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Mark Milian

Covering consumer technology in San Francisco. Author of Letters to Steve: Inside the E-mail Inbox of Apple's Steve Jobs.

Opponents of a cyber intelligence bill worry that Web companies would give the U.S. user data in the name of whatever, under the guise of Internet security.

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Opponents of a cyber intelligence bill worry that Web companies would give the U.S. user data in the name of whatever, under the guise of Internet security.

Facebook Explains Why It Likes What Some Call ‘The Next SOPA’

Just as Internet activists were whipping up another cyber protest over a proposed law, Facebook, which runs one of the largest websites, came to the bill’s defense. The contentious legislation, called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, would open...

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the Kindle Fire at a news conference last year.

Google’s Page ‘Quite Focused’ on Lower Ends of Tablet Market

Where does Google see its future in the tablet market? Try the bargain bin. Responding to a question about tablets during the company’s earnings call today, Google Chief Executive Larry Page said: “We definitely believe that there is going to...

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's F8 developers conference in San Francisco in  2011. His company is expanding the type of historical personal data that users can download.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook's F8 developers conference in San Francisco in 2011. His company is expanding the type of historical personal data that users can download.

All That Data Facebook Collects? It’s Sharing a Bit More With You

Facebook is unlocking more of the data it keeps on its 845 million members, allowing users to download an expanded history of their activities on the social network. The company will begin bundling information about friend requests sent, a person’s...

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The Justice Department quoted from the biography 'Steve Jobs' in its antitrust case.

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The Justice Department quoted from the biography 'Steve Jobs' in its antitrust case.

‘Steve Jobs’ Bio Gives Justice Dept. Ammo for E-book Lawsuit

Steve Jobs was a notoriously private person and ran his company similarly, but near the end of his life, the Apple co-founder volunteered some of his secrets for an authorized biography. Now, some of those remarks are being used as...

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Nick Miller's career in public policy began when he came across a message on Facebook.

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Nick Miller's career in public policy began when he came across a message on Facebook.

Intern Leads Battle With Cable TV as Proposed Rule Threatens Boxee

Some interns fetch coffee. Nick Miller, a 26-year-old intern at online-video startup Boxee, is busy staging a regulatory battle in Washington with the biggest media companies in the world. It didn’t start off that way for the Rutgers University graduate....

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One former Apple marketer says RIM should simplify their message.

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One former Apple marketer says RIM should simplify their message.

With RIM Sliding, What Would Apple Marketers Do to Save BlackBerry?

For Apple, it’s “Think Different.” For RIM, how about “Be Heard?” That’s the advice of one former marketer at Apple, a company known for its advertising genius and ability to convince e-mail addicts weaned on the BlackBerry’s Chiclet keyboard that ...

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Is the stylus now in style? Makers of the pen have seen an increase in sales.

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Is the stylus now in style? Makers of the pen have seen an increase in sales.

Is the Pen Mightier Than the Finger? Drawing Apps Boost Sales of Stylus

Even Steve Jobs didn’t see this one coming: The stylus is back. The late Apple co-founder derided the idea of using plastic pens with smartphones and tablet computers. “Who wants a stylus?” Jobs said in 2007. “You have to get...

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