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FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants


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Encryption backdoors: A bad idea then, a bad idea now

A research paper authored by encryption and computer security experts savages renewed government attempts to make encryption more law-enforcement friendly

Privacy group files FTC complaint to push Google to extend 'right to be forgotten' to U.S.

Consumer Watchdog says Google engages in unfair business practices by not offering U.S. residents the service

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Compromised encryption is a threat to national security

The administration is floating a trial balloon suggesting that national security requires giving up the protection provided by strong encryption. This approach gets the issue wrong. When the situation calls for encryption, using...

FCC's Wheeler defends Net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

FCC to fine AT&T $100 million over 'unlimited' data plans

The government says AT&T should have made throttling clearer to customers

4 things to watch for with Net neutrality rules in effect

With the rules now enforced, watch for possible complaints about Net neutrality violations

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Sneak attack! Congress' plan to kill Net neutrality

Buried in a must-pass House appropriations bill are riders that would prohibit the FCC from enforcing rules protecting an open Internet

Tech industry redoubles efforts to fight US gov't encryption backdoors

Allowing encryption workarounds would give other governments cause to do the same, tech industry groups warned

US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court, to allow for 'an orderly transition period'

Senate committee approves bill targeting patent trolls

The legislation aims to protect businesses from abusive patent lawsuits

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IT workers win key ruling against visa-using firm

Infosys had asked for the dismissal of a discrimination case brought by four IT workers, but the judge rejected outright dismissal

House votes to narrow NSA's phone records collection

The USA Freedom Act still allows the agency to collect records in a more targeted manner

Law firm challenges Net neutrality rules, saying they're too weak

The FCC failed to enforce several telecom regulations, including last-mile network sharing, the petition says

FCC denies requests to delay Net neutrality rules

The ageny still faces seven lawuits challenging the regulations

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Europe strikes back at Silicon Valley

A wave of protectionism in Europe is making life hard for U.S. tech giants. Here's why it won’t get any better

Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say

Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

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Copyright act could make it illegal to repair your own car

Software is becoming integrated into everything we buy, but DCMA throws basic principles of ownership into question

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