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US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The rules could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license

EU Parliament votes for tougher rules on use of conflict minerals

If implemented, the rules will potentially affect 880,000 companies, including tech firms


No encryption back doors, says EU digital commissioner

Back door sin encryption will sooner or later lead to misuse, the EU's digital Commissioner said

Feds slap PayPal with $25 million fine over credit service

PayPal illegally signed up users without their consent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said

Alibaba faces lawsuit from luxury brands over counterfeits

Alibaba called the lawsuit wasteful and plans to fight it in court

China pushes for big jump in Internet speeds

China wants to bring 100 Mbps Internet speeds to most residences by 2017

Law firm challenges net neutrality rules, saying they're too weak

The FCC failed to enforce several telecom regulations, including last-mile network sharing, the petition says

Verizon and Sprint to pay a total of $158M for unauthorized text billing

The carriers agreed to settlements after federal complaints that they allowed charges to be crammed onto customer bills

Senator urges government research to counter rogue drones

The Department of Transportation should look into ways to protect sensitive areas like airports, Warner says

FCC denies requests to delay net neutrality rules

The ageny still faces seven lawuits challenging the regulations

Another Uber office in China faces government scrutiny

Uber's business continues to operate without disruptions, according to the company

FAA program tests drones flying beyond pilot's line-of-sight

The agency has also partnered with CNN for drone tests in urban areas

EU launches antitrust probe into e-commerce sector

The European Commission wants to make it easier for consumers to shop online across borders

Cerf thinks encryption back doors would be 'super risky'

The FBI's request for encryption workarounds would create new security problems,

EU set to reveal digital strategy on Wednesday

A leaked document suggests the European Commission will launch a probe into U.S. online platform providers

Telecom trade groups, ISPs ask for delay of net neutrality rules

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

Senator Rand Paul joins House Republicans in introducing a resolution of disapproval

Lawmakers criticize FBI's request for encryption back doors

It's impossible to ensure that only good guys will be able to access them, lawmakers say

Facebook, under siege, slams European privacy regulators

Facebook has already filed a lawsuit against the Dutch data protection authority over an investigation into its privacy practices

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Birth of an Internet independence movement

A group of tech leaders has joined forces to urge Congress to undo the regulatory overreach recently employed by the FCC.

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