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Comcast Defends Planned Time Warner Acquisition

Comcast Defends Planned Time Warner Acquisition

Newsy (Apr. 9, 2014) Comcast officials are before the Senate Judiciary Committee to explain how a planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable will affect consumer choice. Video provided by Newsy
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U.S. Senate Hearing Focused on Protecting Consumer Data

U.S. Senate Hearing Focused on Protecting Consumer Data

TheStreet (Mar. 26, 2014) The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on Wednesday. The group is focusing on the best ways to improve the protection of consumer data. There has been a rise of data breaches including a high-profile breach at Target and less-reported breaches at companies like Neiman Marcus and Snapchat. This hearing examined the risks these recent data breaches pose for consumers, along with the current lack of federal data security protections. Video provided by TheStreet
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Privacy Suit Against Social Networks Filed in France

Privacy Suit Against Social Networks Filed in France

AFP (Mar. 25, 2014) France's leading consumer rights group says it has filed suit against Twitter, Facebook and Google accusing the Internet giants of breaching privacy laws. Duration: 01:01 Video provided by AFP
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Obama: 'Taking the Next Step' In Fuel Efficiency

Obama: 'Taking the Next Step' In Fuel Efficiency

AP (Feb. 18, 2014) President Obama announced Tuesday at a distribution center in Maryland for the grocery chain Safeway that he is ordering a new round of fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles by March of 2016. (Feb. 18) Video provided by AP
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