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EU countries agree on watered-down roaming and net neutrality plans

Discussions with the European Parliament on a final compromise text will probably continue until the fall

China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

The U.S. argues China's anti-terrorism law would require foreign tech businesses to hand over sensitive data to the government


Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

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

EU data protection reform 'badly broken,' civil liberty groups warn

Something needs to change soon to save the EU's data protection reform, the groups said

China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from U.S.

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government

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

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The full rules may not be published for weeks, but net neutrality will prohibit blocking, throttling and paid prioritization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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Cross-Border Data Restrictions Threatens Global Economic Growth

New report concludes that policies that restrict cross-border data flows harm companies in traditional industries such as mining and manufacturing. The ITIF calls on trade negotiators to elevate the issue.

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Samsung Faces Complaint in U.S. Over Smart TV 'Surveillance'

U.S. Senator Al Franken started probing this month into the voice recognition technologies of Samsung and LG TVs.

Broadband advocates urge Republicans to overturn FCC on net neutrality

With the FCC's vote coming up, some people say Congress should move forward with its own plan

DHS to allow H-1B spouses to work in US

The agency will begin taking employment applications from H-4 visa holders in late May

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How Regulators and Legislators Make it Harder for You to Use Solar Power

While solar power is leading other sources for new electrical capacity, the distributed power movement, where homeowners and businesses deploy photovoltaic panels on site, is under assault by utilities and fossil fuel interests.

Republican FCCers call for delay in net neutrality vote

But the agency's chairman says he intends to move forward with Thursday's meeting

Both sides make last-minute push on net neutrality

Groups for and against strong rules try to score points just over a week before the FCC's vote

FAA proposes opening skies to commercial drones

Automated delivery drones, like those proposed by Amazon, would remain grounded

FAA seen ready to open skies to commercial drones

Proposed rules allowing commercial drone flight will be published on Sunday morning

US government courts Silicon Valley on cybersecurity

A day-long summit in Silicon Valley hopes to promote better information sharing with private companies

EU air passenger surveillance system could be ready for take-off by year end

Only the Greens in the European Parliament still oppose the plan

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