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Microsoft faces anti-monopoly probe in China over Windows, Office

Chinese government agencies conducted surprise raids on Microsoft offices in the country on Monday.

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LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

The FirstNet system will help agencies work together, but it isn't going up tomorrow

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Russian government offers huge reward for help unmasking anonymous Tor users

The Russian Ministry of Interior announced a contract for research on obtaining information about Tor users and their systems

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Europeans call for a single EU copyright to get more access to online services

Broadcasters would rather see more enforcement of existing rules instead

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Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China

China has opened an anti-monopoly investigation against Qualcomm

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Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Because raw data is shared in bulk, less stringent privacy safeguards apply, the court said

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Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports

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Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

A hastily adopted surveillance law violates fundamental privacy rights and should be changed, a human rights organization said

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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US needs to restore trust following NSA revelations, tech groups say

Congress and the Obama administration can enact surveillance reforms to slow backlash against the US IT industry, advocates say

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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

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European Commission slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls 'go far beyond the features of others in the industry.'

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UK rushes through surveillance bill, extending data retention rules

Rushing a surveillance bill like this shows utter disregard for the democratic process and the rule of law, a privacy group said

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New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering.