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Snowden willing to face trial in US, if it's fair

The NSA leaker's lawyers are negotiating a return to the US to face charges

Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say


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FCC a 'Referee,' Not a Regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler Says

FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, under net neutrality vote, Wheeler says

EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

Something needs to change soon to save the EU's data protection reform, the groups said

China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from U.S.

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government

Google, Apple $415M deal with tech workers heads for approval

Judge Lucy H. Koh had earlier rejected a $324.5 million settlement as too low

Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

Google contends the case was cooked up with help from the Motion Picture Association of America

Europe's political youth organizations demand strict net neutrality rules

EU member states are set to adopt a draft regulation on net neutrality later this week

Iran ready to work with Google, other global Internet companies

Western companies can start offering services in Iran, as long as they abide by local laws

White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission

The FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling: 5 Things You Need to Know

The FCC voted in favor of net neutrality on Thursday, but what does it all mean?

The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The full rules may not be published for weeks, but net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization

USPS Tries to Keep Mail Relevant in a Digital Age

The U.S. Postal Service is using analytics, sensors, dynamic routing and other modern technologies to stay abreast of consumer and industry needs

Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband

Grassley's Position on H-1B Called ‘Protectionist’

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is leading an effort to make H-1B visas available to more workers.

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What it Means: The FCC's Net Neutrality Vote

Net neutrality has been debated for a decade, but the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote signals only the beginning of further battles and likely lawsuits.

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts

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Cross-Border Data Restrictions Threatens Global Economic Growth

New report concludes that policies that restrict cross-border data flows harm companies in traditional industries such as mining and manufacturing. The ITIF calls on trade negotiators to elevate the issue.

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Samsung Faces Complaint in U.S. Over Smart TV 'Surveillance'

U.S. Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs.

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Sen. Nelson Questions Use of StingRays for Phone Surveillance

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is asking the FCC about the certification process for a device law enforcement is using to track suspects without first getting a court order.

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