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Hackers reportedly target unclassified White House network

The hackers are said to be working for the Russian government, according to a news report

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Study blames backbone business deals for broadband congestion

Broadband providers say M-Lab study can't pinpoint the exact causes, however

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Retain private data for police use or face $685,000 fine, Swedish authority tells ISP

Swedish ISP Bahnhof will fight the order -- and says it has a mysterious Plan B up its sleeve

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Startup arms cops with Internet-connected 'smart' guns

A sensor in the guns could give departments better information about their use and make police more accountable

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Internet tax brings Hungarian protesters into streets

A proposed levy could drive data-hungry companies from the country, opponents said.

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Court decision puts Uber on hold in Nevada (for a couple weeks, anyway)

A district court judge in Carson City prevented the popular ridesharing company from operating in the state until at least November 7.

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FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

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Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

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The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

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Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

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Court shuts down alleged PC tech support scam

The New York company charged consumers up to $249 to fix nonexistent PC problems, the FTC says

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Senator wants anonymous app Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Senator Rockefeller.

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China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

The new servers could potentially lessen China's reliance on foreign technology

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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

Lawmakers call on FCC to reclassify broadband for net neutrality

Eshoo calls on the agency to use old telecom regulations, but take a light touch toward applying the rules