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FCC redefines advanced broadband as 25 Mbps, Republicans blow a gasket

The agency's higher speed definition allows it to take new actions to encouarge deployment

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, January 29

Samsung's mobile profits slide as Apple catches up ... Amazon has an enterprise mail service up its sleeve ... and more


Congo restores Internet to banks, gov't agencies but public block remains

The Congo government seeks to quell public unrest

Canadian agency reported to be monitoring millions of downloads

The Communications Security Establishment tracks activity at more than 100 file-sharing sites, according to news reports

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, January 28

France aims at net companies with draft law ... Internet of Things threatens privacy ... Apple Watch to ship in April... and more

World's Largest DDoS Attack Reached 400Gbps, says Arbor Networks

NTP amplification fuelling era of super-massive DDoS

Yahoo to spin off its stake in Alibaba

Yahoo's fourth quarter 2014 sales and earnings both dropped

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more

China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

Facebook, Instagram temporarily down in many countries

Users in various locations worldwide reported an outage in service

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, January 26

Coinbase to open regulated Bitcoin exchange ... Malaysia Airlines hacked ... Wikileaks says Google passed data to U.S. ... and more news

China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

Regulators push for open access to Africa's undersea cables

Effort is aimed at giving all countries in the Southern African region equal access to cut communications costs

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

The Upload: Your tech news briefing for January 22

Ford drives into the Valley ... Oracle promises cheaper hardware ... Samsung-Blackberry deal still in play ... and more

BlackBerry wants to mandate app developers to make apps for its platform

CEO John Chen wants net neutrality to be mandated at the content and application layer

Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington

Republican net neutrality proposal falls short, critics say

A draft bill from Republicans would limit the FCC's ability to act on future net neutrality violations, witnesses tell lawmakers

Calls for ISPs to filter content could be illegal, EU council documents suggest

This is the first time there is official recognition of the possible illegality of blocking measures, civil rights group EDRi said

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