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Pixometer app offers a smarter way to read dumb meters

There's no real-time energy tracking with this app, but it's handy for reading awkwardly placed meters and for budgeting for future bills

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Proposed data breach notification bill criticized as too weak

The draft legislation would only apply to data linked to identity theft or financial fraud, not other customer information

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UberPop banned by German court

Uber will probably appeal the verdict

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UK government filing raises fears about misuse of hacking powers

UK intelligence agency GCHQ maintained in a submission that it operates within the law

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Wednesday, March 18

Facebook jumps into P2P payments...GOP tackles FCC chairman over net neutrality...Microsoft says Hello to biometrics... and more tech news

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Lyft takes over SXSW to prove it's nothing like Uber

Lyft CEO Logan Green on Uber's struggles, Lyft Line, and the future of ride-sharing apps.

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Qualcomm faces dispute in China over its local trademark

Both Qualcomm and a Chinese company use the "Gaotong" trademark

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US gov't wants HTTPS on its publicly-accessible sites within two years

New sites set up by government agencies will be required to implement HTTPS

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Ellison swings at Salesforce as Oracle's growth sputters

A mixed Q3 earnings report was buoyed by strong cloud revenues

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Lawmakers grill FCC's Wheeler about Obama influence on net neutrality

Wheeler's position on reclassifying broadband seemed to change after Obama weighed in, Republicans say

Jury clears Apple of infringing patents formerly held by Nokia

The patents, which were sold to a holding firm, covered wireless communication from mobile devices.

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Belgian court rules ISPs don't have to pay copyright levies

The court found that ISPs are not liable for the content transmitted over their networks

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, March 17

Nintendo and DeNA team on mobile games...Opponents to spar at H-1B Senate hearing Tuesday...Apple said to have online TV service plans