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Microsoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China

Chinese state press said an unnamed foreign company matching Microsoft's description had been forced to pay 840 million yuan in back taxes.

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UN committee calls on countries to protect right to privacy

Germany and Brazil are the main sponsors of the resolution on privacy in the digital age

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UK faults tech firm for not alerting authorities before soldier's murder

Tech companies need to take responsibility and start monitoring networks to spot terrorist activity, the UK said

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60 things European legislators don't want Canada to learn about air passengers

The European Parliament has put on hold an agreement to continue sending passenger data to Canadian law enforcers

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NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

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Breaking up Google is just one possible antritrust option, EU lawmakers say

A rotation mechanism showing commercial services from Google and its competitors is also an option

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UK plans to introduce new Web snooping law

The new bill seems to be a somewhat toned-down version of the controversial 'snooper's charter'

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Stealthy, sophisticated 'Regin' malware has been infecting computers since 2008

The back-door-type Trojan was likely developed by a nation state, researcher say.

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Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

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FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says

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EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

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NSA chief says cyberattacks on industrial systems are his top concern

Nation states and groups are engaging in risky behavior in the absence of cyberspace rules

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AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

The company also agreed to implement environmental compliance measures over the next five years

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Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

Ongoing issues relating to US national security and spying imperil 'safe harbor' personal data pact

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NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

With the failure of an NSA reform bill in Congress, the agency will continue to operate its US phone records program, Rogers says