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Smartphone kill-switch bill passes California assembly

The bill is intended to reduce smartphone theft in the state

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US Veteran Affairs overhaul includes IT assessment

A senator pushes for a provision that would require the agency to seek private IT advice on its scheduling system

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Report: Snowden allowed to stay in Russia for three more years

The former NSA contractor gets a three-year residency permit from the Russian government

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China aims to rein in mobile messaging apps with new regulations

The regulations target WeChat, a popular messaging app with 400 millon users

Public Knowledge readies complaint on mobile traffic throttling

The digital rights group plans a net neutrality complaint against the four largest U.S. carriers.

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Uber defends its ride-sharing platform as Seoul plans to ban it

The head of Uber's Asia business said the company only partners with licensed companies and drivers

Symantec, Kaspersky deny being banned in China

Both security vendors said they can still sell to Chinese government agencies

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HP agrees to settle allegations it overbilled US Postal Service

The company will pay $32.5 million to resolve allegations it misrepresented prices in the government contract

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German copyright law is unconstitutional, Yahoo says in complaint

The law is vague and imposes an unconstitutional restriction on the freedom of information of Internet users, Yahoo said

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Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash

Recovery efforts are being hampered by 'outdated software and hardware,' a government spokeswoman said

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Judge rules against Microsoft in email privacy case

The company is compelled to comply with a US warrant for emails held in Ireland, a judge rules

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FTC's in-app purchasing cases ignored consumer benefits, critics say

The agency's recent cases against Apple and Amazon.com involve legitimate business decisions, critics say

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Twitter reports a rise in government data requests

Requests worldwide rose by 46 percent to 2,058

Report: CIA improperly accessed Senate computers

The agency apologizes for spying on computers used in a Senate investigation.

Terse FCC letter suggests Verizon's plan to throttle unlimited data is a cash grab

Tom Wheeler's sharply worded letter questions why Verizon is singling out customers with unlimited plans