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Shanghai authorities ban government officials' use of iPhone

Authorities in Shanghai have banned the use of all foreign smartphones, including Apple's popular iPhone, by government officials, according to a report from the People's Republic of China.

Lenovo to hand out $100 refunds, $250 vouchers to settle IdeaPad suit

Lenovo will refund $100 or issue a $250 voucher to owners of IdeaPad U310 and U410 laptops to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging design defects in the computers.

Senate bill would limit access to emails stored abroad

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass

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Net-neutrality craziness: Fools on the Hill shill as FCC flounders

Chair Tom Wheeler vs. the corporations: The FCC is trying to make a sound decision about this net-neutrality thing. That's not helped by a succession of industry-funded lobbyists and lawmakers, trying to shout louder than We, The...

U.S. military didn't know of Chinese attacks against transport contractors

The U.S. Defense Department plans to tighten reporting of cyber incidents against transportation contractors after finding the military was mostly left in the dark about successful attacks from China in 2012 and 2013.

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Apple closer to green light for iPhone 6 sales in China

The iPhone 6 has received two of the three licenses needed in China before it can be sold there, according to an official government news report Thursday.

Senate committee steps into net neutrality debate

The FCC should abandon efforts to pass net neutrality rules because new regulations would hurt investment and the deployment of broadband, a parade of Republican senators and advocates said Wednesday.

Update: Yelp settles FTC charges of violating child privacy

Yelp will pay $450,000 to the Federal Trade Commission to settle charges that it accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 through its apps.

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FCC gets a record number of net neutrality comments. Now what?

The FCC's deadline for public comments on its proposed net neutrality rules passed Monday with more than 3 million comments filed, by far a record number for an FCC proceeding.

Appeals court tosses $368M patent judgment against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN.

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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Connecticut's attorney general is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.

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Yahoo slams 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo is criticizing new legislation that gives executors charged with carrying out the instructions in a person's will broad access to their online accounts.

FTC warns companies not to use big data to exclude consumers

The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but could let companies create consumer profiles that lead to discrimination.

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Google wants to test drones above New Mexico

Google is planning to test Internet delivery by drone high above New Mexico.

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Europe has a love/hate thing for U.S. tech

European regulators never seem to miss a chance to crack down on U.S. tech companies, but their market share on the continent just keeps growing.

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Yahoo! caved to U.S. PRISM threat (because money)

While Yahoo! initially fought NSA order, it didn't take it to the Supremes: Yahoo! is crowing about how it fought an order to hand over private user information. However, it's emerged that it gave up after the government threatened...

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Yahoo faced $250K in daily fines for defying U.S. surveillance requests

The U.S. government once threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day if it failed to assist with its surveillance efforts, Yahoo said Thursday.

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