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Reset the Net: How the web is fighting back on the anniversary of Snowden's revelations

One year to the day after Snowden's first NSA revelation broke, the web is aflutter in rebellion. Here's the details, and tools you can use to protect your privacy.

Google plans $1b-plus satellite fleet to bring Internet to remote corners of the world

180 small satellites are planned to be launched, the Wall Street Journal reported

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Report: The FCC may redefine what counts as broadband

Not all DSL or cable Internet connections count as broadband, and new FCC rules may tighten the definition.

How bickering and greed neutered the 'Do Not Track' privacy initiative

The lack of a standard has hamstrung the browser privacy tool.

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Contentious net neutrality proposal gets FCC green light, public comments wanted

The agency officially releases its chairman's proposal, while asking whether to reregulate broadband

FCC may tweak net neutrality proposal after criticism, but still wants paid-for 'fast lanes'

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler isn't backing off his paid prioritization proposal, but he is making it clearer that slow and fast lanes are non-starters.

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FCC commissioner calls for delay in net neutrality vote

Rosenworcel joins fellow Democrats in raising concerns about the FCC proposal

Chrome's ploy to kill the URL already has a security flaw

Google's "Origin Chip" feature doesn't display long URLs, undermining its antiphishing intentions

Reddit cofounder's crowdfund campaign wants net neutrality billboard in FCC chief's face

Ohanian turns to crowdfunding site to raise money for a billboard opposing the FCC chairman's proposal

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Heartbleed's silver lining: People are finally thinking about online security

The security flaw got more consumers to change their passwords and start using two-factor authentication