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Skype to face Belgium criminal court after failure to hand over call data

The issue is whether Skype is subject to same rules as telecom companies

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Charter Communications confirms $79 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable

The companies expect to close the deal by the end of 2015.

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, May 26

Charter wins Time Warner with $55 million bid...Jony Ive moves upstairs at Apple... Sharp shows off its slow-mo phone

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Charter reportedly close to $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable

The deal, in the wake of Comcast's failed bid, may be announced as early as Tuesday, according to reports

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US Senate blocks NSA surveillance reform bill

A bill to extend certain provisions of the Patriot Act to July 31 was also blocked

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US Senate leader pushes to extend NSA phone dragnet

The Senate may work into the weekend to find a deal on extending portions of the Patriot Act

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US Senate leader to push for vote to renew NSA phone dragnet

Senators could vote on a Patriot Act extension bill as soon as Friday

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HP sells majority stake of China server, storage business to Tsinghua Holdings

The companies are forming a joint venture called H3C to sell HP enterprise hardware products

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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, May 12

Senators block vote to extend NSA powers... healthcare hack hits 1.1 million victims... Apple fixes security flaws in Watch

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Lenovo's profit hit by acquisitions of Motorola, IBM server business

The Chinese PC vendor is pulling more revenue from smartphones, tablets and servers

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US proposes tighter export rules for computer security tools

The rules could prohibit the export of penetration testing tools without a license

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Senators stall vote to extend NSA phone records dragnet

Senator Rand Paul filibusters efforts to pass a bill to renew parts of the Patriot Act past June 1

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EU Parliament votes for tougher rules on use of conflict minerals

If implemented, the rules will potentially affect 880,000 companies, including tech firms