The U.S. president also called for patent reform and for faster broadband in schools
It could prevent the next 9/11 attack, one former official said
The company sent email messages trying to trick people into signing up for insurance before the deadline, the agency says
Comcast, Google, AT&T and Verizon are among the top spenders on lobbying the US government.
Privacy board calls for an end to NSA phone records collection
A planned merger of Google+ and Gmail contact lists will allow unsolicited email, the group says.
Law enforcement requests to Verizon far exceed those made to other tech companies.
The 12 companies claimed to hold current certifications in an EU privacy agreement, but did not, the agency says
The company's mobile and Fios revenue are up significantly
The president's speech focused more on a telephone-records collection program than on the Internet, critics say.
Some digital rights groups wanted an end to the NSA phone records program, but President Obama wants a transition to something similar.
The changes called for regarding NSA surveillance include new privacy advocates to be assigned to a surveillance court and a transition away from a controversial U.S. telephone records collection program.
Democrats question whether outside security experts can tell what defenses are being deployed
The new manufacturing institute will focus on bringing wide bandgap semiconductors to market.
Members of a review panel say their recommendations would not hurt legitimate terrorism investigations.