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The full rules may not be published for weeks, but net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization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

Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

With the FCC's vote coming up, some people say Congress should move forward with its own plan

Uber offers free rides to Koreans, hopes they won't report its illegal drivers to police

Local users express safety concerns

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The FCC’s Orwellian Internet Policy

Concise statutory statements are no match for the FCC’s linguistic gymnastics.

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, February 25

Hewlett-Packard lowers outlook ... Visa tech may prep Europe for Apple Pay ... Gemalto says encryption keys are safe ... and more tech news

Kenya abandons school laptop project, moves to computer labs

A snag in the bidding process derailed the laptop plan, but there are high hopes for computer labs

DOJ offers $3 million reward for Gameover Zeus botnet suspect

DOJ hopes the multi-million dollar reward will reinvigorate the hunt for the suspect

DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in US

The agency will begin taking employment applications from H-4 visa holders in late May

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, February 24

As HP reports numbers, questions will be on its split ... GOPers on FCC want to delay net neutrality vote ... Google deals for Softcard

NSA director wants gov't access to encrypted communications

The U.S. should be able to craft a legal framework to let government agencies read encrypted data, Rogers says

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