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Second House committee approves bill to end NSA bulk collection

The House Intelligence Committee scraps its own bill in favor of one that privacy advocates say is stronger.

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Comcast deal gives it market power on Internet backbone, critic says

A Cogent executive tells lawmakers Comcast is already using its size to extract payments from Netflix.

Inside United Airlines' nerve center

In downtown Chicago, the 27th floor of the Willis Tower houses United's network operations center. The NOC monitors all of the airlines' 1,800 daily flights and dispatchers can talk to any of the pilots in the air at any time.

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NTT DoCoMo's 5G plans aim at 10-Gbit speeds

The operator hopes to have a cellular system ready for commercial deployments in 2020.

House votes to outlaw NSA's bulk collection of phone records

The USA Freedom Act would require the agency to get court approval to collect records on a case-by-case basis.

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Inside United Airlines' nerve center

From a desk in downtown Chicago, United dispatchers can talk to pilots anywhere in the world

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Japan mobile business buoys Softbank ahead of T-Mobile bid

Net profit climbs 34 percent amid Softbank's acquisition drive

Report: U.S. Internet providers allow 'permanent congestion' and want cash to clear it up

Congested connections aren't a net neutrality issue, but they're an argument for more competition.

Mozilla proposes new version of net neutrality rules

The browser maker's propsal would regulate broadband providers' relationship with edge services

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Wall Street Beat: Internet stocks under the gun

Fierce competition among social media and e-commerce companies, and the need to spend money, are making investors nervous

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T-Mobile's reward for tweaking its rivals? More subscribers

The carrier added 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter, proving that wireless customers aren't the only people gaining in the ongoing price war among wireless providers.

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Cox to challenge Google with gigabit broadband

Cox Communications' chief executive says that gigabit services are due later this year.

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Cisco retires WebEx Social, partners with Jive instead

The companies will market a suite that includes WebEx Meetings, Jabber and Jive enterprise social networking software

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FCC pressured to regulate broadband in net neutrality spat

Net neutrality advocates call on the FCC to reclassify broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service.