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In the wake of a giant brouhaha over the news that Apple's iPhones record and store users' locations, Verizon Wireless says it will start slapping 'we can track you!' warning stickers on its products. Verizon's announcement came in the form of a letter to Representatives Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Joe Barton, a Texas Republican. In March, they asked the four major wireless carriers to explain how and why they track mobile location data

The Internet Freedom Preservation Act (HR 3458) is in the congressional hopper, thanks to Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Anna Eschoo (D-CA), who have revived the political debate over who controls access to the Internet.

With the analog signal shutoff less than two months away, customers in need of converter boxes are being urged to apply for the government's coupon program sooner rather than later. That's because the government funds appropriated for the coupons may run out early next month.

Congress Weighs Product Energy, Features and Consumer Needs By Joseph M. McGuire America's home appliance and consumer electronics industry has a strong track record on energy efficiency. In fact, residential home appliance energy consumption today only accounts for 3 percent of the total U.S. energy consumption. These improvements have occurred while manufacturers continue to improve product performance, features and mobility, all while keeping consumer costs down. Despite these advances, in July, the House of Representatives passed a bill that contains, among other things, provisions for limiting the standby power consumption of electric products. Standby power is the energy that a

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