By Salvador Rodriguez, LA Times, January 4, 2013, 3:24 p.m.
Google is denying reports online Friday that say the company started blocking Windows Phone users from accessing Google Maps amid tension in its relationship with Microsoft. Nothing has changed with the Google Maps service, the company told The Times. Google Maps simply was never designed to work with the Internet Explorer browser on the Windows Phone, according to Google.
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- Google Admits It Was Deliberately Blocking Windows Phone Users From Google Maps (GOOG) (businessinsider.com)
- Google working on removing Maps redirect for Windows Phone (slashgear.com)
FCC steps into privacy debate over location-based data, announcing forum
Technology, Los Angeles Times, May 17, 2011
The Federal Communications Commission is stepping into the simmering privacy debate over location data collected through cellphones and mobile devices, announcing a forum next month on the issue that could lead to rules governing the coveted information. … The FCC said Tuesday it had invited Apple, Google and other technology companies, along with wireless providers, consumer groups and academic experts, to participate in a public education forum in Washington on June 28. Among the topics: how location-based services work, their benefits and risks, and information parents should know about location tracking of children who use mobile devices.
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- FCC, FTC To Look Into Cellphone Tracking (techdailydose.nationaljournal.com)
- FCC, FTC to hold mobile location privacy forum (news.cnet.com)
- Congress, FCC look into Apple tracking (geodatapolicy.wordpress.com)
- Senate has more questions for Apple, Google, Facebook on privacy (arstechnica.com)