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Silk Road mastermind Ulbricht sentenced

Federal prosecutors claimed Silk Road faciliated the sales of more than $213 million in online sales of drugs and unlawful goods

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EU plans mandatory cross-border rules to fight corporate tax evasion

To combat tax avoidance schemes by companies like Amazon and Apple, taxes would be paid to countries in which profits are generated

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Surveillance reform is imperative for the U.S. tech industry

Protecting our security and our private information are different, but complementary goals. We can have both.

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

Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems

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MIT paints grim picture for future of U.S. tech research

New report warns that the United States is falling behind in vital areas, including robotics, battery technologies, and quantum computing

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

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