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Advocacy groups say AT&T violated Communications Act by selling records to CIA

Advocacy groups say AT&T violated Communications Act by selling records to CIA

A lot of technology companies, social networks, and wireless carriers are under fire from consumer advocacy groups for selling or sharing private consumer data on phone calls and online habits with the federal government. A group of consumer advocacy firms led by a company called Public Knowledge filed a petition this week with the FCC. The petition hopes to get the FCC to say that AT&T violated a privacy rule in the Communications Act.

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Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel pitching OnCue web TV service to Verizon tip insiders

Intel is hunting $500m and a chip supply deal for its ailing OnCue pay TV service, it's reported, despite the system not having launched yet, with Verizon, Samsung, and others tipped to be in talks about a sale. The processor company had hoped to launch OnCue - which would include TV and mobile streaming over an internet connection - sometime this year, but struggled to ink the necessary content deals among other issues; now, Bloomberg reports, it's aiming for a second-best solution.

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