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Investment group settles US complaint in Yahoo takeover attempt

Three investment companies have settled a U.S. Federal Trade Commission complaint that they failed to disclose their larger intentions while acquiring Yahoo stock.


Security

Court: FTC can bring down the hammer on companies with sloppy cybersecurity

A U.S. appeals court has turned down hotel operator Wyndham Worldwide's challenge of the Federal Trade Commission's authority to enforce cybersecurity practices.

China arrests 15,000 for Internet-related crimes

China's efforts to clean up the Internet have resulted in 15,000 arrests related to cybercrimes, authorities revealed on Tuesday.

Wi-Fi provider kicked users off their own hotspots at conventions

Smart City, a provider of Internet services at convention centers and hotels, will pay the Federal Communications Commission $750,000 for kicking users off their personal hotspots to try and force them to use its Wi-Fi service.

DOJ calls for encryption balance that includes law enforcement needs

Companies encrypting customer data should weigh the benefits to cybersecurity against needs of law enforcement, officials say

AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T

Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

The ex-VP admits he bribed Panamanian government officials for a multimillion-dollar contract

Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

DOJ calls for encryption balance that includes law enforcement needs

Companies encrypting customer data should weigh the benefits to cybersecurity against needs of law enforcement, officials say

SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The agency's move comes in addition to charges against nine defendants brought by the DOJ

Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

The USITC's decision to block imports of digital 3D dental records could bleed over into copyright enforcement, critics worry

FCC requires consumer protections in telephone transition to IP

Carriers must get permission from the FCC if they discontinue or reduce voice services during the change

FCC rejects proposal favoring small carriers in spectrum auction

The commission declines to streamline conditions for triggering a spectrum set-aside locking out AT&T and Verizon

Tech industry objects to terrorist activity reporting section in US legislation

Industry groups have asked the Senate to delete the section which requires them to report vaguely-defined terrorist activity

Judge rules Apple iMessage lawsuit can't be tried as class-action case

User alleges iMessage doesn't deliver all text messages after people switch from iPhones to rival devices

China to plant Internet police in top online firms

China is also considering legislation that will give the government more control over the Internet

Huge stakes involved in FCC's spectrum auction rules

The agency will decide on conditions that could prevent AT&T and Verizon from bidding on some spectrum in a 2016 auction

China to plant Internet police in top online firms

China is also considering legislation that will give the government more control over the Internet

Senate heads toward vote on CISA cyberthreat info sharing bill

A preliminary vote on the controversial bill could happen as soon as Wednesday

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