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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

Privacy concerns remain as U.S. House approves cyber threat sharing bill

The legislation would continue to allow customer information to be passed to the NSA, privacy advocates said

Congress moves forward on cyber threat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cyber theat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

New bill in Congress would invalidate FCC's Net neutrality rules

The 'resolution of disapproval' legislation allows expedited action in Congress as it cannot be amended of filibustered

FCC Net neutrality rules published to Federal Register

Publication of the FCC's new rules is expected to trigger lawsuits from broadband providers

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10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B using contractors.

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No joke: How to decode the John Oliver-Edward Snowden interview

The comedian's interview with Edward Snowden delivers a primer on government surveillance programs -- and explains why it matters

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Washington is coming for your personal data

Little-noticed change to judicial rules gives the FBI greater powers to conduct remote searches, and the 'zombie bill' CISA is on the fast track to a Senate vote

Tech groups renew push for cloud, email privacy protections

Backers of electronic privacy reform want Congress to give greater protections from police searches to documents stored in the cloud

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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