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A South Korea shop manager shows Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S mobile phone (R) and Apple's iPhone 3G at a shop in Seoul on July 27, 2010. . (Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: The Biggest Technology Stories Of 2012

Apple’s first full year without Steve Jobs, the Samsung-Apple court case, SOPA and Microsoft Windows 8 were some of the biggest tech stories of 2012 according to our tech analyst Larry Magid.

12/29/2012

laptop, computer, technology, internet,

Tech Report: Internet Freedom Watchdog Group Formed

An activist group looking to maintain free-flowing information on the Internet and protect it from what it sees as bad legislation was launched on Thursday.

07/20/2012

Google

Google’s 4Q Lobbying Bill Triples To $3.76 Million

Google’s U.S. lobbying bill more than tripled to $3.76 million in the fourth quarter as the Internet search leader fought proposed changes to online piracy laws and sought to influence a wide range of other issues that could affect its fortunes.

01/23/2012

U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Congress Postpones Vote On Piracy Bills

KCBS’ Technology Analyst says Silicon Valley really flexed its muscle to influence Congress’ postponing of voting on two controversial internet piracy bills.

01/20/2012

Anonymous

Tech Report: Anonymous Retaliates For DOJ Shutdown Of File Sharing Site

KCBS’ Technology Analyst reports hacktivist group Anonymous is retaliating against the Department of Justice for their shutdown of megaupload.com, with some takedowns of their own.

01/20/2012

Wikipedia

Tech Report: Online Protest Over Piracy Bills Has An Effect

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid looks at the impact of online protests of SOPA and PIPA.

01/19/2012

(CBS)

Tech Leaders Stage SF Rally Over Web Piracy Bills

As several prominent Internet companies held online protests Wednesday against anti-piracy legislation being considered by Congress, smaller San Francisco and Silicon Valley-based companies also held a live demonstration.

01/18/2012

Wikipedia

Wikipedia Goes Dark To Protest Internet Piracy Bill In Congress

Wikipedia and several other websites have gone dark Wednesday, in what backers are calling the largest Internet protest ever.

01/18/2012

Homepage of the online free encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Tech Watch: Popular Websites Plan Day Of Protest

CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley said that several websites are protesting the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, which is still being discussed in the Senate.

01/17/2012

A man holds an iPod as he sits in front of an Apple Powerbook laptop on which the software to "iTunes music store" is running. (Oliver Stratmann/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Companies Lobby Against Copyright Bill

Some tech companies are fiercely lobbying against a bill that would hold them liable if users illegally post copyright-protected material to their sites.

12/18/2011

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