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Germany to investigate NSA's alleged tapping of Merkel's phone

Snowden was asked to testify, but he didn't respond to the prosecution's offer to do so

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EU invests €2.8 billion in robotics to create new jobs

But researchers don't know how many old jobs they will destroy in the process

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EU countries likely to drag out data privacy talks this week

Arguments continue over who gets to handle consumer privacy complaints

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FAA may let movie makers film with drones

Seven aerial photo and video production companies have filed for permission to use drones

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US tech worker groups boycott IBM, Infosys, Manpower

Advocacy groups say the companies should look first for U.S. tech workers for U.S. IT jobs

Report: NSA facial recognition program collects 'millions' of photos from the Web

Newly leaked documents reveal a massive NSA program to collect and analyze photographs, according to the New York Times.

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

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House panel investigating FTC data breach enforcement

Lawyers say the House Oversight Committee is investigating a P-to-P security vendor tied to the agency.

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Bill would prohibit FCC from reclassifying broadband as utility

GOP Representative Bob Latta's legislation would limit the FCC's authority in its current net neutrality proceeding.

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DOJ files gov't contracting lawsuit against CA

CA 'knowingly overcharged' the US government for software licenses and maintenance, the DOJ says

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Net neutrality: Reclassifying broadband would be a long road

Expect court challenges and a possible blacklash in Congress, if the agency regulates broadband as a utility.

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Germany drops NSA prosecution due to lack of evidence

This decision will reduce the work of data protection authorities "to absurdity", a German DPA said

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China to crack down on mobile instant messaging apps

China is launching the crackdown after a terrorist attack killed 43

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FTC: Congress should rein in data brokers

The data-broker industry should give consumers more control and provide more transparency, an FTC report says.

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One EU data protection authority to rule them all, under new proposal

But member states disagree on how to implement the rule