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Report: Apple agrees to Chinese security audits of its products

The purpose is to counter Chinese concerns about outside government surveillance.

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Google, Facebook, Apple spent record amounts on lobbying in 2014

As many others cut back, a new breed of tech company doubled down on influencing Washington.

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Apple's Beats unit sued by Monster over headphone deal

Monster claims it was fraudulently eased out from a development deal with Beats ahead of Apple's acquisition.

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Experts: FCC will adopt net neutrality rules in early 2015

Yet, it's unclear whether the agency will reclassify broadband as a regulated utility

on pcworld.com

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Apple faces trial in decade-old iTunes DRM lawsuit

Plaintiffs complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

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Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement

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European Commission slams Apple for in-app purchase policies

Apple maintained that its parental controls 'go far beyond the features of others in the industry.'

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

on pcworld.com

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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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

on pcworld.com

On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

After failing to pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for every smartphone sold in California, the state's Senate OK'd the proposal Thursday.

on techhive.com

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The FCC's contentious new 'net neutrality' rules and you: What you need to know

Critics say the FCC is going to ruin the Internet with its new net neutrality proposal.

on techhive.com

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Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Carriers, phone makers, and a lobbying group announce a voluntary agreement, but it might not be enough

on pcworld.com