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China: Facebook not banned, but must follow the rules

A top Chinese official clarified his stance on the social media network

FTC: Operator of dating sites lured customers with fake profiles

JDI Dating used computer-generated profiles to contact customers looking for dates


Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

Broadband providers say M-Lab study can't pinpoint the exact causes, however

FTC: AT&T promised unlimited data, but throttled mobile customers

Mobile customers who exceeded a monthly data cap had their connections slowed by as much as 90 percent, the agency says

Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

Internet tax brings Hungarian protesters into streets

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

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

net neutrality

Advocacy Groups Accused of Obscuring Corporate Ties in Net Neutrality Debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Secretive Funding Fuels Ongoing Net Neutrality Astroturfing Controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

The Ratings: Most Net Neutrality Groups Get Poor Grades for Funding Transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Rockefeller

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday

Accused text-message spammers to pay $9 million in settlement

The group of companies promised free gift cards and electronics, but required phone owners to jump through several hoops

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

Eshoo calls on the agency to use old telecom regulations, but take a light touch toward applying the rules

Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Apple's iCloud service recently faced a hacking attack in China

PCI Compliance Under Scrutiny Following Big Data Breaches

In the wake of numerous high-profile data breaches, some security experts question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. Should PCI standards do more than set a baseline for security -- and should they be given teeth for when companies...

FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy

Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay

Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity

ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Webcasts of intergovernmental committee meetings, and access to working documents, follow calls for transparency

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