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Obama pushes for net neutrality, opposes data localization in trade pact

President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact, with negotiators calling for other countries to adopt net neutrality provisions while rejecting policies...

Consumer agency sues Sprint over unauthorized charges

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit accusing Sprint of illegally billing mobile customers for unauthorized third-party charges.

Lawsuit filed against Sony after massive hack

Two former Sony Pictures employees have filed a lawsuit against the company alleging it didn't do enough to protect their personal information and prevent its loss in a massive cyberattack.

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Jury clears Apple of antitrust charges in iTunes exclusivity case

Apple didn't violate antitrust law by restricting music bought on iTunes from being played on devices other than iPods, a federal jury has decided.

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China was tough on U.S. tech firms in 2014

This was a lousy year for U.S. tech firms doing business in China, and 2015 may be no better.

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Franken unhappy with Uber's answers on user data

U.S. Sen. Al Franken isn't satisfied with Uber Technologies' response to privacy questions he asked the ride service.

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Internet tax moratorium extended in Cromnibus spending bill

A one-year extension to a U.S moratorium on Internet access taxes was buried in a $1.1 trillion government spending bill passed by the Senate on Saturday.

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Microsoft gets help in telling U.S. to back off on Irish search warrant

The U.S. Department of Justice should back off its request for Microsoft to turn over a suspect's digital documents stored on a server in Ireland, or be prepared for other governments demanding documents stored on U.S. servers, the...

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Do you know the laws that govern personal information in the cloud?

Keep your eyes open to data privacy regimes and cross-border communication.

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Apple v. Samsung and the road to patent sanity

Apple’s attempt to grab all of Samsung’s profits highlights the need for major reform.

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UberPop to be banned in France from Jan. 1

Ride-sharing service UberPop will be banned in France from Jan. 1, as Paris taxi drivers blocked traffic around the capital in protest at a court decision Friday not to impose an emergency ban on the service.

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Former Apple engineer describes 'secret war' with opponents of copy protection

A former Apple engineer told a federal jury that he worked on a project meant to deny rivals access to the lucrative iTunes digital music and iPod device markets.

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Why Google should leave Europe

The company is under attack by European authorities who won't stop until they do real damage. The solution? Leave.

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Patent battles risk disrupting Xiaomi's international growth

Xiaomi has halted product sales in India due to a patent dispute.

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Canada's Competition Bureau probes Apple over iPhone contracts

A Canadian competition authority is probing allegations that Apple tried to stifle competition with its iPhone contracts with wireless carriers.

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Net neutrality supporters disrupt FCC meeting

About a dozen protesters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to pass net neutrality rules disrupted the commission's meeting for a short time Thursday. Protesters shouting and carrying signs interrupted the...

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FCC to require faster speeds for broadband subsidies

The FCC will require broadband providers getting new federal subsidies to build networks in rural areas that deliver download speeds of at least 10Mbps.

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Be careful what you transform: The unintended consequences of digital innovation

While shortcuts are often the goal in re-thinking and re-designing business processes to create process efficiencies, cost savings, and an innovative and highly convenient new digital customer experience, every business model and...

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