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House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight

The DOTCOM Act would add new requirements to the move away from the NTIA

After photo leak, North Korea said to block Instagram

Fire at iconic hotel could be trigger for country's first known Internet filter


Louisiana governor vetoes license plate reader legislation

Bobby Jindal said he had privacy concerns about provisions of the bill

What the FCC's new robocall rules mean for your company's marketing efforts

Consumers gain new protections, but things are less clear in the B2B world

EU Parliament committee moves copyright reform forward

A report that will help shape draft laws has taken a strong position against geo-blocking

Amazon now an open book on search warrants and subpoenas

Amazon has published its first transparency report, years after some of its rivals

Another bill targeting patent trolls advances in Congress

A House bill aims to make it more difficult for patent-holding companies to file infringement lawsuits

House panel votes to delay net neutrality rules

Republicans 'sneak' a net neutrality rules delay into an appropriations bill

Belgian data retention law axed by constitutional court

Belgium follows other EU countries that have already scrapped their own data retention laws

House panel adds requirements to ICANN transition

The DOTCOM Act would give Congress more oversight of the transition away from the U.S. government

US House votes to ban Internet access taxes permanently

The House vote would extend a moratorium that's been in place since 1998

US wants to collect bulk call records for six more months

The Department of Justice has filed for permission to the FISA court

Senate passes bill to rein in NSA phone dragnet

Senators reject amendments to 'water down' the NSA reform bill

EU online electronics retailers still don't all comply with guarantee laws

Consumer electronics retailers don't always inform consumers of their legal guarantee rights, the European Commission said

Senate delays vote on NSA phone records dragnet

Section 215 of the Patriot Act expires without a final Senate vote, although lawmakers may act this week

New NSA phone dragnet proposals blasted as flawed

Proposals to renew portions of the Patriot Act wouldn't end bulk phone records collection, critics say

German gov't proposes telecom data retention law

Critics say this revamped version is probably still illegal

Senate to return early to debate phone dragnet

Senators will return to Washington Sunday, just hours before a portion of the Patriot Act expires

EU plans mandatory cross-border rules to fight corporate tax evasion

Taxes should be paid to countries in which companies generate profit, Commsion says

US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

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