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China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said


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FBI alert discloses malware tied to the OPM and Anthem attacks

The breach at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is still the leading security incident in the news. Just last week the public learned that the breach might impact up to 32 million people and earlier this month, the FBI released...

Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down

EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament

Google asks for, and gets, extra time to respond to European antitrust charges

Google now has until mid-August to respond, likely delaying a settlement until after the long summer vacation

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, June 30

Security flaw pushes OPM web app offline... Oracle can charge Google for Java in Android... Microsoft mapping tech finds its way to Uber

Agencies need to pay more attention to supply chain security

Government agencies seeking the lowest bidders typically overlook cybersecurity when awarding contracts, and data breaches are the result.

OPM hit by class-action suit over breach of federal employee data

The employees charge the Office of Personnel Management and a contractor with negligence

FTC settles with developers of sneaky cryptocurrency mining app

The Prized app secretly mined virtual currencies on mobile phones

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6 reasons why there will be another OPM-style hack

Congress might fume about the security failures, but the truth is that it’s part of the problem.

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OPM: The worst hack of all time

The federal government personnel security breach is bigger and worse than you can imagine.

Google harms consumers by favoring its own services, study finds

Two U.S. academics have published a report slamming Google's practice of blending links to its own services with general search results

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, June 29

Google favoring own services may harm consumers... Tech industry hails same-sex marriage ruling... Disney bans selfie sticks

Avira wins German case over adware blocking

Avira had warned users that an Angry Birds clone came with a bunch of other software

Zambia adopts e-procurement system to curb corruption

The country joins a growing list of African nations using automated systems to fight corrupt bidding practices

FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

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Court wants expert to hunt Facebook's systems for lost revenge porn data

A Dutch court won't take Facebook's word it has deleted data that could identify the person behind a now-deleted pseudonymous account from which a sex tape was posted, and wants the company to allow an independent expert to scour its...

Scott McNealy on privacy: You still don't have any

Big government is the biggest threat to privacy, the ex-Sun chief warns

Instgram said to be back in North Korea

Block of photo sharing website dissappears with as much mystery as it appeared

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