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States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say.

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Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook took the steps after receiving a court order

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Facebook in Turkey ordered to block material insulting Prophet Muhammad

The order was given in the wake of the Paris shootings

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Facebook privacy class action suit to kick off in April

An Austrian court will deal with the admissibility of the case during the first hearing

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California DMV changes course, reverses registration policy change for rideshare drivers

California ditches a newly instated policy that required rideshare drivers to register their cars as commercial vehicles.

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NIST pledges transparency in NSA dealings over crypto standards

The agency says it will disclose all contributions from the National Security Agency

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China tightens Internet control by blocking VPN services

Clampdown causes problems for users attempting to connect to Gmail and other sites

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Republicans call on FCC to release net neutrality proposal before voting

Three top Republican lawmakers say they want the FCC process to be more transparent

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Report: Apple agrees to Chinese security audits of its products

The purpose is to counter Chinese concerns about outside government surveillance.

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Dutch authorities fine Uber €10,000 a pop

So far, the Dutch government doesn't seem very vigilant in cracking down on Uber

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Friday, January 23

Box shares start trading ... EU wants encryption keys ... Uber agrees to get a license ... and more

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China denies involvement in Outlook.com attack

Microsoft's email service was briefly hit with a "man-in-the-middle" attack on Saturday

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Italy Antitrust Authority fines carriers for premium service abuses

Customers sometimes found they were receiving the services without their full knowledge and explicit consent

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USPTO leader New Year's resolution: improve patent quality

Issuing patents that are undeserving or too broad puts a big burden on businesses

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Uber in legal hot water again in South Korea

The country's telecom regulator said the ride-sharing company is breaking information protection rules