|US: S.F. Reviewing Pact with AT&T|
by Scott Lindlaw, The Associated Press
July 12th, 2006
San Francisco officials are examining the city's telecommunications contracts with AT&T and whether to take action against the company over allegations it has cooperated illegally with the National Security Agency, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
|US: Cingular Accused of Deception|
by Jolayne Houtz, The Seattle Times
July 7th, 2006
Cingular Wireless pledged to "raise the bar" for 22 million AT&T Wireless customers it acquired when the two companies merged in 2004 — better coverage, same rates and phone no service interruptions.
|US: The 100 Worst Corporate Citizens|
by Phil Mattera, The Corporate Research Project
July 1st, 2006
For the past 52 years, Fortune magazine has been publishing a list of the largest U.S. corporations, an annual chance for chief executives to brag that "my revenue is bigger than yours." For the past seven years, Business Ethics magazine has issued another kind of ranking -- a list of what it calls the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" -- that promotes virtue over size in the perennial game of corporate comparisons.
|EU: Brussels to raise fines for cartels tenfold|
by David Gow, The Guardian (UK)
June 28th, 2006
Companies found guilty of anti-competitive practices will face multibillion euro fines or more than 10 times the current tariffs for abusing their monopoly and taking part in cartels under draconian new competition guidelines adopted by the European Commission today.
|US: FCC Head 'in Bed' With Business in Magazine Spread|
by Arshad Mohammed, The Washington Post
June 26th, 2006
When you run an independent federal agency, you generally want to avoid the appearance of being in bed with lobbyists or big business. So why is Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin standing on an unmade bed in a hotel room in a glossy magazine photograph that also features an influential lobbyist and a communications executive?
|US: ATT: Wired News is a "Scofflaw"|
by Ryan Singell, Wired News
June 13th, 2006
Wired News is a "scofflaw" full of "hot air" and should not be heard in a class-action lawsuit accusing AT&T of violating customers' privacy by cooperating with the National Security Agency in a warrantless internet wiretap operation, the telecommunications company said in a court filing Monday.
|CHINA: Google must obey China law|
by Verne Kopytoff, San Francisco Chronicle
June 9th, 2006
China's government reiterated on Thursday that foreign Internet companies such as Google Inc. must abide by its laws, which require censoring online material that is considered to be politically sensitive.
|US: Zomax ex-CEO convicted|
by Thomas Lee, Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
June 7th, 2006
Jim Anderson, who was chairman and CEO of Zomax when it was one of Minnesota's technology high-fliers in the late 1990s, was convicted of six counts of insider trading and five counts of engaging in illegal monetary transactions.
|US: Taking Sides on 'Net Neutrality'|
by Jim Puzzanghera, The Los Angeles Times
June 6th, 2006
Former White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry is no stranger to well-aimed political attacks. After all, he held down the briefing room podium for Bill Clinton during the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, a task he compared to being a "human pinata."