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Today's e-Reads Updated: Wireless Providers Acknowledge Using Tracking Software

December 1, 2011

AT&T, HTC, Samsung and Sprint have acknowledged that their mobile phones use a controversial tracking technology that some critics say violate user privacy, Computerworld reports.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg says the social networking site, which reached a major settlement with the FTC this week over alleged privacy violations, is the "first innovator in privacy," CNN reports.

Google is negotiating a deal with retailers to allow consumers to receive goods they buy on the Web in a day or less, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The New York Times reports on a new study that says the growth in mobile technologies and cloud computing could pose a challenge to older tech giants.

Microsoft saw a slight boost last month in users of its Internet Explorer Internet browser, according to eWeek.

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says two congressional bills aimed at curbing online piracy on foreign websites go after the wrong problems, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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