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New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

The legislation follows Microsoft's refusal to turn in emails in Ireland to U.S. law enforcement

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Auditor: Healthcare.gov still lacks some basic security controls

The US HHS doesn't require strong passwords in some systems and is slow to patch vulnerabilties, the GAO says

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China says US hacking accusations are 'totally groundless'

The country says it has no knowledge of attacks against US transportation contractors.

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Right-to-be-forgotten 'dashboard' to help EU's data protection authorities

The complaints should be dealt with in a common way, the authorities said

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French crime database breaches privacy rights, EU court rules

The human rights court objects to storing data for 20 years in a criminal database when charges were dropped

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Senators hear calls on the FCC to step back from net neutrality rules

Republican lawmakers and witnesses repeat criticisms that net neutrality rules would slow broadband investment.

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Open document formats campaign backed by Europe's digital commissioner

“When open alternatives are available, no citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to use a particular company’s technology to access government information.”

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Yelp pays $450,000 to settle FTC's child privacy violation charges

The company's in-app registration did not have a functional age-screen, FTC said

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NSA reform bill stalled with Congress headed toward fall recess

Members of Congress are set to leave Washington for an extended fall recess in a few days

Lyft car-pooling opens in LA despite regulatory challenge

California regulators last week called the service illegal. But that hasn't stopped services like Lyft from operating like business as usual.

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FCC receives record 3 million net neutrality comments: What now?

The agency is now focused on analyzing the 3 million comments it has received

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German court lifts countrywide ban on UberPop

But mediating between passengers and unlicensed drivers is still illegal, the court ruled

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Google reports a 19% jump in US government data requests

Governments of many nations are increasingly asking Google to hand over information on its users

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FTC warns of using big data to exclude consumers

The agency will enforce existing laws related to privacy and discrimination, the FTC's chairwoman says