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Accused text-message spammers to pay $9 million in settlement

The group of companies promised free gift cards and electronics, but required phone owners to jump through several hoops

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Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese official after iCloud attack

Apple's iCloud service recently faced a hacking attack in China

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New European Commission, approved by Parliament, will focus on the digital domain

The European Parliament has put an end to uncertainty over who will direct the EU's policy on data protection and telecom regulations

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Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount

Microsoft, Ask.com and Oracle have been sued so far in the latest round

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Google, Facebook continue massive lobbying efforts in Q3

Google is on track to spend more money this year attempting to influence lawmakers than any other tech company.

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Digital rights groups ask ITU to stay out of net neutrality debate

The U.N. agency should resist calls to regulation international termination fees for Web traffic, the groups say

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FTC appoints privacy researcher Soltani as chief technologist

Soltani has assisted newspapers with investigations of government surveillance and online privacy.

NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices

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Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay

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Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity

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ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Webcasts of intergovernmental committee meetings, and access to working documents, follow calls for transparency

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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

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Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half

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Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.