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Candidates for EU's data protection job heard by the European Parliament

Europe is set to choose a new data protection supervisor after much delay

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Are higher frequencies mobile's next frontier? The FCC wants to know

The agency is seeking comments on using spectrum above 24GHz for extra mobile capacity

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ITU gives public more access to talks on future of the Internet

Webcasts of intergovernmental committee meetings, and access to working documents, follow calls for transparency

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Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

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Tech industry likes Obama nominee for patent office

Tech groups praise the nomination of former Googler Michelle Lee to fill a post empty for a year and a half

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Mobile device and date use skyrockets, US gov't survey says

US residents are increasingly using mobile phones for downloading, email and other apps, the NTIA says

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says.

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European Commission takes Belgium, Luxembourg to court over telecom regulators

Issues involve competition in telecom sector

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China's chip investments potentially more good than bad for TSMC

TSMC is hoping it has more to gain than lose from China's investments into its local semiconductor industry

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Oracle sued over employee no-poaching agreement with Google

The former Oracle employee charges the company with restraining competition

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EU bodies should accept new e-signatures in all transactions, says Kroes

Accepting digitally signed bids for all public procurement projects could save the EU billions of euros, according to Neelie Kroes

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CTIA: Mobile carriers still need lighter net neutrality rules

The FCC shouldn't hold mobile broadband providers to the same regulations as wired providers, the CTIA chief says

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Tech workers now oppose settlement they reached in Silicon Valley hiring case

Google, Apple, Adobe and Intel stand accused of entering into no-hiring agreements

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#AskAnsip: Proposed EU digital chief to answer questions on Twitter

Only one of the EU's proposed digital commissioners seems to be prepared to answer questions on Twitter

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Google considers Amazon as its biggest search competitor

People looking to buy something are more likely to search on Amazon, said Eric Schmidt