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Examples of other operators follow:
House puts Spotify on mute
— Spotify apparently hit a wrong note with the House's Internet overlords, who recently blocked the chamber's Web users from listening to the famed music-streaming service. — While Spotify isn't a peer-to-peer program along the lines of Napster …
How Google beat the feds
— Google escaped from a nearly two-year federal antitrust probe with only a few scratches by proving that the best defense is a good offense. — Instead of ignoring Washington — as rival Microsoft did before its costly monopolization trial in the 1990s …
Obama 2.0 will revitalize tech agenda
— The reelection of President Barack Obama along with another politically divided Congress means the tech policy battles from the past few years are going to intensify, even if a few of the faces fighting are about to change.
Google strikes back at rules, antitrust, critics
— Google has spent the past year trying to dodge trustbusters who snared its archrival Microsoft. — The company has built an army of 22 lobbying firms, donated to political campaigns, hired a former GOP congresswoman, and brought in academics …
Google rebuffs FCC over ‘Wi-Spy’ flap
— Google rejected the FCC's argument that the company obstructed an investigation of the so-called Wi-Spy privacy flap — blaming the FCC in part for the delay — in a stinging rebuke filed with the agency Thursday. — At the same time …
Quake rattles cellphone service
— The Department of Homeland Security had some advice for people trying to contact family members in the wake of Tuesday's earthquake: “Avoid calls.” — While wireless carriers said their systems weren't hurt by the 5.9 quake, the resulting call volume did them in.
Google's PAC posts big uptick
— Google is ramping up its campaign machine ahead of the 2012 election, raking in $570,000 for its political action committee in the first six months of the year — the most it has raised in a single cycle since its PAC opened shop.
Al Franken: Smart phone and app privacy no joke
— Sen. Al Franken is planning to take a hard look Tuesday at the way iPhones, Androids and BlackBerrys — and the apps that run on them — collect and use personal information about their owners, including their locations.