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Yahoo reports a drop in government data requests

There were 18,000 requests in the first six months of this year, down from 29,000 a year ago

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FCC questions how to enforce net neutrality rules

Groups disagree on how the agency should apply any regulations it might pass

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Alibaba shares open at a high $92.70

Shares were trading a tad lower around $90 later in the afternoon

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Mysterious entity acquires TwitPic, saving it from death

The TwitPic photo-sharing service for Twitter has been acquired, though it's not saying yet by whom.

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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.

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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Mail.Ru buys rest of Russia's VKontakte, ending shareholder dispute

VKontakte shareholders and a company co-founder have settled a dispute involving allegations of embezzlement and secret service interference

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China's Baidu partners with BMW on driverless car research

Baidu revealed earlier this month it is working on its own driverless car

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Yahoo slams new 'digital will' law, says users have privacy when they die

Yahoo says legislation giving estate attorneys broad data access violates its terms.

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Uber ignores California's warning, doubles down on carpool service

The company is promoting a service regulators have said violates the law, while permanently cutting the price of its lower-cost UberX service.

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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

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Netflix will launch on French telco's set-top boxes

A local competitor tried to steal Netflix' thunder with the launch of its own video-on-demand service on the Netflix launched in France

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California regulators say Uber, Lyft and Sidecar's carpool services are illegal

Drivers can't carry multiple passengers while charging individual fares, the California Public Utilities Commission said.