Last updated: May 19, 2011 - 8:50am
Washington tech leaders saw nothing coincidental about Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller’s release of an online-tracking bill last week just a day before Sen. Al Franken’s new privacy panel grilled Apple and Google. To many, the West Virginia Democrat’s timing doubled as a shot across the bow. It was a sign that the chairman would defend the Commerce Committee’s claim to the online privacy debate, even as Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, and the Senate Judiciary Committee’s new privacy panel also dug further into the issue.
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