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France, Germany want EU to take a tougher stance on tech firms

Pressure is mounting in the European Union for tougher competition rules for U.S. tech firms

Obama signs legislation allowing regulatory e-labels for smartphones, wearables

The physical labels on devices can now be replaced by information displayed on the screen


US lawmakers to Europe: Don't break up Google

Europe should follow a 'traditional regulatory process' when looking at antitrust complaints, U.S. lawmakers say

Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

About six in 10 US Internet users were able to correctly define net neutrality in a survey

UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

The new bill seems to be a somewhat toned-down version of the controversial 'snooper's charter'

EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

Ongoing issues relating to US national security and spying imperil 'safe harbor' personal data pact

NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

European Commission could overhaul planned telecom legislation

The telecom industry doesn't favor what it calls 'overly restrictive measures on net neutrality'

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How You Can Stand Up to AT&T and Help Save the Internet

The free Internet hangs in the balance as big ISPs, including AT&T, move to kill net neutrality. Here's a simple way you can fight back.

Internet Sales Tax Bill Dead in Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he has significant concerns about the legislation

Study: Internet Sales Tax Would Cost Consumers Billions

Legislation allowing cross-border Internet sales tax collections would cost US shoppers $24 billion in 2015, an antitax group says

Microsoft's top legal gun decries privacy "arms race"

Brad Smith is ready for arms-control talks as tech companies and law enforcement fight a running battle on privacy

Hungary ditches Internet tax plans after protests

While scrapped for now, plans for an Internet tax could be back on the table next year

Republican gains in Congress would have limited impact on big tech issues

Predicted Republican majorities in the House and Senate may not lead to big changes in net neutrality and other issues

Internet tax brings Hungarian protesters into streets

A proposed levy could drive data-hungry companies from the country, opponents said

IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

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Ranking the World's Least Friendly Markets for U.S. Tech Firms

A new study looks at policies hostile to multinational IT companies and calls on U.S. officials and allied nations to step up trade enforcement and prioritize the tech sector ahead of other industries. Some in the tech industry,...

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