The November 2008 issue of Infotech & Telecom News highlights privacy issues and the market’s efforts to address them. On page 1:
* A deal between Internet giants Yahoo and Google has drawn attention from trustbusters in Washington, DC and the ire of watchdogs who say the partnership is akin to a monopoly.
* In a move aimed at reining in “bandwidth hogs,” Comcast Corp. has begun enforcing a cap on the amount of data its customers can download from the Internet.
* The California legislature has approved a bill prohibiting telephone texting while driving, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed it into law.
* Taxpayers in Portland, Oregon will have to pay as much as $60,000 to dismantle the infrastructure of a failed municipal wi-fi service.
Also in this issue: bloggers, net neutrality, wiretapping, camera surveillance, malware, Internet radio, municipal wi-fi, toll hacking, and Google Street View.
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