Live Nation, saying it presented "serious competition concerns."

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Jul 11, 2009 Rosetta Stone Sues Google Over Trademarks in Searches

QUOTE: Rosetta Stone, the Arlington language-learning software firm, said yesterday it has filed a lawsuit against Google for trademark infringement, alleging the Internet search giant allowed other companies to use Rosetta Stone's trademark brand for online advertisements without permission.

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Jul 07, 2009 Key Senator Backs Telecom Probe: Concerns Grow in Congress Over Cellphone Carriers' Practices

QUOTE: He called for the Justice Department to closely scrutinize future mergers and to investigate whether dominant cellphone carriers are stifling competition in violation of antitrust laws. Over the past three years, the number of national wireless carriers has dropped to four from seven, and the top four carriers serve nine out of 10 cellphone users.

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Jun 18, 2009 Exclusive Wireless Contracts Examined: Critics Say Deals Stifle Competition

QUOTE: growing debate on whether the practice of locking in cellphones to exclusive contracts with only one carrier has led to higher prices and fewer choices for consumers and stifled competition...

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Jul 21, 2008 Super Bowl Fine Is Voided: Court's Indecency Ruling Trumps FCC

QUOTE: "Hundreds of thousands of people complained about the show, and a unanimous commission found that it was inappropriate for broadcast television...and this only highlights the importance of the Supreme Court's consideration of our indecency rules."

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May 19, 2008 SEC Sues 8 Former AOL Officials: Regulator Alleges Inflation of Online Ad Revenue

QUOTE: In the complaints filed in a federal court in Manhattan, the SEC contended that the former AOL executives "knowingly or recklessly engineered, oversaw and executed a scheme to artificially and materially inflate the company's reported online advertising revenue."

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Jul 10, 2006 Well-Paid Benefit Most As Economy Flourishes: Trend Is Pronounced In Washington Area

QUOTE: Wages are rising more than twice as fast for highly paid workers in the Washington area as they are for low-paid workers...the spoils of the region's economic expansion are going disproportionately to workers who are already well-paid, widening a gap between rich and poor in a place where it is already wider than in most of the country.

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