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White House extends grace period for non-Obamacare health plans to 2017

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration said on Wednesday it would allow health insurers to extend plans that fail to comply with its signature healthcare law for an additional two years, giving some consumers the option of keeping their policies into 2017. In a release of comprehensive insurance guidelines for…

Yahoo! promises to implement do-not-track provisions on its ad networks

Yahoo! on Thursday said that it will soon add a tool to its websites that allows visitors to signal that they don’t want their online activity tracked for ad targeting or other ends. The California-based Internet pioneer promised to deploy a “Do Not Track solution” across its global network, including…

U.S. regulators call for tighter online privacy rules

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) called for Internet users to be given an easy-to-use “Do Not Track” feature in a report released on Monday backing tighter online privacy laws. The FTC voted three-to-one to put its seal on recommendations for businesses and US legislators to better protect people’s privacy in “an era…

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