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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

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, May 4

Facebook opens up Internet.org...big fight highlights Periscope piracy...Feds to share more about secret phone tracking

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US reviews use of cellphone spying technology

The Department of Justice aims to disclose more about the use of the cell-site simulators

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

Seven organizations, including AT&T, ask the Federal Communications Commission to put net neutrality rules on hold.

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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

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Grooveshark shuts down after settlement with record companies

The settlement between owners Escape Media and the record companies was made ahead of a jury trial for award of damages.

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House committee approves bill to end NSA phone records program

Now the bill goes to the House floor for a vote

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Appeal goes out to UN, Africa Union over Burundi social media shutdown

The government ordered mobile social media apps blocked amid protests over president's third-term bid

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Rand Paul's bill would overturn US net neutrality rules

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

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Apple says EC probe could lead to back tax payments

Apple said the impact of the payment of the disputed back taxes could be "material"

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RSA president questions government's role in cybersecurity

Amit Yoran also says the need for intelligence shouldn't slow down the use of encryption

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Lawmakers criticize FBI's request to mandate encryption back doors

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

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Social media helps curb Nigerian election deathtoll, paving future path

Online services are credited with keeping people informed during the runup to the elections

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Coalition gears up to oppose trade legislation pushing Trans-Pacific deal

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress this month would fast-track approval of the trade deal

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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