OVERNIGHT TECH: AT&T/T-Mobile facing headwinds

Lawmakers question Groupon on privacy: The co-chairmen of the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus wrote to Groupon on Thursday asking for details on the firm's new privacy policy that will reportedly expand the amount of data the firm collects and shares about consumers. The lawmakers ask whether customers must opt in to the new tracking methods and whether any of the firm's service providers have experienced a breach of consumers' personal information. They also inquire as to what controls are in place to identify the age of customers.

House Science Committee approves cybersecurity bill: The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology approved the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2011 on Thursday, which would increase the amount of funding for cybersecurity education, research and development. The legislation sponsored by Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.) closely tracks with a bill that passed the House overwhelmingly last year. Sen. Robert MenendezRobert (Bob) MenendezDems block Cruz's Nord Stream 2 sanctions bill Overnight Defense & National Security — Differences remain between NATO, Russia Senate Democrats unveil bill sanctioning Russia over Ukraine MORE (D-N.J.) has introduced a companion measure in the Senate.


The vigilante hacker groups Anonymous and LulzSec responded to yesterday's arrests by the FBI by promising not to stop their attacks.

The head of the trade group U.S. Telecom wants Congress to regulate Facebook and other Web communications providers.

Lansing native Earvin "Magic" Johnson will join a Detroit venture capital firm that seeds early-stage tech startups.

Microsoft reported fourth-quarter results that beat analysts' estimates on Thursday afternoon.

Hillicon on TV: Tune into Saturday's episode of "The Communicators" on C-SPAN at 6:30 p.m. to see yours truly interview Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne and Scott Peterson of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board on the battle over forcing online merchants to collect the sales tax.

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This post was updated at 10:46 p.m.