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Dutch spy agencies can receive NSA data, court rules

Because raw data is shared in bulk, less stringent privacy safeguards apply, the court said

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Google rival slams EU Commission over antitrust settlement proposals

Meanwhile, the Commission is considering revising the terms of the settlement, according to media reports

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Members of UK Parliament call for judicial review of data retention law

A hastily adopted surveillance law violates fundamental privacy rights and should be changed, a human rights organization said

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Google may bring Wi-Fi to New York City pay phones

The company went to a meeting on the city's plan for 'communication points' with free Wi-Fi.

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US needs to restore trust following NSA revelations, tech groups say

Congress and the Obama administration can enact surveillance reforms to slow backlash against the US IT industry, advocates say

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Net neutrality a key battleground in growing fight over encryption, activists say

Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private

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European Commission slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls 'go far beyond the features of others in the industry.'

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UK rushes through surveillance bill, extending data retention rules

Rushing a surveillance bill like this shows utter disregard for the democratic process and the rule of law, a privacy group said

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New York's proposed Bitcoin rules include consumer protections

The state would require virtual currency traders to monitor transactions for money laundering.

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Senate passes bill allowing mobile phone owners to unlock devices

The House will still have to pass the Senate bill before it becomes law, however.

Swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality, FCC extends deadline

The agency has received 677,000 comments on its proposed net neutrality rules

U.S. House approves permanent ban on Internet access taxes

The legislation would permanently extend a ban that's been in place since 1998.

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Overreliance on the NSA led to weak crypto standard, NIST advisers find

NIST needs to improve its cryptographic expertise in order to challenge advice received from the NSA when developing standards, report says

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Cloud computing services could be subject to extra data protection checks in Europe

More data protection controls loom for cloud providers in the EU

Internet giants press for net neutrality in FCC filing

Strong net neutrality rules should keep the Internet open, dynamic and spontaneous for all, the companies said.