CNET Networks, Inc.
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November 2002: "CNET Networks, Inc. is the world's leading source of information and services for buyers, sellers and suppliers of technology, including IS/IT professionals, enterprise decision makers, executives, gamers and technology shoppers. As a top 10 Internet company with established Web sites throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, CNET Networks provides its award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices, broadband, radio and print."
May 2007: "In an unusual step for the news media, three journalists whose private phone records were scrutinized by investigators working for Hewlett-Packard intend to sue the company for invasion of privacy....CNet does not plan to join their lawsuit, but said that it might sue separately."http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/07/business/media/07hp.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Owned by (partial or full, past or present) CBS Interactive Organization Jul 17, 2008 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) CNET Source Owner of (partial or full, past or present) News.com Source Owner of (partial or full, past or present) TechRepublic Organization Mar 14, 2005 Owner of (partial or full, past or present) TechRepublic Source Owner of (partial or full, past or present) ZDnet Source Organization Executive (past or present) Esther Dyson Person Aug 29, 2006 Organization Executive (past or present) Gregory J. Osberg Person May 15, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 29, 2011 California targets Kindle lab in Amazon tax spat
QUOTE: Amazon.com said today that it's reluctantly severing ties with affiliates in California, a move that it hopes will let it continue shipping products to state residents without collecting sales taxes.... The measure says that any retailer who "through a subsidiary" has any "place of business" in California must collect sales taxes.
CNET Mar 28, 2011 IP is for Intellectual Property (and also for Invading Privacy)
QUOTE: As industry lobby groups continue to encourage the tightening of “intellectual property” laws, we find a troubling trend developing: governmental policy toward enforcement is sacrificing privacy on the altar of copyright.
TechRepublic Oct 12, 2010 The Internet and the death of ethics (Workers' Edge)
QUOTE: The fight for an ethical Internet may be a lost cause, if only because people's moral compasses appear to be irreparably damaged....I'm starting to think there are no ethics in business--my own experience does not refute this assertion. It could be that the lack of negative consequences for immoral, unethical behavior is perceived as tacit approval of such activities.
CNET Jun 10, 2010 Judge limits DHS laptop border searches
QUOTE: A federal judge has ruled that border agents cannot seize a traveler's laptop, keep it locked up for months, and examine it for contraband files without a warrant half a year later.
CNET Apr 19, 2010 Amazon fights demand for customer records
QUOTE: Amazon.com filed a lawsuit on Monday to fend off a sweeping demand from North Carolina's tax collectors: detailed records including names and addresses of customers and information about exactly what they purchased.
CNET Feb 13, 2010 Justice Dept. defends warrantless cell phone tracking
QUOTE: The FBI and other police agencies don't need to obtain a search warrant to learn the locations of Americans' cell phones, the U.S. Department of Justice told a federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday.
CNET Sep 05, 2009 Parental control company sells data on what kids say (Safe and Secure)
QUOTE: A software product sold to protect children from predators, cyberbullying, and visiting inappropriate Web sites is also collecting information about what the kids are saying, and its publisher is selling that data...
CNET Aug 28, 2009 Bill would give president emergency control of Internet
QUOTE: Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.
CNET Aug 27, 2009 ACLU chapter flags Facebook app privacy (The Social)
QUOTE: The Northern California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has put out a campaign designed to raise awareness of the privacy implications of Facebook's developer platform.
CNET Nov 10, 2008 Agendas vanish from Obama's transition Web site
QUOTE: If a president-elect circulates a press release promising to do something, and then changes his mind, there's a paper trail. Not so when files are added to a Web site and then quietly removed over a weekend.
CNET Nov 06, 2008 National ID cards compulsory for U.K. airport staff
QUOTE: A pilot program of the U.K.'s national identity card plan will be compulsory at one of the two participating airports....despite repeated assurances from the Home Office that U.K. citizens will not be compelled to have an ID card or enter their biometric details onto the National Identity Register.
CNET Oct 31, 2008 The Midnight Regulation Rush is On!
QUOTE: While most of us are distracted watching the presidential election, the U.S. Treasury Department is quietly pushing through new rules that potentially will have devastating consequences for privacy and e-commerce.
CNET Oct 24, 2008 Debate to delay 'white space' vote heats up
QUOTE: Google and Microsoft, support the use of "white spaces," because they believe the spectrum can be used to help deliver new wireless broadband services. After more than four years, and over 30,000 filings by the public, broadcasters now accuse the commission of a rush to judgment on the white spaces.
CNET Oct 15, 2008 McCain seeks special 'fair use' copyright rules for VIPs
QUOTE: McCain is calling for VIP treatment for the remixes made by political campaigns. All claims of fair use are equal--yet some claims are more equal than others.
CNET Oct 10, 2008 Will Senate actually investigate NSA spying on Americans?
QUOTE: The U.S. Senate is investigating allegations by two National Security Agency whistleblowers who have described widespread monitoring of innocuous telephone conversations by the Bush administration's clandestine program.
CNET Oct 03, 2008 Skype: We didn't know about security issues
QUOTE: ...Josh Silverman, Skype's president, explained he did not realize that TOM-Skype, Skype's partner in China, was logging and storing users' instant messages that were deemed offensive by the Chinese government. He said the company knew that instant-messaging chats were monitored by the government...
CNET Sep 26, 2008 Do you oppose the $700 billion Wall Street bailout? Click here
QUOTE: Quote:A flurry of Web activism is channelling misgivings about the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout into political action.
CNET Sep 25, 2008 Clickjacking: Researchers raise alert for scary new cross-browser exploit
QUOTE: a scary new browser exploit/threat affecting all the major desktop platforms....when you visit a malicious website and the attacker is able to take control of the links that your browser visits.
ZDnet Sep 19, 2008 New taxes on your monthly cell phone bill?
QUOTE: Local governments are seeking new sources of tax revenue by eyeing their residents' monthly cell phone bills. Congress would like to block that, which has sparked a debate in Washington about federalism, tax policy, and fairness.
CNET Sep 11, 2008 New tool creates fake YouTube pages for spreading malware
QUOTE: Panda Security said it has uncovered a tool circulating in underground hacking forums, dubbed YTFakeCreator, that enables anyone to easily create a fake YouTube page that surreptitiously installs a Trojan, virus, or adware on a visitor's computer, said Ryan Sherstobitoff, chief corporate evangelist of Panda Security.
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