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US house passes bill banning access to porn from federal computers

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from accessing pornographic or explicit websites from federal computers, unless it meets an investigative objective.

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US house passes bill banning access to porn from federal computers

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation that would prohibit employees from accessing pornographic or explicit websites from federal computers, unless it meets an investigative objective.

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FBI faults Clinton's personal email system, but doesn't recommend prosecution

Hillary Clinton was "extremely careless" in her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, but the FBI isn't recommending any charges be brought against her for mishandling classified information.

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EU plans $2B investment in cybersecurity research

The European Union is stumping up €450 million ($500 million) to fund research into cybersecurity -- and wants industry to contribute three times that.

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Scrutiny of Google's tax liabilities intensifies with Spanish raid

Spain has joined the scrum of tax authorities examining Google's accounts to see if the company has paid all that it should.

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Tesla's autopilot is being investigated after a fatal crash

Federal regulators are investigating Tesla's autopilot feature after a fatal crash involving a tractor trailer and one of its Model S cars.

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Time is short to stop expansion of FBI hacking, senator says

The U.S. Congress has a small window of time to stop proposed changes in federal court rules that will expand the FBI's authority to hack into computers during criminal investigations, a senator said Thursday.

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ACLU lawsuit challenges US computer hacking law

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a 30-year-old hacking crimes law, with the civil liberties group saying the law inhibits research about online discrimination.

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Senator stalls intelligence funding bill over surveillance concerns

A U.S. senator has stalled an intelligence budget bill over concerns that it would expand surveillance while limiting oversight of it.

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FBI expansion of surveillance powers meets obstacle

A move in the Senate to provide enhanced surveillance powers to the FBI through the use of National Security Letters met a hurdle Monday after Senator Ron Wyden placed a hold on the 2017 Intelligence Authorization bill over the controversial provisions.

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EU is preparing AdWords antitrust complaint against Google

Google may soon be the target of a third set of charges from Europe's top antitrust authority, this time concerning the advertising services that generate the majority of its revenue.

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United States, EU reportedly reach data-transfer deal

The U.S. and the European Union have reached an agreement on the language of a key data transfer pact, including limits on U.S. surveillance, according to a news report.

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Why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have little effect on its data protection rules

U.K. businesses hoping for more relaxed data protection rules in the wake of the referendum vote will have to wait -- perhaps for a very long while.

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DARPA is looking to make huge strides in machine learning

The Defense Department's research and development arm wants to put computers to work in the complex task of creating models for machine learning.

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Democrats' gun control sit-in moves to Periscope after TV feed is cut

Representatives took to Twitter and Periscope on Wednesday to evade a TV blackout of a sit-in held to push forward new gun legislation.