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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


House passes second cyberthreat information-sharing bill

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

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

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

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

French Senate wants Google to promote its search competitors

Senators are concerned at the powerthat search engine algorithms have to influence the French economy

Data breach notification bill could weaken consumer protections

A House committee approves the legislation despite criticism from digital rights and consumer groups

New bill would invalidate FCC's net neutrality rules

The resolution of disapproval allows expedited action in Congress

New cyberthreat information sharing bill may be more friendly to privacy

The new bill still allows companies to share some unnecessary personal information with government agencies, a critic says

Universities reject trade body request to back patent reform bill

The Consumer Electronics Association earlier urged the academics to withdraw their opposition

As Uber cries foul in Europe, EC advises it to first follow the law

Uber says it has filed complaints against Germany, France and Spain

EPIC appeals to court for FAA drone privacy rules

The organization wants a court to force the FAA to come up with privacy regulations concerning drones

Thousands call on Congress to overturn net neutrality rules

A petition from conservative group American Commitment calls the rules the 'most radical act imaginable'

Abolish geoblocking? Not so fast, says EU digital Commissioner

The EU needs to pay attention to the interests of the film industry, Commissioner Oettinger said

Congress moves quickly on cyberthreat information sharing

A House committee approves a second bill, despite concerns about consumer privacy

US lawmakers push for auctions of gov't spectrum

A group of lawmakers reintroduces legislation to allow government agencies giving up spectrum to share in auction proceeds

EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers

Geo-blocking strikes the EU's digital chief as old fashioned

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