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Reports: EU taking first step towards breaking up Google

A proposed motion in the European Parliament could put pressure on EU authorities

FCC chairman gives no timeline for net neutrality decision

The agency needs to make sure any rules it passes will stand up to a lawsuit, Wheeler says


EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

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Google launching 20 Internet balloons per day

Google is now launching 20 of its Project Loon Internet balloons every day and, according to the company, they’re remaining aloft 10 times longer than they were last year, with 100 days now normal and 130 days being the record.

With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Africell aims for growth in competitive telecom market

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Google Internet balloon drops in on farmer

Buyers of the earthly explanation for whatever fell from the sky in Roswell, N.M. back in 1947 are likely to appreciate the reaction of a South African farmer who recently came across what he assumed to be a crashed weather balloon.

Google Play taps Chinese developers for paid apps, despite block

China started blocking all Google services in late May

Steve Wozniak just wants to build things

The Apple co-founder, now at a storage startup, likes Google Glass but isn't crazy about smart watches

Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

Companies' free trial software identified nonexistant computer errors and charged customers to fix them, the agency says

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

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Extreme extends SDN products, partners

Extreme Networks this week announced new products and technology partners for its Software Defined Architecture data center product line.

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

China disrupts some websites linked to US content delivery network

China has started blocking U.S. content delivery network EdgeCast Networks

TRUSTe deceived consumers about recertification program, FTC says

The agency and privacy certification provider reach a settlement on its recertification promises

Bandwidth-hungry researchers gain 100G trans-Atlantic network connection

The pressure is on research networks to jack up bandwidth to support ridiculously fast supercomputers, and this week four of those networks will demo their new 100Gbps trans-Atlantic connection at the SuperComputing conference (SC14)...

Telephone tax hike part of FCC chairman's plan for Internet fund

Wheeler's proposal would raise a tax on telephone lines by up to $0.16 a month

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10 enterprise Internet of Things deployments with actual results

A look at some real-world IoT deployments that have actually delivered on the technology’s massive promise.

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2014 Holiday Gift Guide: The other NSA also knows what you want

The National Santa Agency's motto: “He Sees You When You’re Sleeping, He Knows When You’re Awake…”

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8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms.

DARPA wants to toughen-up WAN edge networking, security

Details of what exactly DARPA is looking tp add under the new program, known as EDICT or Edge-Directed Cyber Technologies for Reliable Mission Communication, are skimpy but the agency provided the following description: “The...

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