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FBI, DOJ want companies to back off end-to-end encryption

The agencies want tech vendors to retain access to encrypted data to comply with court-ordered warrants

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Oracle gets September trial date against Rimini Street

The case could establish ground rules for companies that provide third-party maintenance services

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Former attorney general calls Snowden deal possible

But the DOJ's official position on the NSA leaker facing criminal charges hasn't changed

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 7

Privacy group wants Google to forget more... Programmer escapes vampire squid... Self-driving cars evade human menace

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FBI chief warns that terrorists hide behind encrypted communications

James Comey said that these communications may not be intercepted despite court orders

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Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

The Shanghai Consumer Council is demanding that Samsung make the bloatware removable.

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Uber throws in the towel in battle with French taxi drivers

The company has suspended its UberPop service in France following attacks from taxi drivers unhappy with the service

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Supreme Court justices hold stock in tech vendors, other firms

Justices' financial disclosure forms aren't available online, Fix the Court says

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FCC tells TracFone it must allow phone unlocking

The provider of prepaid mobile service reached a settlement with the agency

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Austrian court dismisses class action suit against Facebook

The court said it has no jurisdiction over the case; the complainant plans to appeal

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, July 1

Court says NSA can keep collecting phone records... Vandals cut cables again... Leap second largely trouble-free

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China tightens grip over the Internet with new security law

U.S. trade groups are worried that China's security policies could stifle business in the country

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VMware settles claim of overcharging US government

VMware and Carahsoft will pay $75.5 million, the Department of Justice said


Surveillance court extends NSA's phone records collection

The program was extended for five months as it winds down.

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EU sets June 2017 as date to end mobile roaming charges

A compromise on roaming regulations agreed on Monday night still needs approval from member states and the European Parliament