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Old arguments may bog down US data breach notification legislation

Questions about preemption of state laws and when companies should report breaches come up again during a hearing

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Sony Mobile said to be planning 1,000 more job cuts

The staff reduction is reportedly an attempt to return Sony's smartphone business to profitability.

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FTC calls on IoT vendors to protect privacy

The agency recommends a set of best practices, but critics fear the FTC will enforce them as regulations

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Mass surveillance 'endangers fundamental human rights,' says study

Countries should make laws restricting surveillance capabilities, says a European study

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, January 27

Apple's financials on tap ... IBM says it's not laying off a quarter of its workforce ... and more

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China signals censors will continue to crack down on VPN services

The country has been disrupting VPN services, which can allow users to view the Internet unfiltered

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DEA cameras tracking hundreds of millions of car journeys across the US

The existence of the database was revealed in documents obtained under a Freedom of Information request

States threaten lawsuit against Obama's municipal broadband plan

The FCC doesn't have the authority to preempt state laws limiting municipal broadband projects, state groups say.

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All the feds needed to do to ID Silk Road's founder was Google it

An IRS investigation of Silk Road tied a crucial Gmail account to the defendant's laptop.

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Facebook blocks content in Turkey deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad

Facebook took the steps after receiving a court order

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Motorola returns to the Chinese market with a focus on smartphone design

The company is positioning itself as a design-centric brand rather than a cost-effective one.

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AT&T to acquire Nextel Mexico assets for $1.9 billion

The U.S. company expects to win a larger piece of the Mexican mobile market

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Facebook in Turkey ordered to block material insulting Prophet Muhammad

The order was given in the wake of the Paris shootings