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British spies are allowed to intercept Google and Facebook traffic, official says

It is the first time a U.K. official has commented on the government's "vague surveillance legal framework", Privacy International said

FCC looking into complaints that broadband ISPs are dragging their heels

The agency is asking for information about complaints that large broadband providers are deliberately not upgrading peering arrangement to favor their own video services versus streams from, say, Netflix.

AT&T backs Microsoft's dispute over U.S. warrant for emails stored overseas

Verizon Communications had earlier filed in support of the challenge, stating that its cloud business could be affected

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U.S. will auction mammoth Bitcoin haul seized in Silk Road drug bust

The law enforcement agency could have simply deleted the virtual currency

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Chinese server vendors rise on demand from local Internet giants

China's "hyperscale" server segment is fast-growing, and adding to the demand, according to IDC

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FCC will push network providers on cybersecurity, Wheeler says

If private companies don't improve their security efforts, the agency will step in with regulations, the FCC's chairman said.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

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Behind the Great Firewall: What it's really like to log on from China

Censorship in China affects many popular Internet services and websites, but there are ways to make do.

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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Microsoft challenges U.S. warrant demanding emails stored overseas

The emails are held in a server in Dublin, Ireland

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EFF asks Supreme Court to rule on secret surveillance memo

The digital rights group wants to see a DOJ memo that allows the FBI to collect phone records.

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Cisco: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same

The FCC's net neutrality rules need to make room for some traffic management, the company says. But critics say Cisco just simply wants some extra cash.

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Amtrak explores trackside network to upgrade Wi-Fi service

Wi-Fi's not always available on trains during rush hour, and Amtrak wants to solve that problem.

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Snowden leaks after one year: Wrangling over the meaning of 'bulk'

The Snowden revelations about NSA surveillance have ignited a debate, but little action in Washington.

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EU privacy laws will apply to U.S. companies who do business in Europe

However, EU justice ministers disagree over who will enforce the laws.