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FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency


China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament

FCC's Wheeler defends net neutrality rules, discounts investment fears

Several broadband providers have announced expansions since the FCC passed the regulations, Wheeler says

Instgram said to be back in North Korea

Block of photo sharing website dissappears with as much mystery as it appeared

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The Takeaway: Obama's trade win could affect H-1B reform efforts

Senate passage on Wednesday of fast-track trade authority for President Obama has H-1B visa reformers worried about their efforts to change the controversial program.

Qualcomm partners with large Chinese foundry on chips

China is seeking to become a semiconductor producing powerhouse by 2030

Privacy group complains about Uber data collection

EPIC asks the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate Uber's new privacy policy

China opens up its e-commerce market to 100 percent foreign ownership

China made the change after introducing a similar regulation in Shanghai

Lyft to pay $300,000, make insurance changes in settlement with New York

The company had been accused of operating an illegal car for-hire service in the state

Cisco to make $10 billion investment in China

The pledge comes despite the fact that Cisco's sales are weakening in China, amid cybersecurity concerns over U.S. tech

Uber driver deemed employee by California Labor Commission

The decision is a further challenge to Uber's business model

EU Parliament committee moves copyright reform forward

A report that will help shape draft laws has taken a strong position against geo-blocking

EU Council OKs contentious data privacy plan, pushing reform forward

But the proposal does not go far enough, say privacy organizations and industry lobby groups

Group asks FCC to make websites honor do-not-track requests

The agency has an obligation to protect privacy and promote broadband deployment, Consumer Watchdog says

Four things to watch for as net neutrality rules go into effect

With the rules now enforced, watch for possible complaints about net neutrality violations

FCC says PayPal 'robocall' policy could break rules

FCC has told PayPal that it needs to take written permission from customers for telemarketing robocalls and robotexts

Appeals court denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The FCC's net neutrality rules go into effect Friday, as scheduled

FTC charges game developer with misusing money raised on Kickstarter

It's the agency's first consumer protection complaint involving crowdfunding

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