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Rand Paul's bill would overturn Net neutrality rules

Senator Rand Paul joins House Republicans in introducing a resolution of disapproval


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

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10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

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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Fury rises at Disney over use of H-1B workers

Disney says it is restructuring its IT operations; displaced workers say they were asked to train their replacements flown in from India

Video: Behind the scenes of the rescue of HealthCare.gov

A member of the beleaguered website's rescue team gives all the gory details of its operation

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Second time's the charm? The welcome return of Aaron's Law

Congress can finally right its wrongs with the Aaron Swartz tragedy with the passing of this much needed cyber crime bill

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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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The Keystroke Cops: A look at the role local data can play in criminal justice reform

A rich look at developments bringing open data to local governments

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

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Government report shows tech heavyweights in the first quarter spent more on lobbying in Washington, D.C.

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

FCC faces seventh Net neutrality lawsuit

CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules

FCC moves toward 'historic' spectrum sharing plan

Commissioners vote to open up 3.5GHz spectrum band to commercial use in the coming years

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Net neutrality wars: Telcos battle back

An avalanche of lawsuits protesting reclassification of broadband as a common carrier hits the FCC

Six Net neutrality lawsuits: What are the complaints about?

The lawsuits from two ISPs and four trade groups focus on violations of administrative process, constitutional questions

Proving Google's abuse could be difficult for the EU

A multibillion dollar fine imposed on Google is unlikely, one antitrust expert said

EU hits Google with antitrust charges, starts investigation into Android

The bundling of apps with Android is one of the practices that the European Commission is examining in its new investigation

Four new lawsuits challenge FCC's Net neutrality rules

The agency is now facing six legal challenges from four trade groups and two ISPs

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