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Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says.

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New cruise ship a floating heaven for tech geeks

Royal Caribbean's Quantum of the Seas has satellite WiFi with speeds that rival land-based counterparts

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As Microsoft battles feds on email access, Ireland asks EU to join the fight

The US may end up bypassing European data protection laws, the Irish government said in a request for legal guidance

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Blocked messaging app Line looks for comeback in China

China blocked Line back in July, resulting in user complaints

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US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

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Swedish ISP to let users shield Internet activity from police

A free VPN service from Bahnhof will keep web surfing and other online usage anonymous

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Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

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China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

China has started blocking U.S. content delivery network EdgeCast Networks

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Senator demands answers about DOJ mobile phone surveillance planes

A program that reportedly tracks mobile phones from airplanes raises privacy concerns, Senator Markey says.

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TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

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Snapchat wants you to send cash through its app, but Snapcash is no Venmo

A new partnership with Square lets Snapchat users send each other money.

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Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month

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European Commission could overhaul planned telecom legislation

The telecom industry doesn't favor what it calls 'overly restrictive measures on net neutrality'