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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

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Hacked celebrities 'dumb', says proposed EU digital commissioner

Legislation can't protect people from their own stupidity, G√ľnther Oettinger told the European Parliament during his confirmation hearing.

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

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

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African countries move to require inclusion of local suppliers in big telecom projects

Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery

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Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results

Google users looking for news from some German sites will see only a headline from now on

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Germany orders Google to stop illegal user data processing

Google has refused to substantially improve user controls, the government says

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European Commission details grounds for Apple tax probe

The tax probe focuses on use of transfer pricing arrangements by two Apple subsidiaries

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Microsoft will offer locally hosted cloud services in India

Microsoft hopes to win Indian government business with local Azure and Office 365 services

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China clears iPhone 6 for sale only after security tweaks

A Chinese regulator has claimed it found security flaws in Apple's iOS software that could steal user's data

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China blocks Instagram, 'tear gas' searches amid Hong Kong protests

Chinese websites including Baidu and Sina Weibo are blocking searches for "tear gas"

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Apple tax probe details to be published by European Commission on Tuesday

Apple could have received significant tax reductions from Irish authorities. We'll find out tomorrow whether it did or not.

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Top EU official tells Uber and Germany: Start talking!

Neelie Kroes takes to Twitter after the latest German court ban on Uber services

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Papers please: Russia requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to register as social networks or be blocked

If the companies refuse a second request to register as 'organizers of information distribution' they may be blocked in Russia

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Google gets privacy policy lesson from EU data protection authorities

EU data protection authorities suggested Google could personalize its privacy policy for each user to make it easier to read

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FBI director concerned about encryption on smartphones

Shades of "The Wire": The agency has talked to Apple and Google about concerns that new security will help criminals, the director says.