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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 5

China defends surveillance plan... Apple's plans for larger iPads put off... IBM buys AlchemyAPI... and more tech news

China aims to help local Internet firms cross into the global market

China is implementing an "Internet Plus" plan to promote its local IT industry


Facebook wants to get better at detecting fake profiles

It's a real problem for the social networking giant

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 4

Alibaba opens U.S. cloud service... IBM puts OpenPower servers in cloud... Eric Schmidt meets European antitrust chief... and more news

Judge says $415 million settlement in Silicon Valley hiring case is 'substantial'

Workers alleged 'no-poach' agreements between Apple, Google, Intel and Adobe drove down their wages

Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say

Spain's Telefonica goes virtual with HP

The international carrier will virtualize functions in its network for more flexibility

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 3

Google will sell wireless service... PayPal buys Paydiant for mobile payments... Look out, GoPro: here comes Xiaomi... and more tech news

Google scores a win in SOPA-tinged Mississippi case

Google contends the case was cooked up with help from the Motion Picture Association of America

Europe's political youth organizations demand strict net neutrality rules

EU member states are set to adopt a draft regulation on net neutrality later this week

Iran ready to work with Google, other global Internet companies

Western companies can start offering services in Iran, as long as they abide by local laws

Google sees success with balloon, airplane Internet

Internet connectivity using these methods could be here in a few years

YO! This messaging app has a lot more to say for itself, even offline

The app lets users message and share files via Wi-Fi, even without an Internet connection

As tech and recording industries seek harmony, Google invests in music publisher Kobalt

Kobalt's CEO said the music industry needs technology companies to sell its products

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Google's New Campus Plans Hint at Staggering Ambitions

Plans call for moveable lightweight structures and translucent canopies.

White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

Some privacy advocates, however, say the draft bill limits privacy enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission

Google reverses decision to limit sexually explicit content on Blogger

Blogs with adult content will be kept in the public realm, Google said

The FCC's net neutrality rules: What we know so far

The full rules may not be published for weeks, but net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization

Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision

The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband

FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband

Republican commissioners say the agency's action will likely be overturned by U.S. courts

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