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FCC will vote next month on plan to share valuable 3.5GHz spectrum

Carriers and consumers would get access to a fat frequency band used mostly by government today

PayPal cited for 'reckless disregard' of US sanctions

The company will pay $7.7 million for violations of terrorism, WMD, Iran and Cuba sanctions


EU Commission goes after geo-blocking, 'absurd' digital barriers

Geo-blocking strikes the EU's digital chief as old fashioned

Amazon blasts FAA on drone approvals, regulations

Amazon's drone was already obsolete when it got FAA approval

FAA unclips wings of commercial drones

Blanket airspace clearance aims to cut a hurdle in drone operations

Net neutrality rules: Separating fact from hype

Did 4 million people support the new rules? Will the regulations deter investment?

Net neutrality rules let FCC police future ISP conduct

The agency's future conduct standard raises questions about business models for broadband providers

Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack

GreatFire.org has been trying to poke holes in China's online censorship

net neutrality

Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

The FCC’s net neutrality decision last month that imposed stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, has networking companies opposing each other even more fiercely than usual....

T-Mobile CEO 'fairly confident' net neutrality won't kill Music Freedom

John Legere says he thinks the music streaming feature is fine under new rules

Lawmakers grill FCC's Wheeler about Obama influence on net neutrality

Wheeler's position on reclassifying broadband seemed to change after Obama weighed in, Republicans say

EU ministers OK new cross-border data protection plan, sparking criticism

The proposed new data protection mechanism will lead to unnecessary administrative burdens, companies said

FCC releases 400-page net neutrality order

The document includes a lengthy legal defense of the new regulations

EU law makers to discuss whether Facebook qualifies as critical infrastructure

The discussion will determine whether social networks must disclose data breaches

Privacy advocates worry ahead of EU data protection talks

They're concerned that proposed regulations will weaken data protection rules for citizens

China aims to help local Internet firms cross into the global market

China is implementing an "Internet Plus" plan to promote its local IT industry

EU countries agree on watered-down roaming and net neutrality plans

Discussions with the European Parliament on a final compromise text will probably continue until the fall

China says new cybersurveillance proposal follows US security practices

The U.S. argues China's anti-terrorism law would require foreign tech businesses to hand over sensitive data to the government

Privacy advocates find Obama proposal lacking

The proposed consumer privacy bill of rights allows companies to limit consumer control, critics say

China defends cybersecurity demands, amid complaints from U.S.

Proposed security rules from China would demand U.S. tech companies hand over sensitive technology to the country's government

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