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Report: Snowden applies for extended asylum in Russia

The Russian approval for the NSA leaker to stay in the country expires at the end of July.

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US Senate Intelligence Committee approves cybersecurity bill

The bill has been criticized by civil liberties and privacy groups because of its potential privacy implications

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Commissioners rip FCC's spendy school Wi-Fi plan

Republican members of the FCC question where $5 billion for schools and libraries will come from.

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US open to discussion about German accused of being a double agent

A German intelligence employee is accused of passing information to a US contact

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IBM tries to forecast and control Beijing's air pollution

IBM is launching a new project to address China's energy and environmental problems

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Latest Snowden leak: Most data NSA collects is from non-targets

New information published by the Washington Post shows that much of the data intercepted by the NSA comes from individuals not suspected of any wrongdoing.

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Don't touch Bitcoin till we come up with some rules, regulator warns European banks

Bitcoin has too many risks associated with it, the European Banking Authority warned

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Flickr, OneDrive and messaging apps face disruptions in China

China could be targeting the products to suppress mention of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong

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US privacy board defends conclusion that foreign surveillance is legal

The NSA's foreign surveillance programs comply with U.S. law and are effective in stopping terrorism, the board says.

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US privacy board finds no illegitimate activity in overseas surveillance program

The board warned of the privacy implications of the incidental collection of communications of U.S. persons

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Net neutrality supporters stage 'tug-of-war' protest outside FCC

Pulling on a rope labeled 'The Internet,' protesters representing telecom companies and regular users vied for domination, bringing the net neutrality controversy to life.

FBI, CIA can query US communications collected by NSA

The FBI doesn't track the number of US searches it does on data collected for foreign intelligence purposes.

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FTC: T-Mobile made hundreds of millions from unwanted SMS features

The mobile carrier made profits from services not ordered by customers, the FTC said.

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Europe investing €5 billion to boost electronics sector

The investements should help Europe become a leader in electronics design and manufacturing, the European Commission said

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Senators question US surveillance transparency report

The report doesn't provide enough detail about the NSA's collection of US communications, two lawmakers say