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Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say

A rotation mechanism showing commercial services from Google and its competitors is also an option

Net neutrality advocates: Hybrid approach won't work

A proposal to reclassify only part of broadband service as a regulated utility wouldn't protect consumers, groups say


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A victorious GOP would shape the Senate's H-1B debate

A Republican-controlled Senate would change the nation's H-1B visa debate, though it's uncertain just what Senators would do.

FCC's Wheeler said to mull hybrid approach to Net neutrality

FCC appears set to reclassify broadband so that it comes under the agency's authority, but without prohibiting special access deals

AT&T to pay $105 million to settle mobile-phone cramming charges

The FTC, FCC, and state attorneys general accuse the company of making millions of dollars from unwanted third-party charges

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AT&T’s Net neutrality proposal is a slick sidestep

AT&T proposal for 'user-driven paid prioritization' as an alternative to fast lanes is meant to quiet demands for tighter regulation

FCC gets record number of Net neutrality comments, what now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

FCC may put mobile under same Net neutrality rules as wired broadband

The past double standard is a big issue in many public comments, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

Tech industry groups ask U.S. Senate to 'swiftly pass' NSA curbs

A coalition of tech industry groups writes a letter to Senate leaders saying an erosion of trust is affecting their business abroad

Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

Several large websites including Reddit, Mozilla, and Kickstarter will display site-loading spinning wheel icons to symbolize slow connections

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FCC chairman steps up for citizens, competition, and a better Internet

Amid debate over Comcast-Time Warner and Net neutrality, Tom Wheeler speaks of the need for more choice in broadband

FCC's Wheeler: U.S. needs more high-speed broadband competition

The agency will focus on a new broadband competition agenda, its chairman says

Industry groups: FCC shouldn't overturn state laws against municipal broadband

Broadband providers call on the FCC to leave state laws alone

FCC allowed to question AT&T, Verizon on business broadband pricing

The OMB gives the agency permission to collect data on the special-access business broadband market

Dozens of US tech firms violate EU privacy promises

Advocacy group Center for Digital Democracy calls on the FTC to investigate 30 companies for their handling of personal information

DOJ asks court to vacate stay in Microsoft email privacy case

The government points to a 'jurisdictional' defect in Microsoft's appeal of a warrant for emails stored in Ireland

Microsoft, Google, others back Facebook in New York privacy dispute

Facebook is seeking important rulings on the collection of bulk user data under gag orders

4 cloud horror stories -- and how to survive them

Here are four cloud horror stories along with spoilers, so you can make it out alive

China scrubs Apple's iPad and MacBooks from government buying list

Report claims that China's government is increasing pressure on Western technology firms

Sneaky broadband data caps imperil the Internet's future

A GAO report warns that ISPs' move to usage-based pricing could have a chilling effect on online innovation

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