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Apple's iPhone will go on sale in China on Oct. 17

Existing iPhone users in China could help fuel demand for the new product

China clears iPhone 6 for sale only after security tweaks

A Chinese regulator has claimed it found security flaws in Apple's iOS software that could steal user's data

China cracking down on iPhone 6 smuggling

Hong Kong Customs have been busy seizing iPhone models from suspected smugglers

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Open Internet Central to U.S. Trade Policy

Administration officials say they are sympathetic to U.S. cloud service providers' concerns that data-localization requirements, other restrictive policies and the fallout from Edward Snowden's revelations cut off access to foreign...

China blocks Instagram, mentions of 'tear gas' amid Hong Kong protests

Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

Top EU official tells Uber and Germany: Start talking!

Neelie Kroes takes to Twitter after the latest German court ban on Uber services

Russia requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to register as social networks or be blocked

If the companies refuse a second request to register as 'organizers of information distribution' they may be blocked in Russia

FAA clears movie and TV drones for takeoff

The decision is the first step in allowing wider use of drones by companies

South Korea’s Gigabit Broadband Woes Should Serve as Object Lesson for FCC Regulators

Companies may be required to request government permission in order to enter and exit the market for broadband services, and the FCC would have the authority to enforce price controls that may lead to unnecessary disruption among...

25 Years of Health IT Leadership

HIMSS Leadership Survey: Everything Old Is New Again

When HIMSS released its first health IT leadership survey in 1990, the industry buzzed with the potential of bedside systems, the online medical record and the computer-based patient record. Terms (and times) have changed, but the...

FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass

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Health IT Backers Press Congress for Clearer Roadmaps

Supporters of health tech initiatives converged on Capitol Hill this week to appeal to lawmakers for clarity on overlapping regulatory efforts, more funding for the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and telehealth...

Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said

Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment

FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says

Google wants to fly drones above New Mexico

The company is planning a six-month trial of Internet delivery via drone

Swedish ISP urges European Commission to end 'illegal data retention'

The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority made an 180 degree turn, and started enforcing the data retention law again

Senators ask Apple, Home Depot for information on breaches

Two lawmakers ask the companies to explain the cause of recent data breaches

New survey raises questions about net neutrality regulation, advocacy group says

CALinnovates calls on the FCC to stay away from reclassifying broadband as a public utility

Chinese regulator urges Qualcomm to help local companies make money

Qualcomm is facing an antitrust probe in China for allegedly overcharging clients

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