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The FCC's Net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The full rules may not be published for weeks, but Net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization

Restrictions on H-1B visas called 'protectionist'

Sen. Orrin Hatch wants to raise the H-1B cap from 65,000 to 195,000 and eliminate the cap on people who earn advanced STEM degrees


Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband

Samsung faces complaint to FTC over Smart TV 'surveillance'

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has requested the investigation

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Patent trolls are on the run, but not vanquished yet

Strong legislation that will weaken the ability of the trolls to shake down innovators is likely to pass Congress, but more should be done

DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in U.S.

The agency will begin taking employment applications from H-4 visa holders in late May

Republican FCCers call for delay in Net neutrality vote

But Chairman Wheeler says 'it's time to act,' and intends to move forward with Thursday's meeting

Republican lawmakers investigate White House Net neutrality push

Republicans want to know whether the Obama administration influenced the FCC's proposal

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Muni broadband providers clash over Title II Net neutrality reforms

Group of 43 towns argues nay, but UC2B contends broadband is as much a utility as electricity

Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The regulatory agency should conduct stricter reviews before granting approval to big data deals, four groups say

Lawmakers question White House influence on FCC's Net neutrality turnaround

The House oversight committee asks whether Obama improperly steered Wheeler toward a tougher stance

Lawmakers call for investigation of Verizon supercookies

Senators may push for legislation to address the hard-to-defeat tracking cookies on Verizon mobile subscribers' phones

U.S. lawmakers try again to curb abusive patent lawsuits

The Innovation Act attempts to reduce patent lawsuits by so-called trolls

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Net neutrality forever? Not if the lawyers can stop it

FCC proposes no regulation of rates, no new tariffs, and no unbundling; telecoms are horrified by the burdensome regulation

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FCC chairman outlines strong Internet protections

Wheeler's modern Title II approach would prevent rate and tariff regulation of providers

FCC chairman doesn't plan to release Net neutrality order before vote

Despite calls from congressional Republicans, Wheeler will stick with the FCC's practice of debating rules privately prior to a vote

FCC chairman looks set to throw down strong Net neutrality rules

A proposal coming Thursday would span fixed, mobile, and back-end networks

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Mayors of Boston, Seattle, KC, others: No more muni broadband restrictions, please

Next Century Cities group of mayors from 38 U.S. cities ask FCC to clear way for public utility Internet services

FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encourage deployment

FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

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