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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

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Study: Internet sales tax would cost consumers billions

Legislation allowing cross-border Internet sales tax collections would cost US shoppers $24 billion in 2015, an antitax group says.

'Obamaphone' subsidy program should include broadband, group says

The FCC's Lifeline program should subsidize broadband, not just voice service, for low-income US residents, the group says.

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US net neutrality advocates plan Hungary-style protests -- tonight

The protesters are taking a cue from recent protests in Hungary against Internet taxes.

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Qualcomm faces probes in US, Europe on top of China investigation

China's investigation disrupted Qualcomm's patent licensing business

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Facebook reports a 24 percent rise in government requests for user data

The majority of requests targeted users in the U.S.

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Lawyer: NSA phone records program amounts to 'tyranny'

But a DOJ lawyer calls on an appeals court to overturn an injunction against the phone records collection program

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Apple hires new DC lobbyists for competition, IP issues

The law firm it used to battle Samsung will now lobby the federal government

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China is eyeing a bigger role in robotics

The country plans to invest more in the local robotics industry to expand its presence

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North Korea reportedly blocks Facebook and Twitter

The move affects foreigners who live in the country, as well as local citizens were already banned from using the services.

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FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition to IP

An agency proposal would require incumbent carriers to share last-mile networks with competitors

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FCC: A range of net neutrality options remain on the table

A hybrid regulatory approach dividing up broadband into two services is among options being considered, the agency says

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Hungary ditches Internet tax plans after protests

While scrapped for now, plans for an Internet tax could be back on the table next year