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Supreme Court approves rule change that expands FBI computer search powers

The amendments allow judges to issue search warrants for computers with concealed locations

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Take that, ISPs: FCC declares war on data caps

Charter's merger with Time Warner is headed for approval -- but with a 7-year ban on usage-based pricing, interconnect fees, and antistreaming contract provisions

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U.S. cyberwar against ISIS could use methods and tactics criminals use against enterprises

Attacks could support traditional military operations or open up a new front

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With Fiorina pick, Cruz’s H-1B stance now in question

Will GOP candidate continue to seesaw from H-1B supporter to visa critic to...?

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In rare unanimous move, House passes bill to protect email and cloud privacy

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill to strengthen privacy protections for email and other data stored in the cloud.

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FBI won't share iPhone hack with Apple because it doesn't know how it works

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know the underlying code that facilitated hacking into the iPhone, so it can't share the method with Apple

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Europe places $1 billion bet on quantum computing

Aim is to place Europe at the forefront of a technological revolution that offers 'spectacular possibilities,' one researcher says

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U.S. efforts to build next-gen supercomputer take shape

American plans envision a system that can solve science problems 50 times faster than the 20-petaflop systems now available

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The dark side of biometric identification

Authorities are using your fingerprints, your face, and even your DNA to authenticate you. If you think that will stop cyber fraud, think again

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Open secrets: BlackBerry might share what's on your phone

CEO John Chen defends helping law enforcement as reports emerge that multiple governments can unlock BlackBerry communications

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Feds seek public input on the future of IoT

Coming soon: Potentially the largest knowledge dump ever about automation and the Internet of things

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US no longer requires Apple's help to crack iPhone in New York case

The government said 'an individual' had given it the passcode to the phone used by the accused in a drug investigation

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

We still don't know anything about where the hack came from or how it works, but we now know it was expensive

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Key battle looms in the war to protect privacy

User privacy is under attack from hackers, data miners, and the government, but the EFF and tech groups are fighting back

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Europe charges Google over Android licensing conditions

The European Commission has alleged demands by Google on phone makers regarding its Android operating system are anti-competitive.

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EFF sues to uncover government demands to decrypt communications

The group says the USA Freedom Act compels the DOJ to publish significant decisions of the secret FISC court

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Microsoft cites new EU personal data rules in support of email dispute

Microsoft has refused to provide to the U.S. government emails stored on servers in Ireland

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Debunked! The CIA-Docker connection

The CIA's In-Q-Tel venture capital firm has been investing in tech companies, but Docker's connection seems limited to a government support contract

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