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House approves weakened bill to limit NSA bulk collection

Critics of the bill say they plan to push for changes as it moves to the Senate

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China to block IT products that don't pass cybersecurity vetting

Tensions are rising between China and the U.S. over cyber security issues

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Obama backs new surveillance legislation, but tech companies reject

A tech industry group said it cannot support the legislation in its current form

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Senator scraps legislation targeting patent trolls

There's wide disagreement on how to deal with abusive patent lawsuits, Leahy says

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US lawmakers praise hacking charges against Chinese military

The DOJ's charges should let China know that the US is tired of industrial espionage, lawmakes say

Lawmakers to FCC: stop mulling net neutrality reclassification

Some Republican House members question the need for the FCC to move forward with any net neutrality rules

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China bans government purchases of Windows 8, surprising Microsoft

Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.

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EU competition chief stands by Google decision, despite increasing outrage

French and German ministers voice concerns about Google settlement

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China counters US claims with own charges of cyber-espionage

China said the U.S. accusations were based on "fabricated facts"

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Report: The NSA records all cellphone calls in the Bahamas

The surveillance is done using a "cutting edge tool" called SOMALGET, reported The Intercept, citing documents leaked by Edward Snowden

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DOJ's charges against China reframe security, surveillance debate

The charges against five alleged members of the Chinese army refocus a debate dominated by NSA disclosures, some experts say

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Bandwidth-sipping IoT steers clear of net neutrality debate -- for now

For now, the Internet of Things doesn't use enough network capacity to stir up arguments

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DOJ charges five members of Chinese army with hacking US groups

The defendants stole trade secrets from Westinghouse Electric, United States Steel and other companies, the DOJ says

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Cisco's Chambers tells Obama that NSA surveillance impacts U.S. technology sales

Chambers was reacting to reports that the U.S. National Security Agency intercepts equipment shipped abroad to install surveillance tools

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US Justice Department to charge Chinese military officials with hacking

Five people said to work for the Chinese People's Liberation Army are expected to be charged with hacking later Monday