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China was brutal to US tech firms in 2014

Microsoft, Cisco, and Qualcomm all faced a tougher regulatory environment in China this year, and next year may be no better

Internet access tax moratorium extended in US gov't spending package

The moratorium will continue for another year, but the Senate's action leads to debate over Net neutrality taxes


Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozens protestors called on the agency to reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

Google News to be shut down in Spain ahead of new law

Google said it can't afford to pay for a service that doesn't make money for the company

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Moving past the illusion of data democracy

Americans want the power to dictate exactly how our personal data is collected and used, but pervasive data gathering and analytical techniques are rendering true data democracy obsolete.

Microsoft: Feds' bid to seize Irish emails threatens US citizens' privacy

The US government would not allow another country to seize data stored on US soil in the same way, Microsoft says in a court filing

NSA spy program targets mobile networks worldwide

The NSA has conducted a covert campaign to intercept internal communications of operators and trade groups in order to infiltrate mobile networks worldwide, according to the latest revelations from documents supplied by Edward Snowden....

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Displaced IT workers are being silenced

The ongoing H-1B debate is one-sided because legal agreements -- and fear -- keep displaced workers from sharing what they know

Peeling back the layers of the smarter city

What's the key to making cities smarter? Extend data-driven analytic infrastructure across every aspect of urban existence

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Net neutrality: Five myths, and the real facts

No matter how you feel about Net neutrality, these five myths only make the issue more confusing

UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

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Court OKs IT worker lawsuit over student visa work program

Federal judge refuses to dismiss suit challenging the OPT program, which President Obama is seeking to expand

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

FCC chairman gives no timeline for Net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

The fate of NASA’s supercomputer may depend on Sen. Ted Cruz

The 2-petaflop supercomputer would be dedicated to climate research, but Cruz opposes climate change funding

This is how Google is dealing with 'right to be forgotten' requests

EU data protection authorities will say next week what they think of Google's methods

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FCC seeks fiber-optic delay data from AT&T

Request comes after CEO Stephenson said AT&T would delay its fiber-optic buildouts two to three years while the FCC considers Net neutrality

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U.S. sets sights on 300-petaflop supercomputer

There is bipartisan support for spending $325 million on two new supercomputers to reach 300 petaflops, regaining the lead from China

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Net neutrality is not a liberal-vs.-conservative issue

A new poll shows Republican voters overwhelmingly oppose Internet fast lanes -- not that you'd know it from the rhetoric in Congress

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AT&T on Net neutrality: He who controls the pipes controls the universe

AT&T issued its latest threat to those who would want fair Internet access for all: Not without our pipes, you won't

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