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Facebook's impressive aerial photo highlights confusion over drone regulations

In releasing a drone photo of its new campus, it appears to have broken two FAA regulations


Friday is your last chance to comment on the FAA's drone regulations

Commercial drones could take widespread flight as early as 2016

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How to balance data privacy and healthcare improvements

Experts argue for clearer rules of the road to protect privacy through limited data collection and use in government, provider and health IT sectors.

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Fox-IT releases answer to NSA's 'Quantum Insert' attack

A couple of years ago, among the trove of documents released by Edward Snowden, there was information about a "man-on-the-side" attack called Quantum Insert

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, April 24

Comcast-Time Warner merger may be falling apart... Amazon finally discloses cloud numbers... Microsoft services make up for weak PC market

DOD wants to rebuild trust with the technology industry

The military needs private partners to combat the nation's cybersecurity problems, Carter says

FTC complains retail tracking firm didn't notify customers

Nomi falsely told customers they could opt out of tracking, the agency says

House passes second cyberthreat information-sharing bill

The new bill will be combined with another one that privacy groups have questioned

Huawei eyes US enterprise market despite political challenges

Huawei wants its enterprise business to drive the company's future growth

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House bill slashes research critical to cybersecurity

A U.S. House bill that will set the nation's basic research agenda for the next two years increases funding for computer science, but at the expense of other areas important to cybersecurity.

Senate leader introduces bill to extend Patriot Act surveillance

The new legislation would extend the telephone records collection section of the law for five years

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RSA: Panel calls NSA access to encryption keys a bad idea

Some of the world’s best known cryptographers – veterans of the crypto wars of the 1990s – say government access to encryption keys is still a bad idea, but is an issue that will never go away because it’s something intelligence...

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, April 22

US warns airlines of onboard hacking... drone lands on Japanese PM's office... Google adds push notifications to Chrome

Nigerian gov't hands over Nitel, Mtel assets to NATCOM

Whether the consortium can turn around the company is an open question

Google, Apple, Amazon spend record amounts on lobbying

Latest filings show increasing spending by some tech heavyweights in Washington, D.C.

Lack of broadband in some areas still limiting telemedicine

The FCC has moved slowly to embrace telemedicine in rural areas, one critic says

US plans Silicon Valley cybersecurity center

New center would promote greater collaboration between the government and private sector

Congress moves forward on cyberthreat sharing bill despite privacy concerns

The House may vote this week on a bill that would allow shared cybertheat information to be passed to the NSA and law enforcement agencies

EU data protection reform triggers warning from civil rights groups worldwide

Privacy groups say EU proosals undermine basic privacy protections

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