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China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs


The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

A draft bill from Republicans would limit the FCC's ability to act on future net neutrality violations, witnesses tell lawmakers

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 21

Big day for Windows 10 ... Ellison's on stage for data center unveiling ... Net neutrality gets more presidential firepower ... and more

Don't blame sharks for Asian Internet problems, experts say

Online rumors attribute problems with the Asia America Gateway cable to sharks

Dish found not to infringe Fox's copyright by letting users stream programs

The Judge refused to accept a ruling on Aereo as a precedent

Obama promises to promote net neutrality, broadband

Obama also called for a new package of cybersecurity legislation in his State of the Union speech

Google, Fidelity invest $1 billion in Elon Musk's SpaceX

Google and Fidelity now jointly own just under 10 percent of SpaceX

Facebook to limit content flagged as false in news feeds

Posts that have been flagged by users will appear less prominently

Cisco building switch ports to feed faster Wi-Fi

With a standard still far off, the company is rolling out switches with 2.5-Gigabit and 5-Gigabit options

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 20

State of the Union address will be heavy on tech ... Will IBM's earnings disappoint, again? ... Twitter picks up ZipDial's call ... and more

Twitter to acquire Indian startup ZipDial in emerging markets play

ZipDial's office in Bangalore will operate as an engineering center for Twitter

Google may invest in SpaceX for Internet through satellites

Google may invest around US$1 billion in the project

UK regulators end fraud probe into HP's Autonomy acquisition

A U.S. investigation into the sale of Autonomy to HP is ongoing

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 19

Microsoft is all about Windows 10 this week ... the NSA was lurking in NK networks ... Alibaba starts with partners in US ... and more

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