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Google Maps is not blocking Windows Phone, Google says

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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James Rainey on social media and civil unrest – LA Times

Social media crackdown? It’d be more than unsociable

By James Rainey, LA Times, August 17, 2011

Riots in London, violent flash mobs in Philadelphia and Wisconsin, protests clogging BART platforms in San Francisco. Against a backdrop of high unemployment and economic upheaval, we have entered the Summer of Jangled Nerves. Anxiety and clear thinking don’t usually mix, as evidenced by the commentators and government officials who have decided that the fault lies not, dear Twitter, in ourselves but in our social media. … But what about other restrictions, which might appear to protect the silent and law-abiding majority from a noisy and dangerous minority? …

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FCC steps into privacy debate over location-based data, announcing forum

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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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