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Senate committee: Mobile phone 'cramming' widespread, profits carriers

Unauthorized third-party billing has cost U.S. mobile phone customers hundreds of millions of dollars, a report says.

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Senator pushes new version of bill to limit NSA phone records collection

Leahy reintroduces the USA Freedom Act in an effort to strengthen the bill that passed the House.

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Canada blames China for cyber intrusion at National Research Council

The attack was carried out by highly sophisticated state-sponsored hackers, the government of Canada said

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Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says

Many broadband subscribers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, a study says

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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

U.K. government embraces OpenDocument Format over proprietary file solutions

The move should make collaboration easier

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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