FCC to Fine Google $25K; PSN Down Today; Apple Prepping Gaming Console?

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Topping tech headlines over the weekend: The FCC proposed Google be fined $25,000 for allegedly delaying an investigation, evidence surfaced that Apple could be working on a gaming console, and the Sony PlayStation Network will be down today for maintenance.

Didn’t check out the tech headlines over the weekend? Here’s what you missed: The Federal Communications Commission proposed that Google be fined $25,000 for allegedly obstructing a probe into the search giant’s data-mining activities for its Street View project. The FCC alleged that Google “deliberately impeded and delayed” an investigation into the way it collected data from non-password protected Wi-Fi networks in the United States and abroad.

Meanwhile, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly met recently with representatives from Valve Software, the company behind the popular Steam digital distribution platform, igniting rumors that Cupertino is working on a gaming console. While the concept of an Apple-based gaming console might seem out of place in the ongoing arms race between Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, it’s not completely out of the question.

In other gaming news, the Sony PlayStation Network will be down for 13 hours today, although most of the downtime will take place during work hours. The PSN will be down for routine scheduled maintenance beginning at 6:00 am PDT/ 9:00 am EDT.

And, Lumia 900 owners take note; Nokia has developed a fix for the data connectivity problem that had affected the smartphone. Customers can either visit the dedicated Nokia page to address the issue, or can exchange the phone for a brand-new Lumia 900 at any AT&T store before April 21.

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By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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