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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday


Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

European mobile operators seemingly divided over sanity of blocking ads

A plan to put pressure on Google by strangling its all-important ad revenue has come under fire

Critics blast NSA phone records bill as 'fake reform'

Even some supporters say the USA Freedom Act should be only one step toward surveillance reform

House votes to narrow NSA's phone records collection

The USA Freedom Act still allows the agency to collect records in a more targeted manner

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

Appeals court judge shoots down DOJ's defense of NSA phone program

The government seems to see the world as 'one enormous antiterrorism investigation,' judge says

Lyft turns to Verizon for an edge against Uber

Lyft's app will now come preloaded on select Verizon Android smartphones

Appeals court rules against NSA phone records collection

Congress didn't give the agency the authority to collect U.S. phone records in bulk, the court says

Civil liberties groups oppose bill ending NSA's bulk phone records program

The USA Freedom Act's changes to the phone records program are 'modest' at best, opponents say

EU launches antitrust probe into e-commerce sector

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

ACLU: NSA phone dragnet should be killed not amended

The recent USA Freedom Act doesn't go far enough in reforming surveillance, an ACLU lawyer says

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

Seven organizations file partial stay requests with the Federal Communications Commission

House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

Bill to rein in NSA phone data collection reintroduced

The USA Freedom Act aims to end the agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone records

Consumer groups dance on the grave of Comcast-TW deal

They say the deal's collapse is good for customers

Google may launch wireless service as soon as Wednesday

The company has said it does not aim to compete with telecommunications providers

Nigerian gov't hands over Nitel, Mtel assets to NATCOM

Whether the consortium can turn around the company is an open question

smartphone security

Developments in call monitoring technology surge

Huawei and Ericsson appear to be the main players for securing handsets, judging by recent patent filings.

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