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TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

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Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month

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GOP: Net neutrality proposal could lead to broadband taxes

Obama's endorsement of utility-style regulation for broadband gets a cool reception at a conservative gathering.

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European Commission could overhaul planned telecom legislation

The telecom industry doesn't favor what it calls 'overly restrictive measures on net neutrality'

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Report: The U.S. is putting fake cell towers in planes to spy on people

The so-called "dirtboxes" are used to locate criminals, but they can pick up a lot of other people's phones along the way.

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Tech, digital rights groups applaud Senate move on NSA reform

A procedural vote on a bill to limit the NSA's telephone records collection program could happen Tuesday.

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US weather agency confirms cyberattack

NOAA shut down some services for unscheduled maintenance after four websites were compromised

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Google urges US government to extend the US Privacy Act to EU citizens

There has been too little reform since the Snowden revelations, Google said

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EU antitrust chief wants new talks with Google complainants

The new Commissioner needs time to decide on next steps as the matter is complex

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Apple iMessage lawsuit will go ahead, California judge rules

The case, for which the plaintiff seeks class-action status, comes after years of missed iMessage problems

President Obama backs net neutrality

President Obama has made his strongest statement on net neutrality to date, calling on the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband as a regulated utility and to prohibit broadband providers from charging Web content producers for paid traffic prioritization.

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Internet sales tax bill dead in Congress

Speaker of the House John Boehner says he has significant concerns about the legislation

Obama gives FCC political cover to regulate broadband

The president's call for reclassification of broadband under telephone-style regulations helps nudge the FCC in that direction

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US Postal Service suffers breach of employee, customer data

Data breach affects names, Social Security numbers and other information of 800,000 employees, USPS says

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Net neutrality advocates: Hybrid approach won't work

A proposal to reclassify only part of broadband service as a regulated utility wouldn't protect consumers, groups say

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China works to rein in online comment threads

Many of the top websites in China have agreed to better regulate their online comment sections