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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

European Commission takes Belgium, Luxembourg to court over telecom regulators

Issues involve competition in telecom sector

China's chip investments potentially more good than bad for TSMC

TSMC is hoping it has more to gain than lose from China's investments into its local semiconductor industry

EU bodies should accept new e-signatures in all transactions, says Kroes

Accepting digitally signed bids for all public procurement projects could save the EU billions of euros, according to Neelie Kroes

IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

China clamps down on doxing, limiting 'human flesh search engine'

Human flesh search engines had been used to expose corruption, but also to attack ordinary citizens

Jitters over US surveillance could break the Internet, tech leaders warn

Loss of trust in Internet companies could lead to protectionism and a splintered Internet, they say

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AT&T to Pay $105 Million to Settle Mobile-Phone Cramming Charges

The FTC, FCC and state attorneys general accuse the company of making millions of dollars from unwanted third-party charges

Skype appears to bow to Indian rules, ends in-country calls to local networks

Microsoft said local calls from Skype to landlines and mobile phones will stop from Nov. 10

Marriott must pay $600,000 for blocking personal Wi-Fi hotspots

The hotel chain blocked outside hotspots while charging customers up to $1,000 per device to access its own Wi-Fi service

White House Cybersecurity Plans Hinge on Industry Dialogue

October has been designated Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and it started with an appeal from the Obama administration for closer collaboration with businesses on cyber threats.

Groups accuse FCC of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

The agency says it communicated with groups submitting large numbers of comments in an effort to keep its system from crashing

Booksellers raise Amazon monopoly concerns with European Commission

A meeting this week was part of a push by booksellers and authors to curb Amazon's power

Group's numbers opposed to net neutrality smaller than suggested

American Commitment's 2.4 million letters to Congress came from about 800,000 people

Verizon won't throttle unlimited LTE users after all

The carrier has backed down from a plan to slow down heavy users who have unlimited plans

FCC takes steps to make room for 'white spaces,' wireless microphones

The agency has proposed rules to make sure all users have enough spectrum after TV incentive auctions

FCC: Some TV stations could earn huge dollars in spectrum auction

The agency sends broadcasters projected earnings in the upcoming auction of TV spectrum

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

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