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ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules


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Congress probes Internet of Things privacy, security

As lawmakers consider how the government should respond to proliferation of new network-enabled devices, industry leaders appeal for a light-touch approach to avoid stifling innovation.

Google rejects French request to expand right to be forgotten

The right to be forgotten isn't a global law, Google said in a blog post

Opponents focus on defeating CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

CISA may be delayed after millions of faxes opposed to the bill are delivered to senators

Video gaming sparks excitement in China

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 were big attractions at this year's ChinaJoy show

Obama rolls out initiative to boost US supercomputer capability

The President wants the country to develop a computer that operates at 1,000 petaflops

Google wants order in uncontrolled airspace so its Wing drones can fly

The head of Google's Wing drone delivery project outlined his vision for getting off the ground

Trade groups tell Congress to keep its hands off IoT

They say self regulation on security and privacy is a better alternative than goverment intervention

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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyberattacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond.

Italian parliament drafts a declaration of Internet rights

The Italian parliament wants to have its say in the creation of an international legal framework promoting freedom, equality and access to cyberspace for all, and on Tuesday it presented a Declaration of Internet Rights that it will...

Amazon proposes drone superhighways in sky

Prime Air co-founder outlines idea to allow thousands of drones into airspace

Obama won't pardon Snowden, despite petition

The NSA leaker should return to the US and face charges, an Obama advisor says

EU privacy watchdog weighs in on data protection reform, shares concerns

He also released an app that allows legislators and citizens to compare the proposed texts of the upcoming data protection regulation

Google tells its publisher partners to comply with EU cookie directive

The company detailed the requirement in its new EU User Consent Policy

Apple, Nike settle lawsuit over FuelBand inaccuracies

Nike will pay out up to $2.4 million to customers

Leading AI researchers, scientists call for a ban on autonomous weapons

Ban weapons that choose their targets before they start an arms race, say Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and other signatories of an open letter

Trillion-dollar world trade deal aims to make IT products cheaper

WTO members negotiated to cut tariffs on more than 200 tech products

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, July 27

Facebook prevails in IPO lawsuit... Jeep hack prompts recall of 1.4 million vehicles... Kill switch isn't killing phone theft

Apple Pay rival CurrentC to start rolling out next month

The payment system has been in internal trials for months

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