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Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Obama names D.C. official as federal CIO   —  Updated 5:52 a.m. with details from the official announcement.  —  President Obama on Thursday named Vivek Kundra, Washington, D.C.'s chief technology officer, to the position of federal chief information officer.
Mar 5, 2009, 10:40 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Facebook, Google helping feds stop online stimulus scams   —  WASHINGTON—President Obama's economic stimulus plan has already spurred activity in at least one online industry, though not one the administration was hoping to encourage.  —  Deceptive Web sites, advertisements …
Mar 4, 2009, 9:40 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Court sets standard for online anonymity protections   —  Web sites involved in defamation suits are not required to immediately hand over the identities of readers who leave anonymous comments, a Maryland court has ruled, laying out guidelines for future suits involving online anonymity.
Mar 3, 2009, 1:00 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Lieberman questions accessibility, privacy of court docs   —  Carl Malamud, the tech activist campaigning to be named head of the Government Printing Office, appears to have the support of at least one Washington politician.  —  Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) sent a letter Friday …
Feb 27, 2009, 7:50 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Telecom industry may see over $12 million in fines   —  The FCC has proposed more than $12 million in fines for the telecommunications industry, after hundreds of carriers failed to certify that they are instituting proper protections of customer data.  —  The carriers either failed to file …
Feb 25, 2009, 11:10 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Obama's new Commerce pick has strong ties to tech, China   —  President Obama may soon announce former Washington Gov. Gary Locke as his third choice for secretary of commerce.  —  A White House official who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CNET News it is likely that the president will nominate Locke to run the department.
Feb 25, 2009, 7:20 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
White House names Internet team   —  The White House on Monday officially rolled out the names of its new-media team, which includes a former Google product manager.  —  Macon Phillips was officially named the director of new media, though he wrote his first White House blog post in that capacity the day President Obama took office.
Feb 23, 2009, 11:00 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Obama picks Leibowitz as FTC chairman   —  President Obama plans to appoint current Federal Trade Commission member Jon Leibowitz to lead the agency, which partially enforces antitrust laws and has taken a recent interest in online advertising.  —  An administration official on Monday confirmed …
Feb 23, 2009, 9:20 PMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Stimulus bill includes $7.2 billion for broadband   —  Updated at 3 p.m. PST with comments from industry representatives.  —  President Obama signed into law on Tuesday the $787 billion stimulus package, which includes $7.2 billion for broadband grant and loan programs.
Feb 18, 2009, 9:05 AMIn context
Stephanie Condon / CNET News:
Vista marketing draws antitrust complaints   —  A correction was made to this story.  Read below for details.  —  WASHINGTON—Government antitrust attorneys said on Wednesday that they continue to receive complaints from hardware makers and other companies about Microsoft's business practices …
Jan 28, 2009, 5:15 PMIn context

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